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

Scots lash Los Lobos

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September 9th, 2007

Scotland gave World Cup debutants Portugal a reality check by hammering them 56-10.

The Portuguese showed the heart and spirit expected in the opening 10 minutes, flinging themselves into tackles with rabid enthusiasm. But that was all they offered. They had neither the skill or fitness to sustain that effort and their fight fizzled out with the words of their passionately sung anthem still resonating around the stadium.

Only once did they make a meaningful foray into the Scotland 22m from which they scored, but that was due entirely to a Scotland error. Their inability to front in contact and at the set phases was the primary reason for the rout and one can only pray their players make it through 80 minutes against New Zealand without being maimed.

Scotland were patient in their build-up play and were good value for the victory, albeit against opponents who’d struggle in South African club rugby. Two tries from fullback Rory Lamont in the opening quarter confirmed that there would be no fairytale ending for Portugal, before a perfectly weighted Dan Parks crosskick found Scott Lawson on the touchline to make it 19-0, 23 minutes into the half.

Portugal winger Pedro Carvalho sent the thousands of fans into a frenzy when he touched down but they were silent 30 seconds later when Rob Dewey made the deficit 18 points with a try directly from the restart. Portugal resorted to spoiling tactics at the breakdown to blunt the Scotland backline, but were duly reduced to 14 men when Joćo Uva got his marching orders just before half-time.

Carvalho celebrated wildly when he ran in an interception, but referee Steve Walsh crashed the party when he ruled that the Portuguese had infringed prior to that. Scotland lost some of the structure they showed in the first half and Portugal saw the most ball they had throughout the match. Still, they were unable to translate that into points and fell further behind when Parks crossed for his second midway through the half.

The Scotland bench made a big impact with replacements Hugo Southwell, Kelly Brown and Ross Ford all crossing in the 8-try blitz.

By Ryan Vrede

Scotland - Try: Rory Lamont (2), Scott Lawson, Rob Dewey, Dan Parks, Hugo Southwell, Kelly Brown, Ross Ford. Conversion: Dan Parks (5), Chris Paterson (3)
Portugal - Try: Pedro Carvalho. Conversion: Duarte Cardoso Pinto. Penalty: Cardoso Pinto

Posted by Ryan | Keo.co.za





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