Francois Hougaard’s match-winning try for the Springboks against Wales features in this selection of memorable moments from the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand.
HOUGAARD DOUSES DRAGONS’ FIRE
SOUTH AFRICA vs WALES, WELLINGTON
The Springboks were trailing 16-10 in their Pool D opener when Francois Hougaard replaced Bryan Habana on the left wing in the 61st minute. Four minutes later, the Boks attacked inside Wales’ 22, taking the ball up on two occasions through their forwards. Scrumhalf Fourie du Preez drew a defender close to the ruck and gave a short pass to Hougaard, who burst through a gap and dived over under the posts for a converted try that gave the Boks a one-point win.
PACIFIC ISLANDERS PAINT CAPITAL RED
TONGA vs FRANCE, WELLINGTON
Tonga led 13-6 at half-time of this Pool A clash, thanks to two penalties from flyhalf Kurt Morath and a try to left wing Sukanaivalu Hufanga, who gathered Morath’s crosskick and shrugged off a tackle to score in the corner. Morath added two more penalties in the second half and while France right wing Vincent Clerc scored a try in the last play of the game, it was Tonga who celebrated a shock 19-14 win at the final whistle.
ALL BLACKS ORDER ‘TEABAG SPECIAL’
NEW ZEALAND vs FRANCE, AUCKLAND
The All Blacks opened the scoring in the 15th minute of the World Cup final at Eden Park with a lineout move, called the ‘Teabag Special’, which they had kept under wraps for more than three years and saved for when they needed it most. Hooker Keven Mealamu’s throw, 10m out from the France tryline, was taken by flank Jerome Kaino, who popped the ball down to loosehead prop Tony Woodcock. He burst through the middle of the French lineout, handed off a defender and dived over to score a crucial try.