User Review( votes)
Shocks to the system Saturday September 19 served up not one but two brilliant giant-killings which really brought the tournament to life. Early in the day, Georgia recorded only their third ever World Cup win with a tight 17-10 win over Tonga to spark wild celebrations amongst the players and the traveling Georgian contingent in the crowd. And then, in perhaps the greatest shock in the tournament’s 20-year history, Japan defeated one of the favourites for the crown, South Africa, 34-32 in a pulsating clash that was decided by a last minute try from Karne Hesketh. Elsewhere, there were rudimentary wins for France, Ireland and Samoa over Italy, Canada and the USA respectively.