New Zealand and South Africa will meet in the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup in France on Saturday at 4:00pm to decide the world champion. Argentina and England will decide third and fourth place on Friday at 4:00 p.m.
The All Blacks thrashed Argentina 44-6, despite earlier doubts due to some ups and downs for the New Zealand team, such as the loss against South Africa (35-7). August. For starters, Rio de la Plata, who were eliminated in the semifinals for the third time, committed themselves to controlling their opponent’s attacks, which was reflected in their possession data. Eight minutes. Thus, Las Pumas were able to take the first points, but it woke up New Zealand and established themselves with immense superiority on the field at the St. Denis Stadium, completely dominating the rest of the game.
On the other hand, the Springboks edged out England by a single point in a very physical and abrasive match. England were outscored 12-6 in the first half, aided by Owen Farrell’s individuality, who converted four first-half penalties. Defensive play was also key, preventing the opponent from getting a try.
The second half was even, as both teams measured each other, and coaches Jack Ninaber and Steve Borthwick moved the pieces. Farrell again changed the tune in the 52nd minute with a drop halfway down the field to make it 15-6. From that minute England knew how to work to keep the result, but in front of them they had a team that never gave up, Handre Pollard scored a penalty and the last Changed the game in time and then one of the most interesting games of the tournament took place. The Springboks were given credit for adding one more, Rose falling way, but holding their heads high.
The world champion will be announced next Saturday at 4:00pm, with Argentina and England fighting for third place on Friday.
Argentina (6+0): Gallo, Montoya, Gomez Codela, Petty, Lavanini, Gonzalez, Creamer, Issa, Bertrano, S. Carreras, M. Carreras, Chocobares, Cindy, Boffelli and Mallia. Grevi, Alemanno, Sánchez, Sclavi, Bruni, Moroni, Bello and Pasan Vélez also played. Penalty throws: Boffelli (5′, 31′).
New Zealand (20+24): De Groot, Taylor, Lomas, Whitelock, S. Barrett, Frisell, Kane, Savea, Smith, Mo’Unga, Delia, J. Barrett, Ion, Jordan and B. Barrett. Taukei’aho, Retallick, McKenzie, Williams, Papali’i, Lienert-Brown, Newell and Christie also played. Articles: Jordan (11′, 62′, 74′), J. Barrett (16′), Frizzell (42′, 49′), Smith (42′). changes: Mo’unga (12′, 43′, 50′). Penalty throws: Mo’unga (38′).
England (15): Marler, George, Cole, Idoje, Martin; Laws, Curry, Ear; Mitchell, Farrell (c), Daly, Tuilaki, Marchant, May, Stewart. Tan, Kenge, Sinclair, Sesam, Vunibola, Kerr, Ford and Lawrence also played.
South Africa (16): Kitshoff, Mbonambi, Malherbe, Etzebeth, Mostert, Kolisi (c), Du Toit, Vermeulen; Reinach, Libbok, Kolbe, De Allende, Kriel, Arendse, Willemse. Foury, Nze, Koch, Snyman, Smith, de Klerk, Pollard and Le Roux also played.
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