2007 Rugby World Cup knockout stage

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The knockout stage of the 2007 Rugby World Cup began on 6 October with a quarter-final between Australia and England and concluded on 20 October with the final, at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Paris, between England and South Africa, their second meeting in this tournament.

South Africa were the first team to qualify for the knockout stage, when they beat Tonga 30–25 in their penultimate Pool A game.

This was the first Rugby World Cup tournament to have its semi-finalists coming from only two pools (Pools A and D), and the finalists coming from just one pool (Pool A). The top two representative nations of each of pools B and C were eliminated in the quarter-finals.

Summary[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
6 October – Stade Vélodrome, Marseille        
  Australia  10
13 October – Stade de France, St-Denis
  England  12  
  England  14
6 October – Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
    France  9  
  New Zealand  18
20 October – Stade de France, St-Denis
  France  20  
  England  6
7 October – Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
    South Africa  15
  South Africa  37
14 October – Stade de France, St-Denis
  Fiji  20  
  South Africa  37 Third place
7 October – Stade de France, St-Denis
    Argentina  13  
  Argentina  19   France  10
  Scotland  13     Argentina  34
19 October – Parc des Princes, Paris

Quarter-finals[edit]

Australia vs England[edit]

6 October 2007
15:00
Australia  10–12  England
Try: Tuqiri 33' c
Con: Mortlock (1/1)
Pen: Mortlock (1/4) 7'
Report Pen: Wilkinson (4/7) 23', 26', 52', 60'
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 59,120
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper Substituted off 64'
OC 13 Stirling Mortlock (c)
IC 12 Matt Giteau
LW 11 Lote Tuqiri
FH 10 Berrick Barnes
SH 9 George Gregan
N8 8 Wycliff Palu Substituted off 76'
OF 7 George Smith Substituted off 64'
BF 6 Rocky Elsom Substituted off 64'
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman Sent to blood bin 28' to 30'
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe
TP 3 Guy Shepherdson Substituted off 64'
HK 2 Stephen Moore Substituted off 73'
LP 1 Matt Dunning
Replacements:
HK 16 Adam Freier Substituted in 73'
PR 17 Al Baxter Substituted in 64'
LK 18 Hugh McMeniman Substituted in 28' Substituted off 30' Substituted in 64'
N8 19 Stephen Hoiles Substituted in 76'
FL 20 Phil Waugh Substituted in 64'
FH 21 Julian Huxley
WG 22 Drew Mitchell Substituted in 64'
Coach:
Australia John Connolly
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FB 15 Jason Robinson
RW 14 Paul Sackey
OC 13 Mathew Tait
IC 12 Mike Catt Substituted off 64'
LW 11 Josh Lewsey
FH 10 Jonny Wilkinson
SH 9 Andy Gomarsall Sent to blood bin 22' to 28'
N8 8 Nick Easter Substituted off 69'
OF 7 Lewis Moody Substituted off 66'
BF 6 Martin Corry
RL 5 Ben Kay
LL 4 Simon Shaw
TP 3 Phil Vickery (c) Substituted off 59'
HK 2 Mark Regan Substituted off 52'
LP 1 Andrew Sheridan
Replacements:
HK 16 George Chuter Substituted in 52'
PR 17 Matt Stevens Substituted in 59'
N8 18 Lawrence Dallaglio Substituted in 69'
FL 19 Joe Worsley Substituted in 66'
SH 20 Peter Richards Substituted in 22' Substituted off 28'
FH 21 Toby Flood Substituted in 64'
CE 22 Dan Hipkiss
Coach:
England Brian Ashton

Man of the Match:
Andrew Sheridan (England)

Touch judges:
Paul Honiss (New Zealand)
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Fourth official:
Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
Fifth official:
Alan Lewis (Ireland)

Notes[edit]

  • This was England's third consecutive World Cup win against Australia, following victories in the 1995 quarter-final and 2003 Final, and gave them a 3-2 head-to-head winning World Cup record against the Wallabies. Furthermore, England remained the only team to record a Rugby World Cup win over the Wallabies since South Africa beat them in the opening match of the 1995 World Cup.
  • Jonny Wilkinson's 12 points in this game took him past Gavin Hastings' record of 227 World Cup points.

