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Last Updated: Saturday, 6 October 2007, 21:18 GMT 22:18 UK
Rugby World Cup photos

Mortlock thwarts Lewsey's early break

England 12-10 Australia: Josh Lewsey attempts an early break for the world champions but Stirling Mortlock intervenes

Australia's Wycliff Palu

Wycliff Palu tries to find a way through England's defence as Australia look to open the scoring at the Stade Velodrome

Robinson's fine run gets halted

Mortlock's penalty puts the Wallabies ahead before Jason Robinson threatens with a fine run through the middle

Moody offloads a pass

England enjoy a fine passage of play, involving Lewis Moody, that culminates in Jonny Wilkinson's penalty leveller

Wilkinson prepares to kick England into a 6-3 lead

With 24 minutes on the clock, Wilkinson gives the northern hemisphere side the lead after Australia collapse a scrum

Tuqiri scores the first try of the match

Australia respond well and find themselves 10-6 up at the break courtesy of Lote Tuqiri's converted try

Wilkinson prepares to kick

England's spirited play after the interval sees them take a two-point lead thanks to two more Wilkinson penalties

Barnes attempts to score

Berrick Barnes looks to bring the Wallabies level almost immediately but his drop-goal effort from way out misses

Mitchell looks to hold off Mathew Tait

Wilkinson misses a further kick before Drew Mitchell's dangerous run gives England's fans some nervous moments

Martin Corry shows his joy at winning

Mortlock has a late chance to win it for Australia but his kick drfits wide and England hold on for a sensational victory

Betsen receives treatment

New Zealand 18-20 France: Serge Betsen goes off early after being accidently knocked out while tackling Joe Rokocoko

Carter shouts instructions to his team-mates

The opening score goes the way of the All Blacks when Dan Carter kicks them ahead in the 12th minute

Williams touches down but the try is not given

The Cardiff crowd almost witness the first try four minutes later but Ali Williams is adjudged to have gone into touch

McAlister heads for the line

Moments after, however, Luke McAlister does burst through for a try following good link-up play with Jerry Collins

Lionel Beauxis kicks a penalty

Carter converts the try and a penalty before Lionel Beauxis sends a kick over for France to make it 13-3 at the interval

McAlister is penalised for blocking Yannick Jauzion

The tournament hosts start the second half well and see their hopes boosted by a controversial yellow card for McAlister

Beauxis makes it 13-6

His foul on Yannick Jauzion gives Beauxis the chance to cut the gap by another three points and he makes no mistake

Dusautoir scores France's first try

Still a man down, New Zealand find themselves unable to stop Thierry Dusautoir who combines with Vincent Clerc to score

Rodney So'oialo drives towards the line

Parity lasts until the 62nd minute when Rodney So'oialo powers over to ominously restore the All Blacks' lead

Imanol Harinordoquy congratulates Jauzion on his try

Sensationally, Yannick Jauzion's converted try 12 minutes from time puts France ahead and they hold on for victory

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