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Game #14 - Pool D at Elland Road, Leeds

Italy 23 - Canada 18

A determined Canadian side gave Italy a battle to the end, losing by five points in a clash for possible third place in Pool C. The Canadians scored on a brilliant try by DTH van der Merwe that should be in the top five tries from this RWC round. The Azzurri led 13-10 at the break and held off their challengers in the second half, denying Canada an eighth RWC victory.

Game #15 - Pool B at Villa Park, Birmingham

South Africa 46 - Samoa 6

As anticipated, the Boks rallied to beat Samoa handily with a six-try offense display. Man-of-the-match JP Pietersen bagged a hat trick.  The upset loss to Japan notwithstanding, South Africa will win this Pool to face the second place finisher in Pool A (Australia, Wales, or England).

Game #16 - Pool A at Twickenham

Wales 28 - England 25

It's a national suicide watch, a full medical alert as England lost to rival Wales at home in Twickenham. The Red Roses seemed to have had the game in hand ahead 22-12 at the half but injury-ridden Wales rallied to tie the game at 25-25 and then Biggers crushed the host nation's hearts with a penalty kick. It's simple math, a loss to Australia and England is OUT.