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Rugby League World Cup Final 2008
25 October-22 November 2008
Fixtures | Tables

Nigel Vagana leads the Samoa team

Samoa, led by Nigel Vagana, perform their traditional pre-game war dance ahead of their game against Ireland

Pat Richards goes in for a try

Wigan's Pat Richards gives Ireland the perfect start to the game with an early try from Lee Doran's kick

Gareth Haggerty is stopped by Terence Seuseu

Harlequins forward Gareth Haggerty is stopped in his tracks by Terence Seuseu

Ireland's Michael Platt

Ireland's Michael Platt had a more solid game at full-back than in the opener against Tonga

Ireland's Ryan Tandy

Ireland's Ryan Tandy, who made a big impact from the bench, tries to find a way forward through the Samoa defence

Pat Richards celebrates a try

Pat Richards, who used to play at Parramatta, was the star of the Irish show with a hat-trick of tries

Ireland trio Pat Richards, Liam Finn and Ben Harrison celebrate

Richards completes his hat-trick late on and he celebrates with Liam Finn and Ben Harrison

A Scottish fan watches on from the stands

Scotland fans converge at the Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford, hoping to see a 28-point or more victory against Fiji to win Pool 2

Jon Steel bundles over for Scotland's first try against Fiji

And winger Jon Steel gives the supporters clad in tartan early hope with a well-taken try in the fifth minute

Fiji's Jarrod Hayne steps past Michael Robertson

Jarrod Hayne steps past the challenge of Scotland's Michael Robertson as Fiji fight back

Danny Brough is tackled by three Fijian players

Captain Danny Brough looks to spin play wide from a tackle as Scotland push for tries

Bradford's Semi Tadulala touches down for his second try for Fiji

Semi Tadulala touches down twice but Scotland hold on for their first ever World Cup victory, but Fiji advance to the semi-final qualifiers

see also
Scotland 18-16 Fiji
05 Nov 08 |  Rugby League
Coach hails historic Scottish win
05 Nov 08 |  Rugby League
Ireland 34-16 Samoa
05 Nov 08 |  Rugby League
Kelly proud of 'fantastic' Irish
05 Nov 08 |  Rugby League

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