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Pool B of the 2007 Rugby World Cup began on 8 September and was completed on 29 September. The pool was composed of 2003 hosts Australia, as well as Canada, Fiji, Japan and Wales.

Wales' 38–34 loss to Fiji in their final pool game (their third World Cup loss to a Pacific island nation, having previously been beaten 16–13 by Western Samoa in 1991 and 38-31 by Samoa in 1999, both times in Cardiff),[1] meant Fiji qualified for the quarter-finals at Wales' expense. Australia finished in top spot with the maximum of 20 points, while Japan and Canada played out the first draw in a Rugby World Cup game since a 20–20 draw between France and Scotland back in 1987.[2] Neither Japan nor Canada managed to win any of their four games, with a single bonus point in Japan's favour proving the difference between them, after they managed to remain within 7 points of Fiji in a 35–31 defeat.

StandingsEdit

Place Nation Games Points Bonus
points
Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1   Australia 4 4 0 0 215 41 +174 4 20
2   Fiji 4 3 0 1 114 136 −22 3 15
3   Wales 4 2 0 2 168 105 +63 4 12
4   Japan 4 0 1 3 64 210 −146 1 3
5   Canada 4 0 1 3 51 120 −69 0 2


All times local (UTC+2)

MatchesEdit

Australia vs JapanEdit

8 September 2007
15:45
Australia   91–3   Japan
Tries: Sharpe 18' m
Elsom (3) 24' c, 34' m, 41' c
Ashley-Cooper 46' c
Latham (2) 53' c, 72' c
Barnes (2) 57' c, 75' c
Mitchell (2) 59' c, 66' c
Smith 62' m
Freier 80+' c
Con: Mortlock (7/10)
Giteau (3/3)
Pen: Mortlock (2/2) 10', 16'
Report Pen: K. Ono (1/1) 38'
Stade de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 40,043
Referee: Alan Lewis (Ireland)
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper   59'
OC 13 Stirling Mortlock (c)   68'
IC 12 Matt Giteau
LW 11 Lote Tuqiri
FH 10 Stephen Larkham   54'
SH 9 George Gregan
N8 8 Wycliff Palu   67'
OF 7 George Smith
BF 6 Rocky Elsom
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe   51'
TP 3 Al Baxter   51'   68'
HK 2 Stephen Moore   67'
LP 1 Matt Dunning   68'
Replacements:
HK 16 Adam Freier   67'
PR 17 Guy Shepherdson   51'
LK 18 Hugh McMeniman   51'
N8 19 Stephen Hoiles   67'
FH 20 Berrick Barnes   54'
WG 21 Drew Mitchell   59'
WG 22 Mark Gerrard   68'
Coach:
  John Connolly
 
FB 15 Tatsuya Kusumi
RW 14 Tomoki Kitagawa
OC 13 Koji Taira
IC 12 Nataniela Oto
LW 11 Hirotoki Onozawa
FH 10 Kosei Ono
SH 9 Yuki Yatomi
N8 8 Hajime Kiso
OF 7 Takamichi Sasaki (c)   48'
BF 6 Yasunori Watanabe   9' to 12'
RL 5 Luatangi Vatuvei
LL 4 Takanori Kumagae
TP 3 Ryo Yamamura
HK 2 Taku Inokuchi
LP 1 Masahito Yamamoto
Replacements:
HK 16 Yuji Matsubara
PR 17 Tomokazu Soma
LK 18 Hitoshi Ono
FL 19 Hare Makiri   9'   12'   48'
SH 20 Tomoki Yoshida
CE 21 Bryce Robins
WG 22 Kosuke Endo
Coach:
  John Kirwan

Man of the Match:
Rocky Elsom (Australia)

Touch judges:
Hugh Watkins (Wales)
Dave Pearson (England)
Television match official:
Malcolm Changleng (Scotland)
Fourth official:
Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
Fifth official:
Laurent Valin (France)

  • Australia's starting 15 in this match was the most-experienced starting team in the sport's history, as measured by total number of international caps entering the match. The Wallabies squad that took the field for the opening kickoff had earned a combined total of 798 caps.[3]