New Zealand vs France[edit]

6 October 2007
21:00
New Zealand  18–20  France
Try: McAlister 17' c
So'oialo 63' m
Con: Carter (1/1)
Pen: Carter (2/2) 14', 31'
Report Try: Dusautoir 54' c
Jauzion 69' c
Con: Beauxis (1/1)
Elissalde (1/1)
Pen: Beauxis (2/3) 40+', 46'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 71,669
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
FB 15 Leon MacDonald
RW 14 Joe Rokocoko
OC 13 Mils Muliaina
IC 12 Luke McAlister Temporarily suspended from 46' to 56' 46' to 56'
LW 11 Sitiveni Sivivatu
FH 10 Dan Carter Substituted off 56'
SH 9 Byron Kelleher Substituted off 56'
N8 8 Rodney So'oialo
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerry Collins Substituted off 64'
RL 5 Ali Williams
LL 4 Keith Robinson Substituted off 42'
TP 3 Carl Hayman
HK 2 Anton Oliver Substituted off 56'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrew Hore Substituted in 56'
PR 17 Neemia Tialata
LK 18 Chris Jack Substituted in 42'
FL 19 Chris Masoe Substituted in 64'
SH 20 Brendon Leonard Substituted in 56'
FH 21 Nick Evans Substituted in 56' Substituted off 71'
CE 22 Isaia Toeava Substituted in 71'
Coach:
New Zealand Graham Henry
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FB 15 Damien Traille
RW 14 Vincent Clerc
OC 13 David Marty
IC 12 Yannick Jauzion
LW 11 Cédric Heymans Substituted off 69'
FH 10 Lionel Beauxis Substituted off 68'
SH 9 Jean-Baptiste Elissalde
N8 8 Julien Bonnaire
OF 7 Thierry Dusautoir
BF 6 Serge Betsen Substituted off 5'
RL 5 Jérôme Thion
LL 4 Fabien Pelous Substituted off 52'
TP 3 Pieter de Villiers
HK 2 Raphaël Ibañez (c) Substituted off 52'
LP 1 Olivier Milloud Substituted off 41'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted in 52'
PR 17 Jean-Baptiste Poux Substituted in 41'
LK 18 Sébastien Chabal Substituted in 52'
N8 19 Imanol Harinordoquy Substituted in 5'
FH 20 Frédéric Michalak Substituted in 68'
WG 21 Christophe Dominici Substituted in 69'
FB 22 Clément Poitrenaud
Coach:
France Bernard Laporte

Man of the Match:
Luke McAlister (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Tony Spreadbury (England)
Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Television match official:
Chris White (England)
Fourth official:
Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Fifth official:
Tim Hayes (Wales)

Notes[edit]

  • This was New Zealand's worst World Cup finish; they had never before failed to reach the semi-finals.[citation needed]

South Africa vs Fiji[edit]

