Sunday, October 21, 2007

England Narrowly lose World Cup Final

England coach Brian Ashton believes his players should be proud despite defeat by South Africa in the World Cup final.

Ashton's men lost 36-0 to the Springboks five weeks ago but went close to becoming the first side to retain the Cup, only to lose 15-6.

"They did fantastically well getting into the final but in days to come, they'll reflect on what they've done and be really proud," he said.

"I thought they rose to the occasion absolutely magnificently."

1 comment:

  1. One more reason to drink right?!?

    Is rugby world cup every four years?

    What are the salaries like for pro rugby? I've always thought a decent bench player for a sweet ruby team would make a bad ass kicker in the NFL... one of those worlds collide scenarios.