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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 stun Wales

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September 29th, 2007

Fiji created the biggest shock of the World Cup so far with a sensational 38-34 win over Wales on Saturday to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 1987.
 
The Pacific Islanders produced a wonderful opening period to lead 25-10 at the break and put themselves on course for the runners-up spot in Pool B behind Australia.

Tries to Akapusi Qera, Vilimoni Delasau, Kele Leawere and Graham Dewes meant Fiji will travel to Marseille for next weekend's quarter-finals.

Wales started well in the nine-try classic and took an early lead when Stephen Jones slotted over a penalty after three minutes.

Fiji hit back and their increasing pressure told in the 14th minute when Qera took Seru Rabeni's pass to finish under the posts. Nicky Little added the conversion.

The sevens' specialists opened up and extended their advantage four minutes later when the dazzling Rabeni broke out of his own half before offloading to wing Vilimoni Delasau who claimed his own chip to beat Mark Jones to score.

Fiji were in complete control when they scored their third try of the half after Qera's lung-bursting run. His pass found lock Leawere who powered over and Little's conversion gave the Fijians a 25-3 lead.

Wales were desperate to get a foothold in the match and, after a succession of scrums, Alix Popham was able to claim a simple pushover try.

James Hook took over the kicking duties from Jones and converted. But he missed a penalty on the stroke of halftime which would have narrowed the gap further.

With Qera languishing in the sin-bin, Shane Williams scored a wonderful solo try after the break. The little wing took Tom Shanklin's pass and side-stepped past Isoa Neivua's tackle.

Skipper Gareth Thomas celebrated his 100th cap in style by rounding off a fine move involving Hook and Jones to score in the right corner. Jones got in on the act himself after 51 minutes to put Wales into the lead for the first time.

Little responded with two penalties to hand Fiji the lead again and Fiji could have sewn up the match when Ifereimi Rawaqa was halted only by Thomas's marvellous last ditch tackle.

Flanker Martyn Williams intercepted Little's pass to put Wales ahead again before Dewes's match-winning try was awarded by the television match official.

"We're devastated. We look at the video and we made some serious errors," Thomas told ITV television. "Our defence wasn't up to standard, we turned over the balls in the wrong areas."

"On a day like today it's down to the 80 minutes and if we don't perform for 80 minutes then we're on the plane home and unfortunately we're going home."

It was the third time Wales have lost to a Pacific Island side at the World Cup after they were beaten by Samoa in 1991 and 1999.

Reuters





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