2007 Rugby World Cup Pool D

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Pool D of the 2007 Rugby World Cup began on 7 September and concluded on 30 September. The pool was composed of World Cup hosts France, Argentina, Georgia, Ireland and Namibia.

Overview[edit]

Pool D was expected to be the Pool of Death in the 2007 tournament and so it proved: the final rankings were only determined after the last round of matches. The pool was won by Argentina, who won all their matches, while France, who lost to Argentina in the opening game of the tournament, finished in second place. Ireland, whom many commentators had expected to do well, were eliminated after winning only two matches, against Georgia and Namibia: Georgia came close to scoring a winning try late in their game, while Namibia recorded their best World Cup result against a team ranked in the top 10.

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
Points
Table
Points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Argentina 4 4 0 0 143 33 +110 2 18
2  France 4 3 0 1 188 37 +151 3 15
3  Ireland 4 2 0 2 64 82 −18 1 9
4  Georgia 4 1 0 3 50 111 −61 1 5
5  Namibia 4 0 0 4 30 212 −182 0 0


All times local (UTC+2)

France vs Argentina[edit]

7 September 2007
21:00
France  12 – 17  Argentina
Pen: Skrela (4/5) 7', 31', 40+', 60' Report Try: Corleto 27' m
Pen: F. Contepomi (4/6) 5', 10', 24', 34'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 79,312
Referee: Tony Spreadbury (England)
France
FB 15 Cédric Heymans
RW 14 Aurélien Rougerie
OC 13 Yannick Jauzion
IC 12 Damien Traille Sent to blood bin 16' to 24'
LW 11 Christophe Dominici
FH 10 David Skrela Substituted off 62'
SH 9 Pierre Mignoni Substituted off 73'
N8 8 Imanol Harinordoquy
OF 7 Rémy Martin Substituted off 60'
BF 6 Serge Betsen
RL 5 Jérôme Thion
LL 4 Fabien Pelous Substituted off 60'
TP 3 Pieter de Villiers
HK 2 Raphaël Ibañez (c) Substituted off 60'
LP 1 Olivier Milloud
Replacements:
HK 16 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted in 60'
PR 17 Jean-Baptiste Poux
LK 18 Sébastien Chabal Substituted in 60'
N8 19 Julien Bonnaire Substituted in 60'
FL 20 Thierry Dusautoir
SH 21 Jean-Baptiste Elissalde Substituted in 73'
FH 22 Frédéric Michalak Substituted in 16' Substituted off 24' Substituted in 62'
Coach:
France Bernard Laporte
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Argentina
FB 15 Ignacio Corleto
RW 14 Lucas Borges
OC 13 Manuel Contepomi Sent to blood bin 48' to 50' Substituted off 73'
IC 12 Felipe Contepomi
LW 11 Horacio Agulla
FH 10 Juan Martín Hernández
SH 9 Agustín Pichot (c)
N8 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón
OF 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe
BF 6 Lucas Ostiglia Substituted off 72'
RL 5 Patricio Albacete
LL 4 Carlos Ignacio Fernández Lobbe Substituted off 28'
TP 3 Juan Martín Scelzo Substituted off 64'
HK 2 Mario Ledesma Arocena
LP 1 Rodrigo Roncero
Replacements:
HK 16 Alberto Vernet Basualdo
PR 17 Santiago González Bonorino Substituted in 64'
LK 18 Rimas Álvarez Kairelis Substituted in 28'
FL 19 Martín Durand Substituted in 72'
SH 20 Nicolás Fernández Miranda
FH 21 Federico Todeschini
CE 22 Hernán Senillosa Substituted in 48' Substituted off 50' Substituted in 73'
Coach:
Argentina Marcelo Loffreda

Man of the Match:
Felipe Contepomi (Argentina)

Touch judges:
Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Fourth official:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Fifth official:
Eric Gauzins (France)

Notes[edit]

  • This was the third consecutive World Cup in which Argentina played the tournament host in the competition's opening match. In 1999 Los Pumas lost 23 – 18 to Wales and in 2003 lost 24 – 8 to Australia.
  • The three points from Skrela's second half penalty is the lowest points total in a half in World Cup history.
  • This was the second consecutive world cup match (following the 2003 final), in which the winner was scoreless in the second half.
  • This was the fifth win for Argentina in their last six Tests against France, whose sole win in November 2006 was by one point.
  • Argentina became the second side to beat the hosts in the opening match, after New Zealand beat England in 1991 at Twickenham.
  • It was France's first defeat in the first round of the World Cup (although they had a 20 – 20 draw against Scotland in 1987). Only New Zealand now have a 100% record in the first round.

