England succumbed to South Africa in a pulsating climax to the Rugby World Cup 2007.
A tournament full of outstanding performances and upsets closed with South Africa prevailing 15-6 against a rejuvenated England, who
had scraped through in another brave performance against France in the semi-final.
A disputed try against the South Africans seemed to change the game, but overall no England fan could complain that South Africa were not the strongest team in the tournament .
Tom Weir, of Wine Rack in Potters Bar, has led the competition for four weeks with his team Boomtime and has won a trip to visit the Mont Tauch co-operative in the Languedoc, where he will be able to taste the entire new Mont Tauch branded range and meet some of the co-operative's 300 growers in the scenic vineyards that surround Mont Tauch.
He comprehensively outscored the opposition with 700 points, taking the title from Joanna Radbourne who ends up on 652 points with her team Real ZaraGrocer. Tom,
captain of the Saracens Colts Under 19 team
who organises play from the base of the scrum at Number 8, had some difficult choices
going into the final round , but it was making Felipo Contepomi of Argentina his kicker which won him the competition, scoring 44 points in Round 6.
Congratulations to Tom and to all winning managers .
Top 20 managers in Round Six
1 Garreth Anderson Kiwi Magic 194
2 Adam Fenton Snaggletooths Saviours 186
3 Kevin Morison Bruisers 184
4 Paul Colledge BTW 178
5 Will Broadfoot Ever So Ferocious 172
6 David Brammer House of Wines 170
6 Rory Stapleton Team Vintner 170
8 Malcolm Willatts Mal's Misfits 166
9 Paul Stephens With Dikar 164
10 Ashvin Lal D's United 162
11 Adrian McCann Dermots Destoyers 156
11 Tom Weir Boomtime 156
13 Jake Yerrell The Last Ride 156
14 Wills Jennings Norfolk Enchants 154
15 Emma Reeder Fighting Cocks 150
16 Alan Dunn Keswick Krushers 148
17 Glen Erdis Blackdragon 148
18 Trish Penn The SAC's 142
19 Bob Ratcliffe Paviors RFC 140
20 Steve Carroll Sore Dogs 140
Manager of the ROUND
The final Manager of the Round, incorporating the semi-finals, final and 3rd place play-off, goes to
of Victoria Wine in Inverness. Although he came third in the table, he wins by default as the top retailer for Round 6 with a solid team performance based around the influential Argentinians Juan Martin Hernandez and Augustin Pichot. Kevin's transfer list tells a story, with
15 being dropped after New Zealand and Australia exited the campaign. A mighty competition comes to a close, and Kevin can enjoy his
Mont Tauch looking forward to New Zealand 2011.
1 I Harinordoquy FRA, 2 B Kay ENG, 3 R Ibanez FRA, 4 R McCaw NZ, 5 S Burger SA, 6 J White SCO, 7 G Longo ARG, 8 G Smith AUS, 9 A Pichot ARG, 10 J Wilkinson ENG,
11 P Sackey ENG, 12 P Montgomery SA,
13 D Traille FRA, 14 JM Hernandez
15 B Habana SA