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 Diff
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)
FB 15 Cédric Heymans
RW 14 Aurélien Rougerie
OC 13 Yannick Jauzion
IC 12 Damien Traille red cross icon 16' to 24'
LW 11 Christophe Dominici
FH 10 David Skrela downward-facing red arrow 62'
SH 9 Pierre Mignoni downward-facing red arrow 73'
N8 8 Imanol Harinordoquy
OF 7 Rémy Martin downward-facing red arrow 60'
BF 6 Serge Betsen
RL 5 Jérôme Thion
LL 4 Fabien Pelous downward-facing red arrow 60'
TP 3 Pieter de Villiers
HK 2 Raphaël Ibañez (c) downward-facing red arrow 60'
LP 1 Olivier Milloud
Replacements:
HK 16 Dimitri Szarzewski upward-facing green arrow 60'
PR 17 Jean-Baptiste Poux
LK 18 Sébastien Chabal upward-facing green arrow 60'
N8 19 Julien Bonnaire upward-facing green arrow 60'
FL 20 Thierry Dusautoir
SH 21 Jean-Baptiste Elissalde upward-facing green arrow 73'
FH 22 Frédéric Michalak upward-facing green arrow 16' downward-facing red arrow 24' upward-facing green arrow 62'
Coach:
Bernard Laporte
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FB 15 Ignacio Corleto
RW 14 Lucas Borges
OC 13 Manuel Contepomi red cross icon 48' to 50' downward-facing red arrow 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 downward-facing red arrow 72'
RL 5 Patricio Albacete
LL 4 Carlos Ignacio Fernández Lobbe downward-facing red arrow 28'
TP 3 Martin Scelzo downward-facing red arrow 64'
HK 2 Mario Ledesma
LP 1 Rodrigo Roncero
Replacements:
HK 16 Alberto Vernet Basualdo
PR 17 Santiago González Bonorino upward-facing green arrow 64'
LK 18 Rimas Álvarez Kairelis upward-facing green arrow 28'
FL 19 Martín Durand upward-facing green arrow 72'
SH 20 Nicolás Fernández Miranda
FH 21 Federico Todeschini
CE 22 Hernán Senillosa upward-facing green arrow 48' downward-facing red arrow 50' upward-facing green arrow 73'
Coach:
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, the 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
Try: 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 Try: 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)
FB 15 Girvan Dempsey
RW 14 Andrew Trimble
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll (c) downward-facing red arrow 80+'
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy
LW 11 Denis Hickie
FH 10 Ronan O'Gara downward-facing red arrow 80'
SH 9 Peter Stringer
N8 8 Denis Leamy
OF 7 David Wallace downward-facing red arrow 69'
BF 6 Simon Easterby
RL 5 Paul O'Connell
LL 4 Donncha O'Callaghan
TP 3 John Hayes
HK 2 Rory Best downward-facing red arrow 62'
LP 1 Marcus Horan downward-facing red arrow 62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jerry Flannery upward-facing green arrow 62'
PR 17 Simon Best upward-facing green arrow 62'
LK 18 Malcolm O'Kelly
FL 19 Neil Best upward-facing green arrow 69'
SH 20 Isaac Boss
FH 21 Paddy Wallace upward-facing green arrow 80'
FB 22 Geordan Murphy upward-facing green arrow 80+'
Coach:
Eddie O'Sullivan
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FB 15 Tertius Losper
RW 14 Ryan Witbooi downward-facing red arrow 80+'
OC 13 Bradley Langenhoven
IC 12 Piet van Zyl
LW 11 Heini Bock
FH 10 Emile Wessels
SH 9 Eugene Jantjies downward-facing red arrow 51'
N8 8 Jacques Burger red cross icon 66' to 69'
OF 7 Heino Senekal downward-facing red arrow 22'
BF 6 Jacques Nieuwenhuis
RL 5 Nico Esterhuyse
LL 4 Wacca Kazombiaze
TP 3 Jane du Toit
HK 2 Hugo Horn downward-facing red arrow 77'
