RWC will come down to putting the best foot forward

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.

Originally Published: October 2, 2007
By Peter Lion | ESPN.com

The 2007 Rugby World Cup finalists took two different paths to get to the championship match.

England and South Africa face off Saturday in a rematch of their pool-round showdown more than a month ago. In that meeting, the Springboks embarrassed the defending RWC champions with a 36-0 shutout, leaving many wondering if England would make it to the quarterfinals.

But being prideful defending champions is not something the English take lightly. Tempered by their lackluster ...

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