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Boks a hit among RWC tweets


The Pool Stages of the rugby World Cup are over and during the tournament Twitter has been alive with Tweets about the teams, players and best moments – with South Africa featuring prominently.

Twitter has been monitoring all the players taking part in #RWC2015 and have shared some of the most-Tweeted moments, most-Tweeted matches and the stats on the most-Tweeted players and coaches.

The most-Tweeted about moments
1. The moment Japan seal a shock 34-32 victory against South Africa
2. Full time whistle blows as England lose 25-28 to Wales in Pool A
3. Japan score their final try to take a 34-32 lead over South Africa
4. England become the first host nation to exit in group stages as they lose 13-33 to Australia
5. The full time whistle sees Ireland run out 50-7 victors over Canada
6. Scotland’s Tommy Seymour tackled by Japan’s Ayumu Goromaru just short of try line:
7. Japan’s Akihito Yamada goes over the try line on 40+1 to make it Samoa 0-18 Japan
8. Owen Farrell converts on full-time to seal England’s 35-11 victory in the tournament opener
9. Dan Biggar gives Wales a 28-25 lead over England with a 75th minute penalty
10. England v Fiji kicks off to commence #RWC2015 at Twickenham

Most-Tweeted about matches
1. England 13-33 Australia
2. England 35-11 Fiji
3. England 25-28 Wales
4. France 9-24 Ireland
5. South Africa 32-34 Japan
6. New Zealand 26-16 Argentina
7. Scotland 45-10 Japan
8. Australia 15-6 Wales
9 Ireland 50-7 Canada
10. Samoa 5-26 Japan

Most-Tweeted about Players/Coaches
1. Bryan Habana (@BryanHabana) – #RSA
2. Ayumu Goromaru – #JAP
3. Stuart Lancaster – #ENG
4. Dan Biggar – #WAL
5. Sam Burgess (@SamBurgess8) – #ENG
6. Mike Brown (@mikebrown_15) – #ENG
7. Jean de Villiers – #RSA
8. Owen Farrell (@owen_faz) -#ENG
9. Richie McCaw – #NZL
10. Sonny Bill Williams (@SonnyBWilliams) – #NZL

Most Retweeted group-stage Tweets