7 October 2007
15:00
South Africa  37–20  Fiji
Try: Fourie 13' m
Smit 35' m
Pietersen 51' c
Smith 70' c
James 80' c
Con: Montgomery (3/5)
Pen: Steyn (1/1) 8'
Montgomery (1/2) 63'
Report Try: Delasau 57' c
Bobo 59' c
Con: Bai (2/2)
Pen: Bai (2/2) 26', 44'
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 55,943
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)
FB 15 Percy Montgomery
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 François Steyn
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Butch James
SH 9 Fourie du Preez
N8 8 Danie Rossouw Substituted off 50'
OF 7 Juan Smith
BF 6 Schalk Burger
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Bakkies Botha Sent to blood bin 53' to 58' Substituted off 75'
TP 3 Jannie du Plessis
HK 2 John Smit (c)
LP 1 Os du Randt Substituted off 53'
Replacements:
HK 16 Gary Botha
PR 17 Gurthro Steenkamp Substituted in 53'
LK 18 Johannes Muller Substituted in 53' Substituted off 58' Substituted in 75'
FL 19 Wickus van Heerden Substituted in 50'
SH 20 Ruan Pienaar
FH 21 Andre Pretorius
CE 22 Wynand Olivier
Coach:
South Africa Jake White
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FB 15 Norman Ligairi
RW 14 Vilimoni Delasau
OC 13 Kameli Ratuvou Substituted off 64'
IC 12 Seru Rabeni Temporarily suspended from 51' to 63' 51' to 63'
LW 11 Sereli Bobo
FH 10 Seremaia Bai
SH 9 Mosese Rauluni (c)
N8 8 Sisa Koyamaibole
OF 7 Akapusi Qera Substituted off 71'
BF 6 Semisi Naevo
RL 5 Ifereimi Rawaqa
LL 4 Kele Leawere Substituted off 73'
TP 3 Henry Qiodravu Substituted off 55'
HK 2 Sunia Koto Substituted off 71'
LP 1 Graham Dewes
Replacements:
HK 16 Bill Gadolo Substituted in 71'
PR 17 Jone Railomo Substituted in 55'
CE 18 Aca Ratuva Substituted in 71'
LK 19 Wame Lewaravu Substituted in 73'
SH 20 Jone Daunivucu
FH 21 Waisea Luveniyali
CE 22 Gabiriele Lovobalavu Substituted in 64'
Coach:
Fiji Ilie Tabua

Man of the Match:
Juan Smith (South Africa)

Touch judges:
Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
Paul Honiss (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Fourth official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Fifth official:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)

Note[edit]

  • This was Fiji's first quarter-final appearance since the inaugural competition in 1987.

Argentina vs Scotland[edit]

7 October 2007
21:00
Argentina  19–13  Scotland
Try: Longo Elía 33' c
Con: F. Contepomi (1/1)
Pen: F. Contepomi (3/4) 23', 29', 43'
Drop: Hernández (1/4) 54'
Report Try: Cusiter 63' c
Con: Paterson (1/1)
Pen: Parks (1/2) 16'
Paterson (1/1) 38'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 76,866
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)
FB 15 Ignacio Corleto
RW 14 Lucas Borges
OC 13 Manuel Contepomi Substituted off 67'
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 55'
RL 5 Patricio Albacete
LL 4 Carlos Ignacio Fernández Lobbe Substituted off 51'
TP 3 Martín Scelzo Substituted off 57'
HK 2 Mario Ledesma Arocena
LP 1 Rodrigo Roncero
Replacements:
HK 16 Alberto Vernet Basualdo
PR 17 Omar Hasan Jalil Substituted in 57'
LK 18 Rimas Álvarez Kairelis Substituted in 51'
FL 19 Juan Manuel Leguizamón Substituted in 55'
SH 20 Nicolás Fernández Miranda
FH 21 Federico Todeschini
CE 22 Hernán Senillosa Substituted in 67'
Coach:
Argentina Marcelo Loffreda
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FB 15 Rory Lamont Substituted off 68'
RW 14 Sean Lamont
OC 13 Simon Webster
IC 12 Rob Dewey Substituted off 41'
LW 11 Chris Paterson
FH 10 Dan Parks
SH 9 Mike Blair Substituted off 57'
N8 8 Simon Taylor
OF 7 Allister Hogg Substituted off 57'
BF 6 Jason White (c)
RL 5 Jim Hamilton Substituted off 57'
LL 4 Nathan Hines
TP 3 Euan Murray
HK 2 Ross Ford Substituted off 68'
LP 1 Gavin Kerr Substituted off 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Scott Lawson Substituted in 68'
PR 17 Craig Smith Substituted in 57'
LK 18 Scott MacLeod Substituted in 57'
FL 19 Kelly Brown Substituted in 57'
SH 20 Chris Cusiter Substituted in 57'
CE 21 Andrew Henderson Substituted in 41'
FB 22 Hugo Southwell Substituted in 68'
Coach:
Scotland Frank Hadden

Man of the Match:
Gonzalo Longo Elía (Argentina)

Touch judges:
Chris White (England)
Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Television match official:
Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Fourth official:
Tony Spreadbury (England)
Fifth official:
Wayne Barnes (England)

Note[edit]

  • Argentina's win took them into their first ever World Cup semi-final. Scotland had been seeking to reach their second semi-final, after a fourth-place finish in 1991.

