The inaugural Rugby World Cup was known for its lopsided results and it was on this day in rugby history that France’s Didier Camberabero set an individual high water mark with his 30 points against Zimbabwe in Auckland.
The flyhalf scored 3 tries and added 9 conversions for his tally. The result was huge in helping Les Bleus finish top of the Pool 4 table and set up a quarterfinal match with Fiji. The second place finisher in the pool, Scotland, had to play New Zealand in the elimination round.
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France would get their chance against the All Blacks, however, in the first ever Rugby World Cup final. It did not go well for France who lost 29-9 although Camberabero did his part knocking in France’s only conversion and adding a penalty.
2006 – Keith Smith, English rugby player (b. 1952)