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New Zealand bundled out

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We went out for dinner to my mother’s this evening. I tried to find the match there on TV but I don’t think the SABC showed it – AGAIN. My boss texted the result to me: 20 – 18 to France! So now it will be France v England in the semis. England’s recent record against their old foe has not been that good but I imagine they would prefer facing them to the All Blacks. A match to savour in any event!

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Written by macinjay

October 6, 2007 at 11:50 pm

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England v Tonga

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I followed this World Cup Rugby match online because the South African Broadcasting Corporation isn’t showing it. (Note to self: must get Satellite TV!) England won 36-20, which doesn’t surprise me. Tonga have had a great tournament with a close win over Samoa and a five-point loss to South Africa. Tellingly though the Boks started with their second-string side who also failed to impress in the warm-up game against Irish club side Connaught. In the second half they turned the game around by bringing on some of the first-choice players, but then failed to keep it tight in the latter stages and had Frans Steyn sent off. As a result the final score flattered Tonga. On the other hand England also stuttered against Samoa but in the end their dominance in the set-pieces saw them through 44-22. Hopefully they can take their game up another notch against Australia in the quarters!

 

Written by macinjay

September 28, 2007 at 10:31 pm