RWC 2007 Pools finalized: Portugal in; Uruguay out.
March 25, 2007
Portugal fills out the last spot for RWC France 2007. They lost to Uruguay in Montivideo, but won by a single point on the home-and-away test aggregate. They earn the right to face the All Blacks in pool competition.
Portugal’s remarkable Rugby World Cup 2007 qualification campaign has ended in joy as the Lobos hung on to complete a 24-23 aggregate victory over Uruguay in Montevideo to book a place at the finals for the first time.
Despite losing the second leg 18-12 Tomaz Morais’ team did enough to advance to Rugby World Cup 2007 in France in September and a place in Pool C alongside New Zealand, Scotland, Italy and Romania.
The entrants for the pool stages are now finalized:
RWC 2007 Pools