Sportscake™ Special Report: Rugby World Cup 2011

The 2011 Rugby World Cup is in full swing-kick, with 20 countries competing in New Zealand for the crown.

The competition began on September 9th and will run through October 23rd, so each week until the final ball is tossed, Sportscake™ will bring you the best pics, from practices, to downtime, to the actual matches.

Enjoy this week’s collection, brought to you by Sportscake™ – Where Sports And Beefcake Collide.

Let the Sportscake™ begin!

James Haskell looks on during an England IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 training session.

(L-R) David Wilson; Lee Mears and Alex Corbisiero, pack down during an England IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 training session.

(L-R) Dan Cole, Steve Thompson and Matt Stevens

Delon Armitage looks on during an England IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 training session

Richard Kahui (R) chats with Cory Jane and Israel Dagg during a New Zealand All Blacks training session

Ben Youngs is tackled by Toby Flood and Matt Banahan (R) during a training session

Scott Williams of Wales tackles Piet Van Zyl of Namibia

Sergio Parisse of Italy (R) tackles Blaine Scully of the USA

Takudwa Ngwenya of the USA in action

Sergio Parisse of Italy (C) celebrates with teammates after he scores their first try
during match between Italy and the USA

Flanker Adam Kleeberger of Canada looks on during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Canada and Japan

Lock Toshizumi Kitagawa of Japan wins lineout ball during the match between Canada and Japan

Japan captain Takashi Kikutani applauds the fans following his team’s exit from the competition.

Nick Phipps of the Wallabies

American Captain Todd Clever is tackled during the match between Italy and the USA

Todd Clever of the USA applauds the fans after the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Italy and the USA

Alessandro Zanni of Italy (L) and Louis Stanfill of the USA jump for the line out
during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Italy and the USA

Roland Suniula of the USA looks to dispatch the ball during the match between Italy and the USA

Flyhalf Stephen Jones of Wales looks to pass the ball during the match between Wales and Namibia

Dth Van Der Merwe of Canada runs with the ball during the match between Canada and Japan

Centre Scott Williams of Wales dives over to score his team’s
fourth try during the match between Wales and Namibia

Mirco Bergamasco of Italy prepares to kick the conversion during the match between Italy and the USA

Mirco Bergamasco of Italy looks on during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Italy and the USA

James Horwill of the Australian IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 team enjoys some down time

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