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World Cup Throwback - Two Thrilling quarterfinals

Back in 1995 at South Africa’s first participation and hosting of the World Cup, June 11 marked quarterfinals day as New Zealand took on Scotland and Australia were up against England in what proved to be two high-quality matches.


England vs Australia

Newlands hosted the first close encounter as a late Rob Andrew drop goal knocked defending champions Australia out of the competition as England claimed a 25-22 victory. Tony Underwood’s fantastic first-half try was cancelled out by Damian Smith as the game went into injury time.

England’s fans were sent into delirium as Andrew nailed the winning kick from 45 metres.

New Zealand vs Scotland

The action remained highly competitive, despite the match being plagued by ill-discipline and scrappy phases. In what proved to be Gavin Hastings’ final international of his career, New Zealand managed to claim a fairly comfortable 48-30 victory over Scotland.


Thanks to their victories, England and New Zealand would meet in the semifinal of the competition.

Source: TJS Sport

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