LP 1 Kees Lensing (c) downward-facing red arrow 50' upward-facing green arrow 78'
Replacements:
HK 16 Johannes Meyer upward-facing green arrow 77'
PR 17 Johnny Redelinghuys upward-facing green arrow 50' downward-facing red arrow 78'
FL 18 Michael MacKenzie upward-facing green arrow 22'
FL 19 Tinus du Plessis upward-facing green arrow 66' downward-facing red arrow 69'
SH 20 Jurie van Tonder upward-facing green arrow 51'
CE 21 Lu-Wayne Botes
WG 22 Melrick Africa upward-facing green arrow 80+'
Coach:
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
Try: Borges (2) 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)
FB 15 Ignacio Corleto
RW 14 Lucas Borges downward-facing red arrow 69'
OC 13 Gonzalo Tiesi red cross icon 44' to 45'
IC 12 Felipe Contepomi (c) downward-facing red arrow 74'
LW 11 Federico Martín Aramburú
FH 10 Juan Martín Hernández
SH 9 Nicolás Fernández Miranda
N8 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón downward-facing red arrow 61'
OF 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe
BF 6 Martín Durand
RL 5 Patricio Albacete
LL 4 Rimas Álvarez Kairelis red cross icon 44' to 45' downward-facing red arrow 68'
TP 3 Santiago González Bonorino downward-facing red arrow 45'
HK 2 Mario Ledesma downward-facing red arrow 68'
LP 1 Marcos Ayerza
Replacements:
HK 16 Alberto Vernet Basualdo upward-facing green arrow 68'
PR 17 Omar Hasan upward-facing green arrow 45'
LK 18 Esteban Lozada upward-facing green arrow 44' downward-facing red arrow 45' upward-facing green arrow 68'
FL 19 Martín Schusterman upward-facing green arrow 61'
CE 20 Hernán Senillosa upward-facing green arrow 44' downward-facing red arrow 45' upward-facing green arrow 69'
FH 21 Federico Todeschini upward-facing green arrow 74'
FB 22 Federico Serra Miras
Coach:
Marcelo Loffreda
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FB 15 Pavle Jimsheladze downward-facing red arrow 59'
RW 14 Irakli Machkhaneli
OC 13 Malkhaz Urjukashvili downward-facing red arrow 74'
IC 12 Irakli Giorgadze
LW 11 Besiki Khamashuridze
FH 10 Merab Kvirikashvili
SH 9 Irakli Abuseridze downward-facing red arrow 64'
N8 8 Besso Udesiani downward-facing red arrow 65'
OF 7 Grigol Labadze
BF 6 Giorgi Chkhaidze downward-facing red arrow 50'
RL 5 Mamuka Gorgodze
LL 4 Ilia Zedginidze (c)
TP 3 David Zirakashvili downward-facing red arrow 41'
HK 2 Akvsenti Giorgadze
LP 1 David Khinchagashvili downward-facing red arrow 63'
Replacements:
PR 16 Goderdzi Shvelidze upward-facing green arrow 63'
PR 17 Avtandil Kopaliani upward-facing green arrow 41'
LK 18 Victor Didebulidze upward-facing green arrow 65'
FL 19 Zviad Maisuradze upward-facing green arrow 50'
SH 20 Bidzina Samkharadze upward-facing green arrow 64'
CE 21 Revaz Gigauri upward-facing green arrow 74'
WG 22 George Shkinin upward-facing green arrow 59'
Coach:
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
Try: 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)
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 downward-facing red arrow 70'
N8 8 Denis Leamy
OF 7 David Wallace yellow card 37' to 53'
BF 6 Simon Easterby downward-facing red arrow 73'
RL 5 Paul O'Connell
LL 4 Donncha O'Callaghan
TP 3 John Hayes downward-facing red arrow 66'
HK 2 Rory Best downward-facing red arrow 53'
LP 1 Marcus Horan
Replacements:
HK 16 Jerry Flannery upward-facing green arrow 53'
PR 17 Simon Best upward-facing green arrow 66'
LK 18 Malcolm O'Kelly
