2007 Rugby World Cup Pool B

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Pool B of the 2007 Rugby World Cup began on 8 September and was completed on 29 September. The pool was composed of 2003 hosts Australia, as well as Canada, Fiji, Japan and Wales.

Overview[edit]

The biggest surprise in Pool B was Wales' failure to qualify for the quarter-finals, having been beaten 38–34 in their final pool game against Fiji (their third World Cup loss to a Pacific island nation, having previously been beaten 16–13 by Western Samoa in 1991 and 38-31 by Samoa in 1999, both times in Cardiff),[1] who claimed second place. Elsewhere, Australia kept up appearances by finishing in top spot with the maximum of 20 points, while Japan and Canada played out the first draw in a Rugby World Cup game since a 20–20 draw between France and Scotland back in 1987.[2] Japan performed much stronger than expected, and came in 4th after a close see-sawing game against Fiji earned them a bonus point.

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1  Australia 4 4 0 0 215 41 +174 4 20
2  Fiji 4 3 0 1 114 136 −22 3 15
3  Wales 4 2 0 2 168 102 +63 4 12
4  Japan 4 0 1 3 64 210 −146 1 3
5  Canada 4 0 1 3 51 120 −69 0 2


All times local (UTC+2)

Australia vs Japan[edit]

8 September 2007
15:45
Australia  91 – 3  Japan
Tries: Sharpe 18' m
Elsom (3) 24' c, 34' m, 41' c
Ashley-Cooper 46' c
Latham (2) 53' c, 72' c
Barnes (2) 57' c, 75' c
Mitchell (2) 59' c, 66' c
Smith 62' m
Freier 80+' c
Con: Mortlock (7/10)
Giteau (3/3)
Pen: Mortlock (2/2) 10', 16'
Report Pen: K. Ono (1/1) 38'
Stade de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 40,043
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)
Australia
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper Substituted off 59'
OC 13 Stirling Mortlock (c) Substituted off 68'
IC 12 Matt Giteau
LW 11 Lote Tuqiri
FH 10 Stephen Larkham Substituted off 54'
SH 9 George Gregan
N8 8 Wycliff Palu Substituted off 67'
OF 7 George Smith
BF 6 Rocky Elsom
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe Substituted off 51'
TP 3 Al Baxter Substituted off 51' Substituted in 68'
HK 2 Stephen Moore Substituted off 67'
LP 1 Matt Dunning Substituted off 68'
Replacements:
HK 16 Adam Freier Substituted in 67'
PR 17 Guy Shepherdson Substituted in 51'
LK 18 Hugh McMeniman Substituted in 51'
N8 19 Stephen Hoiles Substituted in 67'
FH 20 Berrick Barnes Substituted in 54'
WG 21 Drew Mitchell Substituted in 59'
WG 22 Mark Gerrard Substituted in 68'
Coach:
Australia John Connolly
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Japan
FB 15 Tatsuya Kusumi
RW 14 Tomoki Kitagawa
OC 13 Koji Taira
IC 12 Nataniela Oto
LW 11 Hirotoki Onozawa
FH 10 Kosei Ono
SH 9 Yuki Yatomi
N8 8 Hajime Kiso
OF 7 Takamichi Sasaki (c) Substituted off 48'
BF 6 Yasunori Watanabe Sent to blood bin 9' to 12'
RL 5 Luatangi Samurai Vatuvei
LL 4 Takanori Kumagae
TP 3 Ryo Yamamura
HK 2 Taku Inokuchi
LP 1 Masahito Yamamoto
Replacements:
HK 16 Yuji Matsubara
PR 17 Tomokazu Soma
LK 18 Hitoshi Ono
FL 19 Hare Makiri Substituted in 9' Substituted off 12' Substituted in 48'
SH 20 Tomoki Yoshida
CE 21 Bryce Robins
WG 22 Kosuke Endo
Coach:
New Zealand John Kirwan

Man of the Match:
Rocky Elsom (Australia)

Touch judges:
Hugh Watkins (Wales)
Dave Pearson (England)
Television match official:
Malcolm Changleng (Scotland)
Fourth official:
Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
Fifth official:
Laurent Valin (France)

  • Australia's starting 15 in this match was the most-experienced starting team in the sport's history, as measured by total number of international caps entering the match. The Wallabies squad that took the field for the opening kickoff had earned a combined total of 798 caps.[3]