Wales vs CanadaEdit

9 September 2007
14:00
Wales   42–17   Canada
Try: Parker 52' c
A. W. Jones 58' c
S. Williams (2) 61' m, 63' c
Charvis 68' c
Con: S. Jones (4/5)
Pen: Hook (3/4) 10', 15', 21'
Report Tries: Cudmore 25' m
Culpan 36' c
Williams 45' m
Con: Pritchard (1/3)
Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Attendance: 37,500
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FB 15 Kevin Morgan   49'
RW 14 Mark Jones
OC 13 Tom Shanklin
IC 12 Sonny Parker
LW 11 Shane Williams
FH 10 James Hook   49'
SH 9 Dwayne Peel (c)   66'
N8 8 Alix Popham
OF 7 Martyn Williams   38' to 41'   60'
BF 6 Jonathan Thomas
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Ian Gough   65'
TP 3 Adam Jones   69'
HK 2 Matthew Rees   69'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins
Replacements:
HK 16 Rhys Thomas   69'
PR 17 Duncan Jones   69'
N8 18 Michael Owen   65'
FL 19 Colin Charvis   38'   41'   60'
SH 20 Michael Phillips   66'
FH 21 Stephen Jones   49'
FB 22 Gareth Thomas   49'
Coach:
  Gareth Jenkins
 
FB 15 Mike Pyke
RW 14 DTH van der Merwe
OC 13 Craig Culpan
IC 12 Dave Spicer
LW 11 James Pritchard
FH 10 Ander Monro   66'
SH 9 Morgan Williams (c)   76'
N8 8 Sean-Michael Stephen
OF 7 Dave Biddle   66'
BF 6 Jamie Cudmore   61'
RL 5 Mike James
LL 4 Luke Tait   69'
TP 3 Jon Thiel   33'
HK 2 Pat Riordan
LP 1 Rod Snow   57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Aaron Carpenter   61'
PR 17 Dan Pletch   57'
PR 18 Mike Pletch   33'
LK 19 Mike Burak   69'
FL 20 Colin Yukes   66'
SH 21 Ed Fairhurst   76'
FH 22 Ryan Smith   66'
Coach:
  Ric Suggitt

Man of the Match:
Morgan Williams (Canada)

Touch judges:
Carlo Damasco (Italy)
Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Television match official:
Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)
Fourth official:
Tony Spreadbury (England)
Fifth official:
Christophe Dutreuilh (France)

Japan vs FijiEdit

12 September 2007
18:00
Japan   31–35   Fiji
Tries: Thompson (2) 51' c, 78' c
Soma 62' m
Con: Onishi (2/3)
Pen: Onishi (4/4) 18', 30', 40+', 43'
Report Tries: Qera (2) 36' c, 49' c
Rabeni 56' m
Leawere 71' c
Con: Little (3/4)
Pen: Little (3/3) 4', 55', 74'
FB 15 Go Aruga   60'
RW 14 Christian Loamanu
OC 13 Yuta Imamura
IC 12 Shotaro Onishi
LW 11 Kosuke Endo
FH 10 Bryce Robins
SH 9 Tomoki Yoshida   58'
N8 8 Takuro Miuchi (c)
OF 7 Philip O'Reil
BF 6 Hare Makiri
RL 5 Luke Thompson
LL 4 Hitoshi Ono
TP 3 Tomokazu Soma   68'
HK 2 Yuji Matsubara
LP 1 Tatsukichi Nishiura
Replacements:
HK 16 Taku Inokuchi
PR 17 Ryo Yamamura   68'
LK 18 Takanori Kumagae
FL 19 Ryota Asano
SH 20 Yuki Yatomi   58'   65'
CE 21 Koji Taira   65'
WG 22 Hirotoki Onozawa   60'
Coach:
  John Kirwan
 
FB 15 Kameli Ratuvou   4' to 10'
RW 14 Vilimoni Delasau   40' to 51'   70'
OC 13 Seru Rabeni
IC 12 Seremaia Bai
LW 11 Isoa Neivua
FH 10 Nicky Little
SH 9 Mosese Rauluni (c)
N8 8 Sisa Koyamaibole   68'
OF 7 Akapusi Qera   58'
BF 6 Semisi Naevo
RL 5 Wame Lewaravu
LL 4 Kele Leawere
TP 3 Henry Qiodravu   68'
HK 2 Sunia Koto
LP 1 Graham Dewes
Replacements:
HK 16 Vereniki Sauturaga
PR 17 Jone Railomo   68'
N8 18 Netani Talei   68'
CE 19 Aca Ratuva   58'
SH 20 Jone Daunivucu
CE 21 Gabiriele Lovobalavu
FB 22 Norman Ligairi   4'   10'   70'
Coach:
  Ilie Tabua

Man of the Match:
Akapusi Qera (Fiji)

