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OPENING CEREMONY RWC 2015
Twickenham - Friday, 18 September 2015
KO: 20:00 HT: 18-11 Att: 80,015
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Anthems done...Cibi done...we have KO imminently...
England 0-0 Fiji 1m Jaco Peyper is the ref & England is in their away red kit - don't get confused!
England 0-0 Fiji 2m The first scrum is England's & they win the penalty; George Ford tees up outside 22
England 3-0 Fiji 3m Twickers is bathed in multicoloured glory & Fordy opens scoring for England &#RWC
England 3-0 Fiji 4m England camp have been claiming they are peaking now...looks like it may be true
England 3-0 Fiji 5m Swing Low is unbelievably loud as Fiji have scrum on halfway; well won...
England 3-0 Fiji 6m Brad Barritt pinged at the breakdown & Ben Volavola tees up for penalty wide outside 22
England 3-0 Fiji 7m Kick looks good but it pings off the upright & away so England still ahead
England 3-0 Fiji 8m Anthony Watson gets under high ball & England appear to have some serious intent...
England 3-0 Fiji 9m But hits are coming in hard & fast & leave England pinged for not releasing
England 3-0 Fiji 10m Just short of Fiji 22 the visitors clear England away; but Nik Matawalu in trouble
England 3-0 Fiji 11m England have attacking lineout but make no forward gain; lineout on opposite touchline
England 3-0 Fiji 12m But time off as ref goes to TMO for Dominiko Waqaniburotu tipping Jonny May
England 3-0 Fiji 12m Crowd mightily unhappy as it's just a penalty; Fordy kicks to corner for 22 lineout
England 8-0 Fiji 13m Perfect setpiece work from lineout > fierce driving maul to whitewash & penalty try...
England 8-0 Fiji 13m Matawalu more than offside & handed a YC for his trouble; bit too clever...
England 10-0 Fiji 14m Meanwhile Fordy adds the extras to the try
England 10-0 Fiji 16m Fiji attacking lineout but it's not long before England force them back into own half
England 10-0 Fiji 16m Fiji pinged at breakdown & England have attacking scrum just outside 22 wide of centre
England 10-0 Fiji 17m England barely get ball away from back of scrum; force wide then knock on; Fiji scrum
England 10-0 Fiji 18m Strong static scrum from visitors & clear; Fiji lineout just over halfway, long & good
England 10-0 Fiji 19m Fiji may have possession but there's a strong wall of red to stop them; chip thru
England 10-0 Fiji 20m England regain possession & clear Fiji away from 22; time off for TMO check
England 10-0 Fiji 20m Apisalome Ratuniyarawa accused of charging with no arms; clearly does...
England 10-0 Fiji 20m But Fiji let off again with just a penalty & crowd is unimpressed...
England 10-0 Fiji 21m England make some headway from setpiece & Watson sprints for corner but...
England 10-0 Fiji 22m ...Waisea Nayacalevu hurls him into touch; Fiji defensive 5m lineout...
England 15-0 Fiji 23m England turnover at breakdown & excellent hands get Mikey Brown ball enough to slip over tryline
England 15-0 Fiji 24m But Fordy hits first hiccough missing the conversion from almost touch
England 15-0 Fiji 24m Meanwhile, Fiji are back up to a full XV & they begin another attack from restart
England 15-0 Fiji 26m Some ball fumbling results in Fiji penalty but time off for Dan Cole getting checked
England 15-0 Fiji 26m All's good as he stretches out shoulder & Fiji have scrum just inside own half
England 15-5 Fiji 27m Matawalu redeems himself with sprint from back of scrum all the way to corner!
England 15-5 Fiji 28m However, the crowd is in uproar at the replay as ball looks just short! TMO checks
England 15-5 Fiji 28m Slight confusion as Matawalu in fact drops ball so doesn't ground it.
England 15-0 Fiji 29m Eventually score is reversed & England have defensive 5m scrum...
England 15-0 Fiji 30m England lose possession & crosskick has Watson & Nemani Nadolo under it in goal
England 15-0 Fiji 30m Nadolo gets to it 1st & scores but gets referred to TMO AGAIN(!) by asst ref
England 15-5 Fiji 30m Clearly no problem without the TMO interfering & try is awarded; no conversion
England 15-5 Fiji 32m Restart takes England up to 22; huge hot knocks ball from hands but still England
England 15-5 Fiji 33m Penalty goes to England & Fordy tees up from almost in front of posts outside 22
England 18-5 Fiji 34m Little respect for kicker so early on; England fans attempt Swing Low to drown out
England 18-5 Fiji 36m From restart the homeside wrongly adjudge move as maul; Fiji penalty...
England 18-8 Fiji 37m Nadolo tees up from in front of posts & it's good; boy he's huge!
England 18-8 Fiji 38m Fiji defensive scrum inside halfway & clear but mark called in 22; Fiji lineout at halfway
England 18-8 Fiji 39m Fiji's setpiece is good & they are camped out on England's goal line...
England 18-8 Fiji 39m England turnover ball & clear; Fiji come back & England have it again...
England 18-8 Fiji 40m Chip ahead takes ball into goal & Brownie touches down promptly; back for pen
England 18-8 Fiji 40+1m Neat setpiece from England & carry over halfway before Fiji off feet; penalty England
England 18-8 Fiji 40+2m Fordy tees up from almost touch but it falls short amid appalling jeers & boos
England 18-8 Fiji HT T: PT, Brown C: Ford P: For (2) | T: Nadolo P: Nadolo Matawalu
England 18-8 Fiji 41m We're back & Ratuniyarawa is replaced by Tevita Cavubati; England KO
England 18-8 Fiji 42m Swing Low starts early as England head up to Fiji's 22 but penalty to men in white
England 18-8 Fiji 43m Fiji defensive scrum just outside their 22; needs to be reset
England 18-8 Fiji 44m Fiji eventually get ball away but shut down so forced to clear...
England 18-8 Fiji 45m England lineout just outside 22 & drive maul over 22 but Barritt pinged; Fiji clear
England 18-8 Fiji 47m Setpiece goes awry & Fiji have ball; England pinged for interference & Nadolo tees up
England 18-8 Fiji 48m Discipline appears to be being tested in this half; all a tad fraught
England 18-8 Fiji 49m Nadolo misses the kick from just inside halfway but in front of posts; England ball...
England 18-8 Fiji 50m England scrum almost on halfway & win penalty; pace has slowed considerably...
England 18-8 Fiji 50m Smart pump into the 22 & England have an attacking lineout, trying to drive to tryline
England 18-8 Fiji 51m Shut down so crosskick to far corner & Watson can't secure it surrounded by Fijians
England 18-8 Fiji 52m Back for penalty as England had advantage but TMO wants to check high tackle
England 18-8 Fiji 52m Tom Wood warned for chucking player away almost by neck; penalty reversed
England 18-8 Fiji 53m Wigglesworth, Mako/Billy Vunipola & Launchbury for Ben Y, Marler, Morgan, Parling
England 18-8 Fiji 55m As Fiji clear England back over halfway, oddly La Marseillaise bursts round stadium!
England 18-8 Fiji 56m Fiji on the attack & it takes Watson & Launchbury to force Nadolo into touch!
England 18-8 Fiji 58m England defensive scrum on 10m & that works but Fiji turnover at breakdown on their 10m...
England 18-8 Fiji 59m But that doesn't last & England bound into the 22 tho it's scrappy
England 18-8 Fiji 60m After much picking & going, England pinged for not releasing deep in Fiji's 22
England 18-8 Fiji 61m Fiji's defensive lineout is good & Nadolo is a v tricky customer, securing ball tho
England 18-8 Fiji 62m Fiji penalty & While Nadolo tees up, Owen Farrell & Sam Burgess on for Ford & Barritt
England 18-8 Fiji 63m Peceli Yato on for Waqaniburotu as Nadolo misses another; no score in 3rd quarter
England 18-11 Fiji 64m England hand over another penalty immediately in front of posts & Volavola doesn't miss
England 18-11 Fiji 66m England's discipline appears to have disappeared as pinged again in attack
England 18-11 Fiji 67m But England attack directly & Fiji pinged for offside at breakdown so ball in Faz's court
England 21-11 Fiji 68m Faz knocks over 3 points to cancel out Fiji's last 3 as Kieran Brookes on for Cole
England 21-11 Fiji 70m England secure attacking lineout just over halfway but ball stolen in slow driving maul
England 21-11 Fiji 72m But England aren't having it & wrestle it right back before attacking into the 22...
England 26-11 Fiji 73m Brownie secures his brace despite the Flying Fijians' best defensive efforts
England 28-11 Fiji 74m Faz continues to push his case for 1st choice fly half with a difficult conversion
England 28-11 Fiji 75m Rob Webber for Tom Youngs & England make serious yards up to Fiji 22
England 28-11 Fiji 76m Fiji have defensive scrum on 22 which works but they soon loose it forward...
England 28-11 Fiji 76m Isei Colati on for Manasa Saulo in front row while England have scrum outside Fiji's 22
England 28-11 Fiji 77m Swing Low gets real loud as scrum is reset; England come away with it
England 28-11 Fiji 79m England get within 2m before pushed back & lose possession; Fiji scrum on 22
England 28-11 Fiji 79m England are pushed right back to Fiji 10m before Nadolo carries ball into touch
England 28-11 Fiji 80m England attacking lineout & they badly want one more score for that bonus point
England 28-11 Fiji 80+1m Wave on wave of attack; flying Englishman! Billy V bulldozes over but...
England 28-11 Fiji 80+2m ...Ref doesn't see it so > TMO for try yes or no...
England 28-11 Fiji 80+3m Replays take an age & we wait...
England 33-11 Fiji 80+4m Finally TMO Shaun Veldsman's voice comes thru with 'you may award the try'
England 35-11 Fiji 80+4m England's 1st bonus point in the bag along with win & Faz converts too
15 Mike Brown 14 Anthony Watson 13 Jonathan Joseph 12 Brad Barritt 11 Jonny May 10 George Ford 9 Ben Youngs 8 Ben Morgan 7 CHRIS ROBSHAW (C) 6 Tom Wood 5 Geoff Parling 4 Courtney Lawes 3 Dan Cole 2 Tom Youngs 1 Joe Marler BENCH: 16 Rob Webber 17 Mako Vunipola 18 Kieran Brookes 19 Joe Launchbury 20 Billy Vunipola 21 Richard Wigglesworth 22 Owen Farrell 23 Sam Burgess
SCORERS T: PT, Brown, Billy Vunipola C: Ford, Farrell P: Ford (2), Farrell
15 Metuisela Talebula 14 Waisea Nayacalevu 13 Vereniki Goneva 12 Gabiriele Lovobalavu 11 Nemani Nadolo 10 Ben Volavola 9 Nikola Matawalu 8 Sakiusa Masi Matadigo 7 AKAPUSI QERA (C) 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu 5 Leone Nakarawa 4 Apisalome Ratuniyarawa 3 Manasa Saulo 2 Sunia Koto 1 Campese Ma'afu BENCH: 16 Tuapati Talemaitoga 17 Peni Ravai 18 Isei Colati 19 Tevita Cavubati 20 Peceli Yato 21 Nemia Kenatale 22 Joshua Matavesi 23 Aseli Tikoirotuma
SCORERS T: Nadolo P: Nadolo, Volavola Matawalu
Man of the Match: Mike Brown (England)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (SARU) Asst. Referees: John Lacey (IRFU), Stuart Berry (SARU) TMO: Shaun Veldsman (SARU)
Kingsholm - Saturday, 19 September 2015
KO: 12:00 HT: 3-10 Att: 14,200
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Tonga vs Georgia The teams are out at full house at Kingsholm & the anthems are underway...
Tonga vs Georgia Glorious day in Gloucester today & anthems are belted out by choir
Tonga vs Georgia Referee is Nigel Owens...but first the Sipi Tau from Tonga
Tonga vs Georgia Oh the Sipi Tau is most excellent! So much fierce intent...