Semi-finals[edit]

England vs France[edit]

13 October 2007
21:00
England  14–9  France
Try: Lewsey 2' m
Pen: Wilkinson (2/3) 47', 75'
Drop: Wilkinson (1/4) 78'
Report Pen: Beauxis (3/3) 8', 18', 44'
FB 15 Jason Robinson
RW 14 Paul Sackey
OC 13 Mathew Tait
IC 12 Mike Catt Substituted off 69'
LW 11 Josh Lewsey Substituted off 40'
FH 10 Jonny Wilkinson
SH 9 Andy Gomarsall Substituted off 71'
N8 8 Nick Easter Substituted off 69'
OF 7 Lewis Moody Substituted off 54'
BF 6 Martin Corry
RL 5 Ben Kay
LL 4 Simon Shaw
TP 3 Phil Vickery (c) Substituted off 56'
HK 2 Mark Regan Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Andrew Sheridan
Replacements:
HK 16 George Chuter Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Matt Stevens Substituted in 56'
N8 18 Lawrence Dallaglio Substituted in 69'
FL 19 Joe Worsley Substituted in 54'
SH 20 Peter Richards Substituted in 71'
FH 21 Toby Flood Substituted in 69'
CE 22 Dan Hipkiss Substituted in 40'
Coach:
England Brian Ashton
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FB 15 Damien Traille
RW 14 Vincent Clerc
OC 13 David Marty
IC 12 Yannick Jauzion
LW 11 Cédric Heymans Substituted off 61'
FH 10 Lionel Beauxis Substituted off 51'
SH 9 Jean-Baptiste Elissalde
N8 8 Julien Bonnaire
OF 7 Thierry Dusautoir
BF 6 Serge Betsen Substituted off 67'
RL 5 Jérôme Thion
LL 4 Fabien Pelous Substituted off 25'
TP 3 Pieter de Villiers Substituted off 66'
HK 2 Raphaël Ibañez (c) Substituted off 51'
LP 1 Olivier Milloud
Replacements:
HK 16 Dimitri Szarzewski Substituted in 51'
PR 17 Jean-Baptiste Poux Substituted in 66'
LK 18 Sébastien Chabal Substituted in 25'
N8 19 Imanol Harinordoquy Substituted in 67'
FH 20 Frédéric Michalak Substituted in 51'
WG 21 Christophe Dominici Substituted in 61'
FB 22 Clément Poitrenaud
Coach:
France Bernard Laporte

Man of the Match:
Mike Catt (England)

Touch judges:
Paul Honiss (New Zealand)
Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Television match official:
Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Fourth official:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Fifth official:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)

Notes[edit]

  • Josh Lewsey's try – scored after 79 seconds – was the fastest in any match at the knockout stage of a Rugby World Cup and is thought to be the fastest try in England's history.[citation needed]
  • Jonny Wilkinson extended his World Cup points record to 243.

South Africa vs Argentina[edit]