Touch judges:
Federico Cuesta (Argentina)
Paul Marks (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Malcolm Changleng (Scotland)
Fourth official:
Chris White (England)
Fifth official:
Romain Poite (France)

Wales vs AustraliaEdit

15 September 2007
14:00
Wales   20–32   Australia
Tries: J. Thomas 45' c
S. Williams 76' c
Con: Hook (2/2)
Pen: S. Jones (1/3) 7'
Hook (1/2) 54'
Report Tries: Giteau 16' c
Mortlock 35' m
Latham (2) 40+' c, 60' c
Con: Mortlock (2/2)
Giteau (1/2)
Pen: Mortlock (1/2) 2'
Drop: Barnes (1/1) 23'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 71,022
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
FB 15 Gareth Thomas (c)   22'
RW 14 Mark Jones
OC 13 Tom Shanklin
IC 12 Sonny Parker   19'
LW 11 Shane Williams
FH 10 Stephen Jones
SH 9 Dwayne Peel   71'
N8 8 Jonathan Thomas
OF 7 Martyn Williams
BF 6 Colin Charvis   13' to 16'   49' to 60'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones
LL 4 Ian Gough   66'
TP 3 Adam Jones   66'
HK 2 Matthew Rees   66'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins
Replacements:
HK 16 Rhys Thomas   66'
PR 17 Duncan Jones   66'
LK 18 Michael Owen   66'
N8 19 Alix Popham   13'   16'   49'   60'
SH 20 Michael Phillips   71'
FH 21 James Hook   22'
FB 22 Kevin Morgan   19'
Coach:
  Gareth Jenkins
 
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Drew Mitchell   66' to 77'
OC 13 Stirling Mortlock (c)   41'
IC 12 Matt Giteau
LW 11 Lote Tuqiri
FH 10 Berrick Barnes   78'
SH 9 George Gregan
N8 8 Wycliff Palu   66'
OF 7 George Smith   63'
BF 6 Rocky Elsom   76'
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe   75' to 80+'
TP 3 Guy Shepherdson   74'
HK 2 Stephen Moore   68'
LP 1 Matt Dunning
Replacements:
HK 16 Adam Freier   68'
PR 17 Al Baxter   74'
LK 18 Mark Chisholm   76'
N8 19 Stephen Hoiles   66'
FL 20 Phil Waugh   63'
CE 21 Scott Staniforth   41'
FB 22 Julian Huxley   78'
Coach:
  John Connolly

Man of the Match:
Chris Latham (Australia)

Touch judges:
Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Television match official:
Christophe Berdos (France)
Fourth official:
Tony Spreadbury (England)
Fifth official:
Tim Hayes (Wales)

Fiji vs CanadaEdit

16 September 2007
14:00
Fiji   29–16   Canada
Tries: Leawere 22' c
Ratuvou (2) 28' m, 80+' c
Delasau 42' c
Con: Little (3/4)
Pen: Little (1/3) 8'
Report Tries: Smith 60' c
Con: Pritchard (1/1)
Pen: Pritchard (3/4) 4', 27', 74'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Tony Spreadbury (England)
FB 15 Kameli Ratuvou
RW 14 Vilimoni Delasau
OC 13 Seru Rabeni   64'
IC 12 Seremaia Bai
LW 11 Isoa Neivua   76'
FH 10 Nicky Little
SH 9 Mosese Rauluni (c)
N8 8 Sisa Koyamaibole
OF 7 Akapusi Qera
BF 6 Semisi Naevo   62'
RL 5 Ifereimi Rawaqa
LL 4 Kele Leawere
TP 3 Jone Railomo   63'
HK 2 Sunia Koto   70'
LP 1 Graham Dewes
Replacements:
HK 16 Vereniki Sauturaga   70'
PR 17 Henry Qiodravu   63'
N8 18 Netani Talei   62'
N8 19 Jone Qovu
SH 20 Jone Daunivucu
CE 21 Maleli Kunavore   64'
FB 22 Norman Ligairi   76'
Coach:
  Ilie Tabua
 
FB 15 Mike Pyke
RW 14 DTH van der Merwe
OC 13 Craig Culpan
IC 12 Dave Spicer
LW 11 James Pritchard
FH 10 Ryan Smith
SH 9 Morgan Williams (c)
N8 8 Sean-Michael Stephen   60'
OF 7 Dave Biddle
BF 6 Jamie Cudmore
RL 5 Mike James
LL 4 Mike Burak   65'
TP 3 Jon Thiel
HK 2 Pat Riordan   68'
LP 1 Rod Snow   62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Aaron Carpenter   68'
PR 17 Dan Pletch   62'
PR 18 Mike Pletch
LK 19 Luke Tait   65'
FL 20 Colin Yukes   60'
SH 21 Ed Fairhurst
FH 22 Ander Monro
Coach:
  Ric Suggitt

