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South Africa wrest gold from Kiwis

South Africa's Warren Whiteley attacks in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Photo: Skysports

South Africa’s Warren Whiteley attacks in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Photo: Skysports

South Africa made history by handing New Zealand their first ever Commonwealth Games defeat to take Gold in Glasgow.

Brilliance from the Blitzbokke, even without captain Kyle Brown for the whole contest, marked a special moment.

Cecil Afrika, who had been the flagbearer for South Africa at the opening ceremony, scored the crucial try that separated the two teams in the end.

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RWC 2015 Draw Spotlight – Fiji

Fiji celebrate after Graham Dewes burrows over to score the match winning try during the Rugby World Cup 2007 Pool B match against Wales. Photo: Getty Images

Fiji celebrate after Graham Dewes burrows over to score the match winning try during the Rugby World Cup 2007 Pool B match against Wales. Photo: Getty Images

 

FIJI ON THE RWC STAGE

Fiji’s finest hour at the Rugby World Cup unquestionably came on 29 September, 2007 in Nantes when, in a ‘winner-takes-all’ clash to decide who would join Pool B rivals Australia in the quarter-finals, they upset all the odds to defeat Wales 38-34.

Just when it seemed like Martyn Williams’ try seven minutes from time would be enough for Wales to thwart Fiji’s attempts to make the last eight for the first time in 20 years, up popped prop Graham Dewes with what proved to be the all-important score. While it was a sad way for Wales captain Gareth Thomas to mark his 100th cap appearance, everyone connected with Fijian rugby was beaming from ear to ear.

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