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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Rob Andrew winning dropgoal 1995

Rob Andrew winning dropgoal 1995

In the 1995 World Cup quarter final in Cape Town between England and Australia, flyhalf Rob Andrew kicked this winning dropgoal to secure the victory for the English. It knocked the previous World Champion Wallabies out of the tournament, and resulted in a 25-22 win.

What it also meant is that England faced a meeting with the almighty All Blacks in the semi final, and in particular, Jonah Lomu. But that's another story altogether.

With the 2007 World Cup currently taking place, we've already seen a few dropgoals being snapped up, and my thinking is that we may yet see history made later in the tournament, with precisely this form of adding to your teams total.

There have been calls for the dropgoal to be reduced to less points as people feel it's just to easy. In my opinion its an art form that is achieved through hard work and takes some skill to achieve, especially under pressure.

Time will tell, but watch this space - a winning drop may just determine the outcome of the tournament.

Posted at 9:32 am | 8 comments

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Anonymous September 19, 2007 5:15 pm

Haha Slotted! that didn't happen in 2003 as well did it? IT DID?! what a shame. Take that Criminal Scum!!

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Anonymous September 22, 2007 8:22 pm

Shinx Says: At the time it seemed to hang in the air longer than it did, what a kick tho...

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chobs September 24, 2007 10:35 pm

Haha Great kick. pity it wont happen this time tho. Wont even beat tonga to get to the quarters hahaha

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Anonymous October 11, 2007 6:50 pm

^^^^ yeah i mean what are the chances wilko will get four penalties and australia will go home early...

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Anonymous October 14, 2007 4:24 pm

ha ha eng in the final. what was that about not beating tonga???

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Anonymous October 18, 2007 1:02 pm

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ agreed and also hahahhaha to that aussie fan beaten again by england, how you like them apples

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Anonymous January 23, 2008 2:43 pm

Springboks 15 - England 6

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Anonymous January 26, 2008 7:50 pm

haha nice england realy rub australias heads into the ground when it comes to world cups

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