Selected books/dvd's on rugby:
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Rugby World Cup Golden Moments
Rugby World Cup Golden Moments
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Rugby World Cup Golden Moments

There have been a huge number of memorable moments in the 20-year history of the Rugby World Cup. Think of the last minute drop-goals to beat Australia by Rob Andrew (in 1995), and Johnny Wilkinson...

Format: DVD
Duration: 90 min.
Zone: 2

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Rugby World Cup 2007 Official Travel Guide
Rugby World Cup 2007 Official Travel Guide
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Author: Donna Dailey; Hope Caton; Mike Gerrard

Rugby World Cup 2007 Official Travel Guide

The only authorized guide for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, this full-color reference to the world's third largest sporting event is packed with stadium maps and information on sports bars, big screen rugby...
  
Format: Softcover 

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The History of the Rugby World Cup
The History of the Rugby World Cup
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Author: Gerald Davies

The History of the Rugby World Cup

Featuring interviews with players past and present, including Sean Fitzpatrick, Jonathan Davies, Philippe Sella, Will Carling, Keith Wood and Martin Johnson, this guide offers a detailed analysis of the...
  
Format: Paperback 

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Rugby! What Rugby?
Rugby! What Rugby?
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Author: Roger Entwistle

Rugby! What Rugby? Rugby World Cup 2007

Category: Humour
  
Format: Softcover
Pages: 72
Illustrations: 8   

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The Official ITV Sport Rugby World Cup 2007 Guide
The Official ITV Sport Rugby World Cup 2007 Guide
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Author: Chris Hawkes

The Official ITV Sport Rugby World Cup 2007 Guide

"The Rugby World Cup 2007 Guide" gives the reader all they need to know about the sixth contest for the Webb Ellis Trophy. The book features a guide to all 20 competing teams, with information on their...
  
Format: Softcover 

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category: Rugby World Cup
MATCH REPORTS

Fiji shut out Canucks

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September 16th, 2007

Terrific defence at the death secured Fiji a 29-16 victory and elevated them to second place in Pool B.

Canada enjoyed a second-half resurgence and had fought back to within striking distance with seconds to play. Unfortunately for the Canucks, they lost the ball in a drive towards the line and the ever alert islanders shifted it wide. Fullback Kameli Ratuvou raced the length of the pitch to earn the bonus-point try and Nicky Little converted rubbed salt into the wounds with the conversion.

The Welsh crowd might have expected a clash between two contrasting styles, but the Canadians made the initial mistake of playing this game at Fijiís pace. They lacked the clinical edge that almost upset Wales a week ago, as some promising build ups were often undone by a loose or frantic 50-50 pass.

The Fijians blew hot and cold, but a team of their abilities was always going to score if they managed to hold onto possession. The Canucks defended bravely and secured some timely turnovers in their own 22, but the power, pace and handling of the islanders ultimately wore them down.

Lock Kele Leawere picked up his second try of the tournament when he collected the final pass in the centre position, and the helpless Canadian defence could only ride him over the line. Ratuvou had threatened every time he received the ball and almost finished off a beautiful backline move in the second quarter, but lost possession just short of the line. He made up for it later in the half, this time using his strength to blitz through from close quarters.

Canada received a few kickable opportunities late in the first half, but opted for the line-out instead. Big Fijian defence as well as poor Canadian hands ensured the score remained 15-6 at the break.

Fiji looked to have landed the knockout blow in the second period when winger Vilimoni Delasau broke three tackles and extended the lead to 22-6. However, Canada got back into the game with a try by flyhalf Ryan Smith on the hour. This was thanks to the belligerent build up evident in the match up with Wales, but unfortunately for the North Americans, their decision to employ this game plan was ultimately too late.

Fullback Mike Pyke was denied a try by the TMO for a double movement minutes before the close, and even though James Pritchard got them within scoring range at 22-16, Canada were left to lament a poor first half.

Fiji - Tries: Kele Leawere, Kameli Ratuvou (2), Vilimoni Delasau. Conversions: Nicky Little (3). Penalty: Little.
Canada - Try: Ryan Smith. Conversion: James Pritchard. Penalties: Pritchard (3).

By Jon Cardinelli | Keo.co.za





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