Ireland vs Namibia[edit]

9 September 2007
20:00
Ireland  32 – 17  Namibia
Tries: O'Driscoll 5' c
Trimble 19' m
Easterby 30' m
Penalty try 49' c
Flannery 76' m
Con: O'Gara (2/5)
Pen: O'Gara (1/1) 17'
Report Tries: Nieuwenhuis 60' c
Van Zyl 64' c
Con: Wessels (2/2)
Pen: Wessels (1/2) 40+'
Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux
Attendance: 33,694
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)
Ireland
FB 15 Girvan Dempsey
RW 14 Andrew Trimble
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll (c) Substituted off 80+'
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy
LW 11 Denis Hickie
FH 10 Ronan O'Gara Substituted off 80'
SH 9 Peter Stringer
N8 8 Denis Leamy
OF 7 David Wallace Substituted off 69'
BF 6 Simon Easterby
RL 5 Paul O'Connell
LL 4 Donncha O'Callaghan
TP 3 John Hayes
HK 2 Rory Best Substituted off 62'
LP 1 Marcus Horan Substituted off 62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jerry Flannery Substituted in 62'
PR 17 Simon Best Substituted in 62'
LK 18 Malcolm O'Kelly
FL 19 Neil Best Substituted in 69'
SH 20 Isaac Boss
FH 21 Paddy Wallace Substituted in 80'
FB 22 Geordan Murphy Substituted in 80+'
Coach:
Eddie O'Sullivan
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Namibia
FB 15 Tertius Losper
RW 14 Ryan Witbooi Substituted off 80+'
OC 13 Bratley Langenhoven
IC 12 Piet van Zyl
LW 11 Heini Bock
FH 10 Emile Wessels
SH 9 Eugene Jantjies Substituted off 51'
N8 8 Jacques Burger Sent to blood bin 66' to 69'
OF 7 Heino Senekal Substituted off 22'
BF 6 Jacques Nieuwenhuis
RL 5 Nico Esterhuize
LL 4 Wacca Kazombiaze
TP 3 Jane du Toit
HK 2 Hugo Horn Substituted off 77'
LP 1 Kees Lensing (c) Substituted off 50' Substituted in 78'
Replacements:
HK 16 Johannes Meyer Substituted in 77'
PR 17 Johnny Redelinghuys Substituted in 50' Substituted off 78'
FL 18 Michael MacKenzie Substituted in 22'
FL 19 Tinus du Plessis Substituted in 66' Substituted off 69'
SH 20 Jurie van Tonder Substituted in 51'
CE 21 Lu-Wayne Botes
WG 22 Melrick Africa Substituted in 80+'
Coach:
Namibia Hakkies Husselman

Man of the Match:
Ryan Witbooi (Namibia)

Touch judges:
Federico Cuesta (Argentina)
Malcolm Changleng (Scotland)
Television match official:
Paul Marks (Australia)
Fourth official:
Romain Poite (France)
Fifth official:
Stephane Pomarede (France)

Notes[edit]

  • Brian O'Driscoll took sole possession of the all-time Ireland try-scoring lead from teammate Denis Hickie with his 30th try.
  • This was Namibia's best result in a World Cup match, surpassing a thirty-point defeat to Romania in 2003.

