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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

Georgia jolt awful Ireland

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September 15th, 2007

Ireland repelled countless waves of attack from Georgia to hold out for an unconvincing 14-10 victory.

That Georgia were the better team for the majority of the match is undeniable, but credit has to go to Ireland who defended brilliantly for the bulk of the second half.

But Ireland is in trouble, and a repeat of this performance against France next week could see them exit the tournament early.

They made little to no progress from their diabolical display against Namibia and have some serious work to do if they consider themselves serious title contenders.

Georgia made a host of changes to the side who performed well against Argentina in midweek but lost none of their heart. However, to limit the Georgia’s effort to heart would be a gross injustice to a team who showed superb technical abilty.

They resisted the urge to play expansively, preferring to punch up around the pillar areas or run off the flyhalf. Ireland stood up well on defence, but it’s their attack, particularly their finishing, that will concern coach Eddie O’Sullivan.

They made numerous clean linebreaks and had a multitude of chances to put the minnows away in the first half. But they conspired to botch those opportunities through fundamental errors and poor ball retention in the red zone.

When Rory Best eventually broke the deadlock and crossed for his first Test try, one suspected Ireland would go on to reinforce why this contest had been billed as a mismatch.

But Georgia were gallant in defence and would have fancied their chances of an upset when they trailed 7-3 at half-time. And they took a step closer to that dream when winger Giorgi Elizbarashvili intercepted a hopeful Peter Stringer pass and sprinted 80m to score. Brian O’Driscoll absolutely lambasted his charges, who looked stunned.

You sensed Ireland would hit back, instead Georgia got better, playing like a nation ranked in the top four. But a lineout error in the Irish 22m allowed Ireland to counter attack. They swept upfield into the Georgia 22m before working the ball wide to Girvan Dempsey. The try provided temporary relief but Georgia hit back hard, forcing Ireland to step up in defence for the remainder of the half.

Despite their efforts, however, Georgia’s attack lacked the unpredictability to threaten the Irish. Desperation prompted four failed drop goal attempts and a late burst over the tryline was held up.

The Georgians were devastated when referee Wayne Barnes ended the match, but they can feel proud of their performance. Ireland, conversely, should hang their heads once more.

By Ryan Vrede

Ireland - Try: Rory Best, Girvan Dempsey. Conversion: Ronan O’Gara (2)
Georgia - Try: Giorgi Elizbarashvili. Conversion: Merab Kvirikashvili. Penalty: Kvirikashvili

Posted by Ryan | Keo.co.za





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