Man of the Match:
Kameli Ratuvou (Fiji)

Touch judges:
Christophe Berdos (France)
Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
Television match official:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Fourth official:
Joël Jutge (France)
Fifth official:
Tim Hayes (Wales)

Wales vs JapanEdit

20 September 2007
21:00
Wales   72–18   Japan
Tries: A. W. Jones 11' c
Hook 24' c
R. Thomas 31' c
Morgan 40+' m
Phillips 42' c
S. Williams (2) 48' m, 80' m
D. James 52' c
Cooper 59' c
M. Williams (2) 64' c, 74' c
Con: S. Jones (5/7)
Sweeney (2/4)
Pen: S. Jones (1/1) 23'
Report Tries: Endo 19' m
Onozawa 57' c
Con: Robins (1/1)
Pen: Onishi (2/2) 4', 37'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 35,245
Referee: Joël Jutge (France)
FB 15 Kevin Morgan
RW 14 Dafydd James
OC 13 Jamie Robinson   73'
IC 12 James Hook
LW 11 Shane Williams
FH 10 Stephen Jones (c)   57'
SH 9 Michael Phillips   57'
N8 8 Alix Popham   58'
OF 7 Martyn Williams
BF 6 Colin Charvis
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones   52'
LL 4 Will James
TP 3 Chris Horsman   65'
HK 2 Rhys Thomas   59'
LP 1 Duncan Jones
Replacements:
HK 16 Huw Bennett   69'
PR 17 Gethin Jenkins   65'
LK 18 Ian Evans   52'
N8 19 Michael Owen   58'
SH 20 Gareth Cooper   57'
FH 21 Ceri Sweeney   57'
CE 22 Tom Shanklin   73'
Coach:
  Gareth Jenkins
 
FB 15 Christian Loamanu
RW 14 Kosuke Endo
OC 13 Yuta Imamura   51'
IC 12 Shotaro Onishi   52'
LW 11 Hirotoki Onozawa
FH 10 Bryce Robins
SH 9 Tomoki Yoshida   66'
N8 8 Takuro Miuchi (c)
OF 7 Hare Makiri   52'
BF 6 Yasunori Watanabe
RL 5 Luke Thompson   66'
LL 4 Hitoshi Ono
TP 3 Tomokazu Soma   71'
HK 2 Yuji Matsubara   74'
LP 1 Tatsukichi Nishiura   53'   71'
Replacements:
HK 16 Taku Inokuchi   74'
PR 17 Ryo Yamamura   53'
LK 18 Hajime Kiso   66'
FL 19 Ryota Asano   52'
SH 20 Chulwon Kim   66'
CE 21 Koji Taira   51'
FB 22 Tatsuya Kusumi   52'
Coach:
  John Kirwan

Man of the Match:
Michael Phillips (Wales)

Touch judges:
Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Television match official:
Christophe Berdos (France)
Fourth official:
Nigel Owens (Wales)
Fifth official:
Tim Hayes (Wales)

Australia vs FijiEdit

23 September 2007
14:30
Australia   55–12   Fiji
Tries: Giteau (2) 17' c, 36' m
Mitchell (3) 31' c, 70' c, 79' m
Ashley-Cooper 57' c
Hoiles 74' m
Con: Giteau (4/6)
Pen: Giteau (3/3) 28', 42', 50'
Drop: Barnes (1/1) 44'
Report Tries: Neivua 40+' m
Ratuva 47' c
Con: Bai (1/1)
Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Attendance: 32,231
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Drew Mitchell
OC 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
IC 12 Matt Giteau
LW 11 Lote Tuqiri
FH 10 Berrick Barnes   62'
SH 9 George Gregan (c)   58'
N8 8 Wycliff Palu   66'
OF 7 Phil Waugh
BF 6 Rocky Elsom   58'
RL 5 Daniel Vickerman
LL 4 Mark Chisholm
TP 3 Guy Shepherdson
HK 2 Stephen Moore   58'
LP 1 Matt Dunning   58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Adam Freier   58'
PR 17 Greg Holmes   58'
LK 18 Hugh McMeniman   58'
N8 19 Stephen Hoiles   66'
SH 20 Sam Cordingley   58'
CE 21 Scott Staniforth   62'   68'
FB 22 Julian Huxley   68'
Coach:
  John Connolly
 