Tonga vs Georgia Expect this encounter to be brutal! Two beast nations of rugby go head to head. KO imminent...
Tonga 0-0 Georgia 1m Tonga KO & they start with an attacking lineout but Georgia come away with it & clear
Tonga 0-0 Georgia 2m Ah the hits from Georgia...are there bigger men in rugby on both sides?
Tonga 0-0 Georgia 3m Tonga secure another lineout but Georgia spoil the setpiece again; play in midfield...
Tonga 0-0 Georgia 4m Tonga make it up to Georgia's 22 but it's Georgia clearing them back for 10m scrum
Tonga 0-0 Georgia 5m Georgia win the scrum penalty & Merab Kvirikashvili clears to touch for lineout
Tonga 0-0 Georgia 6m Penalties flying both ways & Tonga end up with attacking lineout but Georgia scrum...
Tonga 0-0 Georgia 8m Ref Owens vigilant round scrums...let's home southern hemisphere refs are just the same!
Tonga 3-0 Georgia 9m Penalty to Tonga & Kurt Morath tees up for the first points - no problem
Tonga 3-0 Georgia 10m Time off for a breather & injury checks before Georgia scrum outside Tonga's 22
Tonga 3-0 Georgia 12m Georgia come away with it but can't make yards, but penalty & Kvirikashvili tees up
Tonga 3-0 Georgia 13m But it is not to be as ball goes wide & Tonga maintain narrow lead
Tonga 3-0 Georgia 15m Much aerial football occurring before Georgia try to escape their half but ball lost fwd
Tonga 3-0 Georgia 15m But Sione Kalamafoni pulled up for high tackle on Vasil Lobzhanidze; clear for Georgia lineout
Tonga 3-0 Georgia 16m Georgia give away penalty & it's Tonga possession as they head up to halfway...
Tonga 3-0 Georgia 17m Telusa Veainu gets wrist slapped for high tackle in ruck - but it wasn't him at all!
Tonga 3-0 Georgia 18m Georgia make ground & a cross kick flies thru air; Tonga concede penalty in own half again
Tonga 3-3 Georgia 19m Kvirikashvili tees up for his 2nd attempt at uprights & this time he equalises
Tonga 3-3 Georgia 20m Actually thought Tonga would be all over this game, but 1st quarter done & it's pretty even
Tonga 3-3 Georgia 21m Tonga up to Georgia's 22 but Georgia turnover ball at crucial moment & all momentum lost
Tonga 3-3 Georgia 22m Ball kicked back to Tonga's 22 but return is knocked on giving Tonga back field position
Tonga 3-3 Georgia 23m The tackling is fiercer than American Football! Except they of course have girly padding...
Tonga 3-3 Georgia 24m But Tonga keep making mistakes in 22 & result is Georgia attacking lineout on 10m
Tonga 3-3 Georgia 25m Georgia opting for running the ball as opposed to Tonga kicking it away
Tonga 3-3 Georgia 26m Ball into touch & Tonga take quick ball & clear; Georgia defensive lineout on 22 & back to halfway
Tonga 3-3 Georgia 27m Pretty steady paced game so far; time off as Owens spies necklace on Viktor Kolelishvili
Tonga 3-3 Georgia 27m Oh good, Uncle Nige is going to look after it while the boys play so no one gets hurt(!)
Tonga 3-3 Georgia 28m Oh my - the first score comes from Georgia from ruck deep in 22! Nige checks with TMO...
Tonga 3-8 Georgia 28m All is good with positioning in ruck & captain Mamuka Gorgodze easily grounds ball under posts
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 29m Kvirikashvili converts with ease & Georgia make spoil Tonga's party today...
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 30m Half hr in & feels like Georgia has been dominant all round but possession/territory even
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 31m Georgian lineout results in Tonga getting go forward ball but handling skills are questionable
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 31m Tonga hand over possession again but time off for Will Helu down...
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 31m Funny man Nige has word with Davit Zirakashvili "How many times have I ref'd you?!"
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 34m Scrum gives Georgia a lineout but it's Tonga who end up with attacking scrum on 10m
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 35m Retain ball but every which way there's a wall of black slowing them up...
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 37m It's like swimming thru mud to just get up to 22 for Tonga & Georgia knock on; time off
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 38m Gorgodze being checked for high tackle in ruck...oh this is taking an age
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 38m Well, Gorgodze gets away with it as TMO looking at next phase & Nige isn't having it...
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 38m Nige decides Tongan tackle isn't round neck & play on; wakey wakey TMO Sir!
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 39m Scrum's good & Georgia concede penalty; 3 points on offer but Tonga goes for corner...
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 39m lineout uncontested by Georgia to their detriment as Tonga fly over TRYLINE to score...but...
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 39m Nige pulls it back to check for a slight forward pass - v slight - no try & scrum V
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 40m Penalty to Georgia who pump ball in to touch for HT
Tonga 3-10 Georgia HT P: Morath | T: Gorgodze C: Kvirikashvili P: Kvirikashvili
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 41m 2nd half underway & my spelling ability is being hugely challenged today!!!
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 41m Tonga lineout on halfway and they don't lose it again... but don't expect any nimble-footed rugby
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 42m Tonga lose momentum & end up with defensive lineout way back in own half...
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 43m Time off before Georgian attacking scrum is set...
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 44m There's no messing in the scrum with Nige; strong work from Georgia but bundled into touch
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 44m From lineout Georgia are still with ball in hand & up to 22 but sharp turnover from Tonga
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 46m But Tonga can't make anything of it - don't clear - Georgia attacking scrum on 22...
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 47m Tonga again take possession but finding it so hard to make headway & keep dropping ball
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 48m Tonga have 8 handling errors to Georgia's 6, but seems like more; Georgia scrum...
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 50m Georgia penalty on 10m & their opting for points as Kvirikashvili tees up in front of posts
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 51m But he pulls it just wide of the upright; aerial football ensues...
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 52m Time off for T-Pole, Taumalolo & Ngauamo on for Lokotui, Mailau & Taione
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 53m Georgia continue to take advantage of Tonga's shortcomings; attacking lineout by halfway...
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 54m Georgia attacking well but Davit Kacharava turned over quite proficiently
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 55m Yet another time off as various types faff around; Tonga defensive scrum outside 22
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 56m Doesn't got to Tonga's plan &GEO are suddenly attacking deep into the Tonga 22...
Tonga 3-10 Georgia 56m I take it back about nimble rugby - what a break from Georgia & tho shut down...
Tonga 3-15 Georgia 57m Giorgi Tkhilaishvili picks and charges directly to the whitewash to score - impressive
Tonga 3-17 Georgia 58m Kvirikashvili adds extras & Georgia are bounding ahead definitely upsetting Tonga's plans
Tonga 3-17 Georgia 60m The shock to the system seems to have woken Tonga up as they attack admirably...
Tonga 3-17 Georgia 61m Asieshvili, Mamukashvili & Chilachava for Nariashvili, Bregvadze & Zirakashvili
Tonga 3-17 Georgia 63m Tonga are pounding into Georgian defence with advantage being played in theGEO 22...
Tonga 3-17 Georgia 64m Back for penalty & Tonga know 3 points is not an option...kick to corner for 5m lineout
Tonga 3-17 Georgia 64m Time off for change: Datunashvili for Mikautadze
Tonga 3-17 Georgia 65m Siale Piutau thinks he's scored under posts as ball flies into goal area but TMO time...
Tonga 3-17 Georgia 65m Piutau clearly has no control of grounding tho does head butt it into ground! No try.
Tonga 3-17 Georgia 66m Right decision. Puafisi for 'Aulika and Sutiashvili for Tkhilaishvili
Tonga 3-17 Georgia 67m Nige has warning words withGEO captain threatening YCs for indiscipline...
Tonga 3-17 Georgia 67m Georgia continue to heap on pressure & Tonga buckle under it; Georgia defensive 5m scrum
Tonga 3-17 Georgia 68m Good work from Georgia as they clear Tonga back towards 10m; lineout is good for them too
Tonga 3-17 Georgia 69m Tonga turnover at breakdown & win Penalty for Georgia off feet on 10m...
Tonga 3-17 Georgia 69m Tonga set up lineout in Georgia's 22 and desperately need to make something of position
Tonga 3-17 Georgia 70m 10 minutes to go & Tonga still with ball in hand in 22 but defence is almost unbreakable
Tonga 3-17 Georgia 71m 17 phases in & Tonga have advantage too...
Tonga 8-17 Georgia 72m Finally the hard work pays off & Fetu'u Vainikolo scores his 15th try for Tonga!
Tonga 8-17 Georgia 73m Before the conversion, Nige goes to pocket to card Kvirikashvili for repeated offside
Tonga 10-17 Georgia 74m Morath converts & Tonga advantage of man up for remainder of game...converted try needed
Tonga 10-17 Georgia 75m Georgia reply with securing an attacking scrum on Tonga's 10m & win penalty...
Tonga 10-17 Georgia 76m Smartly thy opt for the points to escape threat of draw but there's no Kvirikashvili
Tonga 10-17 Georgia 77m Lasha Malaghuradze can't find his target so Georgia must keep possession for last 3 mins
Tonga 10-17 Georgia 78m Georgia manage to keep play in Tonga for a while but then they escape over halfway
Tonga 10-17 Georgia 79m Penalty to Tonga & time off for Nige to have a word with Georgians again & injury check
Tonga 10-17 Georgia 79m Tonga attacking lineout as Begadze replaces youngest RWC player Lobzhanidze at scrum half
Tonga 10-17 Georgia 80m Tonga throw wonky; Georgia now need to see out last minute without cock ups as in 22
Tonga 10-17 Georgia 80+1m Last play for Georgia & they belt it into touch for the 1st ever win for the nation!
15 Vunga Lilo 14 Telusa Veainu 13 Will Helu 12 Siale Piutau 11 Fetu'u Vainikolo 10 Kurt Morath 9 Tane Takulua 8 Viliami Ma'afu 7 NILI LATU (C) 6 Sione Kalamafoni 5 Steve Mafi 4 Lua Lokotui 3 Halani Aulika 2 Elvis Taione 1 Tevita Mailau BENCH: 16 Paul Ngauamo 17 Sona Taumalolo 18 Sila Puafisi 19 Hale T Pole 20 Jack Ram 21 Samisoni Fisilau 22 Latiume Fosita 23 Sione Piukala
SCORERS T: Vainikolo C: Morath P: Morath
15 Merab Kvirikashvili 14 Tamaz Mchedlidze 13 Davit Kacharava 12 Merab Sharikadze 11 Giorgi Aptsiauri 10 Lasha Malaghuradze 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze 8 MAMUKA GORGODZE (C) 7 Viktor Kolelishvili 6 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili 5 Giorgi Nemsadze 4 Konstantin Mikautadze 3 Davit Zirakashvili 2 Jaba Bregvadze 1 Mikheil Nariashvili BENCH: 16 Shalva Mamukashvili 17 Kakha Asieshvili 18 Levan Chilachava 19 Levan Datunashvili 20 Shalva Sutiashvili 21 Giorgi Begadze 22 Giorgi Pruidze 23 Muraz Giorgadze
SCORERS T: Gorgodze, Tkhilaishvili C: Kvirikashvili (2) P: Kvirikashvili Kvirikashvili
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU) Asst. Referees: Chris Pollock (NZR), Leighton Hodges (WRU) TMO: George Ayoub (ARU)
Millennium Stadium - Saturday, 19 September 2015
KO: 14:30 HT: 29-0 Att: 68,523
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Ireland 0-0 Canada 0m Ref Glen Jackson blows his whistle and Ireland kick us off
Ireland 0-0 Canada 1m Ireland forced to kick due to Canadian defence.
