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Last Updated: Saturday, 11 October, 2003, 05:33 GMT 06:33 UK
Saturday's Rugby World Cup photos
A New Zealand fan gets excited before the game
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New Zealand v Italy: All Blacks supporters are in an expectant mood as they start their World Cup campaign in Melbourne
Justin Marshall of New Zealand is tackled by Italy's Mauro Bergamasco
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Despite the Italians' best efforts New Zealand establish a firm grip on the game
New Zealand skipper Reuben Thorne scores a try against Italy
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New Zealand skipper Reuben Thorne goes over for the second of four unanswered tries in the first-half
Doug Howlett takes on Italy's full-back Gert Peens
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All Black wing Doug Howlett adds try number three as the Italians are blown away
All Black wing Doug Howlett sprints away from the Italian defence
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Howlett soon adds another try after the break, the first of an incredible seven, setting up a massive 70-7 win for the All Blacks
Api Naevo burst away from a French tackle
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France v Fiji: Lock Api Naevo powers through the line to touch down in the corner and stun France in the early stages
Frederic Michalak kicks
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French kicker Frederic Michalak slots over four penalties to put his side into the lead
A fan waves the Fijian flag in the crowd
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France lead at half-time but a magical try from Rupeni Caucaunibuca early in the second period brings the Fijian support to its feet
Yannick Jauzion runs away with the ball
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But France are in no mood to be victims of an upset and centre Yannick Jauzion scores a hat-trick of second-half tries
Christophe Dominici scores his second try of the match
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Christophe Dominici rounds off an impressive victory for France with his second try, putting the seal on a 61-18 scoreline
Joost van der Westhuizen scores a try for South Africa
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South Africa v Uruguay: Joost van der Westhuizen scores the first of his three tries in the first minute, as the Springboks make a brilliant start
Thinus Delport scores a try for South Africa
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Thinus Delport slides over for yet another try as South Africa romp to a resounding 72-6 victory over the shell-shocked Uruguayans




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