Wales vs Canada[edit]

9 September 2007
14:00
Wales  42 – 17  Canada
Try: Parker 52' c
A. W. Jones 58' c
S. Williams (2) 61' m, 63' c
Charvis 68' c
Con: S. Jones (4/5)
Pen: Hook (3/4) 10', 15', 21'
Report Tries: Cudmore 25' m
Culpan 36' c
Williams 45' m
Con: Pritchard (1/3)
Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Attendance: 37,500
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Wales
FB 15 Kevin Morgan Substituted off 49'
RW 14 Mark Jones
OC 13 Tom Shanklin
IC 12 Sonny Parker
LW 11 Shane Williams
FH 10 James Hook Substituted off 49'
SH 9 Dwayne Peel (c) Substituted off 66'
N8 8 Alix Popham
OF 7 Martyn Williams Sent to blood bin 38' to 41' Substituted off 60'
BF 6 Jonathan Thomas
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Ian Gough Substituted off 65'
TP 3 Adam Jones Substituted off 69'
HK 2 Matthew Rees Substituted off 69'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins
Replacements:
HK 16 Thomas Rhys Thomas Substituted in 69'
PR 17 Duncan Jones Substituted in 69'
N8 18 Michael Owen Substituted in 65'
FL 19 Colin Charvis Substituted in 38' Substituted off 41' Substituted in 60'
SH 20 Michael Phillips Substituted in 66'
FH 21 Stephen Jones Substituted in 49'
FB 22 Gareth Thomas Substituted in 49'
Coach:
Wales Gareth Jenkins
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Canada
FB 15 Mike Pyke
RW 14 DTH van der Merwe
OC 13 Craig Culpan
IC 12 Dave Spicer
LW 11 James Pritchard
FH 10 Ander Monro Substituted off 66'
SH 9 Morgan Williams (c) Substituted off 76'
N8 8 Sean-Michael Stephen
OF 7 Dave Biddle Substituted off 66'
BF 6 Jamie Cudmore Substituted off 61'
RL 5 Mike James
LL 4 Luke Tait Substituted off 69'
TP 3 Jon Thiel Substituted off 33'
HK 2 Pat Riordan
LP 1 Rod Snow Substituted off 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Aaron Carpenter Substituted in 61'
PR 17 Dan Pletch Substituted in 57'
PR 18 Mike Pletch Substituted in 33'
LK 19 Mike Burak Substituted in 69'
FL 20 Colin Yukes Substituted in 66'
SH 21 Ed Fairhurst Substituted in 76'
FH 22 Ryan Smith Substituted in 66'
Coach:
Canada Ric Suggitt

Man of the Match:
Morgan Williams (Canada)

Touch judges:
Carlo Damasco (Italy)
Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Television match official:
Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)
Fourth official:
Tony Spreadbury (England)
Fifth official:
Christophe Dutreuilh (France)

Japan vs Fiji[edit]

12 September 2007
18:00
Japan  31 – 35  Fiji
Tries: Thompson (2) 51' c, 78' c
Soma 62' m
Con: Onishi (2/3)
Pen: Onishi (4/4) 18', 30', 40+', 43'
Report Tries: Qera (2) 36' c, 49' c
Rabeni 56' m
Leawere 71' c
Con: Little (3/4)
Pen: Little (3/3) 4', 55', 74'
Japan
FB 15 Go Aruga Substituted off 60'
RW 14 Christian Loamanu
OC 13 Yuta Imamura
IC 12 Shotaro Onishi
LW 11 Kosuke Endo
FH 10 Bryce Robins
SH 9 Tomoki Yoshida Substituted off 58'
N8 8 Takuro Miuchi (c)
OF 7 Philip O'Reil
BF 6 Hare Makiri
RL 5 Luke Thompson
LL 4 Hitoshi Ono
TP 3 Tomokazu Soma Substituted off 68'
HK 2 Yuji Matsubara
LP 1 Tatsukichi Nishiura
Replacements:
HK 16 Taku Inokuchi
PR 17 Ryo Yamamura Substituted in 68'
LK 18 Takanori Kumagae
FL 19 Ryota Asano
SH 20 Yuki Yatomi Substituted in 58' Substituted off 65'
CE 21 Koji Taira Substituted in 65'
WG 22 Hirotoki Onozawa Substituted in 60'
Coach:
New Zealand John Kirwan
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Fiji
FB 15 Kameli Ratuvou Sent to blood bin 4' to 10'
RW 14 Vilimoni Delasau Temporarily suspended from 40' to 51' 40' to 51' Substituted off 70'
OC 13 Seru Rabeni
IC 12 Seremaia Bai
LW 11 Isoa Neivua
FH 10 Nicky Little
SH 9 Mosese Rauluni (c)
N8 8 Sisa Koyamaibole Substituted off 68'
OF 7 Akapusi Qera Substituted off 58'
BF 6 Semisi Naevo
RL 5 Wame Lewaravu
LL 4 Kele Leawere
TP 3 Henry Qiodravu Substituted off 68'
HK 2 Sunia Koto
LP 1 Graham Dewes
Replacements:
HK 16 Vereniki Sauturaga
PR 17 Jone Railomo Substituted in 68'
N8 18 Netani Talei Substituted in 68'
CE 19 Aca Ratuva Substituted in 58'
SH 20 Jone Daunivucu
CE 21 Gabiriele Lovobalavu
FB 22 Norman Ligairi Substituted in 4' Substituted off 10' Substituted in 70'
Coach:
Fiji Ilie Tabua