Ireland 0-0 Canada 2m Scrum on the Irish 10m from a Canada knock on
Ireland 0-0 Canada 2m Murray on the attack, finding space past 3 Canadian defenders
Ireland 0-0 Canada 3m Chance for Fitzgerald to break but kept back by some strong defence
Ireland 0-0 Canada 4m Cross kick from Ireland missed touch, gathered by DTH Van der Mewe
Ireland 0-0 Canada 4m DTH clears to touch, following play results in Canadian knock on
Ireland 0-0 Canada 5m Nathan Hirayama making some good yards but Ireland get a turn over
Ireland 0-0 Canada 5m Irish lineout on the 10m is completely missed and results in Canada lineout
Ireland 0-0 Canada 7m Canada penalty on half way and he’s going for the posts
Ireland 0-0 Canada 8m Gordon McRorie taking the kick from 50m under the roof in Cardiff
Ireland 0-0 Canada 8m Good attempt but just short.
Ireland 0-0 Canada 9m Sexton clears from ruck, high & not great. Irish keep possession
Ireland 0-0 Canada 10m lineout to Canada just inside their own 22, not straight. Scrum Ireland
Ireland 0-0 Canada 11m Ireland looking dangerous on 5m line. Can Canada hold strong?
Ireland 0-0 Canada 12m Sexton kicks cross field as an advantage is awarded to Ireland
Ireland 0-0 Canada 13m Didn't go to plan so we are back for the penalty in front of the posts
Ireland 3-0 Canada 12m Sexton makes the penalty with ease, first blood to the Irish
Ireland 3-0 Canada 14m Murray kicks from his own 22 to the Canadian 10m
Ireland 3-0 Canada 15m Dave Kearney makes a break to the delight of the crowd. Tackled by DTH
Ireland 3-0 Canada 15m Ireland awarded a pen, tap & go but Canada were wise to it
Ireland 3-0 Canada 16m Murray almost over the whitewash but 2 Canadians all over it
Ireland 3-0 Canada 16m Hands in the ruck, Canada pinged and a yellow card given to Cudmore
Ireland 8-0 Canada 18m Sean O'Brian drives straight over the try line following that pen
Ireland 10-0 Canada 19m Sexton makes the conversion look easy.
Ireland 10-0 Canada 19m Murray's kick taken beautifully by Jared Payne
Ireland 10-0 Canada 20m Tackle by Blevins but pinged for slapping the ball out of hands.
Ireland 10-0 Canada 21m Scrum to Ireland just inside the Canadian half.
Ireland 10-0 Canada 22m Strong scrum from both sides, Ireland on the charge now
Ireland 10-0 Canada 23m Off to the TMO as the Irish go over the line but Canada claiming it is held up
Ireland 10-0 Canada 23m Sorry, no TMO, Jackson makes the decision himself; held up, scrum 5
Ireland 10-0 Canada 24m Scrum to Ireland, another strong one, pushing towards the line
Ireland 15-0 Canada 24m Iain Henderson pushes over the line and the try is given this time.
Ireland 17-0 Canada 25m Sexton makes the easy conversion. Canada in a little trouble here.
Ireland 17-0 Canada 26m Paul O'Connell sets off trying to gain some distance, passed out to Payne
Ireland 17-0 Canada 26m Sexton makes a fantastic kick, makes touch at the 5m line.
Ireland 17-0 Canada 28m Scores are coming faster than I can type here. Sexton makes a great break & is over
Ireland 22-0 Canada 28m This time it has gone to the TMO and it is awarded
Ireland 22-0 Canada 28m Slightly tougher conversion this time and Sexton misses it.
Ireland 22-0 Canada 31m Scrum to Canada following a forward pass from Ireland
Ireland 22-0 Canada 31m Hirayama makes some great ground for Canada but ball lost
Ireland 22-0 Canada 32m Great cross kick from Ireland but the clearance is charged down by DTH
Ireland 22-0 Canada 33m lineout given as DTH cleared to touch, driving maul results followed by nice clearance
Ireland 22-0 Canada 34m Cudmore is back on & instantly spoken to for being offside.
Ireland 27-0 Canada 34m Dave Kearney makes a wonderful break and is over for the 4th try of the game
Ireland 29-0 Canada 36m Sexton makes the conversion (again) just before HT
Ireland 29-0 Canada 37m The restart results in a knock on by Canada followed by an Irish one. Scrum Ireland
Ireland 29-0 Canada 38m DTH makes a bit of a break, just inside the Irish half but lost in next phase
Ireland 29-0 Canada 39m Lineout to Canada following a rare mistake from the Irish
Ireland 29-0 Canada 40m DTH makes a break, space for Canada here, possible high tackle but play continues
Ireland 29-0 Canada 40m Ireland offside, penalty to Canada taken quickly by Barkwill.
Ireland 29-0 Canada 40+1m DTH goes over the line but we are back to the TMO for a decision, possible knock on
Ireland 29-0 Canada 40+1m Forward pass so no try for Canada as HT is called
Ireland 29-0 Canada HT T: O'Brien, Henderson, Sexton, Dave Kearney C: Sexton (3) P: Sexton | Cudmore
Ireland 29-0 Canada Teams running back out for the second half.
Ireland 29-0 Canada 40m Hirayama kicks us off, taken cleanly by POC
Ireland 29-0 Canada 41m Canada on the attack, Hirayama makes the break, passed to DTH but blocked by POC
Ireland 29-0 Canada 41m POC carded for his interference, 10 mins in the bin
Ireland 29-0 Canada 42m Canada right on the try line but Irish defence is just too strong
Ireland 29-0 Canada 43m Canada kicked across field but there was just too much on it & it goes dead
Ireland 29-0 Canada 44m DTH bundled into touch but ball remained in play, eventually a Canada lineout given
Ireland 29-0 Canada 45m Scrum to Ireland following a forward pass by Underwood.
Ireland 29-0 Canada 46m Lots of scrappy play by both Ireland & Canada in the last few minutes
Ireland 29-0 Canada 47m Jebb Sinclair comes on Gilmour whilst Buydens is replaced by Djustice Sears-Duru
Ireland 29-0 Canada 48m lineout to Ireland, taken cleanly at the back, resulting maul pushed slowly forwards
Ireland 29-0 Canada 51m Ireland being told to use the ball after a bit of very scrappy play from both sides
Ireland 29-0 Canada 52m Clearing kick makes excellent ground and hits touch just outside 5m for lineout
Ireland 29-0 Canada 53m Ireland really pushing for a 5th try here. So close but bundled to touch
Ireland 29-0 Canada 53m Matt Evans replaced by Liam Underwood whilst Sexton replaced by Ian Madigan
Ireland 29-0 Canada 54m Irish fumble the ball and give away a scrum which hands Canada possession
Ireland 29-0 Canada 56m Heaslip makes a great break from half way gaining at least 15m
Ireland 29-0 Canada 57m Ball eventually goes to touch and a short lineout is very nearly stolen by Ireland
Ireland 29-0 Canada 57m Clearance kick from Canada only goes as far as the 10m line so Ireland back on attack
Ireland 29-0 Canada 58m The Irish fans who have filled the stadium have confidence, a Mexican wave started
Ireland 29-0 Canada 59m lineout Canada on half way as mass changes in Irish front row are made
Ireland 29-0 Canada 60m McGrath, Best & Ross replaced by Healy, Cronin & White
Ireland 29-0 Canada 61m Canada making great ground, inside Ireland 22 and still attacking
Ireland 29-0 Canada 62m Canada offside as a kick across field sets up what would have been a great try
Ireland 29-0 Canada 63m Barkwill has been replaced by Benoit Piffero
Ireland 29-0 Canada 63m Ireland awarded a penalty on their own 5m kicked to touch at 10m line. Healy to take lineout
Ireland 29-0 Canada 64m Another Ireland penalty kicked to touch as Murray is replaced by Eoin Reddan
Ireland 29-0 Canada 65m As the lineout is taken Wooldridge is replaced by Andrew Tiedmann
Ireland 34-0 Canada 66m Cronin pushes over the line following a great bit of play by the Irish
Ireland 36-0 Canada 67m Madigan slots over the conversion. Not looking good for Canada
Ireland 36-5 Canada 68m DTH intercepts and rushes towards the line for a try
Ireland 36-7 Canada 69m The conversion is good. Finally Canada have some points on the board
Ireland 36-7 Canada 70m Ireland offside at the ruck, resulting penalty kicked to touch at Irish 22
Ireland 36-7 Canada 70m Another break by Canada, this time by Phil Mack who has replaced McRorie
Ireland 36-7 Canada 72m Ireland turn it over and make a fantastic break towards the line
Ireland 41-7 Canada 72m Rob Kearney gets the try. Fantastic stuff from Ireland there
Ireland 43-7 Canada 72m Madigan gets the conversion.
Ireland 43-7 Canada 75m Another break by Ireland, they are back inside the Canada 22...
Ireland 50-7 Canada 75m Payne makes the run & is over the white wash. Conversion is good as well
Ireland 50-7 Canada 77m So Ireland hit the half century
Ireland 50-7 Canada 78m Penalty Canada which is kicked to touch just outside the Irish 10m
Ireland 50-7 Canada 80m A scrum to Ireland just inside their own half, results in a charge for the line
Ireland 50-7 Canada 80m Not happy with 50 points, Ireland want at least 5 more here
Ireland 50-7 Canada 80+1m It looks like they got their wish but a quick TMO check to make sure
Ireland 50-7 Canada 80+3m No try. Ball dropped just before the line. Scrum 5 given despite the clock
Ireland 50-7 Canada 80+3m That is it. Ball gone to touch. Ireland win their first game of this World Cup
15 Rob Kearney 14 Dave Kearney 13 Jared Payne 12 Luke Fitzgerald 11 Keith Earls 10 Jonathan Sexton 9 Conor Murray 8 Jamie Heaslip 7 Sean O'Brien 6 Peter O'Mahony 5 PAUL O'CONNELL (C) 4 Iain Henderson 3 Mike Ross 2 Rory Best 1 Jack McGrath BENCH: 16 Sean Cronin 17 Cian Healy 18 Nathan White 19 Donnacha Ryan 20 Chris Henry 21 Eoin Reddan 22 Ian Madigan 23 Simon Zebo
SCORERS T: O'Brien, Henderson, Sexton, Dave Kearney, Cronin, Rob Kearney, Payne C: Sexton (3), Madigan P: Sexton O'Connell
15 Matt Evans 14 Jeff Hassler 13 Ciaran Hearn 12 Nick Blevins 11 DTH Van der Merwe 10 Nathan Hirayama 9 Gordon McRorie 8 Aaron Carpenter 7 John Moonlight 6 Kyle Gilmour 5 JAMIE CUDMORE (C) 4 Brett Beukeboom 3 Doug Wooldridge 2 Ray Barkwill 1 Hubert Buydens BENCH: 16 Benoit Piffero 17 Djustice Sears-Duru 18 Andrew Tiedemann 19 Jebb Sinclair 20 Richard Thorpe 21 Phil Mack 22 Liam Underwood Conor Trainor
SCORERS T: Van Der Merwe C: Hirayama Cudmore
Referee: Glen Jackson (NZR) Asst. Referees: Pascal Gaüzère (FFR), Mike Fraser (NZR) TMO: Ben Skeen (NZR)
Brighton Community Stadium - Saturday, 19 September 2015
KO: 16:45 HT: 12-10 Att: 29,290
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Boks v Japan Anthems are underway in Brighton just before Pool B kick off their RWC campaign...
Boks v Japan Apologies for the monumental delay - the RWC media rooms are incapable of providing basic typing functions on computers after no t being allowed in for 20 minutes
Boks v Japan The face that is the RWC media centre has finally given us access to the match!
Boks 0-3 Japan 10m Japan has already upset the apple cart & scored the first points against the Boks!
Boks 0-3 Japan 11m That was at 7 mins, & another already attempted but Ayumu Goromaru missed it this time
Boks 0-3 Japan 13m Japan are on the attack again and are into the Boks 22...but turnover
Boks 0-3 Japan 14m 5 turnovers so far & Boks are looking frantic & in a right pickle
Boks 0-3 Japan 15m Heyneke Meyer looking decided fidgety as Jérôme Garcès blows whistle for another penalty
Boks 0-3 Japan 16m Boks appear to finding some shape as they're finally in attack up to Japan 22
Boks 0-3 Japan 17m But Boks being overly clever tho get away with it retaining possession; penalty Boks...