Argentina vs Georgia[edit]

11 September 2007
20:00
Argentina  33 – 3  Georgia
Tries: Borges 47' c, 56' m
Albacete 72' m
Martin Aramburu 80' c
Con: F. Contepomi (1/3)
Hernández (1/1)
Pen: F. Contepomi (3/3) 12', 35', 54'
Report Pen: Kvirikashvili (1/2) 2'
Stade de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 40,240
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Argentina
FB 15 Ignacio Corleto
RW 14 Lucas Borges Substituted off 69'
OC 13 Gonzalo Tiesi Sent to blood bin 44' to 45'
IC 12 Felipe Contepomi (c) Substituted off 74'
LW 11 Federico Martin Aramburu
FH 10 Juan Martín Hernández
SH 9 Nicolás Fernández Miranda
N8 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón Substituted off 61'
OF 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe
BF 6 Martín Durand
RL 5 Patricio Albacete
LL 4 Rimas Álvarez Kairelis Sent to blood bin 44' to 45' Substituted off 68'
TP 3 Santiago González Bonorino Substituted off 45'
HK 2 Mario Ledesma Arocena Substituted off 68'
LP 1 Marcos Ayerza
Replacements:
HK 16 Alberto Vernet Basualdo Substituted in 68'
PR 17 Omar Hasan Jalil Substituted in 45'
LK 18 Esteban Lozada Substituted in 44' Substituted off 45' Substituted in 68'
FL 19 Martín Schusterman Substituted in 61'
CE 20 Hernán Senillosa Substituted in 44' Substituted off 45' Substituted in 69'
FH 21 Federico Todeschini Substituted in 74'
FB 22 Federico Serra Miras
Coach:
Argentina Marcelo Loffreda
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Georgia
FB 15 Pavle Jimsheladze Substituted off 59'
RW 14 Irakli Machkhaneli
OC 13 Malkhaz Urjukashvili Substituted off 74'
IC 12 Irakli Giorgadze
LW 11 Besiki Khamashuridze
FH 10 Merab Kvirikashvili
SH 9 Irakli Abuseridze Substituted off 64'
N8 8 Besso Udesiani Substituted off 65'
OF 7 Grigol Labadze
BF 6 Giorgi Chkhaidze Substituted off 50'
RL 5 Mamuka Gorgodze
LL 4 Ilia Zedginidze (c)
TP 3 David Zirakashvili Substituted off 41'
HK 2 Akvsenti Giorgadze
LP 1 David Khinchagashvili Substituted off 63'
Replacements:
PR 16 Goderdzi Shvelidze Substituted in 63'
PR 17 Avtandil Kopaliani Substituted in 41'
LK 18 Victor Didebulidze Substituted in 65'
FL 19 Zviad Maisuradze Substituted in 50'
SH 20 Bidzina Samkharadze Substituted in 64'
CE 21 Revaz Gigauri Substituted in 74'
WG 22 Giorgi Shkinin Substituted in 59'
Coach:
Georgia (country) Malkhaz Cheishvili

Man of the Match:
Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (Argentina)

Touch judges:
Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Dave Pearson (England)
Television match official:
Hugh Watkins (Wales)
Fourth official:
Alan Lewis (Ireland)
Fifth official:
Laurent Valin (France)

Ireland vs Georgia[edit]

