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

Blacks pound Portugal

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September 15th, 2007

New Zealand scored 16 tries to thrash Portugal 108-13 in Lyon.

While this was not the total slaughter many expected, New Zealand still managed to post the first century of this World Cup. The world’s No 1 ranked side played some sublime rugby, especially in the 10-minute period before the break, but they also allowed Portugal to dominate possession at times.

Joe Rokocoko got the All Blacks going with two early tries, but his side weren’t as clinical as usual. Portugal intercepted a couple poor passes — one which took them to within a few inches of New Zealand’s tryline — and were disruptive at the breakdown. The All Blacks also lost fullback Mils Muliaina to injury in the opening minutes.

Portugal flyhalf Gonçalo Malheiro got his side on the board with a long-range drop goal, but Isaia Toeava — playing on the right wing — restored order with a try under the posts.

That opened the floodgates with the All Blacks running in another five tries – through Ali Williams, Aaron Mauger, Man of the Match Jerry Collins, Chris Masoe and Andrew Hore – to lead 52-3 at half-time.

However, it was Portugal who started the second period strongly, claiming a seven-pointer through replacement prop Rui Cordeiro. New Zealand hit back with tries from Brendan Leonard and Nick Evans, but Portugal still dominated possession for long periods in that third quarter.

The final 20 minutes was all New Zealand, with tries from Andy Ellis, Leon MacDonald and Conrad Smith taking them to 94 points. Malheiro kicked a penalty for Portugal (who strangely opted to go for goal), before Carl Hayman brought up the century with a try under the posts.

New Zealand – Tries: Joe Rokocoko (2), Isaia Toeava, Ali Williams, Aaron Mauger (2), Jerry Collins, Chris Masoe, Andrew Hore, Brendon Leonard, Nick Evans, Andy Ellis, Leon MacDonald, Conrad Smith (2), Carl Hayman. Conversions: Evans (14).
Portugal – Try: Rui Cordeiro. Conversion: Gonçalo Malheiro. Drop goal: Malheiro. Penalty: Malheiro.

By Simon Borchardt | Keo.co.za





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