Boks 0-3 Japan 17m Halt in proceedings for TMO check - but it's futile as Graham Hughes says it's nothing
Boks 0-3 Japan 18m We really don't need this knee-jerk jumping to TMO every nano-second!
Boks 5-3 Japan 18m Boks have definitely got it together & with patience & intent, Francois Louw finds tryline
Boks 7-3 Japan 19m Pat Lambie tees up from just outside the 22 off centre & he is bang on target.
Boks 7-3 Japan 20m Japan save themselves from another Bok onslaught & Goromaru clears 40yds out of 22
Boks 7-3 Japan 21m But how Japan are going to keep out Boks for another 60 minutes is a mystery
Boks 7-3 Japan 22m Bok nerves all settled & they're camped out deep in the 22 & close to scoring....
Boks 7-3 Japan 23m ...but just as they are close enough Bismarck du Plessis monumentally knocks it forward!
Boks 7-3 Japan 24m TMO confirms Jannie du Plessis didn't get it down before bru Bismarck knock on behind tryline
Boks 7-3 Japan 24m Japan have defensive 5m scrum & this will be interesting...
Boks 7-3 Japan 24m All the more so since Japan get the penalty as Bok front row is pinged...
Boks 7-3 Japan 26m Boks come back at Japan & concede another penalty - Japan attacking scrum just over halfway
Boks 7-3 Japan 27m Japan have come an awfully long way since 2011 & retain ball against No2 team in world
Boks 7-3 Japan 27m Japan advantage & penalty coming...and it does at halfway
Boks 7-3 Japan 28m Kick is out of Goromaru's range so kicks to corner for lineout & what a one it is...
Boks 7-3 Japan 29m lineout is good & maul forms enough for Hendrik Tui to get over tryline & lie on it - but TMO
Boks 7-3 Japan 29m Garces defers to Hughes to check grounding & positioning in maul; many angles seen
Boks 7-3 Japan 29m Hawkeye put to its full strength with split screens - ball short of line but penalty Japan
Boks 7-3 Japan 30m Kick to corner again for lineout & Shota Horie throws in well; a huge drive & they're over tryline
Boks 7-8 Japan 31m It's a try for captain Michael Leitch & well deserved too. Goromaru converts for the lead!
Boks 7-10 Japan 31m Well well...who'd have thunk it?! Coach Eddie Jones has done a stellar job with Japan
Boks 7-10 Japan 32m Boks looking mightily unsettled & Meyer can't even sit down to watch in coach's box!
Boks 12-10 Japan 33nm Boks nerves calmed at restart & a massive driving maul puts Bismarck dP over for score
Boks 12-10 Japan 34m Lambie missing the conversion actually shows they're still rattled tho
Boks 12-10 Japan 36m Boks on the attack again & hoping for another score before HT to stamp their mark
Boks 12-10 Japan 37m Japan almost turnover & force Boks back up to 10m; ball flies loose but saved by Boks
Boks 12-10 Japan 37m But at next breakdown Japan do affect the turnover & clear ball into Bok 22
Boks 12-10 Japan 38m It's thumped straight back & from lineout Japan have defensive the scrum on 22
Boks 12-10 Japan 39m Meyer looks sick to his stomach as nervously stands in corner of coach's box; Bok lineout
Boks 12-10 Japan 40m lineout is not a problem & the Boks are into the Japanese 22 but pick & go...
Boks 12-10 Japan 40+1m Boks not making any gains forward as the Cherry Blossoms line up strongly
Boks 12-10 Japan 40+2m Just as it looks likely, Japan turnover ball & thump ball into touch for HT
Boks 12-10 Japan HT T: Louw, Bismarck du Plessis C: Lambie | T: Leitch C: Goromaru P: Goromaru
Boks 12-10 Japan 41m And we're back for 2nd half...what a super match so far...David v Goliath comes to mind!
Boks 12-10 Japan 42m Boks begin with errors immediately & ship a quick penalty in kickable distance...
Boks 12-13 Japan 43m Goromaru is perfectly on target and takes the lead for a 2nd time *notinthescript*
Boks 17-13 Japan 44m But in age old fashion, Ruan Pienaar ships ball out to Lood de Jager who bounds to tryline
Boks 19-13 Japan 45m Lambie adds extras & Boks worldwide breathe a sigh of relief at the work of the lock
Boks 19-13 Japan 46m Amanaki Mafi replaces Tui & he makes an immediate impact off the bench
Boks 19-13 Japan 47m Japan are just outside the Bok 22 but crossing the gainline is proving hard
Boks 19-13 Japan 48m Another penalty gifted by Boks & Goromaru tees up yet again...
Boks 19-16 Japan 49m He again is on target &#JPN creep closer to the Bok scoreline...
Boks 19-16 Japan 49m Boks attack up to Japan's 22 & dummy fails; Japan turnover as ball flies from Jannie's hand
Boks 19-16 Japan 51m Ball thumped way back & Boks lineout; Garces has word with Matfield who doesn't like it
Boks 19-16 Japan 51m Boks pinged again &#JPN attacking scrum on 10m
Boks 19-16 Japan 52m Japan find holes to slip thru & are just outside 22 when Boks pinged in front of posts
Boks 19-16 Japan 53m Crowd are all behind Japan as replay shows Schalk Burger with arm firmly round neck
Boks 19-19 Japan 54m It's a penalty to Japan & Goromaru equalises, punishing the Boks for 8th penalty
Boks 19-19 Japan 55m Never thought this would be the match of the weekend...but is so far!
Boks 19-19 Japan 56m Yamashita & Makabe on for Hitoshi Ono & Hatakeyama
Boks 19-19 Japan 56m Oosthuizen, Strauss & Nyakane on for the du Plessis' & the Beast
Boks 22-19 Japan 57m Japan concede penalty & Lambie takes lead again with kick...
Boks 22-19 Japan 59m Kolisi, du Preez & Pollard on for du Toit, Pienaar & Lambie | Inagaki for Mikami
Boks 22-22 Japan 60m Meanwhile, Boks ship ANOTHER penalty & Goromaru bangs thru the equaliser
Boks 22-22 Japan 62m Jeez the pace of this game - & the fitness of the Cherry Blossoms! Phew!
Boks 27-22 Japan 63m The Boks aren't taking this lying down...& Strauss outsteps & bulldozes over whitewash
Boks 29-22 Japan 64m Pollard adds the extras...cue another collective Bok sigh worldwide!
Boks 29-22 Japan 65m The Boks are deep in Japan's 22 now & have 5m lineout for imminent attack...
Boks 29-22 Japan 66m But they fluff it! Japan now have the defensive lineout... time off for changes
Boks 29-22 Japan 67m Possession changes hands repeatedly in Japanese 22 before Japan get it away
Boks 29-27 Japan 69m Excellent setpiece work from Japan & from lineout Goromaru flies over the tryline to score!
Boks 29-29 Japan 70m A massive massive kick from Goromaru required now...& OMG he does it! What a game!
Boks 29-29 Japan 71m If USA, Samoa or Scotland thought they may have an easy ride...thing again!
Boks 29-29 Japan 71m Etzebeth & Pietersen for de Jager & Mvovo | Kizu for Horie
Boks 29-29 Japan 72m Boks are all over Japan's 22 & are awfully close to tryline with advantage...
Boks 29-29 Japan 73m Ref brings it back for penalty; crowd booing & jeering at decision(!) Tis correct tho
Boks 32-29 Japan 73m Pollard tees up & adds the 3 points to create a chink of Bok light...
Boks 32-29 Japan 74m Japan now have 6 minutes to reply if they are to make history...
Boks 32-29 Japan 75m & the Cherry Blossoms are not holding back heading up to Bok 22 but knock on from Leitch
Boks 32-29 Japan 75m Japan have made 120 tackles to Boks 64...again proving fitness is imperative in WCs
Boks 32-29 Japan 76m It's a Bok defensive scrum...& of course they are taking their time to run clock down
Boks 32-29 Japan 77m Ball out to Pollard who kicks it high tho not that long; Japan attack back over halfway
Boks 32-29 Japan 77m Japan's discipline has been impressive; Boks cannot afford to gift another penalty
Boks 32-29 Japan 78m Crowd entirely behind#JPN drowning out any Boks fans as Cherry Blossoms attack...
Boks 32-29 Japan 79m Japan are just a couple of metres short of Bok tryline...& they're right on it...
Boks 32-29 Japan 79m Coenie Oosthuizen is sent off to bin as Japan have 5m lineout from kick to corner...
Boks 32-29 Japan 79m The entire stadium is on feet behind Japan as they secure ball & they drive over tryline!
Boks 32-29 Japan 80m Japan is chanted round stadium as Garces goes to TMO for try yes or no...
Boks 32-29 Japan 80m Heaps of bodies are over the ball over the whitewash - TMO Hughes has a hard job
Boks 32-29 Japan 80m The ball, sadly, is nowhere to be seen! Scrum V Japan ball but crowd are upset...
Boks 32-29 Japan 80m Nothing has ever been bigger for the Cherry Blossoms as this scrum...time's back on
Boks 32-29 Japan 80+1m Scrum sets, is played & penalty to Japan for Boks offside...
Boks 32-29 Japan 80+1m Japan could take 3 to equalise but they opt for another scrum. Excuse French...OMFG!
Boks 32-29 Japan 80+2m Bok front row pinged for coming up; scrum reset...
Boks 32-29 Japan 80+3m The nerves of the Japanese & the rugby world are SO on edge right now...
Boks 32-29 Japan 80+3m Scrum collapses & there's reset to come! Boks will throw kitchen sink in with only 14
Boks 32-29 Japan 80+4m Ball's out & Japan forced to recycle...& the Press Room at Twickenham erupts!!!
Boks 32-34 Japan 80+4m Karne Hesketh is hero of nation as he scores damning try against the mighty Boks!!!
Boks 32-34 Japan 80+5m And there's still a conversion to come!!!
Boks 32-34 Japan FT Unbelievable scenes from Brighton as Japan monumentally beat Boks! Who cares for a conversion
Boks 32-34 Japan FT Possibly the biggest upset in World Cup history! Chapeau @JRFURugby!
15 Zane Kirchner 14 Bryan Habana 13 Jesse Kriel 12 JEAN DE VILLIERS (C) 11 Lwazi Mvovo 10 Pat Lambie 9 Ruan Pienaar 8 Schalk Burger 7 Willem Alberts 6 Francois Louw 5 Victor Matfield 4 Lood de Jager 3 Jannie du Plessis 2 Bismarck du Plessis 1 Tendai Mtawarira BENCH: 16 Adriaan Strauss 17 Trevor Nyakane 18 Coenie Oosthuizen 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit 20 Siya Kolisi 21 Fourie du Preez 22 Handré Pollard 23 JP Pietersen
SCORERS T: Louw, Bismarck du Plessis, de Jager, Jager C: Lambie (2), Pollard P: Lambie, Pollard Oosthuizen
15 Ayumu Goromaru 14 Akihito Yamada 13 Male Sau 12 Craig Wing 11 Kotaro Matsushima 10 Kosei Ono 9 Fumiaki Tanaka 8 Hendrik Tui 7 Michael Broadhurst 6 MICHAEL LEITCH (C) 5 Hitoshi Ono 4 Luke Thompson 3 Kensuke Hatakeyama 2 Shota Horie 1 Masataka Mikami BENCH: 16 Takeshi Kazu 17 Keita Inagaki 18 Hiroshi Yamashita 19 Shinya Makabe 20 Amanaki Mafi 21 Atsushi Hiwasa 22 Harumichi Tatekawa 23 Karne Hesketh
SCORERS T: Leitch, Goromaru, Hesketh C: Goromaru (2) P: Goromaru (5)
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR) Asst. Referees: JP Doyle (RFU), Federico Anselmi (UAR) TMO: Graham Hughes (RFU)
Twickenham - Saturday, 19 September 2015
KO: 20:00 HT: 15-3 Att: 76,232
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
France v Italy It's anthem time at Twickenham & La Marseillaise is fierce & deafening!