FL 19 Neil Best upward-facing green arrow 73'
SH 20 Isaac Boss upward-facing green arrow 70'
FH 21 Paddy Wallace
FB 22 Geordan Murphy
Coach:
Eddie O'Sullivan
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FB 15 Otar Barkalaia downward-facing red arrow 34'
RW 14 George Shkinin
OC 13 Malkhaz Urjukashvili
IC 12 Davit Kacharava
LW 11 Giorgi Elizbarashvili downward-facing red arrow 51'
FH 10 Merab Kvirikashvili
SH 9 Bidzina Samkharadze downward-facing red arrow 72'
N8 8 Giorgi Chkhaidze
OF 7 Rati Urushadze
BF 6 Ilia Maisuradze downward-facing red arrow 58'
RL 5 Mamuka Gorgodze
LL 4 Ilia Zedginidze downward-facing red arrow 32'
TP 3 Avtandil Kopaliani downward-facing red arrow 48'
HK 2 Goderdzi Shvelidze
LP 1 Mamuka Magrakvelidze downward-facing red arrow 48'
Replacements:
HK 16 Akvsenti Giorgadze upward-facing green arrow 48'
PR 17 David Khinchagashvili upward-facing green arrow 48'
LK 18 Levan Datunashvili upward-facing green arrow 32'
FL 19 Zviad Maisuradze upward-facing green arrow 58'
SH 20 Irakli Abuseridze upward-facing green arrow 72'
CE 21 Irakli Machkhaneli upward-facing green arrow 34'
WG 22 Otar Eloshvili upward-facing green arrow 51'
Coach:
Malkhaz Cheishvili

Man of the Match:
George 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
Try: 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)
FB 15 Clément Poitrenaud downward-facing red arrow 65'
RW 14 Vincent Clerc
OC 13 David Marty
IC 12 Damien Traille downward-facing red arrow 51'
LW 11 Cédric Heymans
FH 10 Frédéric Michalak downward-facing red arrow 63'
SH 9 Jean-Baptiste Elissalde (c)
N8 8 Julien Bonnaire
OF 7 Thierry Dusautoir
BF 6 Yannick Nyanga downward-facing red arrow 54'
RL 5 Lionel Nallet
LL 4 Sébastien Chabal downward-facing red arrow 58'
TP 3 Pieter de Villiers downward-facing red arrow 42'
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski downward-facing red arrow 58'
LP 1 Jean-Baptiste Poux
Replacements:
HK 16 Raphaël Ibañez upward-facing green arrow 58'
PR 17 Nicolas Mas upward-facing green arrow 42'
LK 18 Fabien Pelous upward-facing green arrow 58'
N8 19 Imanol Harinordoquy upward-facing green arrow 54'
FH 20 Lionel Beauxis upward-facing green arrow 63'
CE 21 Yannick Jauzion upward-facing green arrow 51'
WG 22 Aurélien Rougerie upward-facing green arrow 65'
Coach:
Bernard Laporte
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FB 15 Tertius Losper
RW 14 Ryan Witbooi
OC 13 Bradley Langenhoven
IC 12 Piet van Zyl downward-facing red arrow 66'
LW 11 Heini Bock
FH 10 Emile Wessels downward-facing red arrow 12'
SH 9 Jurie van Tonder downward-facing red arrow 41'
N8 8 Jacques Nieuwenhuis Red card 19'
OF 7 Jacques Burger downward-facing red arrow 57'
BF 6 Michael MacKenzie
RL 5 Nico Esterhuyse downward-facing red arrow 57'
LL 4 Wacca Kazombiaze
TP 3 Jane du Toit downward-facing red arrow 68'
HK 2 Hugo Horn downward-facing red arrow 65'
LP 1 Kees Lensing (c) downward-facing red arrow 57' upward-facing green arrow 68'
Replacements:
HK 16 Johannes Meyer upward-facing green arrow 65'
PR 17 Johnny Redelinghuys upward-facing green arrow 57'
FL 18 Herman Lintvelt upward-facing green arrow 57'
FL 19 Tinus du Plessis upward-facing green arrow 57'
SH 20 Eugene Jantjies upward-facing green arrow 41'
CE 21 Lu-Wayne Botes upward-facing green arrow 12'
WG 22 Melrick Africa upward-facing green arrow 66'
Coach:
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
Try: 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)