Man of the Match:
Akapusi Qera (Fiji)

Touch judges:
Federico Cuesta (Argentina)
Paul Marks (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Malcolm Changleng (Scotland)
Fourth official:
Chris White (England)
Fifth official:
Romain Poite (France)

Wales vs Australia[edit]

15 September 2007
14:00
Wales  20 – 32  Australia
Tries: J. Thomas 45' c
S. Williams 76' c
Con: Hook (2/2)
Pen: S. Jones (1/3) 7'
Hook (1/2) 54'
Report Tries: Giteau 16' c
Mortlock 35' m
Latham (2) 40+' c, 60' c
Con: Mortlock (2/2)
Giteau (1/2)
Pen: Mortlock (1/2) 2'
Drop: Barnes (1/1) 23'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 71,022
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
Wales
FB 15 Gareth Thomas (c) Substituted off 22'
RW 14 Mark Jones
OC 13 Tom Shanklin
IC 12 Sonny Parker Substituted off 19'
LW 11 Shane Williams
FH 10 Stephen Jones
SH 9 Dwayne Peel Substituted off 71'
N8 8 Jonathan Thomas
OF 7 Martyn Williams
BF 6 Colin Charvis Sent to blood bin 13' to 16' Sent to blood bin 49' to 60'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Ian Gough Substituted off 66'
TP 3 Adam Jones Substituted off 66'
HK 2 Matthew Rees Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins
Replacements:
HK 16 Thomas Rhys Thomas Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Duncan Jones Substituted in 66'
LK 18 Michael Owen Substituted in 66'
N8 19 Alix Popham Substituted in 13' Substituted off 16' Substituted in 49' Substituted off 60'
SH 20 Michael Phillips Substituted in 71'
FH 21 James Hook Substituted in 22'
FB 22 Kevin Morgan Substituted in 19'
Coach:
Wales Gareth Jenkins
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Australia
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Drew Mitchell Temporarily suspended from 66' to 77' 66' to 77'
OC 13 Stirling Mortlock (c) Substituted off 41'
IC 12 Matt Giteau
LW 11 Lote Tuqiri
FH 10 Berrick Barnes Substituted off 78'
SH 9 George Gregan
N8 8 Wycliff Palu Substituted off 66'
OF 7 George Smith Substituted off 63'
BF 6 Rocky Elsom Substituted off 76'
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe Temporarily suspended from 75' to 80+' 75' to 80+'
TP 3 Guy Shepherdson Substituted off 74'
HK 2 Stephen Moore Substituted off 68'
LP 1 Matt Dunning
Replacements:
HK 16 Adam Freier Substituted in 68'
PR 17 Al Baxter Substituted in 74'
LK 18 Mark Chisholm Substituted in 76'
N8 19 Stephen Hoiles Substituted in 66'
FL 20 Phil Waugh Substituted in 63'
CE 21 Scott Staniforth Substituted in 41'
FB 22 Julian Huxley Substituted in 78'
Coach:
Australia John Connolly

Man of the Match:
Chris Latham (Australia)