France v Italy The Italian anthem...not so loud but all good...KO imminent with Craig Joubert(!) with whistle
France 0-0 Italy 1m Italy in blue & France in red; Tommy Allan kicks off; both sides pinged straight away
France 0-0 Italy 2m France have attacking lineout on 10m & take it cleanly & drive but then stopped...
France 0-0 Italy 3m Accidental offside by France so Italy takes defensive scrum just inside 10m
France 0-0 Italy 4m Italy lose the scrum & Freddie Michalak tees up just off centre just inside 10m
France 0-0 Italy 4m Kick looked good but it rebounds of left upright & off... Italy clear to 10m
France 0-0 Italy 5m Geldenhuys pinged for not rolling away & after whistle they kick it away so another 10m back
France 3-0 Italy 7m This time an easy 3 points for Michalak; Allan restarts & France run it rather than kick it
France 3-0 Italy 8m Italy lineout on French 10m; it's clean but then pinged for not releasing at breakdown
France 3-0 Italy 9m Andrea Masi getting treatment as France clear for 22 lineout...
France 3-0 Italy 10m The French recycle repeatedly as they are in touching distance of tryline; forced wide & ...
France 3-0 Italy 11m Louis Picamoles offloads to Noa Nakaitaci who grounds in corner but TMO to check forward pass
France 8-0 Italy 11m Offload is back so try is awarded...however, there's more controversy!
France 3-0 Italy 11m TMO checks grounding after try given & Nakaitaci has no control! No try...but penalty.
France 6-0 Italy 11m Michalak kicks over 3 points; meanwhile Masi stretchered off & Enrico Bacchin on
France 6-0 Italy 13m Italy reply with a positive drive into French 22 & are trying to break the wall of red...
France 6-0 Italy 13m Penalty shipped from Les Bleus but captain Leonardo Ghiraldini down; time off
France 6-0 Italy 14m Allan is 23m just outside the 22 off centre but he pulls it far wide & misses
France 6-0 Italy 16m France clear Italy back to halfway with Scott Spedding kick; Italy lineout long but obstruction
France 6-0 Italy 17m Italy clear from 22 lineout & that's better; into 22 but Les Bleus force them back & win penalty
France 6-0 Italy 18m Clear from Les Bleus gives them lineout halfway inside Italian half - up to 22 & go out wide...
France 6-0 Italy 19m Mathieu Bastareaud definitely doing bulldozer thing but Alexandre Dumoulin knock on; Italy scrum
France 6-0 Italy 20m Scrum reset on the 22 and the penalty goes to France as Azzurri front row collapses
France 6-0 Italy 21m Michalak teeing up just outside 22 just in from touch...but it bounces off upright again!
France 6-0 Italy 22m But an Italian knock on gives Les Bleus an attacking scrum on the 22...
France 6-0 Italy 23m Les Bleus pinged for wheeling scrum & the Azzurri clear for 10m lineout taken but not cleanly
France 6-0 Italy 23m France warned for repeated offside & Italy penalty as had advantage
France 6-0 Italy 24m The Azzurri drive up to the French 22 but get turned over & Sébastien Tillous-Borde offloads
France 6-0 Italy 25m Les Bleus make it just over halfway and promptly get pushed right back to where they started
France 6-0 Italy 25m France back in possession & Italy can't turn it at breakdown so France clear to 22...
France 6-0 Italy 26m 22 drop out for Italy who clear & France run it back & chip ahead to Luke McLean
France 9-0 Italy 28m Azzurri ship another penalty in their 22 & its imminently kickable by Michalak...who does
France 9-0 Italy 29m From restart French clear & Italy run it back til Dumoulin tackles & Bastereaud forces touch
France 9-0 Italy 31m French lineout just inside own half is clean but Bastereaud drops it; Italy scrum on French 10m
France 9-0 Italy 31m French affecting turnover ball repeatedly but just not capitalising on it; French pinged in scrum
France 9-0 Italy 32m Free kick to Italy; time off as Eduardo Gori having attention on right knee...
France 9-0 Italy 33m Italy attacking scrum on the 10m & is reset as Joubert has a word...
France 9-0 Italy 34m Scrum goes down but played on...Tillous-Borde kicks it before time from Gori's hand
France 9-3 Italy 35m Italy penalty & Allan takes another shot at uprights from wide on 22 - it's good
France 9-3 Italy 36m A little aerial kicking, a little running of the ball , ends in France lineout on halfway
France 9-3 Italy 37m Italy awarded scrum after disrupting the French lineout- it's on halfway promptly collapses
France 9-3 Italy 38m Martin Castrogiovanni is the culprit & France choose to kick; Spedding tees up from over halfway
France 12-3 Italy 38m A superb kick that just slices the uprights a metre above the crossbar
France 12-3 Italy 39m An excellent restart for France as Picamoles breaks back thru 2 tackles & chips ahead to 22
France 12-3 Italy 39m Allan gets to it before Yoann Huget & runs it into touch...France lineout & it's going well!
France 15-3 Italy 40m Azzurri ship yet another penalty & Michalak pumps over another 3 points
France 15-3 Italy 40m From restart the ball quickly is punched into stands for HT as clock goes red
France 15-3 Italy HT P: Michalak (5) | P: Allan
France 15-3 Italy HT Well it's not the same as Boks v Japan but France v Italy are doing a perfectly decent job...
France 15-3 Italy 41m And we're back...with the general public moving into press box & stewards don't even notice
France 18-3 Italy 42m Italy start by shipping a penalty awfully quickly & Michalak punishes it with 3 more points
France 18-3 Italy 43m PLEASE can someone from @rugbyworldcup remove French fans from press box??? Trying to work
France 23-3 Italy 44m French switch up a gear & pound to tryline with great hands & Rabah Slimani dives under posts
France 25-3 Italy 45m Michalak bangs over the conversion & this could turn into a v exciting encounter...
France 25-3 Italy 46m Another break from own 22 by Les Bleus & make it halfway into the Azzurri half before halted...
France 25-3 Italy 47m Kicked to touch for 22 lineout but Josh Furno steals it & Italy avert the immediate danger...
France 25-3 Italy 48m Handbags threaten after Picamoles breaks; Italy handed penalty & France force back 10m...
France 25-3 Italy 49m Italy work their setpiece deep in France's 22 & Les Bleus are offside; Azzurri 2m out
France 25-3 Italy 50m France turnover a metre from whitewash - pops out but lost - Gori grounds it but...
France 25-3 Italy 50m Oh what a palaver; not clear who did what there & if there's a score - TMO to check
France 25-3 Italy 50m Conclusion is Italy knock on first before France & Gori touch down; France scrum V
France 25-3 Italy 50m Rizzo & Cittadini on for Aguero & Castrogiovanni
France 25-3 Italy 51m France don't achieve much & Italy comes right back at them just short of tryline
France 25-8 Italy 52 Italy forced to recycle in corner b4 Giovanbattista Venditti escapes & trounces defence to score
France 25-10 Italy 53m Allan converts and there is finally game on...
France 25-10 Italy 55m France push up into Italian 22 but Huget goes down hard - looks serious so time off
France 25-10 Italy 55m Gaël Fickou prepares to come on as Huget is carried off the pitch in between 2 medics
France 25-10 Italy 55m Fickou is on & France kick to corner for 5m lineout...
France 25-10 Italy 56m Clean lineout but whistle goes as Guilhem Guirado almost coathangers Francesco Minto; Italy penalty
France 25-10 Italy 57m Italy clear French out of their 22 while it looks like Huget's WC is over
France 25-10 Italy 58m Morgan Parra replaces Tillous-Borde & France ship another penalty; Italy lineout outside FRA22
France 25-10 Italy 59m Handbags are threatening as both sides get a tad fraught... lineout is good
France 25-10 Italy 60m Italy in excellent position to attack deep in the 22 but a penalty allows France to clear
France 25-10 Italy 61m Italy not just forced back but Alessandro Zanni ships his 3rd penalty...
France 25-10 Italy 61m Italy's 16th (or possibly 17th) penalty gives France another 22 lineout...
France 25-10 Italy 62m France manage to lose possession as Italy clear back to halfway but France run it right back
France 25-10 Italy 63m Italy get ball away & chip ahead & then it's indescribable with multiple knock on's!
France 25-10 Italy 63m Despite all the faffing in Italian 22, it's a scrum back up at halfway as whistle had gone
France 25-10 Italy 64m Manici for Ghiraldini | Mas, Kayser & Debaty for Slimani, Guirado & Ben Arous
France 25-10 Italy 65m Bernard Le Roux for Picamoles as France have 22 lineout...
France 25-10 Italy 66m Italy get hands on ball but Pascal Papé turns it over...but Bastareaud knocks it on
France 25-10 Italy 67m Heads clash & Kayser has to go off for blood; Guirado back on & Italian defensive scrum
France 25-10 Italy 68m The Azzurri clear & play up to midfield but they are offside giving French an opportunity
France 25-10 Italy 69m Flanquart replaces Maestri as France kick to corner for 5m lineout
France 30-10 Italy 70m Huge pressure on Italian defence as France breathe down on their tryline & Mas grounds on post
France 32-10 Italy 71m Michalak converts & it's quite comfy for Les Bleus; could do with another tho for bonus pt
France 32-10 Italy 71m Bernabo & Palazzani on for Furno & Gori
France 32-10 Italy 73m Italy attack & massive smash from Bastareaud but France offside so Italy into 22...
France 32-10 Italy 74m Italy holding onto ball for dear life & are just 5m short; recycling along width of pitch
France 32-10 Italy 75m Azzurri forced into far corner & France caught offside; time off as Kayser back on
France 32-10 Italy 75m 5m lineout & France force Italy back but not yet out of 22...
France 32-10 Italy 76m Eventually France take play back to midfield & have penalty as Remi Tales on for Freddie
France 32-10 Italy 77m French scrum on halfway & it's reset as La Marseillaise rings out at Twickenham
France 32-10 Italy 78m Good scrum from France as they creep forward but tis like running thru mud...
France 32-10 Italy 79m But the Italians turnover & clear over halfway over 10m but Spedding collects & he sprints back
France 32-10 Italy 80m Exciting to the end as Italy retaliate & charge into French 22...
France 32-10 Italy 80+1m Ball recycled 5m out but not going forwards; penalty to Italy...
France 32-10 Italy 80+2m No time for lineout so Italy try quick tap; France infringe & ship penalty but it's all over
France 32-10 Italy FT Score slightly flattering to France but Picamoles deservedly Man of the Match; but sadly for Masi he's snapped his Achilles & is out of RWC, along with Huget
15 Scott Spedding 14 Yoann Huget 13 Mathieu Bastareaud 12 Alexandre Dumoulin 11 Noa Nakaitaci 10 Frédéric Michalak 9 Sébastien Tillous-Borde 8 Louis Picamoles 7 Damien Chouly 6 THIERRY DUSAUTOIR (C) 5 Yoann Maestri 4 Pascal Papé 3 Rabah Slimani 2 Guilhem Guirado 1 Eddy Ben Arous BENCH: 16 Benjamin Kayser 17 Vincent Debaty 18 Nicolas Mas 19 Bernard le Roux 20 Alexandre Flanquart 21 Morgan Parra 22 Rémi Talès 23 Gaël Fickou
SCORERS T: Slimani, Mas C: Michalak (2) P: Michalak (5), Spedding
15 Luke McLean 14 Leonardo Sarto 13 Michele Campagnaro 12 Andrea Masi 11 Giovanbattista Venditti 10 Tommaso Allan 9 Edoardo Gori 8 Samuela Vunisa 7 Francesco Minto 6 Alessandro Zanni 5 Joshua Furno 4 Quintin Geldenhuys 3 Martin Castrogiovanni 2 LEONARDO GHIRALDINI (C) 1 Matias Aguero BENCH: 16 Andrea Manici 17 Michele Rizzo 18 Lorenzo Cittadini 19 Valerio Bernabò 20 Simone Favaro 21 Guglielmo Palazzani 22 Carlo Canna 23 Enrico Bacchin
SCORERS T: Venditti C: Allan P: Allan
Man of the Match: Louis Picamoles (France)
Referee: Craig Joubert (SARU) Asst. Referees: John Lacey (IRFU), Stuart Berry (SARU) TMO: Shaun Veldsman (SARU)
Brighton Community Stadium - Sunday, 20 September 2015
KO: 12:00 HT: 14-8 Att: 29,178
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Samoa v USA The teams are getting ready to run out. Could we see another thriller in Brighton?
