Ireland brings down South African world champion | EUROtoday

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L’Ireland, the world’s main nation, beat South Africa, the reigning world champion, 13-8 and emerged on the high of Group B of the Rugby World Cup on Saturday on the Stade de France.

Victorious within the final Six Nations Tournament, Ireland now has 16 victories in a row earlier than its final group match in opposition to Scotland on October 7. In this assembly the place the defenses had been put to the check, the 2 groups scored a attempt every, Ireland by Mack Hansen (thirty third) and the Boks, who missed two penalties and a conversion, by Cheslin Kolbe (fiftieth) .

The latter might remorse the three penalties and the missed transformation, by Mannie Libbok and Faf de Klerk. Especially since reverse Johnny Sexton, the very best scorer within the historical past of Irish rugby, scored a conversion and a penalty for his 116th choice on the age of 38.

England outclass Chile

At the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Lille, England, for his or her half, had a competition in opposition to weak Chile, crushed 71 to 0 with 11 tries together with a quintuple from the one winger Henry Arundell. The return from suspension may have been smiling and worry-free for captain Owen Farrell who failed by one level to equal Jonny Wilkinson because the participant who scored essentially the most factors for England (1,179).

The younger (20 12 months previous) prodigy Henry Arundell grew to become the third participant to attain a quintuple in a World Cup match, behind the historic sextuptle of New Zealander Marc Ellis, in 1995. The XV de la Rose, virtually in quarter-finals now after this third victory, will play their final group match on October 7 in opposition to Samoa.

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In a Toulouse Stadium received over to its trigger, Portugal got here inside one penalty of its first victory in a World Cup, in opposition to Georgia who snatched a draw (18-18). The “Lobos” of French coach Patrice Lagisquet had been caught on a Georgian attempt within the 78th minute, then missed the successful kick on the final second. In this group C, two of the favorites for the quarter-finals, Wales and Australia, face one another on Sunday in Lyon.