Touch judges:
Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Television match official:
Christophe Berdos (France)
Fourth official:
Tony Spreadbury (England)
Fifth official:
Tim Hayes (Wales)

Fiji vs Canada[edit]

16 September 2007
14:00
Fiji  29 – 16  Canada
Tries: Leawere 22' c
Ratuvou (2) 28' m, 80+' c
Delasau 42' c
Con: Little (3/4)
Pen: Little (1/3) 8'
Report Tries: Smith 60' c
Con: Pritchard (1/1)
Pen: Pritchard (3/4) 4', 27', 74'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Tony Spreadbury (England)
Fiji
FB 15 Kameli Ratuvou
RW 14 Vilimoni Delasau
OC 13 Seru Rabeni Substituted off 64'
IC 12 Seremaia Bai
LW 11 Isoa Neivua Substituted off 76'
FH 10 Nicky Little
SH 9 Mosese Rauluni (c)
N8 8 Sisa Koyamaibole
OF 7 Akapusi Qera
BF 6 Semisi Naevo Substituted off 62'
RL 5 Ifereimi Rawaqa
LL 4 Kele Leawere
TP 3 Jone Railomo Substituted off 63'
HK 2 Sunia Koto Substituted off 70'
LP 1 Graham Dewes
Replacements:
HK 16 Vereniki Sauturaga Substituted in 70'
PR 17 Henry Qiodravu Substituted in 63'
N8 18 Netani Talei Substituted in 62'
N8 19 Jone Qovu
SH 20 Jone Daunivucu
CE 21 Maleli Kunavore Substituted in 64'
FB 22 Norman Ligairi Substituted in 76'
Coach:
Fiji Ilie Tabua
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Canada
FB 15 Mike Pyke
RW 14 DTH van der Merwe
OC 13 Craig Culpan
IC 12 Dave Spicer
LW 11 James Pritchard
FH 10 Ryan Smith
SH 9 Morgan Williams (c)
N8 8 Sean-Michael Stephen Substituted off 60'
OF 7 Dave Biddle
BF 6 Jamie Cudmore
RL 5 Mike James
LL 4 Mike Burak Substituted off 65'
TP 3 Jon Thiel
HK 2 Pat Riordan Substituted off 68'
LP 1 Rod Snow Substituted off 62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Aaron Carpenter Substituted in 68'
PR 17 Dan Pletch Substituted in 62'
PR 18 Mike Pletch
LK 19 Luke Tait Substituted in 65'
FL 20 Colin Yukes Substituted in 60'
SH 21 Ed Fairhurst
FH 22 Ander Monro
Coach:
Canada Ric Suggitt

Man of the Match:
Kameli Ratuvou (Fiji)

Touch judges:
Christophe Berdos (France)
Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
Television match official:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Fourth official:
Joël Jutge (France)
Fifth official:
Tim Hayes (Wales)

Wales vs Japan[edit]

20 September 2007
21:00
Wales  72 – 18  Japan
Tries: A. W. Jones 11' c
Hook 24' c
T. R. Thomas 31' c
Morgan 40+' m
Phillips 42' c
S. Williams (2) 48' m, 80' m
D. James 52' c
Cooper 59' c
M. Williams (2) 64' c, 74' c
Con: S. Jones (5/7)
Sweeney (2/4)
Pen: S. Jones (1/1) 23'
Report Tries: Endo 19' m
Onozawa 57' c
Con: Robins (1/1)
Pen: Onishi (2/2) 4', 37'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 35,245
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)
Wales
FB 15 Kevin Morgan
RW 14 Dafydd James
OC 13 Jamie Robinson Substituted off 73'
IC 12 James Hook
LW 11 Shane Williams
FH 10 Stephen Jones (c) Substituted off 57'
SH 9 Michael Phillips Substituted off 57'
N8 8 Alix Popham Substituted off 58'
OF 7 Martyn Williams
BF 6 Colin Charvis
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones Substituted off 52'
LL 4 Will James
TP 3 Chris Horsman Substituted off 65'
HK 2 Thomas Rhys Thomas Substituted off 59'
LP 1 Duncan Jones
Replacements:
HK 16 Huw Bennett Substituted in 69'
PR 17 Gethin Jenkins Substituted in 65'
LK 18 Ian Evans Substituted in 52'
N8 19 Michael Owen Substituted in 58'
SH 20 Gareth Cooper Substituted in 57'
FH 21 Ceri Sweeney Substituted in 57'
CE 22 Tom Shanklin Substituted in 73'
Coach:
Wales Gareth Jenkins
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Japan
FB 15 Christian Loamanu
RW 14 Kosuke Endo
OC 13 Yuta Imamura Substituted off 51'
IC 12 Shotaro Onishi Substituted off 52'
LW 11 Hirotoki Onozawa
FH 10 Bryce Robins
SH 9 Tomoki Yoshida Substituted off 66'
N8 8 Takuro Miuchi (c)
OF 7 Hare Makiri Substituted off 52'
BF 6 Yasunori Watanabe
RL 5 Luke Thompson Substituted off 66'
LL 4 Hitoshi Ono
TP 3 Tomokazu Soma Substituted off 71'
HK 2 Yuji Matsubara Substituted off 74'
LP 1 Tatsukichi Nishiura Substituted off 53' Substituted in 71'
Replacements:
HK 16 Taku Inokuchi Substituted in 74'
PR 17 Ryo Yamamura Substituted in 53'
LK 18 Hajime Kiso Substituted in 66'
FL 19 Ryota Asano Substituted in 52'
SH 20 Chulwon Kim Substituted in 66'
CE 21 Koji Taira Substituted in 51'
FB 22 Tatsuya Kusumi Substituted in 52'
Coach:
New Zealand John Kirwan

