Friday 31 October 2014

The 30 greatest Rugby World Cup moments

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THE FIRST OF MANY...
Michael Jones' try for New Zealand against Italy in the inaugural match of the 1987 tournament will forever be remembered as the first try in a Rugby World Cup. Jones proved a star performer that year and also scored the first try of the first ever World Cup Final, helping the All Blacks to defeat France 29-9.
I ADMIT, THE BEST TEAM WON...
David Campese, ever opinionated, was so sure that Australia would beat England in the 2003 World Cup Final that he promised to walk down Oxford Street wearing a sandwich board declaring "I admit, the best team won!" if he was proved wrong. Campo's parade raised thousands of pounds for Great Ormond Street hospital.
Perhaps the most iconic moment in the history of the Rugby World Cup came just after the 1995 final between hosts South Africa and the hotly-tipped New Zealand at Ellis Park

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