GAVIN HASTINGS: (Scotland, Lions and World XV): 741, 19 tries, 87 conversions, 161 penalties, 0 drop goals
Before Friday's contest between England and Tonga, there had been just seven drop goals
in the tournament.
WALES: Penalties - Halfpenny (4) ARGENTINA: Tries - Imhoff, Camacho; Conversions - Sanchez (2); Drop goals
- Sanchez (2); Penalties - Contepomi, Sanchez
Treviso's outside-half Kris Burton was also on fine form with the boot as he kicked a penalty, two conversions and two drop goals
, but it proved ultimately not enough.
He said: "I've kicked about half-a-dozen drop goals
in my career.
Briers (right) said: "I've kicked quite a few drop goals
in my career but this was the sweetest and definitely the most important.
Turning around 13-12 down, Coventry took a tight grip in the third quarter and scored 13 unanswered points, masterminded by playercoach Brett Davey who landed two drop goals
before converting when his own crossfield kick bounced perfectly for Hendry Rheeders to touch down.
JONNY WILKINSON is famed for the skill and frequency with which he goes for drop goals
, but at this World Cup it is his rival for fly-half of the tournament, Argentinian Juan Martin Hernandez, who has had more pot-shots.
He contributed 20 points, including two late drop goals
which finally killed off any hopes of a Blackwood away-day success.
My bold pronouncement had led to uproar because drop goals
were not seen as part of my repertoire
Playing against England in the 1999 World Cup quarter-final in Paris, the born-again Christian landed a record five drop goals
to guide South Africa to victory.
Parks replied with five penalties and two drop goals
for the Blues, but none of the Irish provinces will be worried by the supposed two best teams in Wales.