Samoa v USA Anthems done, George Clancy to get us underway imminently
Samoa 0-0 USA 0m And we are off. Samoa immediately fumble the ball from KO & hand possession to USA
Samoa 0-0 USA 1m Time off already following an elbow to the face of Rey Lee-Lo he's replaced by Mike Stanley
Samoa 0-0 USA 1m Scrum to Samoa after a USA knock on, results in a penalty to Samoa
Samoa 0-0 USA 2m The penalty is kicked far into touch & lineout is kept by Samoa.
Samoa 0-0 USA 3m Today could be a day of the scrum, number 2 in as many minutes
Samoa 0-0 USA 4m USA pinged at the breakdown, resulting penalty kicked to touch &Samoa on the attack at the US 22
Samoa 0-0 USA 5m Lack of precision costs Samoa, AJ MacGinty clears to touch
Samoa 0-0 USA 6m Clancy pulls us pack for a penalty (offside) and Samoa are going for the posts
Samoa 3-0 USA 7m Tusi Pisi slots it over, first blood to Samoa
Samoa 3-0 USA 8m Lee-Lo comes back on following his head injury assessment.
Samoa 3-0 USA 8m First USA lineout of the game is taken well but a wayward pass hands Samoa possession
Samoa 3-0 USA 10m Huge hit by Alesana Tuilagi, Samoa all off their feet following it and USA on the attack
Samoa 3-0 USA 11m Kick to touch gives Samoa lineout on their own 5m. Goes long & gathered well. Cleared to touch
Samoa 3-0 USA 15m A not straight USA lineout gives Samoa a scrum on their 22
Samoa 3-0 USA 13m Maurie Fa'asavalu makes a break but is eventually tackled then Samoa pinged at breakdown; scrum
Samoa 3-0 USA 15m Sealing off by USA so penalty to Samoa, he's going for the points
Samoa 3-0 USA 16m Too far for Pisi, ball falls short and USA clear quickly
Samoa 3-0 USA 17m Scully slips as he tries to dance around the Samoa defence, recovers well though
Samoa 3-0 USA 18m MacGinty takes a bit of a hit, it looked like a dive but he is down injured
Samoa 3-0 USA 18m There was nothing in that hit, just a mismatch of sizes. Samoa take the restart
Samoa 3-0 USA 18m Samoa looking dangerous, at the 5m line
Samoa 8-0 USA 19m Pisi kicks a beautiful little dink & Tim Nanai-Williams goes over for the try
Samoa 8-0 USA 20m Tough conversion for Pisi and he sends it wide.
Samoa 8-0 USA 21m Samoa on the attack again here through Lee-Lo & Tekori but a forward pass stops them
Samoa 8-0 USA 22m Clock stopped as the Samoan captain gets some treatment
Samoa 8-0 USA 22m Scrum just inside their 22 for USA, strong from both sides, cleared to touch
Samoa 8-0 USA 23m Tuilagi makes a break following the lineout but nothing comes of it, Pisi's kick finds no one
Samoa 8-0 USA 24m Ole Avei fights off defenders left, right & centre, takes 3 defenders to bring him down
Samoa 8-0 USA 25m Jack Lam makes a fantastic break and gets up to the USA 22, tackle from Scully forces turnover
Samoa 11-0 USA 27m Penalty given at the breakdown and made by Pisi
Samoa 11-0 USA 27m Nanai-Williams creates some space for himself, makes a run but knocks the ball on
Samoa 11-0 USA 29m USA looking threatening for the 1st time in the game. Samoa offside giving away a penalty
Samoa 11-3 USA 30m MacGinty slots over the penalty giving the American's their first World Cup points
Samoa 11-3 USA 31m MacGinty sends ball high but he puts a little too much on it, straight to touch
Samoa 11-3 USA 32m Samoan lineout stolen by the Americans & MacGinty is on the charge
Samoa 11-8 USA 33m After a great bit of team work in midfield, Chris Wyles goes over for the try
Samoa 11-8 USA 34m MacGinty doesn’t make the conversion, gap remains at 3 points. USA right back in the game
Samoa 11-8 USA 35m Clearance kick following the restart goes to touch. USA unforced error count creeping up
Samoa 11-8 USA 37m Pisi has a chance to add another 3 here, penalty given for playing the ball on the floor
Samoa 14-8 USA 38m He makes it look easy widens the gap a little bit before HT
Samoa 14-8 USA 39m lineout not straight so scrums to Samoa
Samoa 14-8 USA 40m Scrum from just inside 22 was good, cleared straight into USA hands though
Samoa 14-8 USA 40+1m Player offside calls time on the 1st half
Samoa 14-8 USA HT T: Nanai-Williams P: Pisi (3) | T: Wyles P: MacGinty
Samoa 14-8 USA Teams are coming back out for the 2nd half
Samoa 14-8 USA 40m Palamo starts the 2nd half with a break, from inside their 22 to Halfway
Samoa 14-8 USA 41m MacGinty runs into his own player resulting in a knock on, scrum to Samoa
Samoa 14-8 USA 42m Lots of kicks back and forth here. From one touch line to another
Samoa 14-8 USA 42m Petri clears the ball nicely from the breakdown, USA still in possession
Samoa 14-8 USA 43m Whatever was said at HT seems to have worked as USA look much more together this half
Samoa 14-8 USA 44m Spoke too soon. USA off their feet at the breakdown penalty to Samoa kicked to touch
Samoa 14-8 USA 45m Fotuali'i kicked a great grubber through, missed by the 1st man but Lee-Lo goes over
Samoa 19-8 USA 45m Sorry, not Lee-Lo, Treviranus gets the try after a TMO referral
Samoa 19-8 USA 46m Pisi can't make the conversion though
Samoa 19-8 USA 47m Offside by USA gives another penalty to Samoa, The penalty count for USA is creeping up
Samoa 19-8 USA 48m Time off as Scully is treated for some blood loss.
Samoa 19-8 USA 49m Samoa on the attack, advantage was being played and we go back for the penalty
Samoa 22-8 USA 50m Pisi has another chance for 3 points and he slots it over with ease
Samoa 22-8 USA 51m USA on the attack penalty advantage being played
Samoa 22-8 USA 52m Treviranus is pinged, and USA line up the penalty kick
Samoa 22-11 USA 52m MacGinty makes the kick, chipping away at the points gap
Samoa 22-11 USA 53m MacGinty clears to the hands of Pisi who breaks through defenders with ease
Samoa 22-11 USA 55m USA on the charge, Ngwenya makes some great ground
Samoa 22-11 USA 56m USA pinged for offside (again) so Samoa on attack
Samoa 22-11 USA 57m Nanai-Williams penalised for a knock on
Samoa 22-11 USA 57m Peterson has been replaced by Danny Barrett
Samoa 22-11 USA 59m Census Johnston on for Perenise & Thiel for Fenoglio.
Samoa 22-11 USA 61m Thompson is on for Scully, Dolan on for Smith and Fasiliva on for Fa’asavalu.
Samoa 22-11 USA 62m Perez makes a break but the pass to him was slightly forward
Samoa 22-11 USA 62m Palamo held up in midfield, maul called & scrum goes to Samoa
Samoa 22-11 USA 64m Do my ears deceive me or did Swing Low echo round the stadium as the scrum resets?
Samoa 22-11 USA 65m Ngwenya makes a fantastic break but he is eventually bought down & loses the ball
Samoa 22-11 USA 66m Tuilagi makes a great break, Wyles forces offload to be dropped
Samoa 22-11 USA 67m lineout fumbled but Dolan gets hands to it eventually
Samoa 22-11 USA 68m McFarland penalised for crossing. USA penalty count up to 12
Samoa 25-11 USA 69m Mike Stanley slots the penalty over
Samoa 22-11 USA 69m Macginty makes a superb kick to touch, lineout just outside 5m
Samoa 25-11 USA 70m Changes to USA front row, Fry & Lamositele replaced by Kilifi & Baumann
Samoa 25-11 USA 72m USA have a lineout on 5m line. They want this try
Samoa 25-11 USA 72m The Samoan defence is so strong but USA think they have got the try TMO decision pending
Samoa 25-16 USA 73m Try awarded to Baumann who has only just joined the field
Samoa 25-16 USA 74m MacGinty misses the conversion; he pulled it slightly wide
Samoa 25-16 USA 75m Samoa penalised at the breakdown so USA kick to touch on halfway
Samoa 25-16 USA 76m Samoa replace Tuilagi with Fa'atoina Autagavaia
Samoa 25-16 USA 78m America offside, Samoa boot the ball to touch with some force. Lineout just inside 22
Samoa 25-16 USA 79m Another penalty against USA for hands in the ruck
Samoa 25-16 USA 80m It's all over, a mistake by USA at the breakdown hands Samoa the win
15 Tim Nanai-Williams 14 Ken Pisi 13 Paul Perez 12 Rey Lee-Lo 11 Alesana Tuilagi 10 Tusi Pisi 9 Kahn Fotuali'i 8 OFISA TREVIRANUS (C) 7 Jack Lam 6 Maurie Fa'asavalu 5 Joe Tekori 4 Teofilo Paulo 3 Anthony Perenise 2 Ole Avei 1 Zak Taulafo BENCH: 16 Viliami Afatia 17 Motu Matu'u 18 Census Johnston 19 Faifili Levave 20 Alafoti Faosiliva 21 Vavao Afemai 22 Mike Stanley 23 Fa'atoina Autagavaia
SCORERS T: Nanai-Williams, Treviranus P: Pisi (4), Stanley
15 Blaine Scully 14 Takudzwa Ngwenya 13 Seamus Kelly 12 Thretton Palamo 11 CHRIS WYLES (C) 10 AJ MacGinty 9 Mike Petri 8 Samu Manoa 7 Andrew Durutalo 6 Al McFarland 5 Greg Peterson 4 Hayden Smith 3 Titi Lamositele 2 Zach Fenoglio 1 Eric Fry BENCH: 16 Phil Thiel 17 Oli Kilifi 18 Chris Baumann 19 Cam Dolan 20 Danny Barrett 21 Shalom Suniula 22 Folau Niua 23 Brett Thompson
SCORERS T: Wyles, Baumann P: MacGinty (2)
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU) Asst. Referees: Jaco Peyper (SARU), Federico Anselmi (UAR) TMO: Graham Hughes (RFU)
Millennium Stadium - Sunday, 20 September 2015
KO: 14:30 HT: 28-9 Att: 71,887
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Wales v Uruguay Tremendous roar as the teams run out onto the pitch for the anthems, roof shut here
Wales v Uruguay Excellent reception for both anthems
Wales 0-0 Uruguay 0mins Here we go, Uruguay to kick off this match, although the ref is making them wait
Wales 0-0 Uruguay 1min Uruguay kick long & Wales return. Ball in hand for Wales but penalty given to Uruguay
Wales 0-3 Uruguay 1mins Uruguay go for goal and Berchesi puts them ahead
Wales 0-3 Uruguay 2mins Wales lineout on 22. Wales win & get shove, penalty awarded
Wales 0-3 Uruguay 3mins Wales lineout on halfway from pen. Samson Lee barges forward & Wales get ball wide
Wales 0-3 Uruguay 4mins penalty to Uruguay, they go for goal again even though it's well behind the halfway line
Wales 0-3 Uruguay 4mins Berchesi doesn't have the length, penalty missed and Wales clear to halfway.
