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09-09-2007, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by CycloneLaunch View Post
Wow there's a pretty big difference between the Northern and Southern hemisphere teams. I haven't really followed up the NH this year but can someone tell me, are these teams really this bad? or just need a few games to get into it?

England scraping by the US was a bigger surprise than the Arg/Fra game. Pretty sure Arg had beat the French in the last 4 out of 5 games they'd played.
You'll like this result:

September 9, 2007

Ireland 32
Namibia 17


Irish captain Brian O'Driscoll was injured in the match. The score was 27-17 when Ireland scored to make the coreline more flattering. Namibia may have been the lowest rated team in the tournament. There were fears this could be the most on-sided match of the day. Instead, Namibia put up a credible result. Namibia was formerly known as Southwest Africa and their rugby team was once within the fold of South Africa. They did beat Ireland a few years back, shortly after entering the international sporting fray. Thoughts that they could become a middle-power of world rugby quickly faded as they now struggle to even qualify through the relatively weak African qualification pools.

Up next:

Tuesday September 11th
Argentina v Georgia

Wednesday September 12th
USA v Tonga
Japan v Fiji
Italy v Romania

More links:

Turns out Slam! has some nice coverage of the RWC. [CLICK HERE] for a story on Canada's game. And [CLICK HERE] for a list of links to stories on the other matches.

For a set of pictures, [CLICK HERE].



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