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"In Rod we trust": The masterminds behind Australia's 1999 Rugby World Cup triumph

Towards five o’clock on a piercingly cold Cardiff afternoon, as the spectators in the steepling stands of the new Millennium Stadium at Cardiff roared, South African referee Andre Watson raised his arm dramatically to the closed roof and gave a resounding blast of his whistle.

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Daniel Carroll: Rugby's greatest Olympian

Google “Aussie Olympic Trivia” and you will find this item: “Daniel Carroll won gold in rugby at the 1908 Olympics playing for Australia, and also gold while playing for the United States at the 1920 Summer Olympics. He later coached the gold-medal winning USA Rugby team at the 1924 Olympics.”