APP OF THE DAY: Rugby World Cup 2011 (iPhone)

Ah, the humble sport of egg chasing. How we remember it fondly from our school days. Rugby isn't like football you see, it's a game for gentleman.

You wouldn't see a rugby player feigning injury or bellowing expletives only inches from a referees face. No, it's all good natured fun - with the odd bit of eye-gauging and adventurous finger exploration during the scrum thrown in. Oh, and drinking your own urine in the bar afterwards.

Yep, a game for gents that we celebrate today for App of The Day......

Rugby World Cup 2011

Format
iPhone
Price
Free
Where
iTunes

The Rugby World Cup isn't like its soccer equivalent. For a starters England have a chance of winning it. Sure, they may not be the favourites as they were last time they travelled to the Southern Hemisphere for the international union's pinnacle event - but a final appearance in 2007 against the odds holds them in good stead.

But with the tournament taking place in New Zealand, the kick-off times aren't exactly peak viewing hours. So you're going to have to keep up using other methods.

Such as the official Rugby World Cup 2011 app, which is free thanks to a sponsorship with Land Rover.

It's a thoroughly comprehensive app, that doesn't miss a trick. The only thing missing really is live match streaming, but with licensing laws something like that will always prove tricky to include.

What we have got is a full news service that can be filtered by team, a full team and player stats area, fixtures, results and tables, live match info - with text commentary and match statistics and a fans zone that includes stuff such as links to buy tickets, travel info, stadium info and a "What's on in NZ" guide too.

Video content is also abundant. Not only will you be able to see highlights of all the matches during the tournament, there's also the 5-minute show, RWC Daily, which gives you a good overview with everything that's going on.

With kick off times being 2am, 4.30am, 7am and 9.30am throughout the 6-week championship - the official app is bound to be a useful tool for all rugger fans. And those who jump on the bandwagon should England start winning.

Martin Johnson's team kick off of their tournament against Argentina on Saturday morning. C'mon lads, bring the trophy home again.