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LIST: The 10 greatest rugby matches of all time

4. 1987 – France versus Australia 

The first World Cup final had long been predicted to be fought out by Australia and New Zealand. When France arrived at the Concord Oval to play the Wallabies in the semifinal, it seemed no one had remembered to give Les Bleus the script. The ball eventually landed in Serge Blanco’s hands, who outsprinted the Australian cover to dive in at the corner and record one of the game’s greatest ever moments of Gallic flair in a 30-24 win.

3. 2003 – England versus Australia

England won 20–17 to win the Webb Ellis Cup for the first time, also becoming the first European side to win the cup. The scores were tied 14–14 at full time, and Jonny Wilkinson kicked a drop goal in the final minute of extra time to win the match. The final was the second to go to extra time.


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