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rdd3,011 posts since 21 Jun 2001
If the official album is anything to go by, the Paloma Faith version is the official rendition. But I have also seen Laura Wright's name being mentioned, so who knows....
rdd3,011 posts since 21 Jun 2001
Official opening titles are all CGI, a zoom on England, then players emerging from the ground, various rugby related plays, the Webb Ellis Cup and then the RWC logo. Theme is of course World in Union (or since there's no lyrics, Jupiter the Bringer of Jolity), in an arrangement not disimilar from 2011 but much slower.

The lower thirds are...big. Very big. RWC logo in a rugby ball flies across screen.
Brekkie29,416 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Paloma Faith murdering World in Union - probably the worst version of it I've ever heard from someone who clearly thinks she is more important than the anthem itself. ITV Sport gave the Rugby World Cup their anthem so it's shocking they'd let it be murdered in such a fashion - Laura Wright's version is far superior.

The ITV graphics quite 2011 inspired - rather underwhelming really. I'm assuming the official graphics will be similar but I guess ITV aren't necessarily the host broadcasters.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
harshy5,761 posts since 24 Mar 2001
Paloma Faith murdering World in Union - probably the worst version of it I've ever heard from someone who clearly thinks she is more important than the anthem itself. ITV Sport gave the Rugby World Cup their anthem so it's shocking they'd let it be murdered in such a fashion - Laura Wright's version is far superior.

The ITV graphics quite 2011 inspired - rather underwhelming really. I'm assuming the official graphics will be similar but I guess ITV aren't necessarily the host broadcasters.

It's awful she has ruined it Sad
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tomo359928 posts since 18 Oct 2009
Border (England)
Very disappointing with the opening titles, especially as its ITV who usually do really good titles.
Paloma is no good for the song, and to feature so much in the visuals as well is wrong, it looks more like a music video!

Also the rest of the titles aren't very good, look quite poor quality in parts, very few bits really screamed England.