Sunday, October 07, 2007

Australia 10 England 12

Bugger that.

Well done England. I'm getting some sleep. Good luck NZ in yr game against France.
Australia 10 England 12

John Connolly's worst nightmares came to fruition as England's
Jonny Wilkinson kicked the Wallabies out of the World Cup with a
12-10 quarter-final boilover at Stade Velodrome today.

Australia failed to cope with the rugged English pack and the
pressure at Marseille's 'bull ring' today as Wilkinson scored all
England's points with four penalty goals.

The Wallabies scored the only try - through Lote Tuqiri for a
10-6 half-time lead - but that was little consolation for coach
Connolly as the loss equalled Australia's poorest result at a World

It was also England who sent Australia packing during the
quarter-final stages in 1995 at Cape Town.

For the eight members of the Wallabies team which lost the 2003
extra-time final 20-17 to England, today's defeat was even more

It is the last Test for veteran halfback George Gregan, who had
an unhappy time at the base of a fiercely-contested ruck,
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