FB 15 Norman Ligairi
RW 14 Vilimoni Delasau
OC 13 Maleli Kunavore   65'
IC 12 Seremaia Bai (c)
LW 11 Isoa Neivua
FH 10 Waisea Luveniyali   41'
SH 9 Jone Daunivucu   41'
N8 8 Jone Qovu
OF 7 Aca Ratuva
BF 6 Netani Talei   63'
RL 5 Ifereimi Rawaqa
LL 4 Isoa Domolailai   41'
TP 3 Henry Qiodravu
HK 2 Vereniki Sauturaga
LP 1 Alefoso Yalayalatabua   60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Bill Gadolo
PR 17 Jone Railomo   60'
LK 18 Wame Lewaravu   41'
N8 19 Sisa Koyamaibole   63'
SH 20 Mosese Rauluni   41'
CE 21 Gabiriele Lovobalavu   65'
CE 22 Seru Rabeni   41'
Coach:
  Ilie Tabua

Man of the Match:
Matt Giteau (Australia)

Touch judges:
Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
Christophe Berdos (France)
Television match official:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Fourth official:
Romain Poite (France)
Fifth official:
Jean-Christophe Gastou (France)

Canada vs JapanEdit

25 September 2007
18:00
Canada   12–12   Japan
Tries: Riordan 48' m
van der Merwe 65' c
Con: Pritchard (1/1)
Report Tries: Endo 12' m
Taira 80+' c
Con: Onishi (1/2)
FB 15 Mike Pyke
RW 14 DTH van der Merwe
OC 13 Craig Culpan   72'
IC 12 Dave Spicer
LW 11 James Pritchard
FH 10 Ryan Smith
SH 9 Morgan Williams (c)
N8 8 Aaron Carpenter   56'
OF 7 Adam Kleeberger   79'
BF 6 Colin Yukes
RL 5 Mike James
LL 4 Mike Burak
TP 3 Jon Thiel   58'
HK 2 Pat Riordan   35' to 46'   60'
LP 1 Rod Snow   46'
Replacements:
PR 16 Mike Pletch   60'
PR 17 Dan Pletch   46'
PR 18 Scott Franklin   58'
LK 19 Josh Jackson   79'
FL 20 Mike Webb   56'
SH 21 Ed Fairhurst
WG 22 Justin Mensah-Coker   72'
Coach:
  Ric Suggitt
 
FB 15 Go Aruga
RW 14 Kosuke Endo   72'
OC 13 Yuta Imamura   69'
IC 12 Shotaro Onishi
LW 11 Christian Loamanu
FH 10 Bryce Robins
SH 9 Tomoki Yoshida   50'
N8 8 Takuro Miuchi (c)   72'
OF 7 Philip O'Reilly
BF 6 Hare Makiri
RL 5 Luke Thompson
LL 4 Hitoshi Ono   56'
TP 3 Tomokazu Soma   52'   75'
HK 2 Yuji Matsubara
LP 1 Tatsukichi Nishiura   75'
Replacements:
HK 16 Taku Inokuchi
PR 17 Ryo Yamamura   52'
LK 18 Luatangi Vatuvei   56'
FL 19 Hajime Kiso   72'
SH 20 Chulwon Kim   50'
CE 21 Koji Taira   69'
FB 22 Hirotoki Onozawa   72'
Coach:
  John Kirwan

Man of the Match:
Morgan Williams (Canada)

Touch judges:
Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)
Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Joël Jutge (France)
Fourth official:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Fifth official:
Hervé Dubes (France)

Australia vs CanadaEdit

29 September 2007
15:00
Australia   37–6   Canada
Tries: Baxter 24' m
Freier 34' m
Smith 51' m
Mitchell (2) 63' c, 65' m
Latham 73' c
Con: Shepherd (2/3)
Pen: Huxley (1/1) 2'
Report Pen: Pritchard (2/2) 42', 54'
Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux
Attendance: 35,200
Referee: Chris White (England)
FB 15 Chris Latham
RW 14 Cameron Shepherd
OC 13 Lote Tuqiri
IC 12 Adam Ashley-Cooper
LW 11 Drew Mitchell
FH 10 Julian Huxley
SH 9 Sam Cordingley   74'
N8 8 David Lyons   46'
OF 7 George Smith (c)
BF 6 Hugh McMeniman
RL 5 Mark Chisholm
LL 4 Nathan Sharpe   72'
TP 3 Al Baxter
HK 2 Adam Freier   60'
LP 1 Greg Holmes
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Hardman   60'
PR 17 Guy Shepherdson
FL 18 Rocky Elsom
FL 19 Phil Waugh   72'
N8 20 Stephen Hoiles   46'
SH 21 George Gregan   74'
CE 22 Matt Giteau
Coach:
  John Connolly
 