Wales 0-3 Uruguay 6mins Wales scrum, they press forward but lose the ball. Uruguay kick long to the corner
Wales 0-3 Uruguay 7mins Lovely chip through from Uruguay, they're keeping the pressure on and making good ground
Wales 0-3 Uruguay 8mins Another infringement by Wales gives Berchesi a simple penalty chance just left of goal on 22
Wales 0-6 Uruguay 8mins A successful kick doubles the lead for Uruguay
Wales 0-6 Uruguay 9mins Uruguay attacking from their own half, Wales have barely touched the ball in 1st 10 mins
Wales 0-6 Uruguay 10mins Uruguay put in at the scrum, but Wales turnover and attack
Wales 0-6 Uruguay 11mins King makes a good run, passes to Amos but Uruguay intercept - back for a Welsh pen
Wales 0-6 Uruguay 13mins Wales go for touch, win lineout and the pack pushes them close to the try line
Wales 0-6 Uruguay 14mins The crowd comes to life as we stop for injury to Jake Ball
Wales 5-6 Uruguay 14mins Wales surge forward, Uruguay defence holds them.. but Wales thunder over the line for a try
Wales 7-6 Uruguay 15mins Samson Lee the try scorer as Priestland lands the extras
Wales 7-6 Uruguay 16mins Wales pass it wide from the knock on but Amos knocks on, scrum Uruguay
Wales 7-6 Uruguay 16mins Wales disrupt the scrum and regain the ball. Ref Poite comes back for Wales pen
Wales 7-6 Uruguay 18mins Priestland misses touch and Uruguay clear ball back to the 22 for Wal lineout
Wales 7-6 Uruguay 18mins Lovely chip through sees Cory Allen go over the try line, but ref checking with TMO
Wales14-6 Uruguay 19mins Try awarded and Priestland converts again
Wales 14-6 Uruguay 20mins Wales get lineout possession but Amos well tackled by Gibernau
Wales 14-6 Uruguay 21mins Wales dominant in the scrum. Liam Williams tackled by R Silva and is limping
Wales 14-6 Uruguay 22mins Uruguay chase the ball downfield and rewarded with another penalty from that attack
Wales 14-9 Uruguay 23mins Berchesi slots the penalty to put three more points on the board for Uruguay
Wales 14-9 Uruguay 25mins Uruguay try to run the ball out from their own line and nearly caught, Wal lineout results
Wales 14-9 Uruguay 25mins Uruguay have a scrum, and will need to get the ball in and out quickly
Wales 14-9 Uruguay 25mins Uruguay manage to get the ball away from the scrum. Ref goes to TMO for foul play check
Wales 14-9 Uruguay 26mins TMO calls foul play against Uruguay cleaning out the ruck with no arms, penalty Wales
Wales 14-9 Uruguay 27mins Wales go for touch with the pen. Resulting scrum Uruguay as they defend lineout well
Wales 14-9 Uruguay 28mins Scrum wheels but Uruguay get ball away, good kick from Berchesi under pressure
Wales 19-9 Uruguay 28mins Wales lineout releases S Williams who takes great angle & passes to Allen for a try Wales
Wales 21-9 Uruguay 30mins Priestland converts
Wales 21-9 Uruguay 31mins Paul James goes off injured, replaced by Aaron Jarvis
Wales 21-9 Uruguay 32mins Wales win penalty at the scrum as Uruguay finally give way, Priestland goes for touch
Wales 21-9 Uruguay 32mins Wales lineout ball won, Ball picks & goes. Great Uruguay defence in the corner
Wales 21-9 Uruguay 33mins Wales go wide the other way, but ref comes back for penalty to Wales near the corner flag
Wales 21-9 Uruguay 33mins Wales go for lineout drive, they're tight to the left touchline & go into touch
Wales 21-9 Uruguay 35mins Liam Williams goes off very reluctantly, Morgan comes on as replacement
Wales 21-9 Uruguay 36mins Uruguay finally clear their lines, Wales back on the attack & drive 15m forward
Wales 21-9 Uruguay 36mins Lovely offload from G Davies to Tipuric, Wales pressing but give away penalty for blocking
Wales 21-9 Uruguay 37mins Treatment for A Vilaseca halts things as the teams regroup
Wales 21-9 Uruguay 37mins Uruguay take their lineout in spite of a Welsh hand. They trundle forward towards halfway
Wales 21-9 Uruguay 38mins Wales regain ball but waste an attacking opportunity with poor passing
Wales 21-9 Uruguay 39mins Ref takes us back for Welsh scrum, James King loses his bind and gives possession away
Wales 21-9 Uruguay 39mins Uruguay put in to scrum, which is then reset. Ball in again, Wales turnover
Wales 26-9 Uruguay 40mins One last attack for Wales this half, Amos pops ball inside to Allen for a try
Wales 28-9 Uruguay 40mins Great strike from Priestland for the conv. 4 tries and bonus point for Wales
Wales 28-9 Uruguay HT T: Lee, Allen (3) C: Priestland (4) | P: Berchesi (3)
Wales 28-9 Uruguay HT: Wales will be relieved to have 4 tries scored after a good start & solid defence by Uruguay
Wales 28-9 Uruguay 40mins Tomas Francis replaces Samson Lee for Wales at HT
Wales 28-9 Uruguay 40mins Wales chase well from the knock on and are awarded a scrum on the 15m line
Wales 28-9 Uruguay 40mins Wales chip forward but Ormaechea takes for Uruguay
Wales 28-9 Uruguay 42mins James King drives forward for Wales, Baldwin makes ground but knock on means Uruguay ball
Wales 28-9 Uruguay 43mins Uruguay clear to halfway and have the lineout. Ref tells them to use the ball
Wales 28-9 Uruguay 44mins Ref awards scrum Wales and they get a huge shove on. They kick the penalty to touch
Wales 28-9 Uruguay 45mins Priestland makes a break but last ditch tackle means he knocks on & Uruguay have scrum
Wales 28-9 Uruguay 46mins Wales win penalty at the scrum again & kick to touch
Wales 28-9 Uruguay 47mins Dominic Day comes on for Charteris
Wales 28-9 Uruguay 48mins Tipuric dives over the try line, but drops the ball & try is not given by TMO
Wales 28-9 Uruguay 47mins Wales replace King with Moriarty
Wales 33-9 Uruguay 49mins Quick attacking move by Wales leads to breakaway try by Hallam Amos
Wales 35-9 Uruguay 50mins Conversion successful from Priestland
Wales 35-9 Uruguay 50mins Uruguay get the ball wide and run at Wales. Gibernau comes off his wing to help
Wales 35-9 Uruguay 51mins Good run by Prada and Uruguay attack continues
Wales 35-9 Uruguay 53mins Excellent work by Tipuric and Wales regain possession, clearing to almost halfway
Wales 35-9 Uruguay 53mins Uruguay press forward as Allen lies injured on the pitch, looks like a hamstring
Wales 35-9 Uruguay 54mins Allen limps off the pitch to be replaced by Lloyd Williams
Wales 35-9 Uruguay 55mins Slow ball for Wales in their own half, so Priestland puts up a high one
Wales 35-9 Uruguay 55mins Prada prevents the pass out wide for Wales, Welsh lineout results
Wales 35-9 Uruguay 56mins Wales attacking near their own line, but Beer is down for Uruguay, they're a man short
Wales 35-9 Uruguay 57mins Beer is back up, Cuthbert steps two defenders. Wales keep up the pressure
Wales 35-9 Uruguay 58mins Nieto finally gives away a pen, and Priestland kicks to corner for Wales
Wales 35-9 Uruguay 58mins Wales captain Warburton comes off for Lydiate. Beer is replaced by de Freitas for Uruguay
Wales 40-9 Uruguay 59mins Gareth Davies keeps control of the ball for Wales and dives over for another try
Wales 40-9 Uruguay 59mins This time Priestland just misses the conversion wide of the left upright
Wales 40-9 Uruguay 59mins Great break by Scott Williams in midfield but the pass goes astray
Wales 40-9 Uruguay 61mins Sub for Uruguay, Lamanna on for Zerbino
Wales 40-9 Uruguay 62mins Wales take Baldwin off and Owens comes on as replacement
Wales 40-9 Uruguay 63mins Uruguay still managing to stem the red tide, and go on the attack themselves
Wales 40-9 Uruguay 64mins Fabulous Welsh break but the ball goes forward so the try won't count
Wales 40-9 Uruguay 65mins We're going all the way back for a scrum on the 22. Wales put in
Wales 40-9 Uruguay 65mins Uruguay throw in to the lineout but Wales disrupt, go wide with the ball then knock on
Wales 40-9 Uruguay 66mins The crowd are really urging Wales on now, they'll look to push Uruguay off this scrum
Wales 40-9 Uruguay 67mins Wales penalty and once again Priestland hoofs the ball downfield for the lineout
Wales 40-9 Uruguay 68mins Wales trundling towards the line, then ship the ball out wide but lose it
Wales 40-9 Uruguay 68mins Sagario is down for Uruguay and needs attention
Wales 40-9 Uruguay 69mins Wales winning another penalty at the scrum, they are dominant at the set piece
Wales 45-9 Uruguay 70mins Wales get the lineout shove on and go over for the try, Tipuric the scorer
Wales 47-9 Uruguay 70mins Priestland's conversion goes over this time
Wales 45-9 Uruguay 72mins Uruguay sub, O Duran comes on for Sagario
Wales 47-9 Uruguay 73mins Tipuric steals the ball in the midfield, but Uruguay retrieve and come back at Wales
Wales 47-9 Uruguay 73mins Great cover defence by Berchesi to prevent Wales running the ball down the left wing
Wales 47-9 Uruguay 73mins Subs for Uruguay Sanguinetti and Alonso on for Corral and captain S Vilaseca
Wales 47-9 Uruguay 75mins Sub Uruguay Ormaechea off, A Duran on. Lydiate off for Wales, King back on
Wales 47-9 Uruguay 76mins Uruguay keep coming but from their own half. Wales hold firm and rip the ball
Wales 47-9 Uruguay 76mins Another handling error from Wales, forward pass hands possession back to Uruguay
Wales 47-9 Uruguay 77mins Arboleya off, Kessler on for Uruguay
Wales 47-9 Uruguay 78mins Scrum seems to hold firm but Wales win penalty again, and again the lineout
Wales 47-9 Uruguay 79mins Man of the match awarded to Wales centre Cory Allen
Wales 53-9 Uruguay 79mins Welsh line out drive results in another try for scrum half Gareth Davies
Wales 54-9 Uruguay 80mins Final kick of the game is successful conversion for Priestland
Wales 28-9 Uruguay FT Great performance by Uruguay who never made this easy for Wales
15 Liam Williams 14 Alex Cuthbert 13 Cory Allen 12 Scott Williams 11 Hallam Amos 10 Rhys Priestland 9 Gareth Davies 8 James King 7 Justin Tipuric 6 SAM WARBURTON (C) 5 Luke Charteris 4 Jake Ball 3 Samson Lee 2 Scott Baldwin 1 Paul James BENCH: 16 Ken Owens 17 Aaron Jarvis 18 Tom Francis 19 Dominic Day 20 Dan Lydiate 21 Ross Moriarty 22 Lloyd Williams 23 Matthew Morgan
SCORERS T: Lee, Allen (3), Amos, G Davies (2), Tipuric C: Priestland (7)
15 Gaston Meres 14 Santiago Gibernau 13 Joaquin Prada 12 Andres Vilaseca 11 Rodrigo Silva 10 Felipe Berchesi 9 Agustin Ormaechea 8 Alejandro Nieto 7 Matias Beer 6 Juan Manuel Gaminara 5 Jorge Zerbino 4 SANTIAGO VILASECA (C) 3 Mario Sagario 2 Carlos Arboleya 1 Alejo Corral BENCH: 16 German Kessler 17 Oscar Duran 18 Mateo Sanguinetti 19 Franco Lamanna 20 Agustin Alonso 21 Juan De Freitas 22 Alejo Duran 23 Francisco Bulanti
SCORERS P: Berchesi (3)
Man of the Match: Cory Allen (Wales)
Referee: Romain Poite (FFR) Asst. Referees: Pascal Gauzere (FFR), Mathieu Raynal (FFR) TMO: Ben Skeen (NZR)
Wembley Stadium - Sunday, 20 September 2015
KO: 16:45 HT: 12-13 Att: 89,019
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
NZ vs Pumas Teams on their way out to a huge reception at Wembley
NZ vs Pumas Rousing anthems with players from both teams fighting back tears. The Haka & then we are off
NZ vs Pumas Wayne Barnes blows his whistle & here we go
NZ 0-0 Pumas 0m Dan Carter gives a short kick off, Argentina on the attack immediately
NZ 0-0 Pumas Great kick to touch by Argentina, ABs lineout on 5m but cleared away by Carter
NZ 0-0 Pumas 2m Argentina holding on which hands ABs the first penalty of the game
NZ 0-0 Pumas 3m Advantage in front of the posts as tackler didn't clear away quickly enough.
