Who Still Stands for the Final Weekend of the Rugby World Cup?
The Semi Finals of the Rugby World Cup did not disappoint as the 4 highest ranked teams in the world duked it out for a spot in the final. In the end, the two most deserving teams found their place but it was an incredible weekend of rugby.
New Zealand Emerge Victorious through the Rain
South Africa have the best record against the World Champions so everyone was expecting a tight game. The wet conditions combined with the quality of both sides led to a closely fought brutal game of rugby. Players were left bruised after such a physical game.
— iamjonnyking™ (@iamjonnyking) October 24, 2015
After 80 tough minutes, the All Blacks ground out a victory. They are a team that can only accept one result, given that they will be losing many of their greats due to retirement and emigration after the tournament. The Wallabies have their work cut out for them.
Australia Best Argentina
It wasn’t an ideal start to the match for Argentina when the Wallabies got over the line for a try with just a minute on the clock.
It was a tough first half for the pumas and they were 10 points behind when the whistle went for the break. Rugby World writer, Paul Williams, had an idea for the Argentine management half time talk.
If I was part of the Pumas management I'd get a message on the field Next one who carries out of the 22 has to look after Maradona tonight
— Paul Williams (@thepaulwilliams) October 25, 2015
However, the team that came out after the break put the pressure back on the Australia who had to make the more tackles than they have in any other match of the Rugby World Cup. The new Puma pressure wasn’t enough to get them back in the game and after a debatable try from the Wallabies was allowed in the final minutes, we had our finalists.