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Wales knocked out

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Perhaps not unexpectedly Fiji beat Wales earlier today 38-34 in the Rugby World Cup, setting up a 1/4 final clash with the Boks. I’m not sure if this is good news or not. South Africa needs to be clinical and take out Fiji up front. If on the other hand they play like they did against Tonga, they may run into problems.

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Written by macinjay

September 30, 2007 at 1:57 am

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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