FB 15 Clément Poitrenaud downward-facing red arrow 72'
RW 14 Vincent Clerc
OC 13 David Marty downward-facing red arrow 74'
IC 12 Damien Traille yellow card 76' to 80+'
LW 11 Cédric Heymans
FH 10 Frédéric Michalak
SH 9 Jean-Baptiste Élissalde downward-facing red arrow 74'
N8 8 Julien Bonnaire
OF 7 Thierry Dusautoir
BF 6 Serge Betsen downward-facing red arrow 62'
RL 5 Jérôme Thion
LL 4 Sébastien Chabal downward-facing red arrow 46'
TP 3 Pieter de Villiers
HK 2 Raphaël Ibañez (c) downward-facing red arrow 57'
LP 1 Olivier Milloud downward-facing red arrow 74'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dimitri Szarzewski upward-facing green arrow 57'
PR 17 Jean-Baptiste Poux upward-facing green arrow 74'
LK 18 Lionel Nallet upward-facing green arrow 46'
FL 19 Yannick Nyanga upward-facing green arrow 62'
FH 20 Lionel Beauxis upward-facing green arrow 74'
CE 21 Yannick Jauzion upward-facing green arrow 74'
WG 22 Aurélien Rougerie upward-facing green arrow 72'
Coach:
Bernard Laporte
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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 downward-facing red arrow 73'
RL 5 Paul O'Connell yellow card 64' to 74'
LL 4 Donncha O'Callaghan downward-facing red arrow 72'
TP 3 John Hayes downward-facing red arrow 74'
HK 2 Jerry Flannery red cross icon 50' to 55' downward-facing red arrow 78'
LP 1 Marcus Horan
Replacements:
HK 16 Frankie Sheahan upward-facing green arrow 50' downward-facing red arrow 55' upward-facing green arrow 78'
PR 17 Simon Best upward-facing green arrow 74'
LK 18 Malcolm O'Kelly upward-facing green arrow 72'
FL 19 Neil Best upward-facing green arrow 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
Try: 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'
FB 15 Ignacio Corleto downward-facing red arrow 65'
RW 14 Hernán Senillosa
OC 13 Gonzalo Tiesi
IC 12 Manuel Contepomi
LW 11 Horacio Agulla
FH 10 Felipe Contepomi downward-facing red arrow 59'
SH 9 Agustín Pichot (c) downward-facing red arrow 56'
N8 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón downward-facing red arrow 59'
OF 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe
BF 6 Lucas Ostiglia
RL 5 Patricio Albacete
LL 4 Carlos Ignacio Fernández Lobbe downward-facing red arrow 66'
TP 3 Omar Hasan
HK 2 Alberto Vernet Basualdo
LP 1 Rodrigo Roncero downward-facing red arrow 66'
Replacements:
HK 16 Mario Ledesma
PR 17 Martín Scelzo upward-facing green arrow 66'
LK 18 Rimas Álvarez Kairelis upward-facing green arrow 66'
FL 19 Gonzalo Longo upward-facing green arrow 59'
SH 20 Nicolás Fernández Miranda upward-facing green arrow 56'
FH 21 Federico Todeschini upward-facing green arrow 59'
FB 22 Federico Serra Miras upward-facing green arrow 65'
Coach:
Marcelo Loffreda
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FB 15 Heini Bock
RW 14 Deon Mouton downward-facing red arrow 53'
OC 13 Du Preez Grobler downward-facing red arrow 51'
IC 12 Corne Powell (c)
LW 11 Melrick Africa
FH 10 Morne Schreuder downward-facing red arrow 73'
SH 9 Eugene Jantjies
N8 8 Tinus du Plessis
OF 7 Jacques Burger
BF 6 Michael MacKenzie downward-facing red arrow 39'
RL 5 Nico Esterhuyse
LL 4 Wacca Kazombiaze downward-facing red arrow 60'
TP 3 Marius Visser downward-facing red arrow 41'
HK 2 Johannes Meyer downward-facing red arrow 41'
LP 1 Johnny Redelinghuys
Replacements:
HK 16 Hugo Horn upward-facing green arrow 41'
PR 17 Kees Lensing upward-facing green arrow 41'
