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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

Jones inspires Welsh comeback

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September 9th, 2007

The introduction of Stephen Jones allowed Wales to eclipse Canada’s first half lead and romp to a 42-17 victory.

Wales were expected to dismiss the minnows, but the occasion of the World Cup certainly lifted the Canadians who led 12-9 at the break. Although they were undercooked in the skill department, there was little doubt they believed they could upset the much fancied Dragons.

Wales managed to secure possession in the set-pieces and even pilfered a few balls at the breakdown, but the territorial stakes favoured the North Americans in the first half. Whenever they kept it close, their drive made inroads into the Welsh defence, and it was a clinical display that saw flanker Jamie Cudmore score the first try of the game. Canada showed good patience in the build up and with the chalk inches away, Cudmore burrowed through a host of Welsh defenders to record his side’s first points of the tournament.

James Hook kicked his side to an early lead with three penalties, but the Canadian defence limited his effectiveness on attack. Even when Wales looked certain to score with an overlap in Canada’s 22, the Canucks intercepted Hook’s pass and raced all the way to claim the advantage just before half-time.

The Canucks struck soon after the break with Morgan Williams squeezing through a gap from close quarters. The Canadian forwards laid the platform once again, and Williams caught the Welsh napping when he slid through unopposed. The scrumhalf was the Canucks best player, marshalling his pack well and testing the Welsh back three with some well directed probes. He also effected a try-saving tackle on replacement-flyhalf Jones when the Welshman looked to be in under the posts.

But Jones’s presence certainly had a galvanising effect on his countrymen. After a sustained period of attack, Jones ran at the Canadian defenders before offloading to Sonny Parker who had run the try-scoring line. Wales could have taken the lead in the 57th minute, but some desperate defence by Canada pushed Shane Williams out just when he looked to dot the ball down in the corner.

The writing was on the wall, however, as Wales maintained possession and demanded more and more of the Canadian defence. A dropped ball by Ander Monro on his own tryline saw a mad scramble to hack it into touch, but it only went as far as Welsh second rower Alwyn-Jones who ploughed over for another five-pointer.

The floodgates opened in the final quarter, making a mockery of Canada’s effort in the first 50 minutes. Shane Williams made up for his earlier error by scoring a brace while Jones created another try when he broke the line and found Colin Charvis in support.

Wales - Tries: Sonny Parker, Alun-Wyn Jones, Shane Williams (2), Colin Charvis. Conversions: Stephen Jones (4). Penalties: James Hook (3).
Canada- Tries: Jamie Cudmore, Craig Culpan, Morgan Williams. Conversion: James Pritchard.

By Jon Cardinelli | Keo.co.za





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