14 October 2007
21:00
South Africa  37–13  Argentina
Try: du Preez 7' c
Habana (2) 32' c, 76' c
Rossouw 40' c
Con: Montgomery (4/4)
Pen: Montgomery (3/3) 17', 71', 75'
Report Try: M. Contepomi 45' c
Con: F. Contepomi (1/1)
Pen: F. Contepomi (2/4) 15', 30'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 77,055
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
FB 15 Percy Montgomery
RW 14 JP Pietersen Substituted off 76'
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 François Steyn Substituted off 76'
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Butch James Substituted off 76'
SH 9 Fourie du Preez
N8 8 Danie Rossouw Substituted off 75'
OF 7 Juan Smith Temporarily suspended from 78' to 80+' 78' to 80+'
BF 6 Schalk Burger
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Bakkies Botha Sent to blood bin 21' to 29' Substituted off 76'
TP 3 CJ van der Linde
HK 2 John Smit (c) Substituted off 76'
LP 1 Os du Randt Sent to blood bin 44' to 49' Substituted off 72'
Replacements:
HK 16 Bismarck du Plessis Substituted in 76'
PR 17 Jannie du Plessis Substituted in 44' Substituted off 49' Substituted in 72'
LK 18 Johannes Muller Substituted in 21' Substituted off 29' Substituted in 76'
N8 19 Bobby Skinstad Substituted in 75'
SH 20 Ruan Pienaar Substituted in 76'
FH 21 Andre Pretorius Substituted in 76'
CE 22 Wynand Olivier Substituted in 76'
Coach:
South Africa Jake White
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FB 15 Ignacio Corleto
RW 14 Lucas Borges
OC 13 Manuel Contepomi Substituted off 65'
IC 12 Felipe Contepomi Temporarily suspended from 79' to 80+' 79' to 80+'
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 65'
RL 5 Patricio Albacete
LL 4 Carlos Ignacio Fernández Lobbe Substituted off 53'
TP 3 Martín Scelzo Substituted off 34'
HK 2 Mario Ledesma Arocena
LP 1 Rodrigo Roncero
Replacements:
HK 16 Alberto Vernet Basualdo
PR 17 Omar Hasan Jalil Substituted in 34'
LK 18 Rimas Álvarez Kairelis Substituted in 53'
FL 19 Juan Manuel Leguizamón Substituted in 65'
SH 20 Nicolás Fernández Miranda
FH 21 Federico Todeschini
CE 22 Gonzalo Tiesi Substituted in 65'
Coach:
Argentina Marcelo Loffreda

Man of the Match:
Danie Rossouw (South Africa)

Touch judges:
Alan Lewis (Ireland)
Chris White (England)
Television match official:
Tony Spreadbury (England)
Fourth official:
Joël Jutge (France)
Fifth official:
Wayne Barnes (England)

Note[edit]

  • With his second try in this match, Bryan Habana equalled Jonah Lomu's single-tournament record of eight tries.[citation needed]

Bronze Final - France vs Argentina[edit]

19 October 2007
21:00
France  10–34  Argentina
Try: Poitrenaud 69' c
Con: Beauxis (1/1)
Pen: Élissalde (1/1) 18'
Report Try: F. Contepomi (2) 28' c, 77' c
Hasan 32' c
Martín Aramburú 53' m
Corleto 65' m
Con: F. Contepomi (3/5)
Pen: F. Contepomi (1/1) 21'
Parc des Princes, Paris
Attendance: 45,958
Referee: Paul Honiss (New Zealand)
FB 15 Clément Poitrenaud
RW 14 Aurélien Rougerie Substituted off 62'
OC 12 David Marty Substituted off 70'
IC 13 David Skrela
LW 11 Christophe Dominici
FH 10 Frédéric Michalak
SH 9 Jean-Baptiste Élissalde Substituted off 55'
N8 8 Imanol Harinordoquy
OF 7 Thierry Dusautoir Substituted off 42'
BF 6 Yannick Nyanga
RL 5 Jérôme Thion Substituted off 62'
LL 4 Lionel Nallet
TP 3 Nicolas Mas
HK 2 Raphaël Ibañez (c) Temporarily suspended from 40+' to 50' 40+' to 50' Substituted off 50'
LP 1 Jean-Baptiste Poux
Replacements:
HK 16 Sébastien Bruno Substituted in 42'
PR 17 Pieter de Villiers
LK 18 Sébastien Chabal Substituted in 62'
FL 19 Rémy Martin Substituted in 50'
SH 20 Pierre Mignoni Substituted in 55'
FH 21 Lionel Beauxis Substituted in 70'
WG 22 Vincent Clerc Substituted in 62'
Coach:
France Bernard Laporte
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FB 15 Ignacio Corleto Substituted off 74'
RW 14 Federico Martin Aramburu
OC 13 Manuel Contepomi Substituted off 62'
IC 12 Felipe Contepomi Sent to blood bin 70' to 77'
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 Martín Durand Substituted off 62'
RL 5 Patricio Albacete
LL 4 Rimas Álvarez Kairelis Temporarily suspended from 40+' to 50' 40+' to 50' Substituted off 71'
TP 3 Omar Hasan Jalil Substituted off 71'
HK 2 Alberto Vernet Basualdo
LP 1 Rodrigo Roncero Substituted off 79'
Replacements:
HK 16 Eusebio Guiñazu Substituted in 79'
PR 17 Marcos Ayerza Substituted in 71'
LK 18 Esteban Lozada Substituted in 71'
N8 19 Juan Manuel Leguizamón Temporarily suspended from 63' to 74' 63' to 74' Substituted in 62'
SH 20 Nicolás Fernández Miranda Substituted in 70' Substituted off 77'
FH 21 Federico Todeschini Substituted in 74'
CE 22 Hernán Senillosa Substituted in 62'
Coach:
Argentina Marcelo Loffreda