FB 15 DTH van der Merwe   75'
RW 14 Justin Mensah-Coker
OC 13 Mike Pyke
IC 12 Derek Daypuck   67'
LW 11 James Pritchard
FH 10 Ander Monro
SH 9 Morgan Williams (c)
N8 8 Sean-Michael Stephen   54'
OF 7 Dave Biddle
BF 6 Colin Yukes   64'
RL 5 Mike James   64'
LL 4 Luke Tait
TP 3 Jon Thiel
HK 2 Pat Riordan   46'
LP 1 Rod Snow   54'   73'
Replacements:
HK 16 Aaron Carpenter   46'
PR 17 Dan Pletch   54'   73'
PR 18 Mike Pletch   64'
LK 19 Mike Burak   64'
FL 20 Mike Webb   54'
SH 21 Ed Fairhurst   75'
CE 22 Nick Trenkel   67'
Coach:
  Ric Suggitt

Man of the Match:
Hugh McMeniman (Australia)

Touch judges:
Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)
Fourth official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Fifth official:
Stephan Pomarede (France)

Wales vs FijiEdit

29 September 2007
17:00
Wales   34–38   Fiji
Try: Popham 34' c
S. Williams 45' c
G. Thomas 48' m
M. Jones 51' c
M. Williams 73' m
Con: Hook (1/1)
S. Jones (2/4)
Pen: S. Jones (1/2) 5'
Report Tries: Qera 16' c
Delasau 19' m
Leawere 25' c
Dewes 77' c
Con: Little (3/4)
Pen: Little (4/5) 21', 24', 54', 60'
FB 15 Gareth Thomas (c)
RW 14 Mark Jones
OC 13 Tom Shanklin
IC 12 James Hook
LW 11 Shane Williams
FH 10 Stephen Jones
SH 9 Dwayne Peel   58'
N8 8 Alix Popham   65'
OF 7 Martyn Williams
BF 6 Colin Charvis
RL 5 Ian Evans   65'
LL 4 Alun Wyn Jones
TP 3 Chris Horsman   65'
HK 2 Matthew Rees   47'
LP 1 Gethin Jenkins
Replacements:
HK 16 Rhys Thomas   47'
PR 17 Duncan Jones   65'
LK 18 Ian Gough   65'
N8 19 Michael Owen   65'
SH 20 Michael Phillips   58'
CE 21 Jamie Robinson
WG 22 Dafydd James
Coach:
  Gareth Jenkins
 
FB 15 Kameli Ratuvou
RW 14 Vilimoni Delasau
OC 13 Seru Rabeni   67'
IC 12 Seremaia Bai
LW 11 Isoa Neivua   52'
FH 10 Nicky Little   80+'
SH 9 Mosese Rauluni (c)
N8 8 Sisa Koyamaibole
OF 7 Akapusi Qera   40' to 50'   74'
BF 6 Semisi Naevo
RL 5 Ifereimi Rawaqa
LL 4 Kele Leawere
TP 3 Jone Railomo   54'
HK 2 Sunia Koto   77'
LP 1 Graham Dewes
Replacements:
HK 16 Vereniki Sauturaga   77'
PR 17 Henry Qiodravu   54'
LK 18 Wame Lewaravu
CE 19 Aca Ratuva   74'
SH 20 Jone Daunivucu   80+'
FB 21 Norman Ligairi   67'
WG 22 Sereli Bobo   52'
Coach:
  Ilie Tabua

Man of the Match:
Shane Williams (Wales)

Touch judges:
Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)
Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Television match official:
Carlo Damasco (Italy)
Fourth official:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Fifth official:
Christophe Dutreuilh (France)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Davies, Sean (29 September 2007). "Wales 34-38 Fiji". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 February 2008.
  2. ^ Standley, James (25 September 2007). "Canada 12-12 Japan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 February 2008.
  3. ^ Griffiths, John (2009-08-17). "Ask John". Scrum.com. Retrieved 2009-08-17.

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