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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

Samoa survive States surge

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September 26th, 2007

Samoa survived a second half fightback by the USA to emerge 25-21 winners.

The USA outscored Samoa 18-3 in a dominating display after the break, but ultimately had neither the structure nor composure in the build-up to unlock a well organised Samoa defence with the regularity they needed.

Steady rain never dampened either sides’ desire to play running rugby. Considering the conditions, the handling was commendable, even if the ball in hand tactics seemed slightly frenetic at times.

While they faded badly in the second half Samoa never looked in any real danger of losing this match. They were enterprising on attack, and the manner in which they tossed the ball about told of a side who were no longer constricted by the fear of failure.

The USA’s inability to match them in any facet of play allowed them the freedom to explore the width of the pitch and they took full advantage.

Their first try was a throwback to the 1995 World Cup, with Alesana Tuilagi stampeding over Chris Wyles in much the same way that Jonah Lomu had done to Mike Catt. Lome Fa’atau then finished another expansive move before Kane Thompson rounded off the try of the evening. The move was birthed in the Samoa 22m area and featured superb support play before the lock dived over.

USA flyhalf Mike Hercus slotted a penalty but at 22-3 Samoa would have felt the game was wrapped up. The USA, however, rallied after the break, scoring through flyer Takudzwa Ngwenya, who profited from some woeful Samoan defence. Loki Critchon and Mike Hercus traded penalties to make it 25-16 with five minutes to go.

Louis Stanfill then broke off the back of a scrum on the Samoan 5m line to power over, but time had elapsed and the Americans had to be content with a spirited yet fruitless performance.

By Ryan Vrede

USA - Try: Takudzwa Ngwenya, Louis Stanfill. Conversion: Mike Hercus. Penalties: Mike Hercus (3)
Samoa - Tries: Lome Fa’atau, Alesana Tuilagi, Kane Thompson. Conversions: Loki Crichton (2) Penalties: Crichton (2).

Posted by Ryan | Keo.co.za





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