FL 18 Herman Lintvelt upward-facing green arrow 39'
LK 19 Heino Senekal upward-facing green arrow 60'
SH 20 Jurie van Tonder upward-facing green arrow 73'
CE 21 Bradley Langenhoven upward-facing green arrow 53'
CE 22 Piet van Zyl upward-facing green arrow 51'
Coach:
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
Try: 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)
FB 15 Malkhaz Urjukashvili downward-facing red arrow 69'
RW 14 Irakli Machkhaneli
OC 13 Davit Kacharava
IC 12 Irakli Giorgadze
LW 11 George Shkinin downward-facing red arrow 47'
FH 10 Merab Kvirikashvili
SH 9 Irakli Abuseridze (c) downward-facing red arrow 56'
N8 8 Giorgi Chkhaidze
OF 7 Rati Urushadze downward-facing red arrow 51'
BF 6 Grigol Labadze
RL 5 Mamuka Gorgodze downward-facing red arrow 19'
LL 4 Levan Datunashvili
TP 3 David Zirakashvili
HK 2 Akvsenti Giorgadze downward-facing red arrow 56'
LP 1 Goderdzi Shvelidze
Replacements:
PR 16 David Khinchagashvili upward-facing green arrow 56' downward-facing red arrow 72'
PR 17 Avtandil Kopaliani upward-facing green arrow 72'
LK 18 Victor Didebulidze upward-facing green arrow 19'
N8 19 Besso Udesiani upward-facing green arrow 51'
SH 20 Bidzina Samkharadze upward-facing green arrow 56'
CE 21 Revaz Gigauri upward-facing green arrow 69'
WG 22 Besiki Khamashuridze upward-facing green arrow 47'
Coach:
Malkhaz Cheishvili
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FB 15 Heini Bock downward-facing red arrow 72'
RW 14 Ryan Witbooi
OC 13 Piet van Zyl
IC 12 Corne Powell
LW 11 Bradley Langenhoven
FH 10 Morne Schreuder downward-facing red arrow 59'
SH 9 Jurie van Tonder red cross icon 44' to 55'
N8 8 Tinus du Plessis downward-facing red arrow 41'
OF 7 Jacques Burger
BF 6 Jacques Nieuwenhuis
RL 5 Heino Senekal downward-facing red arrow 72'
LL 4 Wacca Kazombiaze
TP 3 Marius Visser downward-facing red arrow 41'
HK 2 Hugo Horn downward-facing red arrow 70'
LP 1 Kees Lensing (c)
Replacements:
HK 16 Johannes Meyer upward-facing green arrow 70'
PR 17 Johnny Redelinghuys upward-facing green arrow 51'
PR 18 Jane du Toit upward-facing green arrow 41' downward-facing red arrow 51'
LK 19 Nico Esterhuyse upward-facing green arrow 41'
SH 20 Eugene Jantjies upward-facing green arrow 44' downward-facing red arrow 55' upward-facing green arrow 72'
WG 21 Melrick Africa upward-facing green arrow 59'
LK 22 Domingo Kamonga upward-facing green arrow 72'
Coach:
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
Try: 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)
FB 15 Clément Poitrenaud downward-facing red arrow 73'
RW 14 Aurélien Rougerie
OC 13 David Marty downward-facing red arrow 58'
IC 12 Yannick Jauzion
LW 11 Christophe Dominici
FH 10 Lionel Beauxis
SH 9 Pierre Mignoni downward-facing red arrow 21'
N8 8 Julien Bonnaire
OF 7 Yannick Nyanga
BF 6 Serge Betsen (c) downward-facing red arrow 64'
RL 5 Jérôme Thion downward-facing red arrow 54'
LL 4 Lionel Nallet
TP 3 Jean-Baptiste Poux downward-facing red arrow 58' upward-facing green arrow 73'
HK 2 Sébastien Bruno downward-facing red arrow 58'
LP 1 Olivier Milloud downward-facing red arrow 73'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dimitri Szarzewski upward-facing green arrow 58'
PR 17 Nicolas Mas upward-facing green arrow 58'
LK 18 Fabien Pelous upward-facing green arrow 54'
FL 19 Rémy Martin upward-facing green arrow 64'
SH 20 Jean-Baptiste Elissalde upward-facing green arrow 21'