15 September 2007
21:00
Ireland  14 – 10  Georgia
Tries: R. Best 17' c
Dempsey 55' c
Con: O'Gara (2/2)
Report Try: Shkinin 45' c
Con: Kvirikashvili (1/1)
Pen: Kvirikashvili (1/2) 37'
Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux
Attendance: 33,807
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Ireland
FB 15 Girvan Dempsey
RW 14 Shane Horgan
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll (c)
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy
LW 11 Denis Hickie
FH 10 Ronan O'Gara
SH 9 Peter Stringer Substituted off 70'
N8 8 Denis Leamy
OF 7 David Wallace Temporarily suspended from 37' to 53' 37' to 53'
BF 6 Simon Easterby Substituted off 73'
RL 5 Paul O'Connell
LL 4 Donncha O'Callaghan
TP 3 John Hayes Substituted off 66'
HK 2 Rory Best Substituted off 53'
LP 1 Marcus Horan
Replacements:
HK 16 Jerry Flannery Substituted in 53'
PR 17 Simon Best Substituted in 66'
LK 18 Malcolm O'Kelly
FL 19 Neil Best Substituted in 73'
SH 20 Isaac Boss Substituted in 70'
FH 21 Paddy Wallace
FB 22 Geordan Murphy
Coach:
Eddie O'Sullivan
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Georgia
FB 15 Otar Barkalaia Substituted off 34'
RW 14 Giorgi Shkinin
OC 13 Malkhaz Urjukashvili
IC 12 Davit Kacharava
LW 11 Giorgi Elizbarashvili Substituted off 51'
FH 10 Merab Kvirikashvili
SH 9 Bidzina Samkharadze Substituted off 72'
N8 8 Giorgi Chkhaidze
OF 7 Rati Urushadze
BF 6 Ilia Maisuradze Substituted off 58'
RL 5 Mamuka Gorgodze
LL 4 Ilia Zedginidze Substituted off 32'
TP 3 Avtandil Kopaliani Substituted off 48'
HK 2 Goderdzi Shvelidze
LP 1 Mamuka Magrakvelidze Substituted off 48'
Replacements:
HK 16 Akvsenti Giorgadze Substituted in 48'
PR 17 David Khinchagashvili Substituted in 48'
LK 18 Levan Datunashvili Substituted in 32'
FL 19 Zviad Maisuradze Substituted in 58'
SH 20 Irakli Abuseridze Substituted in 72'
CE 21 Irakli Machkhaneli Substituted in 34'
WG 22 Otar Eloshvili Substituted in 51'
Coach:
Georgia (country) Malkhaz Cheishvili

Man of the Match:
Giorgi Shkinin (Georgia)

Touch judges:
Malcolm Changleng (Scotland)
Paul Marks (Australia)
Television match official:
Federico Cuesta (Argentina)
Fourth official:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Fifth official:
Hervé Dubes (France)

France vs Namibia[edit]

16 September 2007
21:00
France  87 – 10  Namibia
Tries: Heymans 7' m
Marty 11' c
Dusautoir 21' c
Nallet (2) 32' c, 40+' c
Clerc (3) 38' c, 59' c, 65' c
Bonnaire 47' c
Chabal (2) 49' c, 54' c
Elissalde 56' c
Ibañez 75' m
Con: Elissalde (11/13)
Report Try: Langenhoven 79' c
Con: Losper (1/1)
Drop: Wessels (1/1) 10'
Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse
Attendance: 35,339
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
France
FB 15 Clément Poitrenaud Substituted off 65'
RW 14 Vincent Clerc
OC 13 David Marty
IC 12 Damien Traille Substituted off 51'
LW 11 Cédric Heymans
FH 10 Frédéric Michalak Substituted off 63'
SH 9 Jean-Baptiste Elissalde (c)
N8 8 Julien Bonnaire
OF 7 Thierry Dusautoir
BF 6 Yannick Nyanga Substituted off 54'
RL 5 Lionel Nallet
LL 4 Sébastien Chabal Substituted off 58'
TP 3 Pieter de Villiers Substituted off 42'
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted off 58'
LP 1 Jean-Baptiste Poux
Replacements:
HK 16 Raphaël Ibañez Substituted in 58'
PR 17 Nicolas Mas Substituted in 42'
LK 18 Fabien Pelous Substituted in 58'
N8 19 Imanol Harinordoquy Substituted in 54'
FH 20 Lionel Beauxis Substituted in 63'
CE 21 Yannick Jauzion Substituted in 51'
WG 22 Aurélien Rougerie Substituted in 65'
Coach:
France Bernard Laporte
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Namibia
FB 15 Tertius Losper
RW 14 Ryan Witbooi
OC 13 Bratley Langenhoven
IC 12 Piet van Zyl Substituted off 66'
LW 11 Heini Bock
FH 10 Emile Wessels Substituted off 12'
SH 9 Jurie van Tonder Substituted off 41'
N8 8 Jacques Nieuwenhuis Red card 19'
OF 7 Jacques Burger Substituted off 57'
BF 6 Michael MacKenzie
RL 5 Nico Esterhuize Substituted off 57'
LL 4 Wacca Kazombiaze
TP 3 Jane du Toit Substituted off 68'
HK 2 Hugo Horn Substituted off 65'
LP 1 Kees Lensing (c) Substituted off 57' Substituted in 68'
Replacements:
HK 16 Johannes Meyer Substituted in 65'
PR 17 Johnny Redelinghuys Substituted in 57'
FL 18 Herman Lindvelt Substituted in 57'
FL 19 Tinus du Plessis Substituted in 57'
SH 20 Eugene Jantjies Substituted in 41'
CE 21 Lu-Wayne Botes Substituted in 12'
WG 22 Melrick Africa Substituted in 66'
Coach:
Namibia Hakkies Husselman

