England beat France–14 to 9–(in Paris, by the way) last night to clinch a spot in the championship game.  It was a tight game but Jonny Wilkinson’s drop goal with about 5 minutes left, put France out of reach of any easy drop goal win themselves.  After a slow start in the World Cup games, England wasn’t projected to get past the quarter-finals.  But now they’ve made it to the big dance, so we’ll see if they can repeat as the World Cup champions.  Argentina and South Africa play tonight in the other semifinal game.

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