France 9 Wales 3 (19 -27)
This game had everything, refereeing controversy, missed kicks and a nail-biting finish. Unfortunately for Wales, it also had a losing team, who ironically scored the only try of the match through scrum-half Phillips. Red card or no red-card, Wales still had plenty of opportunity to win this game, with four missed kicks. France just hung on for dear-life.
New Zealand 20 Australia 6 (36 – 21)
Within the first few minutes of this game you could see this was not going to be Australia’s night. When Quade Cooper’s opening kickoff sailed into touch on the full, and Weepu’s kick from the ensuing scrum bounced into touch about 5 metres from the Australian goal-line, not many people would have put money on the Wallabies. The game continued in a similar vein with Australia’s game breakers seemingly unable to conjure anything up to break the All Blacks. New Zealand’s Nonu scored the only try of tha game and Weepu again turned in a good kicking performance with four penalties. Australia replied with a penalty from O’Connor and drop goal from Cooper.