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31 Oct 2019
6:10 am

Get over the 2007 Rugby World Cup loss, Matfield tells Poms

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'Even if that try was allowed we still would have won 15-13,' Matfield told The Citizen on Wednesday.

England's Mark Cueto fails to score a try during the Rugby World Cup final against South Africa at the Stade de France Stadium in Saint-Denis, near Paris, October 20, 2007. The try was not counted as Cueto's foot was deemed to be 'out'. Picture: REUTERS

Springbok World Cup winner Victor Matfield yesterday advised England to “get over it” after former winger Mark Cueto claimed this week that the Roses would have beaten South Africa in the 2007 final had his highly debated try not been disallowed. With the Boks leading 9-3 at the Stade de France, Cueto went over for what he thought was a sure try early in the second half. He was, however, denied by television match official (TMO) Stuart Dickinson, who judged that the Englishman’s left foot had dragged into touch during Danie Rossouw’s desperate tackle. John Smit’s side went on the...