However it goes on Sunday, our boys are almost home. We take a look at the five best moments of the World Cup – and the drinks that go with them
5 Ireland's thumping win over Canada
So the Canadian's might have the hipster beards down pat, but Ireland had all the skill on the field in their opening game at Millenium Stadium. With the support of a perfectly timed team, Sexton made several conversions before being replaced by Ian Madigan at half time, while O'Connell and O'Brien both expertly contributed to the 50-7 score in favour of Ireland. If that doesn't deserve a Guinness, what does?
4 Japan beating South Africa
No-one expected the Land of the Rising Sun to bring the mighty Springboks so close to an early sundown, but with a two-point win against South Africa at the pool stage, Japan were defiant and Heyneke Meyer was apologetic. If you didn't Toast the Blossoms then raise a glass of Asahi, Japan's premium beer, now.
3 Comedy from Canadian Cudmore
It's not all about hard wins, the tournament has brought us comedy too and the France vs Canada game hosted one of the best moments. With Canada trailing by five points and just three minutes on the clock, Canadian Lock Jamie Cudmore stuck his head into the French huddle to try and overhear their plans. Cudmore usually plays for ASM Clermont Auvergne and hoped his face would look familiar to French team-mates. Even the surliest Frenchman should raise a glass of Champagne to that and toast, Bonne Chance!
2 Scotland's heartbreaking knock-out
The final line-up for Sunday could have looked so different, if only Joubert had called that penalty in Scotland's favour. Replays clearly show the ball coming off an Australian player, but with just seven minutes left the referee called in favour of the Wallabies leaving Scotland to swallow an agonising 35-34 loss. Let's have a Johnnie Walker Blue for them.
1 New Zealand's epic win against France
We know our boys in black are good, but they absolutely smashed France 62-13 in the quarter-final, leaving the world media to collectively report the ABs have 'one hand on the cup'. Get your Speight's ready for Sunday, this is going to be one seriously good match.
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