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Rugby Union World Cup

It was a brilliant weekend of Rugby Union 2019 World Cup semi-final action and it’s fair to say England and South Africa beat New Zealand and Wales at their own games. England produced a dynamic, physical and high tempo 80-minute performance, outscoring the All Blacks 19-7 and George Ford was the hero with the boot kicking all four penalties, after taking over the kicking duties when captain Owen Farrell was injured.

Wales were cruelly denied a first World Cup final place by South Africa yesterday in a real battle and war of attrition that the Springboks edged 19-16. South African Fly Half Pollard kicked all of his teams fourteen points and he ended Wales hope of a last gasp comeback when he slotted home the game winning penalty with only four minutes remaining. England play South Africa in the final this Saturday from 7am, which looks set to be a real battle of the titans between the two biggest and most physical tier one teams.



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