Man of the Match:
Agustín Pichot (Argentina)

Touch judges:
Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Fourth official:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Fifth official:
Chris White (England)

Note[edit]

  • This was referee Paul Honiss's 45th Test, breaking the record he had previously shared with Derek Bevan of Wales.[1] This record would be surpassed by Jonathan Kaplan in 2008.
  • French centre David Marty played outside centre despite wearing the #12, David Skrela played inside centre with the #13.
  • This was the first occasion in Rugby World Cup history where two teams who had played each other in the pool stage met each other later on in the same tournament.

Final - England vs South Africa[edit]

20 October 2007
21:00
England  6–15  South Africa
Pen: Wilkinson (2/2) 13', 44'
Report Pen: Montgomery (4/4) 7', 16', 40', 51'
Steyn (1/2) 62'
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Attendance: 80,430
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FB 15 Jason Robinson Substituted off 47'
RW 14 Paul Sackey
OC 13 Mathew Tait
IC 12 Mike Catt Substituted off 51'
LW 11 Mark Cueto
FH 10 Jonny Wilkinson
SH 9 Andy Gomarsall
N8 8 Nick Easter Substituted off 65'
OF 7 Lewis Moody Substituted off 63'
BF 6 Martin Corry
RL 5 Ben Kay
LL 4 Simon Shaw
TP 3 Phil Vickery (c) Substituted off 41'
HK 2 Mark Regan Substituted off 63'
LP 1 Andrew Sheridan
Replacements:
HK 16 George Chuter Substituted in 63'
PR 17 Matt Stevens Substituted in 41'
N8 18 Lawrence Dallaglio Substituted in 65'
FL 19 Joe Worsley Substituted in 63' Substituted off 71'
SH 20 Peter Richards Substituted in 71'
FH 21 Toby Flood Substituted in 51'
CE 22 Dan Hipkiss Substituted in 47'
Coach:
England Brian Ashton
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FB 15 Percy Montgomery
RW 14 JP Pietersen
OC 13 Jaque Fourie
IC 12 François Steyn
LW 11 Bryan Habana
FH 10 Butch James
SH 9 Fourie du Preez
N8 8 Danie Rossouw Substituted off 72'
OF 7 Juan Smith
BF 6 Schalk Burger
RL 5 Victor Matfield
LL 4 Bakkies Botha
TP 3 CJ van der Linde
HK 2 John Smit (c) Sent to blood bin 72' to 77'
LP 1 Os du Randt
Replacements:
HK 16 Bismarck du Plessis Substituted in 72' Substituted off 77'
PR 17 Jannie du Plessis
LK 18 Johannes Muller
FL 19 Wickus van Heerden Substituted in 72'
SH 20 Ruan Pienaar
FH 21 Andre Pretorius
CE 22 Wynand Olivier
Coach:
South Africa Jake White

Man of the Match:
Victor Matfield (South Africa)

Touch judges:
Joël Jutge (France)
Paul Honiss (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Fourth official:
Alan Lewis (Ireland)
Fifth official:
Steve Walsh (New Zealand)

Notes[edit]

  • Jonny Wilkinson's six points in this game made him the leading points scorer in World Cups with 249 points.
  • Percy Montgomery finished as the tournament's leading points scorer, with 105 points.
  • This was the second occasion in Rugby World Cup history where two teams who had played each other in the pool stage met each other later on in the same tournament, also it was the only occasion where the finalists had earlier met in pool play.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]