Man of the Match:
Michael Phillips (Wales)

Touch judges:
Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Television match official:
Christophe Berdos (France)
Fourth official:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Fifth official:
Tim Hayes (Wales)

Australia vs Fiji[edit]

23 September 2007
14:30
Australia  55 – 12  Fiji
Tries: Giteau (2) 17' c, 36' m
Mitchell (3) 31' c, 70' c, 79' m
Ashley-Cooper 57' c
Hoiles 74' m
Con: Giteau (4/6)
Pen: Giteau (3/3) 28', 42', 50'
Drop: Barnes (1/1) 44'
Report Tries: Neivua 40+' m
Ratuva 47' c
Con: Bai (1/1)
Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Attendance: 32,231
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Australia
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Drew Mitchell
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
IC 12 Matt Giteau
LW 11 Lote Tuqiri
FH 10 Berrick Barnes Substituted off 62'
SH 9 George Gregan (c) Substituted off 58'
N8 8 Wycliff Palu Substituted off 66'
OF 7 Phil Waugh
BF 6 Rocky Elsom Substituted off 58'
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman
LL 4 Mark Chisholm
TP 3 Guy Shepherdson
HK 2 Stephen Moore Substituted off 58'
LP 1 Matt Dunning Substituted off 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Adam Freier Substituted in 58'
PR 17 Greg Holmes Substituted in 58'
LK 18 Hugh McMeniman Substituted in 58'
N8 19 Stephen Hoiles Substituted in 66'
SH 20 Sam Cordingley Substituted in 58'
CE 21 Scott Staniforth Substituted in 62' Substituted off 68'
FB 22 Julian Huxley Substituted in 68'
Coach:
Australia John Connolly
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Fiji
FB 15 Norman Ligairi
RW 14 Vilimoni Delasau
OC 13 Maleli Kunavore Substituted off 65'
IC 12 Seremaia Bai (c)
LW 11 Isoa Neivua
FH 10 Waisea Luveniyali Substituted off 41'
SH 9 Jone Daunivucu Substituted off 41'
N8 8 Jone Qovu
OF 7 Aca Ratuva
BF 6 Netani Talei Substituted off 63'
RL 5 Ifereimi Rawaqa
LL 4 Isoa Domolailai Substituted off 41'
TP 3 Henry Qiodravu
HK 2 Vereniki Sauturaga
LP 1 Alefoso Yalayalatabua Substituted off 60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Bill Gadolo
PR 17 Jone Railomo Substituted in 60'
LK 18 Wame Lewaravu Substituted in 41'
N8 19 Sisa Koyamaibole Substituted in 63'
SH 20 Mosese Rauluni Substituted in 41'
CE 21 Gabiriele Lovobalavu Substituted in 65'
CE 22 Seru Rabeni Substituted in 41'
Coach:
Fiji Ilie Tabua

Man of the Match:
Matt Giteau (Australia)

