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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

Boks blitz Eagles

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September 30th, 2007

South Africa dealt an outclassed American outfit a 64-15 hiding in Montpellier.

USA were game for the physical confrontation, but unfortunately never had the necessary skill to remain in the contest. While it wasn’t the perfect performance from the Springboks, they will head into the quarter-finals with plenty of momentum.

It was a disappointing start by the Boks, who coughed up possession on several occasions deep inside the USA 22. The American defence was aggressive and many of their players did their best to spoil. Referee Tony Spreadbury eventually reached into his pocket and sent Todd Cleaver to the sin-bin after the flanker had impeded yet again in the red zone.

Despite conceding several turnovers, the Boks were able to generate a few of their own through Wikus van Heerden. It was the Bulls fetcher who set up Frans Steyn’s try after making the vital steal on the USA 22. CJ van der Linde shifted it on to Steyn, who zig-zagged through the defence for a great try.

Bryan Habana picked up his 27th Test try moments later, but his electric pace was to be shown inadequate on the stroke of half-time. Zimbabwean-born winger Takudzwa Ngwenya received a floating pass on halfway. A man who boasts a 10.5 time in the 100m sprint left the Bok flyer for dead after an outrageous step, and as Spreadbury signalled halftime the Americans had fought back to 24-10.

But Habana picked up his second soon after the break followed by a great individual surge by Van der Linde. The Americans managed to run in their second after some loose play by the Boks on their own tryline resulted in a turnover. However, Fourie du Preez hit back right away when the South African scrum mauled their opponents and provided a great platform.

The Boks were dominant in the line-outs, with Juan Smith having a big game in this department. USA struggled to secure ball at this set-piece due to some good contesting by Victor Matfield, who had no trouble working out the Americans’ calls.

The best of South Africa’s nine tries resulted from a slick line-out move involving both forwards and backs. Schalk Burger, who had bashed the ball up for most of the evening, passed to Butch James in midfield who then fed a neat inside offload to JP Pietersen. Jaque Fourie received the final pass to round off a great team try.

While the Boks won comfortably, there is little doubt a more clinical showing against better forward opposition will be required in the play-offs. Jake White will also be concerned with an injury to Habana, who clashed heads with Ngwenya in the 53rd minute and was forced to leave the field.

South Africa - Tries: Schalk Burger, Frans Steyn, Bryan Habana (2), CJ van der Linde, Fourie du Preez, Jaque Fourie (2), Juan Smith. Conversions: Percy Montgomery (6), Butch James (2). Penalty: Montgomery.
USA - Tries: Takudzwa Ngwenya, Chris Wyles. Conversion: Mike Hercus. Penalty: Hercus.

By Jon Cardinelli

Posted by JC | Keo.co.za





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