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Boks a hit among RWC tweets

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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