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Pictures from the final round of group games in the 2011 RWC


(Above) South Africa topped Pool D after a hard fought 13-5 win over Samoa in their final group game. Although the Springboks led 13-0 at half-time through a Bryan Habana try, Samoa thought back and scored a try of their own with George Stowers just getting the ball grounded (fifth down). However the consistent kicking from hand and at goal of fly half Morne Steyn (fourth down) meant that Samoa were heading home, leaving Alesana Tuilagi dejected at the final whistle (bottom).

(Above) French fans were left in disbelief after Tonga defeated Les Blues 19-14 in one of the biggest upsets the tournament has ever seen. Both sides had a player sent to the sin-bin for dangerous tackling (pictured), and although both sides scored a try, Vincent Clerc's came in the dying seconds and helped disguise the fact that Tonga dominated the majority of the game.

(Above) England battled to a 16-12 win in a wet and windy Eden Park that ensured that they topped Pool B and that the Scots were on the early plane home. Jonny Wilkinson's struggles with the boot continued and England trailed the entire game before Toby Flood's pass put Chris Ashton into the corner in the last moments, sparking jubliant English celebrations (second bottom).

(Above) Wales ran-in nine tries in an impressive 66-0 victory over Fiji at Waikato Stadium, laying to bed the ghosts of four years previously when then they were eliminated by the same side at the same stage of the competition. Centre Jamie Roberts, second bottom, was the only player to get on the score sheet twice.

(Above) Ireland topped their World Cup pool for the first time with an impressive 36-6 victory over Italy to set up a tantalising quarter-final clash with Wales. Ireland sparked into life in the second half after entering the break just three points ahead with talisman Brian O'Driscoll touching down first (third picture down) before Keith Earls bagged a brace (fourth and fifth down).

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