[QUOTE="SolidSnake, post: 6479762]This is embarassing, England out as the host nation befor the knockout stage.
The only good part is they do not have far to travel home.[/QUOTE]
Yup. Quite an embarrassing performance. A good solid performance would have made the game a lot closer or beaten Australia. They made so many mistakes (Maybe the pressure of being the hosts was too much, who knows) Oh well, Italy and All blacks, all the way for me then.
England made life hard for themselves losing to Wales. The Aus match was always going to be an uphill battle, if they dug deeper and held the welsh back this result wouldn't have bothered them all that much tbh..... assuming of course they got a better point differential. Aus thoroughly handed England some humble pie.
I guess that leaves Fiji to pick up the pieces. COME ON FIJI!!! :snicker
The AB's just demolished France.... I think this tournament is going down to New Zealand, South Africa, or Australia. Kinda hard to see anybody beating them atm. SA have that embarrassing loss to Japan to make up for also.
Australia technically lost to Scotland. If the ref hadn't given that rather dodgy penalty, aus would be making their way back home
Having said that, there is a bit of irony with the last 4 teams. The Rugby Championship this year was cut short so that the tournament could end before the World Cup... Yet the Rugby Championship is all that remains, they should have just bundled both together :snicker
It was clear it was the wrong call on first replay.
Now in saying that, still a scrum to Aus, who knows what would have happened, but yeah, after all the bullshit call in other games, the fact that the TV ref didn't put their ten cents in is ridiculous in such and important match.