- England has done what many thought was impossible and beaten New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup semi-finals
- The Japanese Rugby World Cup has been fraught with upsets, most coming from the host nation
- England have never beaten New Zealand in a Rugby World Cup match before
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For the first time in rugby history, England has beaten New Zealand in a Rugby World Cup match. The two teams have not faced each other at the world cup in 20 years.
It has been hailed as one of England's best performances on a rugby field and they kept the New Zealand team firmly out of the game securing a 19-7 victory.
This means that New Zealand's bragging at facing South Africa in the finals may have jinxed them and the 3 times Rugby World Cup champion will have to attend the finals as spectators.
In a stunning display, England scored the first try in just 98 seconds and despite having two tries disallowed the English team went on to outplay the titans of world rugby.
Briefly.co.za learned that tomorrow's match between Wales and South Africa will decide who will face England in the finals. If South Africa win it might be a repeat of the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France where England faced South Africa in the finals.
South Africa won their second Rugby World Cup at the fateful match in Paris and if history repeats itself and they win tomorrow's match, South Africa might tie with New Zealand with World Cup victories.
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