Man of the Match:
Jean-Baptiste Elissalde (France)

Touch judges:
Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)
Carlo Damasco (Italy)
Television match official:
Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Fourth official:
Paul Honiss (New Zealand)
Fifth official:
Jean-Luc Rebollal (France)

France vs Ireland[edit]

21 September 2007
21:00
France  25 – 3  Ireland
Tries: Clerc (2) 59' m, 69' m
Pen: Élissalde (5/6) 7', 18', 22', 40+', 55'
Report Drop: O'Gara (1/1) 37'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 80,267
Referee: Chris White (England)
France
FB 15 Clément Poitrenaud Substituted off 72'
RW 14 Vincent Clerc
OC 13 David Marty Substituted off 74'
IC 12 Damien Traille Temporarily suspended from 76' to 80+' 76' to 80+'
LW 11 Cédric Heymans
FH 10 Frédéric Michalak
SH 9 Jean-Baptiste Élissalde Substituted off 74'
N8 8 Julien Bonnaire
OF 7 Thierry Dusautoir
BF 6 Serge Betsen Substituted off 62'
RL 5 Jérôme Thion
LL 4 Sébastien Chabal Substituted off 46'
TP 3 Pieter de Villiers
HK 2 Raphaël Ibañez (c) Substituted off 57'
LP 1 Olivier Milloud Substituted off 74'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted in 57'
PR 17 Jean-Baptiste Poux Substituted in 74'
LK 18 Lionel Nallet Substituted in 46'
FL 19 Yannick Nyanga Substituted in 62'
FH 20 Lionel Beauxis Substituted in 74'
CE 21 Yannick Jauzion Substituted in 74'
WG 22 Aurélien Rougerie Substituted in 72'
Coach:
France Bernard Laporte
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Ireland
FB 15 Girvan Dempsey
RW 14 Shane Horgan
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll (c)
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy
LW 11 Andrew Trimble
FH 10 Ronan O'Gara
SH 9 Eoin Reddan
N8 8 Denis Leamy
OF 7 David Wallace
BF 6 Simon Easterby Substituted off 73'
RL 5 Paul O'Connell Temporarily suspended from 64' to 74' 64' to 74'
LL 4 Donncha O'Callaghan Substituted off 72'
TP 3 John Hayes Substituted off 74'
HK 2 Jerry Flannery Sent to blood bin 50' to 55' Substituted off 78'
LP 1 Marcus Horan
Replacements:
HK 16 Frankie Sheahan Substituted in 50' Substituted off 55' Substituted in 78'
PR 17 Simon Best Substituted in 74'
LK 18 Malcolm O'Kelly Substituted in 72'
FL 19 Neil Best Substituted in 73'
SH 20 Isaac Boss
FH 21 Paddy Wallace
CE 22 Gavin Duffy
Coach:
Eddie O'Sullivan

Man of the Match:
Jean-Baptiste Elissalde (France)

Touch judges:
Hugh Watkins (Wales)
Dave Pearson (England)
Television match official:
Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Fourth official:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Fifth official:
Eric Gauzins (France)

Argentina vs Namibia[edit]