FH 21 David Skrela upward-facing green arrow 58'
WG 22 Vincent Clerc upward-facing green arrow 73'
Coach:
Bernard Laporte
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FB 15 Otar Barkalaia downward-facing red arrow 54'
RW 14 Malkhaz Urjukashvili
OC 13 Revaz Gigauri yellow card 75' to 80+'
IC 12 Irakli Giorgadze
LW 11 Besiki Khamashuridze downward-facing red arrow 54'
FH 10 Merab Kvirikashvili
SH 9 Irakli Abuseridze (c) downward-facing red arrow 31'
N8 8 Giorgi Chkhaidze
OF 7 Rati Urushadze red cross icon 33' to 39'
BF 6 Ilia Maisuradze downward-facing red arrow 49'
RL 5 Zurab Mtchedlishvili
LL 4 Victor Didebulidze downward-facing red arrow 41'
TP 3 David Zirakashvili
HK 2 Akvsenti Giorgadze
LP 1 Mamuka Magrakvelidze yellow card 29' to 39' downward-facing red arrow 49'
Replacements:
PR 16 Goderdzi Shvelidze upward-facing green arrow 33' downward-facing red arrow 39' upward-facing green arrow 49'
PR 17 Avtandil Kopaliani
LK 18 Levan Datunashvili upward-facing green arrow 41'
FL 19 Zviad Maisuradze upward-facing green arrow 49'
SH 20 Bidzina Samkharadze upward-facing green arrow 31'
WG 21 Otar Eloshvili upward-facing green arrow 54'
WG 22 Giorgi Elizbarashvili upward-facing green arrow 54'
Coach:
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
Try: O'Driscoll 32' c
Murphy 47' m
Con: O'Gara (1/2)
Pen: O'Gara (1/1) 20'
Report Try: 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)
FB 15 Geordan Murphy
RW 14 Shane Horgan
OC 13 Brian O'Driscoll (c)
IC 12 Gordon D'Arcy
LW 11 Denis Hickie downward-facing red arrow 71'
FH 10 Ronan O'Gara
SH 9 Eoin Reddan downward-facing red arrow 66'
N8 8 Denis Leamy
OF 7 David Wallace red cross icon 25' to 28' downward-facing red arrow 65'
BF 6 Simon Easterby
RL 5 Paul O'Connell
LL 4 Donncha O'Callaghan downward-facing red arrow 65'
TP 3 John Hayes
HK 2 Jerry Flannery downward-facing red arrow 65'
LP 1 Marcus Horan
Replacements:
HK 16 Rory Best upward-facing green arrow 65'
PR 17 Bryan Young
LK 18 Malcolm O'Kelly upward-facing green arrow 65'
FL 19 Neil Best upward-facing green arrow 25' downward-facing red arrow 28' upward-facing green arrow 65'
SH 20 Isaac Boss upward-facing green arrow 66'
FH 21 Paddy Wallace
CE 22 Gavin Duffy upward-facing green arrow 71'
Coach:
Eddie O'Sullivan
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FB 15 Ignacio Corleto
RW 14 Lucas Borges
OC 13 Manuel Contepomi downward-facing red arrow 71'
IC 12 Felipe Contepomi
LW 11 Horacio Agulla
FH 10 Juan Martín Hernández
SH 9 Agustín Pichot (c)
N8 8 Gonzalo Longo
OF 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe
BF 6 Lucas Ostiglia downward-facing red arrow 62'
RL 5 Patricio Albacete
LL 4 Carlos Ignacio Fernández Lobbe downward-facing red arrow 55'
TP 3 Martín Scelzo downward-facing red arrow 77'
HK 2 Mario Ledesma downward-facing red arrow 79'
LP 1 Rodrigo Roncero
Replacements:
HK 16 Alberto Vernet Basualdo upward-facing green arrow 79'
PR 17 Omar Hasan upward-facing green arrow 77'
LK 18 Rimas Álvarez Kairelis upward-facing green arrow 55'
FL 19 Martín Durand upward-facing green arrow 62'
SH 20 Nicolás Fernández Miranda
FH 21 Federico Todeschini
CE 22 Hernán Senillosa upward-facing green arrow 71'
Coach:
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 play-off.
  • This was Paul Honiss' 44th test as referee, equalling the record of Welsh referee Derek Bevan.[1]

References[edit]

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