Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry welcomed a group of Rugby World Cup 2015 representatives to Buckingham Palace on Monday night.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika and players Stephen Moore, Henry Speight and Michael Hooper joined around 400 other players, coaches, volunteers and referees in meeting the Queen and chatting with Rugby World Cup patron, Harry.
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“It has been one of the most competitive and entertaining World Cups ever,” Harry, no doubt still smarting at his team’s exit from the tournament at the hands of Australia, told the gathering.
“England may no longer be represented on the pitch, but as a nation we are incredibly proud to be hosting such a successful tournament.
“A showcase for rugby, which I truly believe will help grow the game through its excitement and increasing fan base.”
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Rugby World Cup 2015 quarter finals schedule
First quarter final: South Africa v Wales at Twickenham (London), Saturday 4pm GMT
Second quarter final: New Zealand v France at Millennium Stadium (Cardiff), Saturday 8pm GMT
Third quarter final: Ireland v Argentina at Millennium Stadium (Cardiff), Sunday 1pm GMT
Fourth quarter final: Australia v Scotland at Twickenham (London), Sunday 4pm GMT