22 September 2007
21:00
Argentina  63 – 3  Namibia
Tries: Roncero 25' c
Leguizamón (2) 35' m, 52' c
M. Contepomi 38' c
F. Contepomi 45' c
Tiesi 55' m
Corleto 58' m
Penalty try 63' c
Todeschini 71' c
Con: Contepomi (4/7)
Todeschini (2/2)
Pen: F. Contepomi (2/2) 10', 20'
Report Pen: Schreuder (1/1) 7'
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 55,067
Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Argentina
FB 15 Ignacio Corleto Substituted off 65'
RW 14 Hernán Senillosa
OC 13 Gonzalo Tiesi
IC 12 Manuel Contepomi
LW 11 Horacio Agulla
FH 10 Felipe Contepomi Substituted off 59'
SH 9 Agustín Pichot (c) Substituted off 56'
N8 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón Substituted off 59'
OF 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe
BF 6 Lucas Ostiglia
RL 5 Patricio Albacete
LL 4 Carlos Ignacio Fernández Lobbe Substituted off 66'
TP 3 Omar Hasan Jalil
HK 2 Alberto Vernet Basualdo
LP 1 Rodrigo Roncero Substituted off 66'
Replacements:
HK 16 Mario Ledesma Arocena
PR 17 Juan Martín Scelzo Substituted in 66'
LK 18 Rimas Álvarez Kairelis Substituted in 66'
FL 19 Gonzalo Longo Elía Substituted in 59'
SH 20 Nicolás Fernandez Miranda Substituted in 56'
FH 21 Federico Todeschini Substituted in 59'
FB 22 Federico Serra Miras Substituted in 65'
Coach:
Argentina Marcelo Loffreda
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Namibia
FB 15 Heini Bock
RW 14 Deon Mouton Substituted off 53'
OC 13 Du Preez Grobler Substituted off 51'
IC 12 Corne Powell (c)
LW 11 Melrick Africa
FH 10 Morne Schreuder Substituted off 73'
SH 9 Eugene Jantjies
N8 8 Tinus du Plessis
OF 7 Jacques Burger
BF 6 Michael MacKenzie Substituted off 39'
RL 5 Nico Esterhuize
LL 4 Wacca Kazombiaze Substituted off 60'
TP 3 Marius Visser Substituted off 41'
HK 2 Johannes Meyer Substituted off 41'
LP 1 Johnny Redelinghuys
Replacements:
HK 16 Hugo Horn Substituted in 41'
PR 17 Kees Lensing Substituted in 41'
FL 18 Herman Lindvelt Substituted in 39'
LK 19 Heino Senekal Substituted in 60'
SH 20 Jurie van Tonder Substituted in 73'
CE 21 Bratley Langenhoven Substituted in 53'
CE 22 Piet van Zyl Substituted in 51'
Coach:
Namibia Hakkies Husselman

Man of the Match:
Rodrigo Roncero (Argentina)

Touch judges:
Carlo Damasco (Italy)
Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Television match official:
Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)
Fourth official:
Joël Jutge (France)
Fifth official:
Franck Maciello (France)

Georgia vs Namibia[edit]

26 September 2007
18:00
Georgia  30 – 0  Namibia
Tries: Giorgadze 37' c
Machkhaneli 70' c
Kacharava 80+' c
Con: Kvirikashvili (3/3)
Pen: Kvirikashvili (3/6) 8', 26', 69'
Report
Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens
Attendance: 32,549
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
Georgia
FB 15 Malkhaz Urjukashvili Substituted off 69'
RW 14 Irakli Machkhaneli
OC 13 Davit Kacharava
IC 12 Irakli Giorgadze
LW 11 Giorgi Shkinin Substituted off 47'
FH 10 Merab Kvirikashvili
SH 9 Irakli Abuseridze (c) Substituted off 56'
N8 8 Giorgi Chkhaidze
OF 7 Rati Urushadze Substituted off 51'
BF 6 Grigol Labadze
RL 5 Mamuka Gorgodze Substituted off 19'
LL 4 Levan Datunashvili
TP 3 David Zirakashvili
HK 2 Akvsenti Giorgadze Substituted off 56'
LP 1 Goderdzi Shvelidze
Replacements:
PR 16 David Khinchagashvili Substituted in 56' Substituted off 72'
PR 17 Avtandil Kopaliani Substituted in 72'
LK 18 Victor Didebulidze Substituted in 19'
N8 19 Besso Udesiani Substituted in 51'
SH 20 Bidzina Samkharadze Substituted in 56'
CE 21 Revaz Gigauri Substituted in 69'
WG 22 Besiki Khamashuridze Substituted in 47'
Coach:
Georgia (country) Malkhaz Cheishvili
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Namibia
FB 15 Heini Bock Substituted off 72'
RW 14 Ryan Witbooi
OC 13 Piet van Zyl
IC 12 Corne Powell
LW 11 Bradley Langenhoven
FH 10 Morne Schreuder Substituted off 59'
SH 9 Jurie van Tonder Sent to blood bin 44' to 55'
N8 8 Tinus du Plessis Substituted off 41'
OF 7 Jacques Burger
BF 6 Jacques Nieuwenhuis
RL 5 Heino Senekal Substituted off 72'
LL 4 Wacca Kazombiaze
TP 3 Marius Visser Substituted off 41'
HK 2 Hugo Horn Substituted off 70'
LP 1 Kees Lensing (c)
Replacements:
HK 16 Johannes Meyer Substituted in 70'
PR 17 Johnny Redelinghuys Substituted in 51'
PR 18 Jane du Toit Substituted in 41' Substituted off 51'
LK 19 Nico Esterhuize Substituted in 41'
SH 20 Eugene Jantjies Substituted in 44' Substituted off 55' Substituted in 72'
WG 21 Melrick Africa Substituted in 59'
LK 22 Domingo Kamonga Substituted in 72'
Coach:
Namibia Hakkies Husselman

