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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

Subs save shocking Boks

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September 22nd, 2007

Jake White’s ‘insurance policy’ paid off in Lens, as the Bok bench helped clinch a fortunate 30-25 win against Tonga.

This game confirmed that the Bok second-stringers aren’t in the same galaxy as the first-choice XV, never mind on the same planet.

After 45 minutes Tonga led 10-7, forcing White to bring BJ Botha, John Smit, Victor Matfield, Juan Smith, Bryan Habana and Frans Steyn off the bench (and Percy Montgomery a few minutes later for his record 90th cap). Had White not loaded his bench with stars the Boks would probably have lost.

The tone for the match was set when Pierre Hola opened the scoring with a penalty and Andre Pretorius botched two simple attempts.

When the Boks were awarded another penalty, on the left-hand touchline, the Tongans expected Pretorius to go for goal again. However, Ruan Pienaar – starting his first Test at fullback – took the quick tap, outpaced the surprised Tongan defence and dived over in the corner. Pretorius nailed the difficult conversion.

Tonga came back strongly, with flanker Nili Latu breaking the Bok defence and taking play into the 22. The islanders briefly attacked around the fringes before Holah threw a long pass to loosehead prop Soane Tonga’uiha, who ran over the tryline. But the pass was called forward by referee Paul Honiss much to the disgust of the French crowd.

South Africa simply couldn’t get going. Pretorius missed another penalty, before a shocking pass from Wynand Olivier failed to find Ashwin Willemse on the wing. A minute later, Ricky Januarie went blind and offloaded to Willemse, who knocked on over the tryline. They should have scored again just before half-time when CJ van der Linde charged ahead only to lose possession on the ground.

If White ripped into the bumbling Boks at the break, his words had no effect.

The Boks failed to claim the kick off and then put a 22m drop out into touch. Soon after Tongan tighthead Kisi Pulu was driven over from a rolling maul to give his side a three-point lead and prompt the introduction of the Bok subs.

Pretorius missed his fourth penalty, before replacement Frans Steyn took over the kicking duties and levelled the scores.

The Boks took control in the third quarter, with tries from Juan Smith, Bob Skinstad and Pienaar making it 27-10. However, Steyn and Tonga left wing Joseph Vaka were sin-binned for an off-the-ball scuffle leading up to Skinstad’s try, while Percy Montgomery missed two of the three conversions.

Habana was then harshly given a yellow card for not releasing the tackler, and Tonga scored two quick tries to make it 27-22. Outside centre Sukanaivalu Hufanga collected a cross kick to go over in the corner, before a kick infield saw flanker Viliami Vaki hack ahead and win the race to the ball.

Montgomery and Holah exchanged penalties to set up a thrilling finale that saw Tonga dominate possession. With time up, Holah put a kick into the right-hand corner for wing Tevita Tu’ifua, but the ball bounced cruelly into touch.

South Africa – Tries: Ruan Pienaar (2), Juan Smith, Bob Skinstad. Conversions: Andre Pretorius, Percy Montgomery. Penalties: Frans Steyn, Montgomery.
Tonga – Tries: Kisi Pulu, Sukanaivalu Hufanga, Viliami Vaki. Conversions: Hola (2). Penalties: Pierre Hola (2).

By Simon Borchardt | Keo.co.za





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