Rugby World Cup 2023: Wales and Ireland win, newcomers Chile hold on to win
Wales – Portugal
Although Wales confidently overcame the southern European team in the end and achieved their second victory in the group stage, Portugal, who were considered complete underdogs, won over many fans with their entertaining and courageous play in the match that ended 28-8.
The identity of the winner was never in doubt for a moment, but Wales really needed the bonus points for at least four goals scored in this match, and they had to struggle hard for it.
Tolubi Faletau With his goal four minutes from the end of normal time, he finally got the extra point, and Portugal can be happy about that Nicholas Martinez During 2007, they again targeted the Rugby World Cup.
In the next match, Portugal faces Georgia, while Wales plays a very important match away from home against Australia.
Samoa – Chile
Chile’s second opponent in Group A at the Rugby World Cup was a powerful Samoa side, and there were few who expected the South American side to take the lead for nearly 40 minutes.
For Chile, it was an advantage that they had already played a match against Japan, while the Pacific opponent had just made their World Cup debut this year.
The rookie took the lead in the seventh minute with a wonderful goal, and after several penalty kicks, he regained the lead again with a triple kick. But Samoa also scored a goal in the final minutes of the first half, and from then on their will took hold on the pitch. The final score was a 43-10 victory for Samoa, with Chile not scoring any more points in the second half.
As for the next match, Chile will play a fiery confrontation against Argentina, while Samoa will play a very important match against Japan.
Ireland – Tonga
For the Irish, who are also considered a World Cup title contender, the match against Tonga will be remembered not so much for the result, but for the impressive record. The finish was a smooth 59-16, so the bonus point was easily won, but…
He made Irish rugby history in this match Johnny Sextonwho overthrew him Ronan O’Gara His record of 1,074 points is now Ireland’s highest run scorer in World Cup history.
However, many had previously predicted that Sexton would not even be on the field against Tonga, with South Africa and Scotland waiting for the Irish to continue, but Andy Farrell The national team captain gave him half time. During which he executed a penalty kick and three penalty kicks, in addition to the third after his own goal. elegant.
So, with a confident victory, Ireland are set for the match against South Africa in seven days, while Tonga’s next opponent will be Scotland.