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World Cup 2007

Overview
The 20 teams were divided into 4 pools of 5 teams, the first 2 qualifying for quarter finals.

Stadia

Stadiums involved were:

Venue Round Date Match Score
France
Parc des Princes, Paris Group phase - Pool A 09/09/2007 South Africa - Samoa 59-7
28/09/2007 England - Tonga 36-20
Group phase - Pool C 19/09/2007 Italy - Portugal 31-5
Group phase - Pool D 30/09/2007 Argentina - Ireland 30-15
Bronze Final 19/10/2007 France - Argentina 10-34
Stade Chaban Delmas, Bordeaux Group phase - Pool B 25/09/2007 Canada - Japan 12-12
29/09/2007 Australia - Canada 37-6
Group phase - Pool D 09/09/2007 Ireland - Namibia 32-17
15/09/2007 Ireland - Georgia 14-10
Stade de France, Saint Denis Group phase - Pool A 14/09/2007 South Africa - England 36-0
Group phase - Pool D 07/09/2007 France - Argentina 12-17
21/09/2007 France - Ireland 25-3
Quarter finals 07/10/2007 Argentina - Scotland 19-13
Semifinals 13/10/2007 France - England 9-14
14/10/2007 South Africa - Argentina 37-13
Final 20/10/2007 South Africa - England 15-6
Stade de Gerland, Lyon Group phase - Pool B 08/09/2007 Australia - Japan 91-3
Group phase - Pool C 15/09/2007 New Zealand - Portugal 108-13
Group phase - Pool D 11/09/2007 Argentina - Georgia 33-3
Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes Group phase - Pool A 22/09/2007 England - Samoa 44-22
Group phase - Pool B 09/09/2007 Wales - Canada 42-17
12/09/2007 Fiji - Wales 38-34
Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier Group phase - Pool A 12/09/2007 Tonga - United States 25-15
16/09/2007 Tonga - Samoa 19-15
30/09/2007 South Africa - United States 64-15
Group phase - Pool B 23/09/2007 Australia - Fiji 55-12
Stade Félix Bollaert, Lens Group phase - Pool A 08/09/2007 England - United States 28-10
22/09/2007 South Africa - Tonga 30-25
Group phase - Pool D 26/09/2007 Georgia - Namibia 30-0
Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint Etienne Group phase - Pool A 26/09/2007 Samoa - United States 25-21
Group phase - Pool C 09/09/2007 Scotland - Portugal 56-10
29/09/2007 Scotland - Italy 18-16
Stade Municipal, Toulouse Group phase - Pool B 12/09/2007 Fiji - Japan 35-31
Group phase - Pool C 25/09/2007 Romania - Portugal 14-10
29/09/2007 New Zealand - Romania 85-8
Group phase - Pool D 16/09/2007 France - Namibia 87-10
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille Group phase - Pool C 08/09/2007 New Zealand - Italy 76-14
12/09/2007 Italy - Romania 24-18
Group phase - Pool D 22/09/2007 Argentina - Namibia 63-3
30/09/2007 France - Georgia 64-7
Quarter finals 06/10/2007 England - Australia 12-10
07/10/2007 South Africa - Fiji 37-20
Scotland
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Group phase - Pool C 18/09/2007 Scotland - Romania 42-0
23/09/2007 Scotland - New Zealand 0-40
Wales
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Group phase - Pool B 15/09/2007 Wales - Australia 20-32
16/09/2007 Fiji - Canada 29-16
20/09/2007 Wales - Japan 72-18
Quarter finals 06/10/2007 France - New Zealand 20-18



Qualifiers

Group phase
Poule A
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1South Africa1944001894714224630Qualified to quarter finals
2England144301108882011720
3Tonga942028996-791001
4Samoa5410369143-7451501
5United States1400461142-8171801

Matches
Group phase
08/09/2007England - United States28-10
09/09/2007South Africa - Samoa59-7
12/09/2007United States - Tonga15-25
14/09/2007England - South Africa0-36
16/09/2007Samoa - Tonga15-19
22/09/2007England - Samoa44-22
22/09/2007South Africa - Tonga30-25
26/09/2007United States - Samoa21-25
28/09/2007England - Tonga36-20
30/09/2007South Africa - United States64-15

Poule B
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Australia2044002154117430440Qualified to quarter finals
2Fiji154301114136-22141630
3Wales12420216810563231331
4Japan3401364210-14673001
5Canada2401351120-6961700

Matches
Group phase
08/09/2007Australia - Japan91-3
09/09/2007Wales - Canada42-17
12/09/2007Fiji - Japan35-31
15/09/2007Wales - Australia20-32
16/09/2007Fiji - Canada29-16
20/09/2007Wales - Japan72-18
23/09/2007Australia - Fiji55-12
25/09/2007Canada - Japan12-12
29/09/2007Australia - Canada37-6
29/09/2007Wales - Fiji34-38

Poule C
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1New Zealand2044003093527446440Qualified to quarter finals
2Scotland144301116665014820
3Italy9420285117-3281401
4Romania5410340161-12152201
5Portugal1400438209-17142901

Matches
Group phase
08/09/2007New Zealand - Italy76-14
09/09/2007Scotland - Portugal56-10
12/09/2007Italy - Romania24-18
15/09/2007New Zealand - Portugal108-13
18/09/2007Scotland - Romania42-0
19/09/2007Italy - Portugal31-5
23/09/2007Scotland - New Zealand0-40
25/09/2007Romania - Portugal14-10
29/09/2007New Zealand - Romania85-8
29/09/2007Scotland - Italy18-16

Poule D
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Argentina1844001433311016220Qualified to quarter finals
2France1543011883715124321
3Ireland942026482-189710
4Georgia5410350111-6151501
5Namibia0400430212-18233000

Matches
Group phase
07/09/2007France - Argentina12-17
09/09/2007Ireland - Namibia32-17
11/09/2007Argentina - Georgia33-3
15/09/2007Ireland - Georgia14-10
16/09/2007France - Namibia87-10
21/09/2007France - Ireland25-3
22/09/2007Argentina - Namibia63-3
26/09/2007Georgia - Namibia30-0
30/09/2007France - Georgia64-7
30/09/2007Ireland - Argentina15-30

Final phase
Quarter finalsSemifinalsFinal
South Africa
10/7/2007 - 37-20South Africa
10/14/2007 - 37-13
FijiSouth Africa
Argentina10/20/2007 - 15-6
10/7/2007 - 19-13
Argentina
ScotlandSouth Africa
New Zealand
10/6/2007 - 18-20France
10/13/2007 - 9-14
France
AustraliaEngland
10/6/2007 - 10-12
England
England
3rd place final
France
10/19/2007 - 10-34Argentina
Argentina