I think the main thing about yesterday's miracle matches was that both winning teams were very disciplined and gave away few penalties when under huge pressure (cough ... Worsley!). At one stage in the second half, the ABs went through 26 straight phases without scoring - and some AB commentators concluded the ref was biased because he didn't give a penalty! But you don't HAVE to spoil the ball, and maybe France just CHOSE to play it clean and defend with courage rather than cunning. I guess that kind of thinking is alien to McCaw and co.