Springboks won RWC 2007

Springboks (South Africa), which represent the southern hemisphere rugby, won RWC 2007 after beating England (15-6). But no tries.

Springboks 15
Tries: 0
Conversion: 0
Penalty: 5 x 3 = 15 (Montgomery, Steyn)
Drop goal: 0

England 6
Tries: 0
Conversion: 0
Penalty: 2 x 3 = 6 (Wilkinson)
Drop goal: 0

By the way, this is how Habana is in training.

Happy 20th Anniversary !

Happy 20th Anniversary of Stock Market Crash 1997

In financial markets, Black Monday is the name given to Monday, October 19, 1987, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dropped by 508 points to 1739 (22.6%),[1] and on which similar enormous drops occurred across the world. By the end of October, stock markets in Hong Kong had fallen 45.8%, Australia 41.8%, Spain 31%, the United Kingdom 26.4%, the United States 22.68%, and Canada 22.5%. (The terms Black Monday and Black Tuesday are also applied to October 28 and 29, 1929, which occurred after Black Thursday on October 24, which started the Stock Market Crash of 1929.)
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France forward passing !!!


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It's not easy

I admit the fact that it's not easy to forget and accept the All Blacks lost. Until now. In the bus, on the street, in the city, I can see faces with all the regrets.

For the last couple days, the city has not been as usual. It seems not so many people are going to work. Is it the national mourning period for NZ? Does the national productivity really drop in response to the lost of the All Blacks as suggested before?

To be honest, I'm not really a NZer but I had been following the 2004 RWC and am now the 2007. Since rugby is the national sport and the All Blacks team is the national icon, we eventually go along with them and the society in general. Assimilation I suppose.

Since last month, we (I & her) have been trying to stay awake until late night or wake up early in the morning only for watching All Blacks matches in pool stage. I'm okay but I feel something's just not right.

Cricket lost in semi-final from Sri Lanka, America's Cup lost in final from Swiss and now Rugby lost in quarter-final from France.

Perhaps, Netball win in final can pay everything.

In 2011, Kiwi will win all the games! God bless.

France won

All Blacks didn't go to semi final for the first time in the history.

All Blacks (13) 18
Try: 10 - McAlister, So'oialo
Penalty: 6 - Carter
Conversion: 2 - Carter

France (3) 20
Try: 10 - Dusautoir, Jauzion
Penalty: 6 - Beauxis
Conversion: 4 - Beauxis, Elissalde

That's okay, the history doesn't stop now.

Go All Blacks!!!

Quarter Final RWC 2007 - All Blacks vs France

Second thing this weekend.

It seems I'm okay with my basic rugby passing practice by now even just using Kezia's doll as the ball :) Now I'm ready to bet for the quarter final. No kidding, she will never permit me.

But anyway let's look at the quarter final match (knockout stage) schedule:

Quarter finals
Sat 06 Oct, 15:00 (NZ time: Sun 07, 02:00) Australia - England
Sat 06 Oct, 21:00 (NZ time: Sun 07, 08:00) All Blacks - France
Sun 07 Oct, 15:00 (NZ time: Mon 08, 02:00) South Africa - Fiji
Sun 07 Oct, 21:00 (NZ time: Mon 08, 08:00) Argentina - Scotland

I'd better sleep now for midnite going out with friends watching rugby at a sport bar (having a few stubbies of course). No I'm not serious, she won't permit me. I'll stay on the bed watching the match with her as she likes it eventually and leave the monday match for replay viewing.

Okay, now the facts of NZ (All Blacks) vs France in Rugby World Cup history.

1. France beat the All Blacks once in the 99 semi final, but the All Blacks beat France many times.
2. The All Blacks always went to semi final.

Head-to-head statistics All Blacks vs France in all matches since 1903:

Played: 45 times
All Blacks won: 34 times
France won: 11 times
Draw: 1 time

The facts of Australia (Wallabies) vs England match:
1. I don't really care actually at the moment.
2. Although England beat the Wallabies in the 2003 final, but until this moment England has shown very bad performance particularly got 0-36 vs the Springbroks (South Africa) in the pool stage.

Update Wallabies vs England: 10 - 12
England 12
Penalty goals: Wilkinson 4

Australia 10
Try: Tuqiri
Conversion: Mortlock
Penalty goal: Mortlock

No tries from England but she won!

Blogroll tidied up

first thing this weekend, just tidied up my blogroll in google reader. it's hard to read all of these at once.

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