Rugby World Cup Greatest Games: A History in 50 Matches

Rugby World Cup Greatest Games: A History in 50 Matches

by Rob Clark

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Overview

The Rugby World Cup has only been in existence since 1987, yet already it is established as the sport's premier competition - six weeks of frenzied action which entrances all the rugby-playing nations. The tournament has thrown up countless memorable matches, introduced us to amazing players and witnessed some incredible scores - from Michael Jones scoring the first World Cup try to the legendary All Blacks regaining the trophy in a titanic struggle with France 24 years later. In between we have witnessed two triumphs each for Australia and South Africa, and of course England's sole victory for a Northern Hemisphere side. To date. Relive France's spectacular wins over Australia and New Zealand; Argentina's repeated upsetting of the world order; last-minute drop goals by Joel Stransky and Jonny Wilkinson, and the sheer exuberance of the Pacific Islanders - in a Rugby World Cup history which will appeal to fans of every nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785311062
Publisher: Pitch Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Rob Clark is the lead writer and commissioning editor of the official Six Nations Championship Guide. He was the editor of the British & Irish Lions Tour Guide for the Australia tour in 2013 and is co-editor of the World Rugby Yearbook 2015. He has also been involved in writing and editing matchday programmes for the PRO12 and the Barbarians.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6

Introduction 7

New Zealand v Italy, 22 May l987 9

France v Scotland, 23 May 1987 13

Argentina v Fiji, 24 May 1987 17

Wales v England, 8 June 1987 21

Australia v France, 13 June 1987 25

New Zealand v France, 20 June 1987 29

England v New Zealand, 3 October 1991 33

Wales v Western Samoa, 6 October 1991 37

Canada v Fiji, 5 October 1991 41

Ireland v Australia, 20 October 1991 45

Scotland v England, 26 October 1991 49

England v Australia, 2 November 1991 53

South Africa v Australia, 25 May 1995 57

Ireland v Wales 4 June 1995 61

Japan v New Zealand, 4 June 1995 65

Ivory Coast v Tonga, 3 June 1995 69

Australia v England, 11 June 1995 72

England v New Zealand, 18 June 1995 76

South Africa v New Zealand, 24 June 1995 81

Spain v Uruguay, 2 October 1999 85

Wales v Samoa, 14 October 1999 89

Romania v USA, 9 October 1999 93

Argentina v Ireland, 20 October 1999 97

England v South Africa, 24 October 1999 101

Australia v South Africa, 30 October 1999 105

France v New Zealand, 31 October 1999 109

France v Australia, 6 November 1999 113

Australia v Ireland, 1 November 2003 117

Fiji v Scotland, 1 November 2003 121

Georgia v Uruguay, 28 October 2003 125

England v South Africa, 18 October 2003 129

New Zealand v Wales, 2 November 2003 133

England v Wales, 9 November 2003 137

New Zealand v Australia, 15 November 2003 141

Australia v England, 22 November 2003 145

England v South Africa, 14 September 2007 149

Samoa v Tonga, 16 September 2007 153

Fiji v Wales, 29 September 2007 157

Portugal v Scotland, 9 September 2007 161

France v Argentina, 7 September 2007 165

Georgia v Namibia, 26 September 2007 169

New Zealand v France, 6 October 2007 173

England v South Africa, 20 October 2007 177

France v Tonga, 1 October 2011 181

Argentina v Scotland, 25 September 2011 185

Australia v Ireland, 17 September 2011 189

England v France, 8 October 2011 193

Canada v Japan, 27th September 2011 197

Wales v France, 15 October 2011 201

New Zealand v France, 23 October 2011 205

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