Man of the Match:
Merab Kvirikashvili (Georgia)

Touch judges:
Paul Marks (Australia)
Malcolm Changleng (Scotland)
Television match official:
Federico Cuesta (Argentina)
Fourth official:
Alan Lewis (Ireland)
Fifth official:
Bruno Gaudefrin (France)

France vs Georgia[edit]

30 September 2007
15:00
France  64 – 7  Georgia
Tries: Poitrenaud 6' c
Nyanga 30' c
Beauxis 37' c
Dominici (2) 45' m, 57' m
Bruno 52' c
Nallet 63' c
Martin 67' m
Bonnaire 80' m
Con: Beauxis (5/9)
Pen: Beauxis (3/3) 4', 18', 24'
Report Try: Z. Maisuradze 72' c
Con: Urjukashvili (1/1)
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 58,695
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)
France
FB 15 Clément Poitrenaud Substituted off 73'
RW 14 Aurélien Rougerie
OC 13 David Marty Substituted off 58'
IC 12 Yannick Jauzion
LW 11 Christophe Dominici
FH 10 Lionel Beauxis
SH 9 Pierre Mignoni Substituted off 21'
N8 8 Julien Bonnaire
OF 7 Yannick Nyanga
BF 6 Serge Betsen (c) Substituted off 64'
RL 5 Jérôme Thion Substituted off 54'
LL 4 Lionel Nallet
TP 3 Jean-Baptiste Poux Substituted off 58' Substituted in 73'
HK 2 Sébastien Bruno Substituted off 58'
LP 1 Olivier Milloud Substituted off 73'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted in 58'
PR 17 Nicolas Mas Substituted in 58'
LK 18 Fabien Pelous Substituted in 54'
FL 19 Rémy Martin Substituted in 64'
SH 20 Jean-Baptiste Elissalde Substituted in 21'
FH 21 David Skrela Substituted in 58'
WG 22 Vincent Clerc Substituted in 73'
Coach:
France Bernard Laporte
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Georgia
FB 15 Otar Barkalaia Substituted off 54'
RW 14 Malkhaz Urjukashvili
OC 13 Revaz Gigauri Temporarily suspended from 75' to 80+' 75' to 80+'
IC 12 Irakli Giorgadze
LW 11 Besiki Khamashuridze Substituted off 54'
FH 10 Merab Kvirikashvili
SH 9 Irakli Abuseridze (c) Substituted off 31'
N8 8 Giorgi Chkhaidze
OF 7 Rati Urushadze Sent to blood bin 33' to 39'
BF 6 Ilia Maisuradze Substituted off 49'
RL 5 Zurab Mtchedlishvili
LL 4 Victor Didebulidze Substituted off 41'
TP 3 David Zirakashvili
HK 2 Akvsenti Giorgadze
LP 1 Mamuka Magrakvelidze Temporarily suspended from 29' to 39' 29' to 39' Substituted off 49'
Replacements:
PR 16 Goderdzi Shvelidze Substituted in 33' Substituted off 39' Substituted in 49'
PR 17 Avtandil Kopaliani
LK 18 Levan Datunashvili Substituted in 41'
FL 19 Zviad Maisuradze Substituted in 49'
SH 20 Bidzina Samkharadze Substituted in 31'
WG 21 Otar Eloshvili Substituted in 54'
WG 22 Giorgi Elizbarashvili Substituted in 54'
Coach:
Georgia (country) Malkhaz Cheishvili

