Rex Gowar
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/ 9 March 2008

Brilliant Paterson steals show from Wilkinson

On the day Jonny Wilkinson set a world points record, the England flyhalf was upstaged by opposite number Chris Paterson in Scotland’s upset 15-9 victory at Murrayfield on Saturday. Paterson, a metronome-like place kicker, is on a remarkable run of 30 successful penalties and conversions in a row dating back to the 2007 World Cup.

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/ 16 October 2007

England once again in White’s sights

Jake White has a lot to thank England for as South Africa coach and he may be eternally grateful by the end of Saturday’s World Cup final at the Stade de France. Twickenham, across the English Channel from France, marked the moment 11 months ago when White’s Springbok side beat England 25-14 to ensure they remained together for the World Cup campaign.

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/ 15 September 2007

White praises Bok defensive effort

South Africa coach Jake White said his team played one of the best matches of his tenure to crush England 36-0 in their World Cup Pool A match on Friday. He added that one of the most pleasing aspects of their victory was that the world champions had few chances to score.

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/ 10 September 2007

Angry Pumas go for big win against Georgia

Argentina made another statement for inclusion in a top annual competition with their win over France but their treatment as second class citizens is manifest in having to play their second World Cup match four days later. The Pumas meet Georgia in the next Pool D game at the Gerland stadium on Tuesday.