NZ 0-0 Pumas 4m Carter going for the posts which is no surprise
NZ 3-0 Pumas 4m No surprise at all. he makes the kick with ease
NZ 3-0 Pumas 5m lineout to NZ, not perfect but picked up by Carter, ABs on the charge towards line
NZ 3-0 Pumas 6m carried over tryline by Argentina so its scrum 5 for ABs
NZ 3-0 Pumas 7m Barnes having words with the front row about binds; scrum reset
NZ 3-0 Pumas 8m Smith makes a break but bought down by defence.
NZ 3-0 Pumas 9m Conrad Smith just did a crafty pass through his legs but Savea couldn't hold it
NZ 3-0 Pumas 9m Pablo Matera goes to the bin for cynical play. Carter going for posts
NZ 6-0 Pumas 10m He slots it over and adds another 3
NZ 6-0 Pumas 11m Attacking lineout for Argentina just on the ABs 10m line
NZ 6-0 Pumas 11m Attacking lineout for Argentina just on the ABs 10m line
NZ 6-0 Pumas 13m Argentina awarded a penalty as ABs tackler didn't roll away
NZ 6-0 Pumas 14m penalty kicked to touch, right on the ABs 22
NZ 6-0 Pumas 15m Another penalty to Argentina but overruled as there was a knock on so scrum ABs
NZ 6-0 Pumas 16m Scrum penalty given to ABs against Ayerza
NZ 6-0 Pumas 17m Savea making ground, getting the ball to Carter as advantage is called
NZ 6-0 Pumas 18m Ball lost so we come back for the penalty & Carter is going for the posts again
NZ 9-0 Pumas 18m Carter sends it flying through the uprights, 3 from 3
NZ 9-0 Pumas 19m Senatore making a nice break down the wing
NZ 9-5 Pumas 20m First try of the game goes to#ARG as Pagadizábal drives over
NZ 9-7 Pumas 22m Sánchez slots it over closing the gap to just 2 points
NZ 9-7 Pumas 22m Try scorer Pagadizábal has gone off, possibly for a head injury assessment
NZ 9-7 Pumas 24m Tuculet clears from his own 5m line to just inside ABs half
NZ 9-7 Pumas 25m Galarza has replaced Petti as he didn't pass the head injury assessment
NZ 9-7 Pumas 25m Penalty to ABs at the lineout due to a poor challenge in the air
NZ 9-7 Pumas 26m Nonu making a great break & pass to Read, ABs looking dangerous
NZ 9-7 Pumas 27m ball lost fwd as Milner-Skudder tries to find Whitelock
NZ 9-7 Pumas 28m ABs lineout is lost and Pumas clear downfield
NZ 9-7 Pumas 28m All Blacks pinged at breakdown, taken quickly & then Pumas lost the ball forward
NZ 9-7 Pumas 29m McCaw is going to the bin for a trip which caused the knock on
NZ 9-7 Pumas 29m Sánchez is going for the posts
NZ 9-10 Pumas 30m He makes it. Argentina go ahead for the first time
NZ 9-10 Pumas 30m ABs lineout on half way, taken nicely & All Blacks on the attack
NZ 9-7 Pumas 32m It has been turned over but Lobbe cant quite make the offload
NZ 9-10 Pumas 33m I am clearly still reeling from McCaw being binned, took 3 points from Pumas there.
NZ 9-10 Pumas 34m ABs back on the attack, right on the try line but the Argentinian defence holds strong
NZ 9-10 Pumas 35m Scrum on the Argentina 5m line, taken cleanly by the scrum half
NZ 9-10 Pumas 35m Argentina have made good ground, up to the ABs 10m
NZ 9-10 Pumas 36m Imhoff made the most of the gap but held up. Conrad Smith is binned for his efforts
NZ 9-13 Pumas 37m The resulting penalty is good
NZ 9-13 Pumas 38m lineout to ABs on the Argentina22, straight into a maul
NZ 9-13 Pumas 40m Matera doesn't roll away and Carter going for the points as the clock goes red
NZ 12-13 Pumas 40m We go into HT with the Pumas 1 point ahead
NZ 12-13 Pumas HT T: Pagadizábal C: Sánchez P: Sánchez (2) Matera | P: Carter (4) Conrad Smith, McCaw
NZ 12-13 Pumas 40m No Changes at HT and we are back playing
NZ 12-16 Pumas 41m Argentina penalty immediately which is made by Sánchez
NZ 12-16 Pumas 42m Argentina clear the ball to deep into the ABs half, forcing the All Blacks to run it
NZ 12-16 Pumas 43 Another huge boot down field with Pumas chasing but ABs get there first
NZ 12-16 Pumas 44m Clearance kick by Argentina goes too far & in to touch so back we come
NZ 12-16 Pumas 45m Wyatt Crockett & Sonny Bill Williams replace Woodcock & Nonu respectively
NZ 12-16 Pumas 46m SBW makes a break, passes inside to Milner Skudder but he fumbles it
NZ 12-16 Pumas 47m Defensive scrum on the Pumas 5m line. Penalty given to the Pumas
NZ 12-16 Pumas 48m Cleared to the ABs 10m line
NZ 12-16 Pumas 49m Retallick steals the Argentinian lineout but its fumbled and we have a scrum
NZ 12-16 Pumas 49m Smith does his best to upset the clearance from the scrum, bundled to touch, ABs lineout
NZ 12-16 Pumas 50m Victor Vito & Beauden Barrett on for Franks & Milner Skudder
NZ 12-16 Pumas 51m Barrett getting involved immediately in the attack but there's a knock on by Smith
NZ 12-16 Pumas 51m Argentina scrum is good, Smith getting in the way again but Sánchez clears
NZ 12-16 Pumas 52m Argentina get the turn over after a phase of good attack from NZ
NZ 12-16 Pumas 53m But they almost immediately give away a pen. Cleared to touch
NZ 12-16 Pumas 54m ABs back on the attack, just outside the 5m line. Can Pumas defence hold?
NZ 12-16 Pumas 55m Foul play in mid field Barnes having a word with both captains.
NZ 12-16 Pumas 55m Ball killed by Argentina followed by high tackle by ABs back for 1st offence
NZ 17-16 Pumas 56m Aaron Smith goes over for the try after a driving maul. He just found a tiny gap
NZ 19-16 Pumas 56m The conversion is good. ABs back in the lead by 3.
NZ 19-16 Pumas 58m Sánchez chases a great grubber kick but ABs got there first
NZ 19-16 Pumas 59m ABs get the turnover on the floor there but Pumas are given a penalty for mistimed tackle
NZ 19-16 Pumas 61m Read makes a great run after pass from Carter
NZ 19-16 Pumas 62m forward pass gives possession back to Argentina, Tuculet making a break
NZ 19-16 Pumas 63m Kaino gets the penalty for ABs by forcing Argentina to not release
NZ 19-16 Pumas 64m That was Kaino's last play of the game as he is replaced by Sam Cane
NZ 19-16 Pumas 64m Senatore is replaced by Julian Montoya
NZ 19-16 Pumas 65m SBW & Aaron Smith make a great break but it is knocked on by Cane
NZ 19-16 Pumas 65m Tuculet clears whilst under immense pressure from the ABs defence
NZ 24-16 Pumas 66m Argentina possession didn't last long, Sam Cane goes over for a try
NZ 26-16 Pumas 61m Carter slots over the conversion, 10 points the gap now
NZ 26-16 Pumas 67m Barrett made a break, goes over the line but Barnes had blown his whistle
NZ 26-16 Pumas 68m Scrum to Argentina on their 10m line, they continue the attack but territory kick is too long
NZ 26-16 Pumas 70m Looked like ABs were in for another try there. Carter sent it high, Smith there...
NZ 26-16 Pumas 70m But it was taken by Argentina
NZ 26-16 Pumas 71m Whitelock almost fumbled the ball there but used his own shoulder to full effect
NZ 26-16 Pumas 72m Turned over right on the ABs 5m line but clearance didn't make touch
NZ 26-16 Pumas 73m Lots of kicks back & forth, ball finally goes to touch by ABs on the Argentina 22
NZ 26-16 Pumas 74m Defensive lineout by Montoya, collected by Hernandez after some scrappy play
NZ 26-16 Pumas 75m Scrum to ABs which leads to a dangerous bit of attack. Tackle made by Argentina
NZ 26-16 Pumas 76m Hernandez clears the ball from beyond his own tryline into the ABs half
NZ 26-16 Pumas 77m Scrum to Argentina as Brodie Retallick is awarded MOTM
NZ 26-16 Pumas 77m Scrum gives Pumas a chance to attack, and another penalty gives them the ground they need
NZ 26-16 Pumas 79m Resulting lineout is taken well but they have lost a lot of ground in the process
NZ 26-16 Pumas 80m Savea puts in a huge hit which breaks the Argentinian concentration.
NZ 26-16 Pumas 80m Another mistake and Barnes blows for full time
NZ 26-16 Pumas FT Argentina put up a good fight but just miss out on losing bonus point
15 Ben Smith 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder 13 Conrad Smith 12 Ma'a Nonu 11 Julian Savea 10 Dan Carter 9 Aaron Smith 8 Kieran Read 7 RICHIE MCCAW (C) 6 Jerome Kaino 5 Sam Whitelock 4 Brodie Retallick 3 Owen Franks 2 Dane Coles 1 Tony Woodcock BENCH: 16 Keven Mealamu 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Charlie Faumuina 19 Victor Vito 20 Sam Cane 21 TJ Perenara 22 Beauden Barrett 23 Sonny Bill Williams
SCORERS T: Aaron Smith, Sam Cane C: Carter (2) P: Carter (4) Conrad Smith, McCaw
15 Joaquin Tuculet 14 Santiago Cordero 13 Marcelo Bosch 12 Juan Martin Hernandez 11 Juan Imhoff 10 Nicolas Sánchez 9 Tomas Cubelli 8 Leonardo Senatore 7 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe 6 Pablo Matera 5 Tomas Lavanini 4 Guido Petti Pagadizábal 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro 2 AGUSTIN CREEVY (C) 1 Marcos Ayerza BENCH: 16 Julian Montoya 17 Lucas Noguera 18 Ramiro Herrera 19 Mariano Galarza 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamón 21 Martin Landajo 22 Jeronimo De La Fuente 23 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
SCORERS T: Pagadizábal C: Sanchez P: Sanchez (3) Matera
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU) Asst. Referees: JP Doyle (RFU), Angus Gardner (ARU) TMO: George Ayoub (ARU)