England have beat reigning world champions New Zealand 19-7
at the semi-finals held at Yokohama International Stadium on Saturday, to book
a place in this year’s Rugby World Cup final.
Manu Tuilagi scored in the second minute after a superb
England team move, as Ardie Savea of New Zealand tried to cut England’s lead
but two George Ford penalties sealed the win.
It could have ended 29-7 had the referee ruled in Ben Young
and Sam Underhill penalty tries.
The Eddie Jones’ side is now into their first Rugby World
Cup since 2007 after a dominant win over reigning world champions New Zealand,
and will face the winner between Wales or South Africa next Saturday.
England v New Zealand semi-final. Image|Courtesy
New Zealand, All Blacks, have stayed unbeaten in the Rugby World
Cups since 2007.
The match between Wales and South Africa will be played
tomorrow at 12:00 EAT.
According to BBC news, here are the reactions of England
fans after the flamboyant win.
This will mean more to
us than it does to those boys. You’re never going to be remembered for winning
a semi-final. This means nothing to these boys unless they win next week. This
is what the pain and anguish of hours and hours at the gym was for. It’s a huge
sacrifice to be a part of this team. ~Matt Dawson, England World Cup winner.
England got it
absolutely right. The quality of some of the tackling – you were never two
passes away from a dominant hit and they picked when to go in and compete almost
perfectly. England spent the whole of the second half forcing New Zealand to
play out from their own third. They were physically and mentally dominant
today. ~Paul Grayson, Former England fly-half.