Touch judges:
Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
Christophe Berdos (France)
Television match official:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Fourth official:
Romain Poite (France)
Fifth official:
Jean-Christophe Gastou (France)

Canada vs Japan[edit]

25 September 2007
18:00
Canada  12 – 12  Japan
Tries: Riordan 48' m
van der Merwe 65' c
Con: Pritchard (1/1)
Report Tries: Endo 12' m
Taira 80+' c
Con: Onishi (1/2)
Canada
FB 15 Mike Pyke
RW 14 DTH van der Merwe
OC 13 Craig Culpan Substituted off 72'
IC 12 Dave Spicer
LW 11 James Pritchard
FH 10 Ryan Smith
SH 9 Morgan Williams (c)
N8 8 Aaron Carpenter Substituted off 56'
OF 7 Adam Kleeberger Substituted off 79'
BF 6 Colin Yukes
RL 5 Mike James
LL 4 Mike Burak
TP 3 Jon Thiel Substituted off 58'
HK 2 Pat Riordan Temporarily suspended from 35' to 46' 35' to 46' Substituted off 60'
LP 1 Rod Snow Substituted off 46'
Replacements:
PR 16 Mike Pletch Substituted in 60'
PR 17 Dan Pletch Substituted in 46'
PR 18 Scott Franklin Substituted in 58'
LK 19 Josh Jackson Substituted in 79'
FL 20 Mike Webb Substituted in 56'
SH 21 Ed Fairhurst
WG 22 Justin Mensah-Coker Substituted in 72'
Coach:
Canada Ric Suggitt
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Japan
FB 15 Go Aruga
RW 14 Kosuke Endo Substituted off 72'
OC 13 Yuta Imamura Substituted off 69'
IC 12 Shotaro Onishi
LW 11 Christian Loamanu
FH 10 Bryce Robins
SH 9 Tomoki Yoshida Substituted off 50'
N8 8 Takuro Miuchi (c) Substituted off 72'
OF 7 Philip O'Reilly
BF 6 Hare Makiri
RL 5 Luke Thompson
LL 4 Hitoshi Ono Substituted off 56'
TP 3 Tomokazu Soma Substituted off 52' Substituted in 75'
HK 2 Yuji Matsubara
LP 1 Tatsukichi Nishiura Substituted off 75'
Replacements:
HK 16 Taku Inokuchi
PR 17 Ryo Yamamura Substituted in 52'
LK 18 Luatangi Samurai Vatuvei Substituted in 56'
FL 19 Hajime Kiso Substituted in 72'
SH 20 Chulwon Kim Substituted in 50'
CE 21 Koji Taira Substituted in 69'
FB 22 Hirotoki Onozawa Substituted in 72'
Coach:
New Zealand John Kirwan

Man of the Match:
Morgan Williams (Canada)

Touch judges:
Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)
Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Joël Jutge (France)
Fourth official:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Fifth official:
Hervé Dubes (France)

Australia vs Canada[edit]

29 September 2007
15:00
Australia  37 – 6  Canada
Tries: Baxter 24' m
Freier 34' m
Smith 51' m
Mitchell (2) 63' c, 65' m
Latham 73' c
Con: Shepherd (2/3)
Pen: Huxley (1/1) 2'
Report Pen: Pritchard (2/2) 42', 54'
Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux
Attendance: 35,200
Referee: Chris White (England)
Australia
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Cameron Shepherd
OC 13 Lote Tuqiri
IC 12 Adam Ashley-Cooper
LW 11 Drew Mitchell
FH 10 Julian Huxley
SH 9 Sam Cordingley Substituted off 74'
N8 8 David Lyons Substituted off 46'
OF 7 George Smith (c)
BF 6 Hugh McMeniman
RL 5 Mark Chisholm
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe Substituted off 72'
TP 3 Al Baxter
HK 2 Adam Freier Substituted off 60'
LP 1 Greg Holmes
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Hardman Substituted in 60'
PR 17 Guy Shepherdson
FL 18 Rocky Elsom
FL 19 Phil Waugh Substituted in 72'
N8 20 Stephen Hoiles Substituted in 46'
SH 21 George Gregan Substituted in 74'
CE 22 Matt Giteau
Coach:
Australia John Connolly
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Canada
FB 15 DTH van der Merwe Substituted off 75'
RW 14 Justin Mensah-Coker
OC 13 Mike Pyke
IC 12 Derek Daypuck Substituted off 67'
LW 11 James Pritchard
FH 10 Ander Monro
SH 9 Morgan Williams (c)
N8 8 Sean-Michael Stephen Substituted off 54'
OF 7 Dave Biddle
BF 6 Colin Yukes Substituted off 64'
RL 5 Mike James Substituted off 64'
LL 4 Luke Tait
TP 3 Jon Thiel
HK 2 Pat Riordan Substituted off 46'
LP 1 Rod Snow Substituted off 54' Substituted in 73'
Replacements:
HK 16 Aaron Carpenter Substituted in 46'
PR 17 Dan Pletch Substituted in 54' Substituted off 73'
PR 18 Mike Pletch Substituted in 64'
LK 19 Mike Burak Substituted in 64'
FL 20 Mike Webb Substituted in 54'
SH 21 Ed Fairhurst Substituted in 75'
CE 22 Nick Trenkel Substituted in 67'
Coach:
Canada Ric Suggitt

