Friday, September 07, 2007

Rugby World Cup

PARIS, 7 September - Argentina caused a huge upset in the opening match of the IRB Rugby World Cup by beating France 17-12 (17-9) at the Stade de France on Friday, handing the host nation their first ever defeat in the pool stages.

That was a big surprise, France being one of the favourites of this tournament.

Ignacio Corleto scored the only try of the match for Argentina

The Rugby Wold Cup, staged evry four years, is the biggest Rugby event in the world and is accepted as being one of the top five global sporting events.

Rugby World Cup 2007, the sixth Tournament will take place in France and will be a six week festival of rugby featuring the worl'd top players from all corners of the globe. The Tournament's 48 matches will be played across France with selected matches also being held in Cardiff and Edimburgh.

The winners are awarded the William Webb Ellis Cup, named after the Rugby School pupil credited with the game's invention.

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