It's going to be South vs. North in the final

Two stunning upsets later, the Rugby World Cup has become a completely different ballgame. Peter Lion sizes up the combatants' chances as they head to this weekend's semifinals.

Originally Published: October 1, 2007
By Peter Lion | ESPN.com

To get the best perspective on this weekend's 2007 Rugby World Cup semifinals showdown, one needs to cast a quick look back at last weekend's quarterfinals matches, when we saw the unthinkable, the unimaginable, the untested and the unfazed.

The unthinkable was last Saturday's matinee matchup of Australia and England. While the Wallabies cruised into the knockout round, defending champion England came into the game as underdogs, having clawed through the pool round. After some early ...

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