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The Eagles Fly Home Whilst The Dragons Show Their Fire
As a Welshman who emigrated to, (and became a Citizen of), the United States, I’m in the lucky position of having two countries I can throw my support behind, in the international arena.
Right now the competition that ends in the presentation of the Webb Ellis Trophy is about half-way through.
The “Pool” stage is over now and the top two teams from each Pool moved through to the next round, (the Quarter-Finals). The teams finished like this:
The Quarter-Final results were:
Ireland 10-22 Wales
England 12-19 France
South Africa 9-11 Australia
New Zealand 33-10 Argentina
This means the Semi-finals shape up like this…
Semi-final Two: 16 October
Australia v New Zealand
(Eden Park, Auckland, 0400 EST)
Unfortunately, the USA won’t be taking any further part. Its one of the perplexing questions of USA Rugby: why don’t they do better?
I’ll put forth my thoughts on that, and maybe even some ideas on how to change the situation, in future blog entries.