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Martin Johnson and Jonny Wilkinson with the Rugby World Cup
The ultimate aim is to win the World Cup!
The aim of the game is very simple: score more points than the other team.

You do this by scoring tries, conversions, drop goals and penalties in your opponent's goal area.

If both teams score the same amount or no points are scored then the match is a draw.




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