With the 2008 Rugby League World Cup about to begin, nine teams will be vying to restrain heavily favored Australia from winning its seventh straight title.
South Africa won its second Rugby World Cup by beating defending champion England 15-6 Saturday in a final where all the points came on penalty kicks.
Never mind the scrumming and tackling, the Rugby World Cup winner could be decided by the foot of Percy Montgomery or Jonny Wilkinson, writes Peter Lion.
Two stunning upsets later, the Rugby World Cup has become a completely different ballgame. Peter Lion sizes up the combatants' chances as they head to this weekend's semifinals.
The U.S. rugby team was routed by Canada 56-7 on Saturday, giving the Canadians a spot in next year's World Cup and sending the Americans to a regional qualifying playoff.