South African Rugby

Sunday, October 21, 2007

We Won

South Africa punished England's slack ill-discipline for a tight 15-6 win over the 2003 defending champions in the rugby World Cup final on Saturday.

Percy Montgomery kicked four penalties and 20-year-old centre Francois Steyn stepped up and kicked a great long distance kick to punish the English.

England did hold their own especially in the second half but could not keep the cup thanks god if they had won this game they would have been entitled to keep the cup permanently. They played some brilliant games against Australia and France.

Percy “the hair” Montgomery started his game by kicking his first penalty in the seventh minute when England centre Mathew Tait slipped on the pitch and held on.

Bryan Habana put in a bone-crunching tackle on Paul Sackey on the right wing but did not roll away allowing Wilkinson to kick a tough penalty

Thanks to Lewis Moody he must be feeling sick after a stupid and cynical kick to trip up Butch James, Montgomery levelled the score.

The Boks came close to scoring a try in the closing stages of the first half. The forwards had their drives repelled by England's defensive before the referee awarded the Springboks a penalty, which Montgomery kicked.

A big bone of contention came two minutes after the halftime interval. England's Mark Cueto looked to have touched down in the corner as he was tackled by Danie Rossouw, only for officials to rule that part of his leg, knee was out of play before he grounded the ball, and if you watch the video you can see clearly that his leg was over the line the poms are having a hard time getting used to it but when Martin Johnson said the video referee was right you have to accept the result.

Rather than the try, the referee awarded a penalty, which Wilkinson slotted between the posts
England captain Phil Vickery and fullback Jason Robinson both wobbled off in the second half and Wilkinson missed another drop goal attempt after 71 minutes thank god.

We beat the English at their own game we made less mistakes them and punished them when their bad discipline plays from Moody and Corry.

We clinically took England apart to be World champions for the next four years which is bloody brilliant.

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