Man of the Match:
Hugh McMeniman (Australia)

Touch judges:
Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)
Fourth official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Fifth official:
Stephan Pomarede (France)

Wales vs Fiji[edit]

29 September 2007
17:00
Wales  34 – 38  Fiji
Try: Popham 34' c
S. Williams 45' c
G. Thomas 48' m
M. Jones 51' c
M. Williams 73' m
Con: Hook (1/1)
S. Jones (2/4)
Pen: S. Jones (1/2) 5'
Report Tries: Qera 16' c
Delasau 19' m
Leawere 25' c
Dewes 77' c
Con: Little (3/4)
Pen: Little (4/5) 21', 24', 54', 60'
Wales
FB 15 Gareth Thomas (c)
RW 14 Mark Jones
OC 13 Tom Shanklin
IC 12 James Hook
LW 11 Shane Williams
FH 10 Stephen Jones
SH 9 Dwayne Peel Substituted off 58'
N8 8 Alix Popham Substituted off 65'
OF 7 Martyn Williams
BF 6 Colin Charvis
RL 5 Ian Evans Substituted off 65'
LL 4 Alun Wyn Jones
TP 3 Chris Horsman Substituted off 65'
HK 2 Matthew Rees Substituted off 47'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins
Replacements:
HK 16 Thomas Rhys Thomas Substituted in 47'
PR 17 Duncan Jones Substituted in 65'
LK 18 Ian Gough Substituted in 65'
N8 19 Michael Owen Substituted in 65'
SH 20 Michael Phillips Substituted in 58'
CE 21 Jamie Robinson
WG 22 Dafydd James
Coach:
Wales Gareth Jenkins
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Fiji
FB 15 Kameli Ratuvou
RW 14 Vilimoni Delasau
OC 13 Seru Rabeni Substituted off 67'
IC 12 Seremaia Bai
LW 11 Isoa Neivua Substituted off 52'
FH 10 Nicky Little Substituted off 80+'
SH 9 Mosese Rauluni (c)
N8 8 Sisa Koyamaibole
OF 7 Akapusi Qera Temporarily suspended from 40' to 50' 40' to 50' Substituted off 74'
BF 6 Semisi Naevo
RL 5 Ifereimi Rawaqa
LL 4 Kele Leawere
TP 3 Jone Railomo Substituted off 54'
HK 2 Sunia Koto Substituted off 77'
LP 1 Graham Dewes
Replacements:
HK 16 Vereniki Sauturaga Substituted in 77'
PR 17 Henry Qiodravu Substituted in 54'
LK 18 Wame Lewaravu
CE 19 Aca Ratuva Substituted in 74'
SH 20 Jone Daunivucu Substituted in 80+'
FB 21 Norman Ligairi Substituted in 67'
WG 22 Sereli Bobo Substituted in 52'
Coach:
Fiji Ilie Tabua

Man of the Match:
Shane Williams (Wales)

Touch judges:
Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)
Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Television match official:
Carlo Damasco (Italy)
Fourth official:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Fifth official:
Christophe Dutreuilh (France)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davies, Sean (29 September 2007). "Wales 34-38 Fiji". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 February 2008. 
  2. ^ Standley, James (25 September 2007). "Canada 12-12 Japan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 February 2008. 
  3. ^ Griffiths, John (2009-08-17). "Ask John". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 

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