Man of the Match:
Lionel Beauxis (France)

Touch judges:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Dave Pearson (England)
Television match official:
Hugh Watkins (Wales)
Fourth official:
Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
Fifth official:
Franck Maciello (France)

Ireland vs Argentina[edit]

30 September 2007
17:00
Ireland  15 – 30  Argentina
Tries: O'Driscoll 32' c
Murphy 47' m
Con: O'Gara (1/2)
Pen: O'Gara (1/1) 20'
Report Tries: Borges 17' m
Agulla 39' c
Con: F. Contepomi (1/2)
Pen: F. Contepomi (3/4) 43', 62', 66'
Drop: Hernández (3/5) 21', 36', 79'
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 45,450
Referee: Paul Honiss (New Zealand)
Ireland
FB 15 Geordan Murphy
RW 14 Shane Horgan
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll (c)
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy
LW 11 Denis Hickie Substituted off 71'
FH 10 Ronan O'Gara
SH 9 Eoin Reddan Substituted off 66'
N8 8 Denis Leamy
OF 7 David Wallace Sent to blood bin 25' to 28' Substituted off 65'
BF 6 Simon Easterby
RL 5 Paul O'Connell
LL 4 Donncha O'Callaghan Substituted off 65'
TP 3 John Hayes
HK 2 Jerry Flannery Substituted off 65'
LP 1 Marcus Horan
Replacements:
HK 16 Rory Best Substituted in 65'
PR 17 Bryan Young
LK 18 Malcolm O'Kelly Substituted in 65'
FL 19 Neil Best Substituted in 25' Substituted off 28' Substituted in 65'
SH 20 Isaac Boss Substituted in 66'
FH 21 Paddy Wallace
CE 22 Gavin Duffy Substituted in 71'
Coach:
Eddie O'Sullivan
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Argentina
FB 15 Ignacio Corleto
RW 14 Lucas Borges
OC 13 Manuel Contepomi Substituted off 71'
IC 12 Felipe Contepomi
LW 11 Horacio Agulla
FH 10 Juan Martín Hernández
SH 9 Agustín Pichot (c)
N8 8 Gonzalo Longo Elía
OF 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe
BF 6 Lucas Ostiglia Substituted off 62'
RL 5 Patricio Albacete
LL 4 Carlos Ignacio Fernández Lobbe Substituted off 55'
TP 3 Juan Martín Scelzo Substituted off 77'
HK 2 Mario Ledesma Arocena Substituted off 79'
LP 1 Rodrigo Roncero
Replacements:
HK 16 Alberto Vernet Basualdo Substituted in 79'
PR 17 Omar Hasan Jalil Substituted in 77'
LK 18 Rimas Álvarez Kairelis Substituted in 55'
FL 19 Martín Durand Substituted in 62'
SH 20 Nicolás Fernandez Miranda
FH 21 Federico Todeschini
CE 22 Hernán Senillosa Substituted in 71'
Coach:
Argentina Marcelo Loffreda

Man of the Match:
Gonzalo Longo Elía (Argentina)

Touch judges:
Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Television match official:
Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Fourth official:
Christophe Berdos (France)
Fifth official:
Eric Gauzins (France)

Notes[edit]

  • This was the second time that Argentina had eliminated Ireland from a Rugby World Cup, having also done so in the 1999 Rugby World Cup quarter-final playoff.
  • This was Paul Honiss' 44th Test as referee, equalling the record of Welsh referee Derek Bevan.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rugby News Service (2007-10-19). "Referee Honiss set to break world record". Rugby World Cup. Archived from the original on 26 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-19. 

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