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Semi Final: England Shocks the Hosts

England 14-9 France

Jonny Wilkinson is the savior for the English Rugby Union again.

After France looked to be closing in on another victory, England stopped the French at the one-meter line and proceeded to stop them again in a five-meter scrum and Wilkinson was able to score a conversion off of a French penalty, as well as a drop goal to win it.

England was able to stop two more late drives by the French, one of them in extra time to win it for England.

Lewsey scored an early try in the second minute after latching onto a loose ball in the French try zone.

Lionel Beauxis scored three penalty coversions for Les Bleus, but it would prove to not be enough.

Sebastian Chabal, who was subbed in later in the match and was, for all intents and purposes, a non-factor, may be penalized by the IRB for an alleged thrown elbow while being tackled into touch late in the match.

England plays the winner of South Africa-Argentina Saturday the 20th of October.

The French will play the loser of the other semifinal on Friday.

October 15, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment