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Kingsholm - Wednesday, 23 September 2015
KO: 14:30 HT: 12-7 Att: 14,354
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Scotland 0-0 Japan 1m John Lacey with the whistle & ITV Rugby can't understand Japan are CHERRY BLOSSOMS!
Scotland 0-0 Japan 2m Or they are Brave Blossoms...but the Cherry & Whites are Gloucester or Wigan Warriors
Scotland 0-0 Japan 3m An attacking lineout for Scots & penalty giving Greig Laidlaw a chance for 1st points...
Scotland 3-0 Japan 3m An easy 3 pts for the Scots captain on his club home ground
Scotland 3-0 Japan 5m Japan are trying to play a fast-paced game; Scotland need to keep up or they may rue the day
Scotland 3-0 Japan 6m Japan turnover but then it goes awry & Scots have defensive scrum on 10m...
Scotland 3-0 Japan 7m Goes well for Scots & have attacking lineout outside Japan's 22...but forced wide both ways
Scotland 3-0 Japan 8m Could there be complacency creeping into Scots game? Japan knock on but still force Scots back
Scotland 3-0 Japan 9m This time it's an attacking scrum for Scotland and it's strong...penalty coming too...
Scotland 6-0 Japan 11m Penalty given and Laidlaw tees up for uprights & hits his mark to double his score
Scotland 6-0 Japan 13m From restart Scots manage to clear Japan back up to halfway but penalty to the Blossoms
Scotland 6-5 Japan 14m A monster kick gives Japan 5m attacking lineout & they drive in textbook fashion over the tryline
Scotland 6-5 Japan 15m Japan lineout coach is former Sarries & England lock of excellence, Steve Borthwick!
Scotland 6-7 Japan 15m Ayumu Goromaru converts & Japan take the lead...
Scotland 6-7 Japan 17m Time off after restart as TMO Shaun Veldsman has a look a no arms tackle from Shota Horie
Scotland 6-7 Japan 17m Discipline needs to be reined in by Japan if they are to capitalise on attacking play...
Scotland 9-7 Japan 18m This time it's 3 more points to Scotland from Laidlaw's boot from the penalty
Scotland 12-7 Japan 20m And immediately another for pinged in front row as Laidlaw kicks over another 3...
Scotland 12-7 Japan 22m Scotland lose an attacking opportunity & suddenly no longer in Japan 22 but in own...
Scotland 12-7 Japan 23m But ball turned over in own 22 by Grant Gilchrist & off Scots go...
Scotland 12-7 Japan 24m Kotaro Matsushima takes infringing too far & shown yellow for playing ball on ground
Scotland 12-7 Japan 25m But this time Laidlaw can't find the uprights from his kick & gain nothing
Scotland 12-7 Japan 26m Japan replay to being a man down by taking attacking line, kicking to corner for 22 lineout
Scotland 12-7 Japan 27m This time Scots got wise & completely disrupted the attacked on top of Fumiaki Tanaka knock on
Scotland 12-7 Japan 29m But Japan win penalty off of scrum & Goromaru tees up from wide outside 22...
Scotland 12-7 Japan 31m Goromaru pushes it wide &SCO remain in front by 5 as Japan attack up to 22
Scotland 12-7 Japan 32m Scots are being disruptive enough to phase building & turnover comes to the defenders
Scotland 12-7 Japan 33m Scots earn defensive scrum as Matsushima comes back on; Scots gain nothing from extra man
Scotland 12-7 Japan 34m Japan continue to pile in strong in Scots 22 & are only 4m short...
Scotland 12-7 Japan 35m Japan are en masse up against posts & Amanaki Mafi throws himself over the top...
Scotland 12-7 Japan 36m ...but he's held up & pushed back over tryline without getting close to whitewash
Scotland 12-7 Japan 36m Scots have penalty & it's another defensive scrum 5m out...goes ok for them
Scotland 12-7 Japan 37m Ball cleared finely but Japan run it straight back into Scots' 22 before pinged for crossing
Scotland 12-7 Japan 38m Well Japan are definitely in mood to play, piling on pressure & this half has shot passed
Scotland 12-7 Japan 39m Japan pinged again; if they could rein in the penalties Japan would be awfully dangerous...
Scotland 12-7 Japan 40m Scots finally get some territory & head over the Japanese 22 but are being shut down...
Scotland 12-7 Japan 40+1m Scots pick & go again & again before Tommy Seymour heads for the corner...
Scotland 12-7 Japan 40+2m ...but is thrown into touch just short by Goromaru & that's the half done.
Scotland 12-7 Japan HT P: Laidlaw (4) | T: Mafi C: Goromaru Matsushima
Scotland 12-7 Japan HT Scotland have shown little promise bar few mins at end; if Japan can cut out pens they'll win
Scotland 12-7 Japan Back to Kingsholm for a second half before another 2 matches later live from Cardiff & London
Scotland 12-7 Japan 42m Time off already as Mafi gets treatment to his leg; all strapped up for Scotland 5m scrum...
Scotland 12-7 Japan 42m ...a defensive 5m scrum that is, but Scotland do win penalty to clear to halfway
Scotland 12-7 Japan 44m Japan run it straight back led by Mafi as fit as an No8 ox...& only 5m short already
Scotland 12-7 Japan 45m Ah - run was from 10m off of lineout, not from halfway; time off again for Mafi as medics come on
Scotland 12-7 Japan 45m But this time stretcher has arrived - will be a huge loss to Japan! Leitch checks on him
Scotland 12-7 Japan 45m Mafi given oxygen before being loaded onto stretcher & ovation as he's carried off
Scotland 12-7 Japan 45m Lovely to see HRH Princess Royal in stands supporting her northern team as she applauds Mafi
Scotland 12-10 Japan 46m Meanwhile Goromaru adds 3 more points to narrow gap to just 2 from penalty kick
Scotland 12-10 Japan 48m Scotland rampage into Japanese 22; shoved into touch but ball offloaded first...
Scotland 17-10 Japan 48m ...ball carried almost to whitewash but held short before recycled & John Hardie scores
Scotland 17-10 Japan 49m But Laidlaw can't add any extras and there's just a score in it now...
Scotland 17-10 Japan 50m Japan reply with a rampage into opposite 22 as Scotland nap & win penalty
Scotland 17-10 Japan 52m Ball ricochets of upright as Richie Gray replaces Gilchrist; Hatakeyama for Yamashita
Scotland 17-10 Japan 54m Sharp clearance from Scotland but they don't keep out Japan for long...
Scotland 17-10 Japan 56m But Scots find themselves in possession again & clear Japan way away...
Scotland 22-10 Japan 56m Smart work from Stuart Hogg allows Mark Bennett to find the tryline with some ease for try
Scotland 24-10 Japan 57m The conversion from under posts is simple & Scotland have begun a convincing assault
Scotland 24-10 Japan 60m 4 day short turnaround really showing for Japan while Scots are fresh & unfettered
Scotland 24-10 Japan 61m Japan awarded a penalty & Makabe on for Ives...
Scotland 29-10 Japan 63m But superb work from Seymour who sprints length of field to score despite Fukuoka hot on heels
Scotland 31-10 Japan 65m Laidlaw adds extras as replacement arrive in earnest...
Scotland 31-10 Japan 67m Hiwasa & Ito for Tanaka & Thompson | Grant & Maitland for Dickinson & Hogg
Scotland 36-10 Japan 69m Japan tiredness creating gaps in defence allowing Scotland to slip thru with ease; Bennett brace
Scotland 38-10 Japan 70m A little conversion & Scotland are now running away with it
Scotland 38-10 Japan 72m Japan not lost scrum or lineout, but conceded 10 penalties & missing tackles from tiredness
Scotland 38-10 Japan 73m Welsh & Brown for Ford & Nel while Scotland are camped deep inside Japan 22...
Scotland 43-10 Japan 74m From setpiece birthday boy Finn Russell slips over tryline to add to already bagged bonus pt
Scotland 45-10 Japan 75m Conversion added & Scots have done all they need to today...
Scotland 45-10 Japan 77m But don't be fooled by Japanese exhaustion...they won't let this go without a fight...
Scotland 45-10 Japan 79m Japan keep pushing from inside the Scottish 22 & run them close...
Scotland 45-10 Japan 80m Maitland intercepts & runs length of pitch oblivious to ref repeatedly blowing whistle!
Scotland 45-10 Japan 80+1m Back for Japanese penalty almost on the Scottish tryline & they pile over > TMO
Scotland 45-10 Japan 80+2m No such final try luck for Japan & it's a good win for Scotland at Kingsholm
15 Stuart Hogg 14 Tommy Seymour 13 Mark Bennett 12 Matt Scott 11 Sean Lamont 10 Finn Russell 9 GREIG LAIDLAW (C) 1 Alasdair Dickinson 2 Ross Ford 3 Willem Nel 4 Grant Gilchrist 5 Jonny Gray 6 Ryan Wilson 7 John Hardie 8 David Denton BENCH: 16 Fraser Brown 17 Ryan Grant 18 Jon Welsh 19 Richie Gray 20 Josh Strauss* 21 Henry Pyrgos 22 Peter Horne 23 Sean Maitland
SCORERS T: Hardie, Bennett (2), Seymour, Russell C: Laidlaw (4) P: Laidlaw (4)
15 Ayumu Goromaru 14 Kotaro Matsushima 13 Male Sau 12 Yu Tamura 11 Kenki Fukuoka 10 Harumichi Tatekawa 9 Fumiaki Tanaka 1 Keita Inagaki 2 Shota Horie 3 Hiroshi Yamashita 4 Luke Thompson 5 Justin Ives 6 MICHAEL LEITCH (C) 7 Michael Broadhurst 8 Amanaki Lelei Mafi BENCH: 16 Takeshi Kizu 17 Masataka Mikami 18 Kensuke Hatakeyama 19 Shinya Makabe 20 Shoji Ito 21 Hendrik Tui 22 Atsushi Hiwasa 23 Karne Hesketh
SCORERS T: Mafi C: Goromaru P: Goromaru Matsushima
Man of the Match: Greig Laidlaw (Scotland)
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU) Asst. Referees: George Clancy (IRFU), Marius Mitrea (FIR) TMO: Shaun Veldsman (SARU)
Millennium Stadium - Wednesday, 23 September 2015
KO: 16:45 HT: 18-3 Att: 67,253
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Australia vs Fiji Almost time for KO here in Cardiff. Plenty of Fiji fans but there's a sea of Australia fans too
Australia vs Fiji Anthems done, Cibi on the way and then we are off
Australia 0-0 Fiji 0m Glen Jackson blows his whistle and we are off with the kick from Ben Volavola
Australia 0-0 Fiji 1m Australia immediately on the attack but Will Genia is bundled into touch
Australia 0-0 Fiji 1m A Fijian is down injured already as a kick to touch gives Australia the lineout at 15m
Australia 0-0 Fiji 2m Catch and drive leads to a great bit of attack and Australia are pushing for the line
Australia 0-0 Fiji 3m It is turned over and Nemani Nadolo sends it to touch
Australia 0-0 Fiji 3m These hits are huge and keep producing groans from the on looking crowd
Australia 0-0 Fiji 4m Waisea Nayacalevu is replaced by Asaeli Tikoirotima following the earlier knock
Australia 0-0 Fiji 7m Rob Horne misses catch which would have been a sure try but we are back for advantage
Australia 0-0 Fiji 8m Bernard Foley is going for the points
Australia 3-0 Fiji 9m Over it goes, straight down the middle giving Australia the first points
Australia 3-0 Fiji 10m Australia given a penalty as Fiji were not rolling away, Campese Ma'afu the guilty party
Australia 3-0 Fiji 10m Australia taking full advantage of the distance gained by that kick but Fiji given a pen
Australia 3-0 Fiji 11m Volavola puts a huge kick in and gets Fiji a lineout on the 22
Australia 3-0 Fiji 12m Kick through by Fiji but there was just a bit too much on it
Australia 3-0 Fiji 13m Lineout at 6m but cleared by Australia to just outside the 22
Australia 3-0 Fiji 14m Fiji almost had a break there through Saulo but he put his foot in touch
Australia 3-0 Fiji 15m Genia's up & under taken by Fiji who are playing through the hands but it’s knocked on
Australia 3-0 Fiji 15m Scrum on the Fiji 10m line. Ref just checking binding
Australia 3-0 Fiji 16m Strong scrum by both teams, so much so it doesn’t move an inch
Australia 3-0 Fiji 16m Handbags at the scrum after Fiji awarded a penalty
Australia 3-0 Fiji 17m Volavola kicks to touch given Fiji a lineout on the Australia 22m.
Australia 3-0 Fiji 18m Catch and drive and they are charging for the line in a rolling maul
Australia 3-0 Fiji 18m Following a bit of recycling on the floor, Fiji handed a penalty at the breakdown
Australia 3-0 Fiji 19m They go for touch, 5m out sent to the back of the lineout
Australia 3-0 Fiji 19m Ball lost following a cross field kick but Australia were offside so back for penalty.
Australia 3-3 Fiji 20m Nadolo slots the penalty over and it’s all square here in Cardiff
Australia 3-3 Fiji 21m Fiji handed another penalty almost immediately after restart. Scott Fardy not releasing
Australia 3-3 Fiji 22m Kicked to touch just inside the Australia half passed nicely to Matawalu
Australia 3-3 Fiji 22m Turned over after some beautiful passes between the Fijian's gone to touch
Australia 3-3 Fiji 23m Australia turn over following a lineout but Hooper drops the ball. Advantage being played
Australia 3-3 Fiji 24m Matawalu was offside and Genia kicks penalty to touch lineout on Fiji 5m
Australia 3-3 Fiji 24m Good lineout from Australia. Close to the line but Horne misses another pass
Australia 3-3 Fiji 25m Picked up by Genia, they make another charge toward the line. High tackle by Nadolo
Australia 8-3 Fiji 25m Catch and drive again and Pocock goes over for the try
Australia 10-3 Fiji 26m Foley makes the conversion
Australia 10-3 Fiji 28m Jackson not happy with restart so we are back for a scrum on halfway
Australia 10-3 Fiji 29m These scrums are so solid. No movement again but Australia come away with it
Australia 10-3 Fiji 29m Yellow card for Campese Ma'afu for kicking the ball away from the ruck
Australia 15-3 Fiji 30m Pocock goes over for another try after that sin bin offence
Australia 15-3 Fiji 31m Foley didn't make the conversion so it remains a 12 point lead for Australia
Australia 15-3 Fiji 32m Fiji tried to kick for territory but Ashley Cooper got a hand to it
Australia 15-3 Fiji 33m Fiji in possession and Volavola kicks deep into the Australia half.
Australia 15-3 Fiji 34m Peceli Yato goes off as Peni Ravi comes on as a scrum is set just inside Fiji half
Australia 15-3 Fiji 35m Ball popped out on the blindside giving Fiji a chance to run but they give away a pen
Australia 15-3 Fiji 36m Volavola passes but loosely and possession goes to Australia
Australia 15-3 Fiji 37m Penalty given following an advantage and Foley is going for the posts
Australia 18-3 Fiji 37m It's good and he adds another 3 for Australia
Australia 18-3 Fiji 38m Genia box kicks, Volavola takes but it’s snatched by the Aussies.
Australia 18-3 Fiji 39m Kicked cross field but the Aussies overcooked it, lineout Fiji
Australia 18-3 Fiji 40m Nadolo kicks to touch and its half time
Australia 18-3 Fiji HT T: Pocock (2) C: Foley P: Foley (2) | P: Nadolo Ma’afu
Australia 18-3 Fiji 40m The teams are back out for the second half
Australia 18-3 Fiji Foley gets us underway with a high kick into the Fijian 22
Australia 18-3 Fiji 41m Genia to Giteau as Australia try to make some distance
Australia 18-3 Fiji 41m Fiji give away a penalty, kicked to touch, short lineout to Hooper
Australia 23-3 Fiji 42m Genia to Kepu who goes over the white wash
Australia 25-3 Fiji 43m Foley makes the conversion. Looks like Australia may run away with this
Australia 25-3 Fiji 44m Lineout to Fiji halfway between 22 & 10m line. Australia get a hand in & get possession
Australia 25-3 Fiji 45m Simmons goes off his feet & hands Fiji a pen. Nadolo going for the posts
Australia 25-6 Fiji 46m Nadolo slots it over adding 3 points to the board
Australia 25-6 Fiji 46m Restart kicked deep into the Fiji half, Volavola kicks to own 10m line
Australia 25-6 Fiji 48m Sio takes it from the ruck & tries to make a break. Folau hit hard but stays upright
Australia 25-6 Fiji 48m Another penalty to Fiji, kicked to touch just in front of Australia 22
Australia 25-6 Fiji 49m Nemia Kenatale is on for Matawalu
Australia 25-6 Fiji 50m Lineout to Australia on their 10m, rolling maul ensues
Australia 25-6 Fiji 51m Fiji in possession as the crowd gets behind them but they lose it & Australia kick it down
Australia 25-6 Fiji 52m Lineout for Australia just inside their own half, taken well but Fiji now on attack
Australia 25-6 Fiji 52m Qera put a bit too much on the pass and it’s in to touch for Australia lineout
Australia 25-6 Fiji 53m Fiji steal it and are on attack on the half way. They get a penalty for Australia offside
Australia 25-6 Fiji 54m Penalty missed touch giving Australia the ball. Kicked deep into Fiji half
Australia 25-6 Fiji 55m Another penalty to Fiji goes to touch just inside Australia 22
Australia 25-6 Fiji 56m Good line out leads to a rolling maul but not for long. Passing though hands now
Australia 25-6 Fiji 57m Missed pass, cleared away by Australia forcing Fiji to run the ball from deep
Australia 25-6 Fiji 57m Lovobalavu made a good break but taken down by 2 men in gold
Australia 25-6 Fiji 58m Another penalty to Fiji as Australia didn't roll away in the tackle. Going to the corner
Australia 25-6 Fiji 59m Australia defence being tested here as Fiji push for the line
Australia 25-11 Fiji 59m The crowd go crazy as Volavola goes over for a try
Australia 25-13 Fiji 59m Nadolo converts, closing the gap to 12 points
Australia 25-13 Fiji 61m Ashley-Cooper picks up a Fiji kick and runs from deep to the 10m line
Australia 25-13 Fiji 62m High tackle by Fiji's Soqeta. Penalty to Australia and they are going for the posts
Australia 25-13 Fiji 63m Change mind and go to the corner and Fiji get a hand to it so another Aussie lineout on 22m
Australia 25-13 Fiji 64m Fiji turn it over again, kicked to touch on breakdown, Australia lineout stolen AGAIN
Australia 25-13 Fiji 65m Fiji make a break but tackled very well by the Australians.
Australia 25-13 Fiji 66m Clock stopped for an injury to Aus.
Australia 25-13 Fiji 66m It is James Slipper who is injured, he came on for Sio. He is off for HIA
Australia 25-13 Fiji 66m Australia drop the ball following the restart, turned over but seconds later scrum to Australia
Australia 25-13 Fiji 67m Another solid scrum from both sides. Australia had the edge though & given pen
Australia 25-13 Fiji 68m They are going for the posts
Australia 28-13 Fiji 69m Foley slots it over. Booing from the crowd didn't faze him
Australia 28-13 Fiji 70m Fiji with restart, reaches Australia 22
Australia 28-13 Fiji 70m Will Skelton comes on for Kane Douglas
Australia 28-13 Fiji 71m Talebula gets the ball from the ruck & passes neatly out.
Australia 28-13 Fiji 72m Volavola kicks to touch brilliantly, deep into the Australia half
Australia 28-13 Fiji 72m Fiji are awarded a penalty as Australia don't roll away. Kuridrani is binned
Australia 28-13 Fiji 73m Meanwhlie, Giteau has been replaced by Kurtley Beale
Australia 28-13 Fiji 74m First scrum collapse of the game, about 10m out right in front of posts
Australia 28-13 Fiji 74m Reset and Fiji take it. They make a break for the line
Australia 28-13 Fiji 75m Fiji still on the attack, Goneva breaks through but taken down
Australia 28-13 Fiji 76m Talebula upended but safely, great tackle by Australia there
Australia 28-13 Fiji 77m After 14 phases of play, the most all game, a forward pass occurs and it’s scrum Australia
Australia 28-13 Fiji 77m Foley is replaced by Matt Toomua as Swing Low echoes round the Stadium
Australia 28-13 Fiji 78m Defensive scrum to Australia just 10m from the try line.
Australia 28-13 Fiji 78m Scrum being reset again as Pocock is awarded MOTM
Australia 28-13 Fiji 79m Scrum penalty to Australia. They are on the charge at half way
Australia 28-13 Fiji 80m The clock is red but Australia still going through the phases here.
Australia 28-13 Fiji 80m Ball knocked on, Fiji pick it up but knock it on themselves. All over
15 Israel Folau 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper 13 Tevita Kuridrani 12 Matt Giteau 11 Rob Horne 10 Bernard Foley 9 Will Genia 1 Scott Sio 2 STEPHEN MOORE (C) 3 Sekope Kepu 4 Kane Douglas 5 Rob Simmons 6 Scott Fardy 7 Michael Hooper 8 David Pocock BENCH: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau 17 James Slipper 18 Greg Holmes 19 Will Skelton 20 Dean Mumm 21 Nick Phipps 22 Matt Toomua 23 Kurtley Beale
SCORERS T: Pocock (2), Kepu C: Foley (2) P: Foley (3) Kuridrani
15 Metuisela Talebula 14 Waisea Nayacalevu 13 Vereniki Goneva 12 Gabiriele Lovobalavu 11 Nemani Nadolo 10 Ben Volavola 9 Nikola Matawalu 1 Campese Ma’afu 2 Tuapati Talemaitoga 3 Manasa Saulo 4 Tevita Cavubati 5 Leone Nakarawa 6 Peceli Yato 7 AKAPUSI QERA (C) 8 Netani Talei BENCH: 16 Viliame Veikoso 17 Peni Ravai 18 Isei Colati 19 Nemia Soqeta 20 Malakai Ravulo 21 Nemia Kenatale 22 Joshua Matavesi 23 Aseli Tikoirotuma
SCORERS T: Volavola C: Nadolo P: Nadolo (2) Ma'afu
Man of the Match: David Pocock (Australia)
Referee: Glen Jackson (NZR) Asst. Referees: Nigel Owens (WRU), Leighton Hodges (WRU) TMO: Graham Hughes (RFU)
Olympic Stadium - Wednesday, 23 September 2015
KO: 20:00 HT: 17-6 Att: 50,626
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
France 0-0 Romania 0mins The teams take to the pitch, and the crowd rise to cheer them on as they line up
France 0-0 Romania 0mins The anthems are helped along by the East London Chorus choir, but the French sing up
France 0-0 Romania 0mins Balloons released as the rousing Romanian anthem rings out
France 0-0 Romania 0mins Here we go, Les Bleus vs The Oaks. France to kick off
France 0-0 Romania 1mins Romania take the KO and clear the kick upfield
France 0-0 Romania 1mins French lineout taken cleanly but Romania win the ball back at the breakdown
France 0-0 Romania 1mins Ball lost forward and it's the first scrum of the game, Parra puts in for France
France 0-0 Romania 2mins Great shove at the scrum by Romania and they win a pen
France 0-0 Romania 2mins Romanian lineout misses the jumper at the back and France pick up the pieces
France 0-0 Romania 3mins Fickou takes the ball on for France, maul collapses but it's French put in at the scrum
France 0-0 Romania 4mins France get the ball away from this scrum and Tales passes to Dulin who goes on a run
France 0-0 Romania 5mins France kick their pen to touch, and gather the lineout.
France 0-0 Romania 6mins Romania offside and France have the pen advantage. Ref Peyper brings them back
France 3-0 Romania 7mins Parra lines up a simple pen in front of posts and knocks it over with ease
France 3-0 Romania 8mins France make a mess of taking the KO. Romania press forward to try and take advantage
France 3-0 Romania 9mins France regain the ball. Ouedraogo is the battering ram in midfield
France 3-0 Romania 10mins Scrum down on half way, Romania put in but the scrum has to be reset
France 3-0 Romania 10mins Romania try to drive over the ball but the scrum wheels and Ref Peyper reverses the put in
France 3-0 Romania 12mins A much better platform for the French. They kick it long and it's an easy take for Romania
France 3-0 Romania 13mins Flanquart takes the lineout and the French win the pen at the resulting drive
France 3-0 Romania 14mins France have good attacking opportunity but lose their own lineout as Macovei intercepts
France 3-0 Romania 15mins France regain possession but Romanian prop Lazar turns the ball over at the breakdown
France 3-0 Romania 15mins Romanian lineout from the pen, just knocked back on their own side. They chip on...
France 3-0 Romania 15mins ...Dulin takes but Romania pile on the pressure and get the turnover and the pen
France 3-0 Romania 17mins Romania go for the lineout and try the drive. Peyper tells them to use it
France 3-0 Romania 17mins Romania hammering the French line and have the pen advantage
France 3-0 Romania 18mins Romania crash over the tryline but Peyper checks the grounding with the TMO
France 3-0 Romania 18mins Vlaicu hasn't managed to ground the ball, so we go back for a pen to Romania
France 3-3 Romania 19mins Romania go for the posts this time and Vlaicu kicks the pen to draw level
France 3-3 Romania 20mins Romania steal the ball from France in midfield and go for the kick and chase
France 3-3 Romania 21mins French lineout on the 22 in the end, and they drive forward as Picamoles has the ball under control
France 3-3 Romania 21mins But Romania compete well at the breakdown and they win the turnover again
France 3-3 Romania 22mins French captain Szarzewski has to go off with blood injury, Kayser his replacement
France 3-3 Romania 22mins French lineout not going well and this one has to be rescued. Romania steal the ball AGAIN!
France 3-3 Romania 23mins Fercu takes the ball on for Romania. Pen awarded and Dumbrava goes for long drop goal
France 3-3 Romania 24mins Drop goal from own half unsuccessful so they come back for the pen, Vlaicu lines it up
France 3-3 Romania 24mins Vlaicu misses that pen from almost directly in front of the posts, a poor kick
France 3-3 Romania 26mins France kick to halfway and Dumbrava kicks the ball back
France 3-3 Romania 26mins Vlaicu disrupts the French ball at the breakdown and win the scrum put in on halfway
France 3-3 Romania 26mins Scrum goes down and Ref Peyper penalises the Romanian front row this time
France 3-3 Romania 28mins French take the attacking lineout, they've got the shove on and are just 5m out
France 3-3 Romania 28mins It's a yellow card for Romania's prop Ion as he brings down the maul
France 8-3 Romania 30mins France immediately make their man advantage count as Guitoune reaches out to score a try
France 10-3 Romania 31mins Parra curls the conversion in off the post
France 10-3 Romania 32mins Szarzewski returns to the pitch, Kayser off
France 10-3 Romania 32mins Dulin goes on a great run from his own half. Romania bring him down...
France 15-3 Romania 33mins ...the French get the ball wide and Nyanga goes over in the corner for another try
France 17-3 Romania 34mins Parra nails that conversion to add the extras
France 17-3 Romania 35mins France look threatening again, but they knock on under pressure from resolute Romania
France 17-3 Romania 36mins Pungea comes on for Valentin Ursache to cover the front row for the scrum as Ion still off
France 17-3 Romania 36mins The French are offside and Apostol takes the ball down the wing & pops it inside
France 17-3 Romania 36mins French have the defensive lineout and win the ball. Parra's box kick clears to half way
France 17-3 Romania 37mins Romania lineout on halfway is lost and Parra picks up the loose ball
France 17-3 Romania 38mins Romania dig in and win the ball back, ref Peyper gives them a kickable pen
France 17-6 Romania 39mins Vlaicu takes his time with the pen, and it flies through the posts
France 17-6 Romania 40mins There's time for the restart, but ball lost forward and that's the end of the half
France 17-6 Romania 40mins Ion comes back on for Romania just as the first half comes to a close
France 17-6 Romania 40mins A costly yellow card for Romania who have outplayed France at the breakdown so far
France 17-6 Romania HT T: Guitoune, Nyanga C: Parra (2) P: Parra | P: Vlaicu (2) Ion
France 17-6 Romania HT Stat of the first half - Romania have 8 turnovers to France 1
France 17-6 Romania 40mins Romania to KO the second half here at the Olympic Stadium
France 17-6 Romania 40mins No changes for either team at half time
France 17-6 Romania 41mins Good attacking scrum position for Romania, can France shore up their creaky scrum?
France 17-6 Romania 41mins Peyper resets the scrum. Vlaicu takes it on from the pass out
France 17-6 Romania 42mins Romania make progress over the French 22 but knock on hands the ball back to Les Bleus
France 17-6 Romania 43mins Parra puts into the French scrum but doesn't gather cleanly at the back
France 17-6 Romania 44mins Good Romania lineout and they're on the attack but the ball is spilled forward again
France 17-6 Romania 45mins French clear upfield and win their lineout, slow ball though and Fickou knocks it on
France 17-6 Romania 46mins Romanian substitute Gal comes on for fly half Dumbrava
France 17-6 Romania 47mins France concede another pen and a good clearing kick from Romania propels them upfield
France 17-6 Romania 48mins Vlaicu has moved to 10 as Romania go over the top and give away the pen
France 17-6 Romania 49mins France kick to touch, but make 3 subs before they take the lineout
France 17-6 Romania 49mins France win the lineout and go for the drive, but there's no way through
France 17-6 Romania 49mins French subs Kayser for Szarzewski, Mas for Atonio, Chouly for Picamoles
France 17-6 Romania 50mins France on the attack again, Debaty takes it over the halfway line
France 17-6 Romania 50mins Another handling error from the French, their back line isn't really clicking
France 17-6 Romania Scrum Romania, they lose control of the ball but Peyper gives them the pen
France 17-6 Romania 52mins A good kick to touch from Vlaicu, and Romania have the lineout on the 22
France 17-6 Romania 53mins France intercept at the back of the lineout and clear the ball back up the pitch
France 17-6 Romania 53mins Vlaicu takes the high kick and hoofs it straight to Parra
France 17-6 Romania 54mins Fickou goes on a little run down the wing, and France suddenly look more dangerous
France 17-6 Romania 54mins France go through the phases. Romania stand firm in defence but France keep coming
France 17-6 Romania 55mins Romania stray offside and it's pen advantage to Les Bleus
France 17-6 Romania 56mins Peyper brings them back for the pen against Lucaci being offside
France 17-6 Romania France kick to touch, Le Roux wins the lineout but accidental offside hands back possession
France 17-6 Romania 57mins Another good clearing kick, so it's a Romanian lineout on half way
France 17-6 Romania 58mins Flanquart tips the ball at the lineout and France regain possession
France 17-6 Romania 58mins Change at hooker for Romania, Radoi on for Turashvili
France 17-6 Romania 59mins Ursache makes a good run, France turnover the ball at the breakdown though
France 17-6 Romania 60mins Van Heerden is put on his back, but Romania recycle the ball but don't make ground
France 17-6 Romania 61mins Dulin chips over the defence, France gather and put the ball through hands
France 17-6 Romania 62mins Fofana just can't keep hold of the ball, so Romania have another opportunity to clear their lines
France 17-6 Romania 63mins Parra puts into the scrum for France, but Peyper resets it once more
France 17-6 Romania 64mins Parra on the scissors from the scrum but he's brought down. Tales tries again
France 17-6 Romania 65mins France keep chugging, then suddenly Guitoune makes a break and stretches over the line
France 22-6 Romania 65mins TMO checks the grounding, and awards the try although it looks like a double movement
France 24-6 Romania 66mins Parra kicks the conversion, his place kicking has been very good this evening
France 24-6 Romania 67mins Parra goes off, replaced by Kockott
France 29-6 Romania 68mins France surge forward and Fofana goes over the line in spite of last ditch tackle by Lemnaru
France 31-6 Romania 70mins Kockott's conversion sails through the posts, that's 4 tries and a bonus point for France
France 31-6 Romania 71mins Romania chase the ball upfield but the French retrieve and get the ball back to halfway
France 31-6 Romania 71mins Romania sub, Botezatu on for Apostol
France 31-11 Romania 72mins lineout Romania, France get the defence all wrong and Valentin Ursache puts the ball over for a try
France 31-11 Romania 74mins Vlaicu misses the conversion, but Romania are delighted with their try
France 31-11 Romania 75mins Guitoune chases his own kick but can't put it down before the dead ball line
France 31-11 Romania 75mins Guitoune actually knocked on, so it's a Romanian put in to the scrum on the 5m line
France 31-11 Romania 76mins Romania demolish that scrum and win the pen. Ref speaks to the French front row
France 31-11 Romania 76mins A massive pen kick to touch from Vlaicu sets up the attacking lineout
France 31-11 Romania 76mins Apologies, I'm a touch tardy, but Calafeteanu is on for Surgiu
France 31-11 Romania 77mins Wesley Fofana is awarded man of the match
France 38-11 Romania 78mins Great lineout and miss pass from France allows Fickou to blast through for a try
France 38-11 Romania 79mins Kockott takes the ball forward again for France, having converted
France 38-11 Romania 80mins Guitoune chases the kick forward but the ball goes into touch and this match is over
15 Brice Dulin 14 Sofiane Guitoune 13 Gael Fickou 12 Wesley Fofana 11 Noa Nakaitaci 10 Remi Tales 9 Morgan Parra 1 Vincent Debaty 2 DIMITRI SZARZEWSKI (C) 3 Uini Atonio 4 Bernard Le Roux 5 Alexandre Flanquart 6 Yannick Nyanga 7 Fulgence Ouedraogo 8 Louis Picamoles BENCH: 16 Benjamin Kayser 17 Eddy Ben Arous 18 Nicolas Mas 19 Yoann Maestri 20 Damien Chouly 21 Rory Kockott 22 Frederic Michalak 23 Mathieu Bastareaud
SCORERS T: Guitone (2), Nyanga, Fofana, Fickou C: Parra (5) P: Parra
15 Catalin Fercu 14 Madalin Lemnaru 13 Paula Kinikinilau 12 Florin Vlaicu 11 Adrian Apostol 10 Danut Dumbrava 9 Florin Surugiu 1 Mihaita Lazar 2 Otar Turashvili 3 Paulica Ion 4 Valentin Poparlan 5 Johannes van Heerden 6 Valentin Ursache 7 Viorel Lucaci 8 MIHAI MACOVEI (C) BENCH: 16 Andrei Radoi 17 Andrei Ursache 18 Horace bags 19 Ovidiu Tonita 20 Stelian Burcea 21 Valentin Calafeteanu 22 Ionut Botezatu 23 Csaba Gal
SCORERS T: Valentin Ursache P: Vlaicu (2) Ion
Man of the Match: Wesley Fofana (France)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (SARU) Asst. Referees: Craig Joubert (SARU), Federico Anselmi (UAR) TMO: George Ayoub (ARU)
Olympic Stadium - Thursday, 24 September 2015
KO: 20:00 HT: 38-6 Att: 51,820
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
NZ v Namibia At the magnificent Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park & the anthems & haka are done...ready for KO
NZ v Namibia But first a little ad break for the broadcasters!!! *seriously*
NZ 0-0 Namibia 1m First blood goes to Namibia as they have the scrum on halfway...
NZ 0-0 Namibia 3m But it's the ABs that come out on top & clear for lineout just inside the 22...
NZ 0-0 Namibia 4m Namibia pinged at breakdown & boos all round as ABs choose to kick at uprights right in front
NZ 3-0 Namibia 5m Beauden Barrett knocks over the opening 3 points of the match
NZ 8-0 Namibia 6m Julian Savea makes break into 22 but shut down; Victor Vito promptly gathers & scores
NZ 10-0 Namibia 7m Lovely to hear utter silence for the kicker as Barrett adds the extras
NZ 15-0 Namibia 10m Easy work from setpiece & Nehe Milner-Skudder flies over in corner...but no conversion
NZ 15-0 Namibia 12m Crowd is thrilled at Namibia winning a penalty at the breakdown in ABs territory!
NZ 15-3 Namibia 14m Nice work from Theuns Kotzè as he perfectly starts off the scoring for the underdogs
NZ 15-3 Namibia 15m Scrum not going Namibia's way tonight as ABs pack down just outside 22 after collapse
NZ 15-3 Namibia 16m ABs scrum is just too strong for this Namibian side...penalty to ABs unsurprisingly
NZ 15-3 Namibia 16m Incidentally Romain Poite is ref; ABs 5m lineout but Eugene Jantjies kick charged down
NZ 15-3 Namibia 18m TMO decides it's Namibia's ball & they get to clear...but goes loose & Namibia knock on
NZ 15-3 Namibia 19m Boredom possibly set in early as the Mexican wave is fierce round the stadium...
NZ 15-3 Namibia 19m Meanwhile ABs win scrum & ABs set up lineout in 22...this could be a repetitive evening
NZ 15-3 Namibia 20m Sam Cane collects at back of lineout & ABs drive & forced inside to recycle...
NZ 20-3 Namibia 20m Sonny Bill Williams manages to offload despite tackle to Malakai Fekitoa who dots down
NZ 22-3 Namibia 22m A simple conversion & Namibia restart; ABs pinged outside their 22 & Kotzè tees up
NZ 22-6 Namibia 23m A little attention to captain Jacques Burger while Kotzè has no issue popping over 3
NZ 22-6 Namibia 24m Namibia charge from own 22 to ABs' behind a kick chase...but pinged for killing ball
NZ 22-6 Namibia 24m Pieter-Jan van Lill is culprit - bit eager there... ABs lineout from clear & play on halfway
NZ 22-6 Namibia 26m ABs already back on Namibia's 22 as Namibia prep for another scrum
NZ 22-6 Namibia 27m The crowd applause immensely as ABs knock on from Namibia clear inside halfway
NZ 22-6 Namibia 28m Attacking scrum for Namibia but it's the ABs that come away with it over halfway...
NZ 22-6 Namibia 28m More applause for Namibia as Johan Deysel thumps Barrett in midriff with some power!
NZ 22-6 Namibia 30m Namibia penalty but don't get far before possession reverses & ABs attacking lineout...
NZ 27-6 Namibia 31m But Barrett's not that winded as he collects & pounces under posts for bonus point try
NZ 29-6 Namibia 32m He quickly converts his try & job done ABs already...
NZ 29-6 Namibia 33m From restart, Namibia lineout just inside ABs 22 & save ABs from stealing it...
NZ 29-6 Namibia 34m Namibia still in possession but outside 22 now & as advantage over, it reverses to ABs
NZ 29-6 Namibia 34m But ABs promptly knock on too - great collision with Burger & he's relishing it with a grin
NZ 29-6 Namibia 35m Time off for player checks then it's Namibia's attacking scrum outside the ABs 22...
NZ 29-6 Namibia 35m Advantage coming too...& it does but time off for TMO check...
NZ 29-6 Namibia 35m TMO thinks he saw a neck roll - replays give ABs penalty against Tinus du Plessis
NZ 29-6 Namibia 36m Namibia marched back but ABs forced back to halfway & have to make up ground...
NZ 29-6 Namibia 37m ABs head up to 22; David Philander intercepts & makes the break but he's knocked on
NZ 29-6 Namibia 38m ABs attacking scrum outside 22 - reset & everyone's taking their time now...
NZ 29-6 Namibia 39m Whistle goes & ref wants a word with Ben Franks & Johannes Coetzee
NZ 29-6 Namibia 40m Franks feigns innocence & scrum reset; TJ Perenara put in...
NZ 29-6 Namibia 40+1m ABs don't have an easy ride of it with Namibia disrupting quick play...forced out wide
NZ 29-6 Namibia 40+1m TMO straight on as Milner-Skudder flies over in corner to check knock on & offside
NZ 34-6 Namibia 40+1m TMO George Ayoub confirms it's all good & next try is chalked up...
NZ 34-6 Namibia 40+2m Barrett has another acute conversion dilemma that doesn't go his way, so it's HT
NZ 34-6 Namibia HT T: Vito, Fekitoa, Barrett, Milner-Skudder (2) C: Barrett (3) P: Barrett | P: Kotzè (2)
NZ 34-6 Namibia 40m 2nd half restarts & a little error from ABs giving Namibia an attacking scrum on 22
NZ 34-6 Namibia 41m It's looking up for Namibia momentarily & even SBW gets beaten but Ref blows for pen
NZ 34-6 Namibia 42m A Namibian hand gets into the play where it shouldn't & it goes to ABs...
NZ 34-6 Namibia 43m But quickly ABs fluff it & give Namibia the penalty - & it's almost kickable?
NZ 34-9 Namibia 44m It might be a ways out but Kotzè has no problem with it & adds 3 to rapturous applause
NZ 34-9 Namibia 46m Chrysander Botha/Renaldo Bothma for Conrad Marais/Leneve Damens; ABs attacking scrum
NZ 34-9 Namibia 47m ABs can't force it from first phases but recycle & Savea goes over the whitewash > TMO
NZ 41-9 Namibia 47m Savea is held back but has just enough stretch to ground for try no.6
NZ 41-9 Namibia 48m Slade converts & the crowd gets behind Namibia from the restart up to ABs 22...
NZ 41-9 Namibia 49m Despite blood-curdling smack on du Plessis who's off, ABs pinged for not rolling away
NZ 41-14 Namibia 50m Namibia kick to corner & from lineout they clear out ABs & Deysel finds the tryline!
NZ 41-14 Namibia 50m The crowd cheers with such gusto but Kotzè misses an easy kick compared to others
NZ 41-14 Namibia 52m Raoul Larson for Coetzee | Ben Smith & Kieran Read for Slade & Whitelock
NZ 41-14 Namibia 54m Namibia pinged at scrum again following restart & ABs kick to corner for 5m lineout
NZ 41-14 Namibia 55m Time off for medics to pile on as Namibia start to feel the pain...
NZ 41-14 Namibia 56m The lineout is good but the scoring is not so straightforward as Namibia disrupt everything
NZ 41-14 Namibia 56m du Plessis patched up & returned; ref calls over both sides & Jaco Engels sees YC
NZ 41-14 Namibia 57m Casper Viviers has to be brought on on front row for scrum; Philander sacrificed
NZ 41-14 Namibia 59m ABs scrum collapses almost in front of posts; reset on 5m. ABs drive fwd & win pen
NZ 41-14 Namibia 59m Time halted for change; Coetzee comes back on for Larson as McCaw & Nonu wait on side
NZ 41-14 Namibia 60m Namibia not giving an inch to ABs & forcing them wide to far touch & back...
NZ 46-14 Namibia 61m But Namibia can't hold ABs for too long & Ben Smith slips over in nearside corner
NZ 46-14 Namibia 62m It's another v acute kick that fails for Barrett. Meanwhile....oh the noise...
NZ 46-14 Namibia 62m Most capped player in history Richie McCaw replaces Jerome Kaino
NZ 46-14 Namibia 63m Wyatt Crockett & Ma'a Nonu for Faumuina & SBW | Rohan Kitshoff for van Lill
NZ 46-14 Namibia 64m Meanwhile...Namibia is back in ABs territory & on their 22...
NZ 46-14 Namibia 64m But another time off...and roaring applause & standing ovation for Jacques Burger
NZ 46-14 Namibia 65m Janco Venter replaces the Namibia captain as ABs have the defending scrum
NZ 46-14 Namibia 66m An easy scrum & Nonu offloads poorly to Savea who is hurled into touch
NZ 46-14 Namibia 67m Namibia have a defending lineout in their 10m area...this isn't the massacre predicted!
NZ 46-14 Namibia 68m ABs wrestle possession away but then knock on handing Namibia the penalty on way to 22
NZ 46-14 Namibia 69m Larson returns for Coetzee & now sin bin is up, Philander returns so Namibia back to XV
NZ 46-14 Namibia 70m Again Nonu gives freely & shoved into touch; Namibia scrum again but back on halfway
NZ 46-14 Namibia 72m Doesn't go well for Namibia as ABs clear into 22 & attack deeply...
NZ 46-14 Namibia 72m ABs go over for the try coz Namibia can't stop it but nothing's clear so off to the TMO
NZ 46-14 Namibia 72m If it is a try it belongs to Luke Romano; it's a hard one to call coz post's in way
NZ 46-14 Namibia 72m TMO calls no try for ABs accidental offside after it is short from first AB
NZ 46-14 Namibia 73m Namibia defensive 5m scrum after Louis van der Westhuizen for Torsten van Jaarsveld
NZ 46-14 Namibia 74m Namibia play it well for starters & force ABs back but then gift penalty; ABs 5m lineout
NZ 46-14 Namibia 74m Head injury assessment call reversed again: Coetzee for Larson...
NZ 46-14 Namibia 75m ABs make light work of the lineout & Savea gets over tryline in corner but ref goes to TMO!
NZ 46-14 Namibia 75m Now that's a bloody bore since touch judge was right there! Has gone passed silly.
NZ 51-14 Namibia 76m Clearly a try which is finally awarded but no conversion
NZ 51-14 Namibia 77m Namibia on the attack & head towards 22 but possession to ABs & they're off...
NZ 51-14 Namibia 77m Man of Match Milner-Skudder looking for hat-trick but ABs knock on outside Namibia 22
NZ 51-14 Namibia 78m Namibia scrum & win free kick but then clear straight to Milner-Skudder who runs it
NZ 51-14 Namibia 79m ABs class finally shows with awesome offload from WMS as he goes down near touch...
NZ 56-14 Namibia 79m ...but perfectly hands it to Codie Taylor who sprints to tryline for a final try
NZ 58-14 Namibia 80m Barrett pops over a final conversion & it's all over.
NZ 58-14 Namibia FT Namibia get rapturous applause from crowd as it all gets wrapped up at Olympic Park
15 Colin Slade 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder 13 Malakai Fekitoa 12 Sonny Bill Williams 11 Julian Savea 10 Beauden Barrett 9 T J Perenara 1 Ben Franks 2 Codie Taylor 3 Charlie Faumuina 4 Luke Romano 5 Samuel Whitelock 6 Liam Messam 7 SAM CANE (C) 8 Victor Vito BENCH: 16 Keven Mealamu 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Tony Woodcock 19 Kieran Read 20 Richie McCaw 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow 22 Ma'a Nonu 23 Ben Smith
SCORERS T: Vito, Fekitoa, Barrett, Milner-Skudder (2), Smith, Savea (2), Taylor C: Slade, Barrett (4) P: Barrett
15 Johan Tromp 14 David Philander 13 JC Greyling 12 Johan Deysel 11 Conrad Marais 10 Theuns Kotzè 9 Eugene Jantjies 8 Leneve Damens 7 Tinus du Plessis 6 JACQUES BURGER (C) 5 Tjiuee Uanivi 4 Pieter-Jan van Lill 3 Johannes Coetzee 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld 1 Jaco Engels BENCH: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen 17 Casper Viviers 18 Raoul Larson 19 Renaldo Bothma 20 Janco Venter 21 Rohan Kitshoff 22 Eneill Buitendag 23 Chrysander Botha
SCORERS T: Deysel P: Kotzè (3) Engels
Man of the Match: Nehe Milner-Skudder (New Zealand)
Referee: Romain Poite (FFR) Asst. Referees: Craig Joubert (SARU), Mathieu Raynal (FFR) TMO: George Ayoub (ARU)
Kingsholm - Friday, 25 September 2015
KO: 16:45 HT: 14-9 Att: 14,256
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Argentina vs Georgia Atmosphere building nicely here at Kingsholm. Plenty of support for both sides
Argentina vs Georgia The Argentina fans are making Kingsholm home. The teams are out, anthems to follow
Argentina vs Georgia JP Doyle will be in charge of proceedings here today with support of Nigel Owens & Stuart Berry
Argentina 0-0 Georgia 0m Doyle blows his whistle and Nicolas Sanchez gets us underway
Argentina 0-0 Georgia 0m Kicked to touch from deep in Georgian 22 to the 10m. L ineout to Pumas
Argentina 0-0 Georgia 1m Knocked on so we have a scrum just under 10m inside the Georgian half
Argentina 0-0 Georgia 1m Turned more than 90 degrees so scrum reset. Argentina put in
Argentina 0-0 Georgia 2m Argentina penalised at the scrum, penalty to Georgia. Kvirikashvili finds touch
Argentina 0-0 Georgia 3m Georgia pinged at the lineout for a dummy throw, Argentina in possession
Argentina 0-0 Georgia 4m Penalty to Pumas kicked to touch on the 5m line. Georgia could be in trouble
Argentina 0-0 Georgia 4m Lineout taken well, into a driving maul. Georgia defending well
Argentina 3-0 Georgia 5m Sanchez does a slight kick from hand and makes a drop goal
Argentina 3-0 Georgia 6m Argentina on the charge from their own 22 up to the halfway. Missed pass sends ball to touch
Argentina 3-0 Georgia 7m Lineout to Georgia, forming a driving maul just short of their 10m line
Argentina 3-0 Georgia 7m High box kick missed by both sides but Argentina take possession
Argentina 3-0 Georgia 8m Lineout to Argentina in front of the shed just short of the Georgia 22
Argentina 3-0 Georgia 8m Ball taken by Bosch but he is tackled to ground
Argentina 8-0 Georgia 8m Long pass out from Sanchez led to a try for Lavanini in the corner
Argentina 8-0 Georgia 10m Sanchez kicked the conversion from just outside the 22 but he sends it wide
Argentina 8-0 Georgia 10m Argentina have possession from the restart. Cubelli with a nice behind the back pass
Argentina 8-0 Georgia 11m Ball gone to ground just on half way and it’s a Georgia ball. Scrum Georgia just inside their half
Argentina 8-0 Georgia 12m Scrum being reset as it was wheeled again.
Argentina 8-0 Georgia 13m Georgian penalty as the Pumas didn't push straight,.
Argentina 8-0 Georgia 14m Lineout to Georgia just outside the Pumas 5m line.
Argentina 8-0 Georgia 14m Argentina steal it and Georgia are then penalised so we have a lineout to Pumas on their 22
Argentina 8-0 Georgia 15m Kvirikashvili sends it high collects a high ball from the Pumas
Argentina 8-0 Georgia 14m There was a block from Alemann so we come back for a Georgia pen just inside the Pumas 22
Argentina 8-3 Georgia 16m Kvirikashvili makes the kick and Georgia have their first points Pumas 22
Argentina 8-3 Georgia 17m Georgia on the attack, advantage being played Pumas 22
Argentina 8-3 Georgia 18m Kvirikashvili is going for the posts, just short of half way
Argentina 8-6 Georgia 19m He makes it, much to the delight of the crowd. Closes the gap to just 2 points
Argentina 8-3 Georgia 20m High tackle from Tkhilaishvili and a penalty to Argentina, going for the posts
Argentina 11-6 Georgia 21m Sanchez makes the penalty widening that gap again.
Argentina 11-6 Georgia 22m Georgia on the attack, just over half way, Kacharava makes a small break
Argentina 11-6 Georgia 22m Mchedlidze throws a loose pass and it is collected by Bosch
Argentina 11-6 Georgia 23m Imhoff bought to ground but Pumas still in possession.
Argentina 11-6 Georgia 24m Ball lost, clock stopped for treatment to Ayerza
Argentina 11-6 Georgia 24m Scrum to Pumas but Tetaz Chaparro is pinged and Georgia have the pen
Argentina 11-6 Georgia 25m Lineout to Georgia taken well and passed down to Lobzhanidze
Argentina 11-6 Georgia 25m Ball knocked on by the Georgian's and seconds later by the Puma's
Argentina 11-6 Georgia 26m Kicked deep into the Argentina half, mark was called and then kicked to touch for the lineout
Argentina 11-6 Georgia 27m Ball dropped by the Pumas, into touch. Lineout just inside the Georgian half.
Argentina 11-6 Georgia 28m Penalty to Georgia as the a Puma holds on to the player in the lineout
Argentina 11-6 Georgia 29m Georgia on the attack just outside the 22. Passing through the hands
Argentina 11-6 Georgia 30m Kolelishvili makes a break but has no support, somehow gets the pass away & Pumas penalised
Argentina 11-9 Georgia 31m Kvirikashvili makes the penalty with apparent ease. Back to just a 2 point gap
Argentina 11-9 Georgia 32m Argentina offside at the restart, Georgia send the ball into the shed.
Argentina 11-9 Georgia 33m Lineout safely taken by Georgia, box kicked and now Argentina have possession.
Argentina 11-9 Georgia 33m Cordero makes a fantastic break, Pumas just 8m out from the line
Argentina 14-9 Georgia 34m Ball knocked on but we come back for the penalty advantage. Sanchez slots it over
Argentina 14-9 Georgia 35m A little bit of ping pong from the kickers here.
Argentina 14-9 Georgia 36m Scrum to Georgia following an over-kicked ball just outside the Argentina 22
Argentina 14-9 Georgia 37m Juan Martin Hernandez has gone off, replaced by Jerónimo De La Fuente
Argentina 14-9 Georgia 38m Kvirikashvili attempts a drop goal from 40+m out but sends it wide
Argentina 14-9 Georgia 40m Georgia back on the attack, but there is a forward pass from Kvirikashvili to Kolelishvili
Argentina 14-9 Georgia 40m That is it for this half as the ball goes forward and JP Doyle calls time
Argentina 14-9 Georgia HT T: Lavanini P: Sanchez (2) DG: Sanchez | P: Kvirikashvili (3)
Argentina 14-9 Georgia 40m The teams are coming back to the field for the 2nd half
Argentina 14-9 Georgia 40m Kvirikashvili starts us off
Argentina 14-9 Georgia 4m High tackle from the Georgia captain gives Pumas a penalty on their 10m. Sanchez kicks to touch
Argentina 14-9 Georgia 41m Lineout safely taken by Lobbe
Argentina 14-9 Georgia 42m The Pumas attack goes wayward as they are tackled to touch. Lineout Georgia taken well
Argentina 14-9 Georgia 43m Kicked away by Georgia, handing possession back to the Pumas
Argentina 14-9 Georgia 43m Sanchez finds a hole in the defence, passes inside to Bosch
Argentina 14-9 Georgia 45m The Georgia captain Gorgodze has gone to the bin for an offence at the breakdown
Argentina 14-9 Georgia 45m Argentina just 5m short, Georgia pinged for hands in the ruck
Argentina 14-9 Georgia 46m Lavanini has gone over but JP Doyle has gone to the TMO
Argentina 14-9 Georgia 46m The TMO has decided it was not a try. The crowd are not happy
Argentina 14-9 Georgia 47m A 5m scrum to the Argentinians, Georgia are a man short in the scrum
Argentina 19-9 Georgia 47m Cubelli goes over for the try following that scrum widening the gap a little
Argentina 21-9 Georgia 47m Sanchez makes the conversion
Argentina 26-9 Georgia 48m I was just getting ready to give you replacements and Imhoff makes a break & gets the try
Argentina 26-9 Georgia 49m That try came from the restart, Imhoff just pinned back his ears & went for it
Argentina 28-9 Georgia 50m Sanchez adds the two points as the fans go crazy
Argentina 33-9 Georgia 51m From a lineout the Pumas find a hole in the Georgian defence & Cordero gets a try
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 51m Sanchez gets the conversion
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 53m Argentina back on the attack after the restart, kick to deep & Georgia in possession
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 54m Georgia still on the attack, inside the Puma's half.
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 56m Mamukashvili & Datunashvili on, Bregvadze & Mikautadze off
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 57m Asieshvili who is on for Nariashvili makes a charge down the line but ball is lost in next phase
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 57m Changes from both sides as we wait for a lineout Georgia have used all but 1 of their bench
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 58m Imhoff makes a charge down the line but is tackled into touch
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 59m Georgia lineout taken by Gorgodze shortly after his return to play
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 60m Quick tap & go penalty for Georgia for Pumas hands in ruck.
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 60m Quickly followed by a penalty to the Pumas for holding on
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 61m Lineout in front of the shed to Pumas, they keep possession inside 22m
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 62m Sanchez was almost over for a try but he loses the ball in front of the posts
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 63m Creevy comes off and is replaced by Julian Montoya
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 64m Penalty to Georgia kicked by Malaguradze to the corner
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 65m Georgia take the lineout, run the ball & pass through hands nicely. Dropped at the line
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 65m But Pumas were all offside from the lineout so we are back for a scrum
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 66m Resetting the scrum as there was a bit of standing up going on
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 67m Georgia give away a pen, giving away their chance of a try
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 67m Last replacement in the front row for Pumas, Ayerza is off for Lucas Noguera Paz
Argentina 35-9 Georgia 69m Argentina just 1m short from the line, can Georgia hold the defence?
Argentina 40-9 Georgia 69m No. Try for Martin Landajo as he crashes over the line
Argentina 42-9 Georgia 70m Bosch takes the conversion and slots it through the uprights
Argentina 47-9 Georgia 72m Wow. Cordero picked up the ball on half way and ran for the line for a try
Argentina 47-9 Georgia 72m Cordero passed at least 2 defenders with ease there. Georgia didn't know what to do
Argentina 49-9 Georgia 74m The conversion is good.
Argentina 49-9 Georgia 74m Argentina on the attack, Tuculet with a grubber, kept in by a nice kick
Argentina 54-9 Georgia 75m After a great bit of attack, Imhoff goes over for a try
Argentina 54-9 Georgia 72m Bosch pushes the conversion wide
Argentina 54-9 Georgia 77m Bosch on the attack after the restart, ball loose but Cordero collects
Argentina 54-9 Georgia 78m Argentina putting the ball through the hands, up to inside the 22
Argentina 54-9 Georgia 79m Ball knocked on by Argentina so we have a scrum to Georgia
Argentina 54-9 Georgia 79m Argentina penalised again at the scrum. Resulting penalty kicked to touch on half way
Argentina 54-9 Georgia 79m Georgia looking for a way through the Argentina defence but there doesn't appear to be one
Argentina 54-9 Georgia 80+1m Georgia still on the attack but have lost a lot of metres
Argentina 54-9 Georgia 80+2m Ball kicked dead following a turn over. Win for the Pumas
15 Joaquín Tuculet 14 Santiago Cordero 13 Marcelo Bosch 12 Juan Martín Hernández 11 Juan Imhoff 10 Nicolás Sánchez 9 Tomás Cubelli 1 Marcos Ayerza 2 AGUSTÍN CREEVY (C) 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro 4 Matías Alemanno 5 Tomas Lavanini 6 Juan Manuel Leguizamón 7 Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe 8 Facundo Isa BENCH: 16 Julián Montoya 17 Lucas Noguera 18 Ramiro Herrera 19 Javier Ortega Desio 20 Pablo Matera 21 Martín Landajo 22 Jerónimo De la Fuente 23 Lucas González Amorosino
SCORERS T: Lavanini, Cubelli, Imhoff (2), Cordero (2), Landajo C: Sanchez (3), Bosch (2) P: Sanchez (2) DG: Sanchez
15 Merab Kvirikashvili 14 Tamaz Mchedlidze 13 Davit Kacharava 12 Merab Sharikadze 11 Giorgi Aptsiauri 10 Lasha Malaguradze 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze 1 Mikheil Nariashvili 2 Jaba Bregvadze 3 Davit Zirakashvili 4 Giorgi Nemsadze 5 Konstantine Mikautadze 6 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili 7 Viktor Kolelishvili 8 MAMUKA GORGODZE (C) BENCH: 16 Shalva Mamukashvili 17 Karlen Asieshvili 18 Levan Chilachava 19 Levan Datunashvili 20 Shalva Sutiashvili 21 Giorgi Begadze 22 Giorgi Pruidze 23 Murazi Giorgadze
SCORERS P: Kvirikashvili (3) Gorgodze
Referee: JP Doyle (RFU) Asst. Referees: Nigel Owens (WRU), Stuart Berry (SARU) TMO: Ben Skeen (NZR)
Elland Road - Saturday, 26 September 2015
KO: 14:30 HT: 13-10 Att: 33,120
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Italy vs Canada The teams head out onto the pitch for the anthems, a huge welcome from the Leeds crowd
Italy vs Canada Both teams and their supporters belt out their rousing anthems in the glorious sunshine
Italy 0-0 Canada 0m We're ready for KO, ref Clancy prepares to blow the whistle and get things underway
Italy 0-0 Canada 0m Tommaso Allen takes the KO for Italy and Canada spill the ball fwd immediately
Italy 0-0 Canada 1m Geldenhuys takes it on for Italy but well tackled by Braid and the penalty goes to Canada
Italy 0-0 Canada 1m Canada take a crisp lineout and put it through the hands but Italy reclaim the ball and clear
Italy 0-0 Canada 2m Canada centre Connor Braid down for treatment a Canada take another lineout
Italy 0-0 Canada 2m Italy on the attack but Ardron counters at the ruck and Clancy awards the penalty to Canada
Italy 0-0 Canada 4mCanada attack from the lineout. P Mackenzie makes a good break down the wing
Italy 0-0 Canada 4m Canada chip fwd but it goes over the try line and the move comes to nothing
Italy 0-0 Canada 5m Long kick from Hirayama goes into touch and it's Italy lineout
Italy 0-0 Canada 6m Canada turnover the ball and press forward but Italy eventually get the turnover
Italy 0-0 Canada 7m Gori controls the ball at the back of the Italian lineout & drive
Italy 0-0 Canada 7m penalty to Italy awarded but TMO is checking for foul play
Italy 0-0 Canada 8m Gori pinged for stamping, but it's just a chat and reversal of the pen
Italy 0-0 Canada 8m Hirayama hoofs the ball up the pitch but misses touch and McLean returns it
Italy 0-0 Canada 9m Another Canada lineout, Buydens takes the ball into contact
Italy 0-0 Canada 9m Italy clear the ball but there's too much on the kick and it goes dead
Italy 0-0 Canada 10m Canada opt for the scrum. It goes down & Clancy resets
Italy 0-0 Canada 11m J Mackenzie gets the ball in this time, Canada kick but McLean retrieves.
Italy 0-0 Canada 11m Good Canadian follow up on McLean earns them a penalty and they go for the scrum again
Italy 0-0 Canada 12m Scrum Canada about 10m out. Hearn drives on, then gets ball away
Italy 0-0 Canada 12m Long pass out to the wing is knocked on by Dala, but we come back for penalty against Minto
Italy 0-3 Canada 14m Hirayama pops that through the posts to take Canada ahead
Italy 0-8 Canada 15m A fabulous try by Canada, Hearn makes the break and van der Merwe goes over the line
Italy 0-10 Canada 16m Hirayama adds the extras
Italy 5-10 Canada 16m Italy strike back immediately, Gori with a great break & gets ball to Rizzo who scores
Italy 7-10 Canada 17m Allen converts for Italy to bring them right back into the game
Italy 5-10 Canada Canada kick the ball upfield and Italy return it into touch
Italy 7-10 Canada 19m penalty to Italy and that's a long kick that takes to around 10m from Canada's try line
Italy 7-10 Canada 19m Italy lineout is good, Rizzo has it at the back of the driving maul, but Canada turnover ball
Italy 7-10 Canada 21m Another lineout for Italy and they surge forward, Allen goes but is well tackled
Italy 7-10 Canada 22m Another turnover for Canada, excellent defence on the line again
Italy 7-10 Canada 22m Scrum Canada, but Italy get a great shove on. Canada get the ball away eventually
Italy 7-10 Canada 23m Italy chip ahead, Minto takes. Wooldridge gets in the way & gives away the pen
Italy 10-10 Canada 24m Allen knocks over a simple penalty to draw Italy level
Italy 7-10 Canada 25m lineout for Canada on halfway. They put the ball through hands but penalty Italy
Italy 10-10 Canada 26m Apologies, it is 10 all, I docked Italy points there for a moment
Italy 10-10 Canada 26m Accidental offside for Italy gives the ball back to the Canadians, scrum Canada
Italy 10-10 Canada 27m During the try exchanges earlier, Canada had to sub Braid, Trainor is on for him
Italy 10-10 Canada 29m Scrum Italy here, ball in but it goes down and Canada awarded the pen
Italy 10-10 Canada 31m Hirayama lines up the penalty kick but shanks it very wide of the posts
Italy 10-10 Canada 31m Canna comes on for Allen, head injury assessment
Italy 10-10 Canada 32m Sarto and Hirayama collide near the touchline, ball pings out and it's Italy lineout
Italy 10-10 Canada 33m Neat kick from Canna takes the Italians deep into Canadian territory, but Canada lineout
Italy 10-10 Canada 34m Canada clear the ball, but Italy come back at them. Dala tackles and makes great turnover
Italy 10-10 Canada 35m Scrum Italy holds firm this time, Sarto breaks a tackle, Italy get kickable pen
Italy 10-10 Canada 37m Allen is still off the pitch, so Canna steps up to take the penalty but it's just wide
Italy 10-10 Canada 38m Canada take the 22 drop out but it goes straight out, Hearn cross with himself
Italy 10-10 Canada 38m Italy scrum, Canna tries to go himself and dots ball over the tryline but I think he's in touch
Italy 10-10 Canada 39m TMO confirms Canna was in touch so no try & he's off the pitch now as Allen returns
Italy 13-10 Canada 40m Canada give away penalty for in at the side, Allen knocks it over to give Italy lead
Italy 13-10 Canada HT T: Rizzo C: Allen P: Allen (2) | T: van der Merwe C: Hirayama P: Hirayama
Italy 13-10 Canada HT The first half has been a good contest - both teams will think they can win this one
Italy 13-10 Canada 40m Second half kicks off, Hearn gets us going
Italy 13-10 Canada 40m Italy return the ball, Canada on the attack. Evans kicks through but ball into touch
Italy 13-10 Canada 41 Ardron makes a break but good tap tackle by Italy to stop him
Italy 13-10 Canada 42m Italian lineout taken easily and they clear their lines to just beyond halfway
Italy 13-15 Canada 43m Canada score another great try, Hearn does damage midfield and Evans goes over
Italy 13-15 Canada 45m Hirayama misses the conversion, but Canada are back ahead and looking strong
Italy 13-15 Canada 44m Canada turnover and Ardron makes a brilliant break, Phil Mackenzie goes over but TMO check
Italy 13-15 Canada 45m No try for Canada as the final pass went forward.
Italy 13-15 Canada 46m Front row subs for Italy, Rizzo and Cittadini off, Aguero and Castrogiovanni on
Italy 13-15 Canada 46m Italy get the penalty at that scrum after those subs
Italy 13-15 Canada 47m Garcia can't take the ball for Italy, we go back for Canadian scrum for the knock on
Italy 13-15 Canada 48m Quick ball out of the scrum for Canada, they kick upfield to McLean
Italy 13-15 Canada 48m Allen sends the ball downfield, Evans returns it and then Allen runs it
Italy 13-15 Canada 50m Italy survive another Canadian attack as Hearn is isolated and then Hirayama knocks on
Italy 13-15 Canada 50m Italian scrum, they wait to use the ball then hoof it upfield
Italy 13-15 Canada 51m Canada come back at the Azzurri, Hearn is brought down on halfway
Italy 13-15 Canada 51m Great break by Hirayama, tap tackle by Benvenuti stops him
Italy 13-15 Canada 52m Canada still going through the phases, but it finally goes forward off Buydens
Italy 13-15 Canada 53m Italy coach Brunel shown looking very worried
Italy 13-15 Canada 53m Canada come again, patient play through the phases. Cudmore takes it to ground
Italy 13-15 Canada 54m Solid defence by Italy and Canada aren't making much ground
Italy 13-15 Canada 55m Great work by Vunisa to force the turnover for Italy
Italy 13-15 Canada 55m Subs for Canada, off J Mackenzie and Buydens, on Mack and Sears-Duru
Italy 13-15 Canada 57m Italy bring on Mauro Bergamasco, playing in his 5th World Cup, Vunisa gives way
Italy 18-15 Canada 57m Ghiraldini makes a good break from the lineout, ball is recycled and Garcia scores try
Italy 20-15 Canada 58m Allan's conv goes over off the post
Italy 20-15 Canada 59m Canadian sub, Gilmour for Dala
Italy 20-15 Canada 59m Canada regroup and are on the attack again, van der Merwe crashes into the tackle
Italy 20-15 Canada 61m Hirayama can't get past Zanni, loose pass from Canada sends them back 20m
Italy 20-15 Canada 62m Italy defend well and eventually gather the ball, Allen boots the ball up the pitch
Italy 20-15 Canada 63m 22 drop out for Canada. Italy fly at them from halfway
Italy 20-15 Canada 63m Castro gets the ball back & recycles, Italy slowly make ground. Allen attempts the DG
Italy 20-15 Canada 64m DG attempt is way wide, ironic applause from the crowd
Italy 20-15 Canada 64m Italy pinged for holding on, Canada take the penalty and Hirayama gets the ball to 22
Italy 20-15 Canada 66m Canada go short in the lineout, they get the ball wide but Evans can't get through
Italy 20-15 Canada 67m McLean clears the ball from behind his own line, very calm & collected
Italy 20-15 Canada 67m Back come Canada on the attack. Mack tries to get the ball wide but Italy stop it
Italy 20-15 Canada 68m Still Canadian ball, Italy hold firm in defence.
Italy 20-15 Canada 69m Hearn takes 3 Azzurri with him in the tackle. Still Canada come
Italy 20-15 Canada 70m Canada within 3m of the Italian try line and they have penalty advantage
Italy 20-15 Canada 70m The attacking move breaks down and Clancy brings it back for the penalty forCanada
Italy 20-18 Canada 71m The crowd are roaring Canada on, but quiet now for Hirayama penalty - and it's over
Italy 20-18 Canada 71m Canada sub, Olmstead for Cudmore
Italy 20-18 Canada 72mCanada looking to get back into Italian territory. Italy line speed good, forces knock on
Italy 20-18 Canada 72m Short break in play for treatment to Castro
Italy 20-18 Canada 73m Sub Canada, Hirayama off and Harry Jones on
Italy 20-18 Canada 73m Solid scrum from Italy, get the ball away on the break but it's a forward pass
Italy 20-18 Canada 74m Evans hit with a big tackle, lined up there by Italy. Italian lineout results
Italy 20-18 Canada 75m Italy surge forward but it's their turn to knock on, and hand the ball back to Canada
Italy 20-18 Canada 75m TMO asks to check on a high tackle, and Clancy awards penalty to Italy
Italy 20-18 Canada 75m McLean kicks the penalty to the corner instead of going for the posts
Italy 20-18 Canada 76m Safe lineout for Italy finds Minto at the back. Italy keep the ball in hand
Italy 20-18 Canada 76m Italy's turn to turn the screw, they win the penalty & McLean goes for the corner again
Italy 20-18 Canada 77m Italy keeping possession well here, until Clancy spots a knock on and it's Canada's ball
Italy 20-18 Canada 78m Canada have the scrum almost on their own tryline
Italy 20-18 Canada 79m But Italy win that scrum contest, and it's now their put in
Italy 20-18 Canada 79m Italy sub Geldenhuys off, Fuser on
Italy 20-18 Canada 79m Gori puts in at the scrum, but it goes down and will be reset
Italy 20-18 Canada 79m penalty to Italy and that's the end of it. They'll go for the posts here surely
Italy 23-18 Canada 80m Allen brings this excellent contest to an end with a successful penalty for Italy
Italy 23-18 Canada 80m Canada will be gutted losing this match where they had so much possession and territory
Italy 23-18 Canada 80m Italy will be relieved to come away with the victory, & looking forward to Ireland match
15 Luke McLean 14 Leonardo Sarto 13 Tommaso Benvenuti 12 Gonzalo Garcia 11 Giovanbattista Venditti 10 Tommaso Allan 9 Edoardo Gori 1 Michele Rizzo 2 LEONARDO GHIRALDINI (C) 3 Lorenzo Cittadini 4 Quintin Geldenhuys 5 Josh Furno 6 Alessandro Zanni 7 Francesco Minto 8 Samuela Vunisa BENCH: 16 Davide Giazzon 17 Matias Aguero 18 Martin Castrogiovanni 19 Marco Fuser 20 Mauro Bergamasco 21 Guglielmo Palazzani 22 Carlo Canna 23 Michele Campagnaro
SCORERS T: Rizzo, Garcia C: Allen (2) P: Allen (3)
15 Matt Evans 14 Phil Mackenzie 13 Ciaran Hearn 12 Connor Braid 11 DTH Van Der Merwe 10 Nathan Hirayama 9 Jamie Mackenzie 1 Hubert Buydens 2 Ray Barkwill 3 Doug Wooldridge 4 Jebb Sinclair 5 Jamie Cudmore 6 Nanyak Dala 7 John Moonlight 8 TYLER ARDRON (C) BENCH: 16 Aaron Carpenter 17 Djustice Sears-Duru 18 Andrew Tiedemann 19 Evan Olmstead 20 Kyle Gilmour 21 Phil Mack 22 Conor Trainor 23 Harry Jones
SCORERS T: van der Merwe, Evans C: Hirayama P: Hirayama (2)
Referee: George Clancy (IRFU) Asst. Referees: Glen Jackson (NZR), Mike Fraser (NZR) TMO: George Ayoub (ARU)
Villa Park - Saturday, 26 September 2015
KO: 16:45 HT: 17-6 Att: 39,526
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Boks 0-0 Samoa 1m Anthems done & we have KO at Villa Park for this crunch match for the Boks today
Boks 3-0 Samoa 2m And early penalty gifted & Handré Pollard snaps over 3 points
Boks 3-0 Samoa 2m A much better start for the Boks as Pollard clears for 22 lineout from another Samoa penalty
Boks 3-0 Samoa 4m But Boks lose possession on the 22 after Kahn Fotuali’i takes down Willie le Roux
Boks 3-0 Samoa 5m Ref Wayne Barnes hands penalty to Samoa & they clear for lineout just over halfway
Boks 3-0 Samoa 6m Boks trying their damndest to stop Samoa from making ground but Islanders cross into 22
Boks 3-0 Samoa 7m Boks infringe at the breakdown & Samoa have an easy penalty just outside the 22 and wide
Boks 3-3 Samoa 8m Mike Stanley holds his breath as ball pings off upright but then falls thru to equalise
Boks 3-3 Samoa 9m The restarts hands Samoa the scrum put in on halfway but it goes straight down early
Boks 3-3 Samoa 10m After a strong scrum the free kick goes to the Samoa and Stanley tees up from halfway
Boks 3-6 Samoa 11m And Samoa take the lead with an excellent penalty conversion; Boks need to buck up fast
Boks 3-6 Samoa 12m It's Samoa in possession in the midfield & clear for le Roux to call the mark
Boks 3-6 Samoa 13m Samoa lineout results on the 10m & it's good going out wide but Stanley offloads...
Boks 8-6 Samoa 14m ..but JP Pietersen intercept on his 22 & sprints length of pitch to touch down perfectly
Boks 8-6 Samoa 16m Mysteriously Pollard misses the conversion but at least the Boks have nudged ahead
Boks 8-6 Samoa 16m From Samoan lineout Boks are away & over halfway, earning a penalty on the 10m
Boks 11-6 Samoa 18m It's just wide of centre & this time Pollard is bang on target to increase the lead
Boks 11-6 Samoa 19m Boks can't get traction on the maul & it falls apart so kick for touch & lineout on halfway
Boks 11-6 Samoa 20m But Schalk Burger pinged for interfering with ball on ground & it's Samoa scrum on halfway
Boks 11-6 Samoa 22m Samoa only just keep it possession but time off for Jannie du Plessis getting treatment
Boks 11-6 Samoa 22m Jannie du Plessis almost does split as maul collapses but he's up & fine
Boks 11-6 Samoa 23m Boks in possession deep in Samoa's 22 & cross kick flies into touch but penalty coming
Boks 14-6 Samoa 24m Pollard flicks over another 3-pointer as the Boks grow in confidence
Boks 14-6 Samoa 25m Restart doesn't look great for Samoa as consistently shut down but manage to get away
Boks 14-6 Samoa 26m Only to hand over possession & Boks to come right back at them & up to 22...
Boks 14-6 Samoa 27m Possession reverses both ways before penalty to Samoa but in their own 22
Boks 14-6 Samoa 27m Despite the disruptive defence, Samoa's offloading gets the some way clear before touch
Boks 14-6 Samoa 28m Bok lineout & excellent hands allow superb offloading putting Jean de Villiers over
Boks 14-6 Samoa 28m But le Roux's foot hits touch before final offload picked up by touch judge so not try
Boks 14-6 Samoa 29m Samoa have 5m defensive lineout & clear Boks back over halfway...but can't be held back
Boks 14-6 Samoa 30m Eben Etzebeth makes a couple of good breaks but ball goes loose on ground for Samoa
Boks 14-6 Samoa 31m A little slappity slap between boys as Samoa nudge ahead but time off
Boks 14-6 Samoa 31m Tim Nanai-Williams caught between 2 Bok backs & ends up on his!
Boks 14-6 Samoa 32m But he's checked & bounces back up; but another time off for another Samoan down
Boks 14-6 Samoa 32m Meanwhile Barnes has words with Captain Treviranus & Alex Tuilagi for neck rolls...
Boks 14-6 Samoa 33m Bok lineout as play resumes & they're into Samoa's 22 but intercept from Anthony Perenise
Boks 14-6 Samoa 34m Jannie du Plessis pinged at next breakdown for off feet & Samoa can clear back up to halfway
Boks 14-6 Samoa 35m Samoa lineout on halfway but stolen by Boks; v slow ball coming from rucks tho...
Boks 14-6 Samoa 35m Samoa can't quite recover high ball & Boks power ahead to 22 but in lethargic fashion
Boks 14-6 Samoa 36m Boks just about retain ball but defence slams door shut at every opportunity in 22
Boks 14-6 Samoa 37m But eventually penalty goes Boks way after can't get closer then 5m...
Boks 17-6 Samoa 38m Pollard pops over another 3 points & some comfortable space is put between Boks & Samoa
Boks 17-6 Samoa 39m Boks fancying themselves for a try before HT but high ball makes no ground from 10m
Boks 17-6 Samoa 40m Samoa all over the breakdowns but eventually hand over penalty
Boks 17-6 Samoa 40+1m Boks tap & go but ref > TMO for cynical ball-less tackle from Pietersen on Tuilagi
Boks 17-6 Samoa 40+3m Penalty given to Samoa & Stanley is teeing up...from his own 10m! It's 64m...
Boks 17-6 Samoa 40+3m It just has the distance but is too far wide of the uprights to have any impact.
Boks 17-6 Samoa HT T: Pietersen P: Pollard (4) | P: Stanley
Boks 17-6 Samoa 40m And we're back... & Heyneke Meyer looks slightly less distraught than last week!
Boks 17-6 Samoa 41m Samoa attacking lineout is stolen by Boks & off they charge into Samoan territory...
Boks 17-6 Samoa 41m Neat little chip ahead but le Roux can't gather it; the touchdown is made but off to TMO...
Boks 17-6 Samoa 42m Ball knock on so Samoa have defensive scrum in own 22 & clear Boks back to halfway...
Boks 17-6 Samoa 44m Boks clear to touch setting up lineout on the 22 & do eventually make it over the gainline
Boks 17-6 Samoa 44m Samoa pinged at breakdown & Pollard kicks for corner for 5m lineout
Boks 17-6 Samoa 46m Time off for Faifili Levave to replace Iosefa Tekori then Boks drive on...
Boks 17-6 Samoa 46m Boks only couple of metres short under posts but forced out wide ...
Boks 22-6 Samoa 47m And the move is finished off with a brace for Pietersen & his 20th test try
Boks 24-6 Samoa 48m Pollard beautifully converts to add the extras
Boks 24-6 Samoa 50m Boks promptly follow up with handing Samoa penalty but Stanley misses by country mile
Boks 24-6 Samoa 51m Ole Avei replaces Motu Matu'u & Anthony Perenise for Census Johnston
Boks 24-6 Samoa 53m Frans Malherbe & Lood de Jager for Jannie du Plessis & Victor Matfield | Tusi Pisi for Stanley
Boks 24-6 Samoa 54m A host of early changes while Samoa have scrum on halfway
Boks 24-6 Samoa 54m Scrum falls flat & Barnes has physically descriptive word with both front rows
Boks 24-6 Samoa 56m The pace has significantly slowed despite fresh legs; Bok scrum on halfway...
Boks 24-6 Samoa 56m But when it's a Bok scrum, the result is a fervent charge into the opposition 22...
Boks 24-6 Samoa 57m Bryan Habana heads for the corner but is slung into touch just short
Boks 24-6 Samoa 57m Samoa's defensive lineout is shaky but it takes no time for Burger to disrupt proceedings..
Boks 29-6 Samoa 57m ...& after a hat trick of offloads smash over the tryline despite being clung onto
Boks 29-6 Samoa 59m There's no conversion which isn't so much of a problem; Boks do need another try tho
Boks 29-6 Samoa 60m Meanwhile in the coaches' area, Meyer looks like he could give himself a hernia!
Boks 29-6 Samoa 60m Samoa have the scrum but they're on the defence & appear to be going backwards from it.
Boks 29-6 Samoa 61m They regroup & the charge is fierce as Tusi Pisi collects last offload to score!
Boks 29-6 Samoa 61m Off to TMO to check if ball went forward to Nanai-Williams before Fotuali'i > Tusi
Boks 29-6 Samoa 61m Barely looked like it in replays but it's a defensive 5m scrum to the Boks
Boks 29-6 Samoa 62m Boks clear to touch for Samoan attacking lineout but they push on into Samoan territory
Boks 29-6 Samoa 64m Viliamu Afatia & Vavae Tuilagi on for Sakaria Taulafo & Treviranus
Boks 29-6 Samoa 65m Time off again as RWC history is made with George Pisi on for Alex Tuilagi...
Boks 29-6 Samoa 65m Tis the first time 3 brothers have played together in a RWC match
Boks 29-6 Samoa 66m Samoa have to defend again in their own 22 & only clear Boks back momentarily before...
Boks 29-6 Samoa 67m ...le Roux sprints for the corner...but is dragged into touch just short
Boks 29-6 Samoa 67m Time held again as Burger is replaced by Siya Kolisi
Boks 29-6 Samoa 68m Samoa clear Boks back out of their 22 but from attacking lineout Boks are straight back in
Boks 29-6 Samoa 70m All the players are blowing hard as Boks prepare for 5m lineout...& drive over whitewash with try to Schalk Brits!
Boks 34-6 Samoa 70m That elusive bonus point is in the bag for Boks finally..as well as a great improvement
Boks 34-6 Samoa 71m Pollard pulls conversion just this side of uprights...but they go on the attack again
Boks 34-6 Samoa 72m Boks drive into the Samoan 22 and are just short of the tryline...
Boks 34-6 Samoa 73m But the penalty goes to Samoa as Ruan Pienaar replaces Fourie du Preez
Boks 34-6 Samoa 74m Samoa clear for defensive lineout outside their 22 but stolen by Boks & push for 22...
Boks 34-6 Samoa 75m Boks make the breaks into the 22 but the defence is rock solid
Boks 34-6 Samoa 76m Would give Boks no end of a boost to come away with a 5th try but still short
Boks 34-6 Samoa 76m Meanwhile Pat Lambie has replaced Jean de Villiers...
Boks 34-6 Samoa 76m But de Villiers on for Jesse Kriel off for blood injury; Vavao Afemai for Fotuali'i
Boks 39-6 Samoa 77m The Boks attack again & result is a hat trick for Pietersen in the corner
Boks 39-6 Samoa 78m Lambie tees up from almost touch outside the 22 but he can't find the conversion
Boks 39-6 Samoa 79m Meyer breathes calmly in the stands while Matfield grins on the bench at a bonus pt win
Boks 39-6 Samoa 80m As the teams attempt to resume play, a stray Samoan supporter invades pitch...
Boks 39-6 Samoa 80m ...you wouldn't have noticed with his Samoa shirt but for the jeans in the ruck!
Boks 39-6 Samoa 80+1m Samoa desperate in possession just into Bok territory but manage to hold on...
Boks 44-6 Samoa 80+2m ..but for turnover out to Habana from inside own 10m & he charges to opposite tryline to score
Boks 46-6 Samoa 80+3m Lambie doesn't miss conversion & it's FT at Villa Park
15 Willie le Roux 14 JP Pietersen 13 JEAN DE VILLIERS (C) 12 Damian De Allende 11 Bryan Habana 10 Handré Pollard 9 Fourie du Preez 1 Tendai Mtawarira 2 Adriaan Strauss 3 Jannie du Plessis 4 Eben Etzebeth 5 Victor Matfield 6 Francois Louw 7 Schalk Burger 8 Duane Vermeulen BENCH: 16 Schalk Brits 17 Trevor Nyakane 18 Frans Malherbe 19 Lood de Jager 20 Siya Kolisi 21 Ruan Pienaar 22 Pat Lambie 23 Jesse Kriel
SCORERS T: Pietersen (3), Burger, Brits, Habana C: Pollard, Lambie P: Pollard (4)
15 Tim Nanai-Williams 14 Ken Pisi 13 Paul Perez 12 Rey Lee-Lo 11 Alesana Tuilagi 10 Mike Stanley 9 Kahn Fotuali’i 1 Sakaria Taulafo 2 Motu Matu'u 3 Anthony Perenise 4 Teofilo Paulo 5 Iosefa Tekori 6 TJ Ioane 7 Jack Lam 8 OFISA TREVIRANUS (C) BENCH: 16 Ole Avei 17 Viliamu Afatia 18 Census Johnston 19 Faifili Levave 20 Vavae Tuilagi 21 Vavao Afemai 22 Tusi Pisi 23 George Pisi
SCORERS P: Stanley (2)
Man of the Match: Handré Pollard (South Africa)
Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU) Asst. Referees: JP Doyle (RFU), Angus Gardner (ARU) TMO: Graham Hughes (RFU)
Twickenham - Saturday, 26 September 2015
KO: 20:00 HT: 16-6 Att: 81,129
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
England v Wales The tone is set as Swing Low drowns out Wales team announcement at Twickers...
England v Wales I can truly say I've never heard the English National Anthem so loud...ever!
England v Wales Actually this is the loudest I've ever heard Twickenham ever...than U2...than the Stones!
England 0-0 Wales 1m Jérôme Garcès blows whistle for England not rolling away from KO...Wales lineout inside 22
England 0-0 Wales 2m Wales wins penalty & leave Courtney Lawes on ground. Dan Biggar going for uprights
England 0-3 Wales 2m Biggar aims from off centre outside the 22 & starts the scoring for the game
England 0-3 Wales 3m Second rendition of Swing Low since KO begins starts again & England over halfway
England 0-3 Wales 4m England being forced to recycle a lot but almost to 22 but into touch; Wales take quickly
England 0-3 Wales 5m Wales storm towards English 22 & chip ahead from Biggar - Wales scrum on 22 mid posts
England 0-3 Wales 6m Wales pinged for bringing scrum down - Gethin Jenkins guilty & England clear inside 10m
England 0-3 Wales 6m Wales steal the English lineout but Brad Davies is down on the 10m
England 0-3 Wales 7m Touch of aerial football; England run it back to halfway; Mike Brown break > Anthony Watson
England 0-3 Wales 8m Watson chips ahead & Welsh hands put it into touch for England 5m lineout
England 0-3 Wales 9m England win lineout but Joe Marler is off feet at breakdown so Wales penalty in own 22
England 0-3 Wales 10m Wales defensive lineout on 10m is anything but straight - ref agrees & England attacking scrum
England 0-3 Wales 11m Wales lose another scrum giving England penalty inside 10m; Owen Farrell tees up
England 3-3 Wales 11m Faz hits the sweet spot as ball floats thru uprights & it's all square at Twickenham
England 3-3 Wales 12m From restart Wales reach only midway between 10 & 22 & can't find any go forward
England 3-3 Wales 13m A desperate drop goal from Biggar goes mightily awry & his forwards aren't happy
England 3-3 Wales 14m Dan Coles pinged for technical infringement over ball on feet for ages before he falls
England 3-6 Wales 15m Penalty to Wales & Biggar tees up from out wide just inside 10m...3 more points
England 3-6 Wales 16m England Restart into Welsh 22; Biggar clears it away & Billy Vunipola runs it back
England 3-6 Wales 17m Red defensive wall in 22 is as strong as England's at other end; England on edge of 22
England 6-6 Wales 17m Faz falls into the pocket & drops a slow-floating goal thru the uprights to equalise
England 6-6 Wales 18m From restart Jonny May couldn't get to ball & Liam Williams gets to it but into touch
England 6-6 Wales 19m England defensive lineout on 22 & it's good; Ben Youngs darts off but pops forward from Tom Wood
England 6-6 Wales 20m It's a little frantic but England regroup & clear to Welsh 22...
England 6-6 Wales 20m It's a Welsh lineout but stolen by England & up to 22 & full handbags break out
England 6-6 Wales 20m Dan Lydiate goes in v low on Wood tipping him up > TMO
England 6-6 Wales 20m Ref tells captains to back off & gives penalty to England as hands used in tackle
England 6-6 Wales 21m England scrum almost on Wales 22; reset as goes down before put in...
England 6-6 Wales 22m Massive drive from England & Wales pinged for spinning it off too far round
England 9-6 Wales 23m Faz takes the penalty simply from in front of posts & England take the lead
England 9-6 Wales 24m From restart Wales have attacking lineout on 10m - not straight again but ref ignores it
England 9-6 Wales 25m England have forced Wales width of pitch & backwards; penalty to England at breakdown not releasing
England 9-6 Wales 26m Faz pops ball down to 22 for lineout; good setpiece & Watson breaks into 22...
England 14-6 Wales 27m Watson offloads to Brownie but to feet...recycled & Tom Youngs > Jonny May > try
England 14-6 Wales 28m Excellent work from England & the heartbeat pumps as Faz tees up & 'ssshhh!' is loud
England 16-6 Wales 28m Conv. England, after a slow start, find their game & Wales need some serious catch up
England 16-6 Wales 30m Wales lineout from restart inside England 10m but lose it again & England head over halfway
England 16-6 Wales 31m Biggar pumps ball away but May magic carries it back & England attacking lineout...
England 16-6 Wales 32m Biggar pinged for infringement - replay shows not. But England scrum on halfway
England 16-6 Wales 33m Cole responsible or scrum collapsing & Wales win penalty finally; clear for 22 lineout
England 16-6 Wales 34m Lineout overshoots - Sam Warburton saves it but penalty to England at breakdown
England 16-6 Wales 35m England defensive scrum & with some difficulty they get ball away towards halfway
England 16-6 Wales 36m Wales possession just inside England 10m but each recycle runs into white wall
England 16-6 Wales 37m Chip thru gives England the ball & Ben Y kicks over halfway for Wales lineout
England 16-6 Wales 38m Lineout finally works for Wales; Scott Williams heads for whitewash but Brownie stops him
England 16-9 Wales 39m Penalty goes to Wales for England offside & Biggar pumps over 3 more points
England 16-9 Wales 40m From restart Gareth Davies gets hands on ball & thumps it into stand for HT
England 16-9 Wales HT T: May C: Farrell P: Farrell (2) DG: Farrell | P: Biggar (3)
England 16-9 Wales HT Well the game is living up to the hype - the atmosphere here is amazing
England 16-9 Wales HT Some of the Welsh already back out practising lineouts...I would too if I was them!
England 16-9 Wales HT To be fair, Wales lost 3 of 9, England lost 1 of 4
England 16-9 Wales HT Possession & territory is 49%:51%. England tackled & run more but penalties 6 to 5
England 16-9 Wales 41m Joe Launchbury has replaced Lawes as only change; England lineout on Wales 22
England 16-9 Wales 42m England about 8m out from tryline & are holding onto possession; advantage so crosskick
England 16-9 Wales 43m Crossfield kick goes into Welsh hands behind tryline so back for penalty from Farrell
England 19-9 Wales 43m First blood of 2nd half to England & it's a good stat for the host nation
England 19-9 Wales 44m England charge like chariots from restart in Wales 22 over halfway & over 10m...
England 19-9 Wales 45m Wales mark called in 22 & they clear but England up & under back...
England 19-9 Wales 45m Aerial ping pong before England have ball just over halfway; penalty Wales
England 19-9 Wales 46m Wales clear England back & Burgess pinged for Biggar to tee up halfway in England half
England 19-12 Wales 47m Should be a simple kick from that distance...and it is bang on
England 19-12 Wales 48m England venture into Welsh half from restart; Wales push back but...
England 19-12 Wales 49m Burgess takes down George North with a little help from Chris Robshaw whilst...
England 19-12 Wales 50m Ben Youngs limps off replaced by Richard Wigglesworth; England penalty outside Wales 22
England 22-12 Wales 50m Faz kicks perfectly from midway from centre & increases England's lead to 10
England 22-12 Wales 51m From restart Cole & Robbo responsible for a penalty to Wales halfway into England half
England 22-15 Wales 53m Biggar bangs it over from in front of posts & cancels out England's latest gain
England 22-15 Wales 54m Meanwhile Ben Youngs is having treatment on his left ankle
England 22-15 Wales 55m England don't make ground from restart & Biggar thumps it back over halfway into touch
England 22-15 Wales 56m England defensive lineout just outside 10m & Wales win the penalty from ensuing drive
England 22-15 Wales 57m Quick Welsh scrum & Faletau sprints away; Billy V gifts Wales easy 3 points for off feet
England 22-18 Wales 58m Biggar doesn't miss tho it's close. This game is still anyone's
England 22-18 Wales 58m Wales finding their form while England losing it; Wales up to England 22...
England 22-18 Wales 59m A chip ahead from Wales gives England a 5m lineout but time off...
England 22-18 Wales 60m Swing Low is damn loud as time is back on…
England 22-18 Wales 60m Wiggy clears Wales back to 22 for attacking lineout while Billy V gets attention
England 22-18 Wales 60m Mako Vunipola replaces Joe Marler and time is now off
England 22-18 Wales 60m I wonder the gamesmanship of Billy V injury taking wind out of Welsh sails...
England 22-18 Wales 61m Lineout fine for Wales but interception & England charge to Welsh 22 from Watson chip ahead
England 22-18 Wales 62m I take it back; Billy V strapped up & limps off replaced by James Haskell
England 22-18 Wales 62m Time as stretcher cart on for Scott Williams who's down in England midfield
England 22-18 Wales 62m Alex Cuthbert on for Scott Williams & huge applause for him all round
England 22-18 Wales 63m Penalty for Wales inside their own 22 & clear just over halfway - their lineout is good
England 22-18 Wales 63m No go forward so out wide; Liam Williams runs for nearside 22 but Burgess takes him out
England 22-18 Wales 64m ...in the process Liam's ball flies forward. England have defensive scrum in 22...
England 22-18 Wales 65m England win free kick from scrum after maul goes off sideways. England off on one again
England 22-18 Wales 66m Some fab handling for England to evade red shirt defence in Wales 22...
England 22-18 Wales 66m Ball changes possession again & again; interception, break for Wales but whistle's gone
England 22-18 Wales 66m But it's time off with 3 Welsh players down; England attacking scrum in 22 coming
England 22-18 Wales 66m Liam Williams stretchered; Rhys Priestland on. Lloyd Williams for Hallam Amos
England 22-18 Wales 67m Rob Webber on for Tom Youngs & England scrum drives forward; penalty coming...
England 22-18 Wales 68m Horrific kick from Wiggy going to straight into Welsh hands but whistle goes for pen
England 25-18 Wales 68m Penalty about 11m out just this side of uprights as Faz adds 3 more points
England 25-18 Wales 69m George Ford on for Burgess but to 10 & Faz to 12
England 25-18 Wales 70m Welsh lineout just inside halfway; Justin Tipuric & Luke Charteris for Lydiate & Brad Davies
England 25-23 Wales 70m Slight hiccough then Wales go for it & Gareth Davies collects & scores under posts
England 25-25 Wales 71m A magnificent try for Wales after TMO confirms no forward pass & conversion equalises!
England 25-25 Wales 72m England defence fell apart after Burgess went off.& Brownie hands over a penalty!
England 25-25 Wales 73m Brownie pinged for not releasing in front of posts; 49m out for Biggar...
England 25-28 Wales 74m Wales finally back ahead and deservedly so; England so dropped off...calm required
England 25-28 Wales 75m Cuthbert pinged halfway in England half for not releasing; clear to outside 22 for England lineout
England 25-28 Wales 76m Lineout is just about saved and England win another penalty on the 22...
England 25-28 Wales 77m England kick for corner for 5m lineout but throw short & so mess it up!
England 25-28 Wales 78m Wales 5m defensive lineout... another goes to England but a knock on in the lineout gives penalty to Wales!
England 25-28 Wales 80m Scrum is all Wales & WAL can do little but watch as clock ticks over & ball to touch
England 25-28 Wales FT Well deserved win to Wales despite losing how many players?! England - a crying shame
England 25-28 Wales FT 21 of Wales' 28 points came from penalties - England's downfall again is discipline
15 Mike Brown 14 Anthony Watson 13 Brad Barritt 12 Sam Burgess 11 Jonny May 10 Owen Farrell 9 Ben Youngs 1 Joe Marler 2 Tom Youngs 3 Dan Cole 4 Geoff Parling 5 Courtney Lawes 6 Tom Wood 7 CHRIS ROBSHAW (C) 8 Billy Vunipola BENCH: 16 Rob Webber 17 Mako Vunipola 18 Kieran Brookes 19 Joe Launchbury 20 James Haskell 21 Richard Wigglesworth 22 George Ford 23 Alex Goode
SCORERS T: May C: Farrell P: Farrell (5) DG: Farrell
15 Liam Williams 14 George North 13 Scott Williams 12 Jamie Roberts 11 Hallam Amos 10 Dan Biggar 9 Gareth Davies 1 Gethin Jenkins 2 Scott Baldwin 3 Tom Francis 4 Bradley Davies 5 Alun Wyn Jones 6 Dan Lydiate 7 SAM WARBURTON (C) 8 Taulupe Faletau BENCH: 16 Ken Owens 17 Aaron Jarvis 18 Samson Lee 19 Luke Charteris 20 Justin Tipuric 21 Lloyd Williams 22 Rhys Priestland 23 Alex Cuthbert
SCORERS T: Gareth Davies C: Biggar P: Biggar (7)
Man of the Match: Dan Biggar (Wales)
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR) Asst. Referees: Romain Poite (FFR), Mathieu Raynal (FFR) TMO: Shaun Veldsman (SARU)
Villa Park - Sunday, 27 September 2015
KO: 12:00 HT: 31-3 Att: 39,605
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Wallabies 0-0 Uruguay 0m We're underway here, Quade Cooper's kick is overcooked
Wallabies 0-0 Uruguay 2m First scrum of the game, Uruguay put in. They get the ball away
Wallabies 0-0 Uruguay 2m Uruguay attacking in the sunshine, but Australia turnover via Cooper and get the ball away
Wallabies 0-0 Uruguay 4m Uruguay take their line out and try to press forward but pass goes astray and into touch
Wallabies 0-0 Uruguay 4m Beale takes quick ball for the Wallabies and hares off down the wing
Wallabies 0-0 Uruguay 5m Beale can't get his pass away to Mitchell inside and the ball is lost
Wallabies 5-0 Uruguay 6m Australia have lineout & get a good drive on, McMahon picks up the ball and goes over - try
Wallabies 5-0 Uruguay 7m Cooper takes the conversion from out wide but it drifts away from the posts
Wallabies 10-0 Uruguay McMahon on another big run from the KO. Pass from Cooper to Tomane who dives over the line
Wallabies 12-0 Uruguay 9m This time Cooper's kick is good and he adds the 2 points
Wallabies 12-0 Uruguay 10m Mumm takes ball from KO and Australia put the ball through hands, make good ground
Wallabies 12-0 Uruguay 11m Good defence from Uruguay and they win the pen
Wallabies 12-0 Uruguay 11m Lineout for Uruguay, de Freitas head down takes the ball to the Australians
Wallabies 12-0 Uruguay 11m Australia regain the ball, then turnover almost immediately. Aussie scrum put in given
Wallabies 12-0 Uruguay 13m Scrum is good and Cooper belts the ball upfield. Uruguay put up a high one
Wallabies 12-0 Uruguay 13m The Wallabies are pinged for offside, pen Uruguay. We stop for TMO to check tackle
Wallabies 12-0 Uruguay 14m Cooper's tackle is high & round the neck and it's a yellow card for him
Wallabies 12-0 Uruguay 15m Uruguay take the ball at the lineout. They take the ball into contact & try a trundle
Wallabies 12-0 Uruguay 15m The crowd urge the Uruguay pack on, but they don't get the ball away
Wallabies 12-0 Uruguay 16m Aussies have the put in, get the shove on and win a pen
Wallabies 12-0 Uruguay 17m Australia bang the ball up the pitch and it's their lineout
Wallabies 12-0 Uruguay 17m Ref Gaüzère spots Uruguay have the wrong numbers at the lineout, scrum Australia
Wallabies 12-0 Uruguay 18m Tomane passes to Speight who makes a great run but offloads to Uruguay wing Leivas!
Wallabies 12-0 Uruguay 18m Uruguay clear their lines to just beyond halfway
Wallabies 12-0 Uruguay 18m Australia come right back at Uruguay, but give away a pen
Wallabies 12-0 Uruguay 18m de Freitas takes the ball forward, but Pau turnovers the ball and Aussies surge forward
Wallabies 12-0 Uruguay 22m Uruguay put into the scrum, it collapses and possession is given to Uruguay
Wallabies 12-0 Uruguay 23m A bit of a fracas breaks out after a Skelton late tackle, just handbags though
Wallabies 12-3 Uruguay 23m Penalty to Uruguay for that late tackle and they go for the posts, Berchesi nails it
Wallabies 17-3 Uruguay 24m Australia lineout on the 22, Phipps gets a nice pass out to Mumm who saunters over the tryline
Wallabies 17-3 Uruguay 26m Cooper back from the sinbin just in time to take the conv, but he misses this one
Wallabies 17-3 Uruguay 27m Mumm fumbles the restart and Uruguay have possession. Silva spots a gap but he spills it
Wallabies 17-3 Uruguay 28m Berchesi kicks a penalty to touch, but makes very little ground
Wallabies 17-3 Uruguay 29m Australia back in possession and using the full width of the pitch as they attack
Wallabies 22-3 Uruguay 30m Uruguay defence too stretched and Speight goes over for Australia in the corner
Wallabies 24-3 Uruguay 30m That's the 4 try bonus point wrapped up for the Wallabies, and Cooper's conversion is good
Wallabies 24-3 Uruguay 32m Mieres runs the ball out of his own half but ball goes back to Australia
Wallabies 24-3 Uruguay 33m The Aussie lineout works well again, and they get the ball wide. We come back for Australian pen
Wallabies 29-3 Uruguay 34m Lineout again for Australia, they get the ball away quickly and set up McCalman for try
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay 35m McCalman went in under the posts, so it’s a simple conversion for Cooper
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay 36m Australia making this look very easy at the moment, but Uruguay regroup
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay 37m Berchesi and Ormaechea make good ground, and Uruguay build their platform
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay 38m Uruguay decide to go for touch rather than posts with their pen
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay 38m It's a Uruguay lineout, but McCalman's needing treatment for blood
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay 38m Uruguay secure the ball and drive forward. The backs come in to help
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay 38m The ball goes to ground and Uruguay can't get it away, it's an Aussie scrum put in
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay 39m Aussie scrum on the 5m line. Ormaechea comes round to steal the ball but is penalised
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay 40m Australia have a final lineout of this half, they look for more points
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay 40m Poor pass from Australia goes into touch and that's the end of the half
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay HT T: McMahon, Tomane, Mumm, Speight, McCalman C: Cooper (3) Cooper | P: Berchesi
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay 40m The teams are returning to the pitch for the second half at Villa Park
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay 40m Australia KO, Uruguay run the ball back at them
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay 40m Penalty to Uruguay for an illegal tackle, and they take their lineout ball
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay 42m Berchesi and Silva make yards for Uruguay, ball into touch but we go back for pen
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay 42m Uruguay go for the corner with their penalty & secure lineout ball again
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay 43m Uruguay get the drive on, and then look to their forwards to take the ball on
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay 43m The crowd want Uruguay to score. Berchesi slides a kick through but into touch
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay 44m Arboleya brought on for Uruguay at half time, Simmons is on for Australia
Wallabies 31-3 Uruguay 45m Uruguay fail to release the ball under pressure from the Wallabies, penalty to Australia
Wallabies 36-3 Uruguay 46m Australia on the attack, Drew Mitchell dummies the pass but goes himself, try scored
Wallabies 36-3 Uruguay 47m Cooper's conversion curls wide of the left upright
Wallabies 36-3 Uruguay 48m Skelton bursts through three tackles for Australia . Play halts for a Wallaby knock on though
Wallabies 36-3 Uruguay 49m Australia win a penalty from ref Gaüzère at the scrum and Cooper puts boot to ball
Wallabies 36-3 Uruguay 50m Australia go to Mumm at the back of the lineout. Speight takes it on
Wallabies 41-3 Uruguay 50m The Aussies stretch Uruguay wide, and the miss pass sends Mitchell into the corner, try
Wallabies 41-3 Uruguay 52m Another conversion for Cooper from out wide, and he can't land it
Wallabies 41-3 Uruguay 53m Subs for Uruguay , Klappenbach and O Duran on for Sagario and Sanguinetti in front row
Wallabies 41-3 Uruguay 54m Tomane makes a good break down the line, puts ball inside, but move breaks down
Wallabies 41-3 Uruguay 53m Uruguay win penalty at the scrum, Aussies are not happy
Wallabies 41-3 Uruguay 55m Wallabies attack again, penalty goes their way. Skelton needs treatment so we pause
Wallabies 41-3 Uruguay 55m More Uruguay subs, Lamanna and de Freitas off, Neito and Magno on
Wallabies 41-3 Uruguay 56m Skelton leaves the pitch with his arm wrapped in his shirt, Kane Douglas replaces him
Wallabies 41-3 Uruguay 56m Phipps and Cooper make yards, Cooper tries to break through but knock on in the tackle
Wallabies 41-3 Uruguay 57m Uruguay put in to scrum, but ball comes back Australia's way.
Wallabies 41-3 Uruguay 58m Another handling error from the Wallabies, another scrum put in for Uruguay
Wallabies 41-3 Uruguay 59m Berchesi's clearing kick is charged down. Drew Mitchell runs at Uruguay again
Wallabies 46-3 Uruguay 60m Uruguay scramble defence can only last so long, McCalman eventually goes over, try
Wallabies 48-3 Uruguay 61m Cooper slots the conv, slightly easier this one
Wallabies 48-3 Uruguay 62m Uruguay lineout is creaky but they win the ball
Wallabies 48-3 Uruguay 63m O Duran is needing some treatment, but he's OK
Wallabies 48-3 Uruguay 64m Aussie scrum but Uruguay disrupt. Illegally though says ref Gaüzère, and awards Australia a penalty
Wallabies 48-3 Uruguay 64m Resulting Wallaby lineout taken cleanly, but Uruguay turnover and kick upfield
Wallabies 48-3 Uruguay 64m Beale loses control of the ball as he sidesteps
Wallabies 48-3 Uruguay 66m Toby Smith goes on a bullocking run for Australia , but the ball is knocked on
Wallabies 48-3 Uruguay 67m Wallabies have a scrum about 15m out. It goes down and Gaüzère has a word withURU
Wallabies 48-3 Uruguay 67m Australia demolish the scrum, McCalman picks up the ball at the back
Wallabies 48-3 Uruguay 68m Gaüzère tells captain Vilaseca that he'll start giving Uruguay cards at the scrum
Wallabies 53-3 Uruguay 68m Wallabies get a great drive on, and it's McMahon who gets the ball down for the try
Wallabies 53-3 Uruguay 69m Cooper's conversion drifts wide again, his success rate is only 50% today
Wallabies 58-3 Uruguay 70m Another Wallaby try, Mitchell, Beale, Cooper all involved to send Toomua over
Wallabies 58-3 Uruguay 72m Cooper misses another conversion though
Wallabies 58-3 Uruguay 73m Scrum for Uruguay, let's see how they hold up this time
Wallabies 58-3 Uruguay 73m Scrum holds firm and Uruguay win the pen
Wallabies 58-3 Uruguay 74m Uruguay decide to kick the penalty into the corner for the lineout
Wallabies 58-3 Uruguay 75m Klappenbach's throw is unsuccessful, but Uruguay do retrieve the ball
Wallabies 58-3 Uruguay 75m Uruguay pile over the line but the ball is held up
Wallabies 58-3 Uruguay 76m Uruguay scrum on 5m line. Gaüzère speaks to front rows again.
Wallabies 58-3 Uruguay 76m Ball comes out for Uruguay in the end. Australian defence holds firm
Wallabies 58-3 Uruguay 77m The move is snuffed out but we come back for penalty advantage to Uruguay
Wallabies 58-3 Uruguay 78m Uruguay kick to the corner again and the crowd gets behind them
Wallabies 58-3 Uruguay 78m But Australia steal possession back and run it from their own half through Mitchell
Wallabies 58-3 Uruguay 79m Cooper tackled as he gets the ball, and it's a Uruguay scrum
Wallabies 58-3 Uruguay 79m Penalty Australia this time at the scrum. They kick to the corner
Wallabies 58-3 Uruguay 80m Just time for the lineout. Cooper sends it wide to Speight
Wallabies 63-3 Uruguay 80m Kuridrani powers over in the corner for a final Aussie try
Wallabies 65-3 Uruguay 80m+1 Cooper nails his final conversion and that's the end of the game. 11 tries to Australia today
1 Scott Sio 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau 3 Toby Smith 4 DEAN MUMM (C) 5 Will Skelton 6 Ben McCalman 7 Sean McMahon 8 Wycliff Palu 9 Nick Phipps 10 Quade Cooper 11 Drew Mitchell 12 Matt Toomua 13 Henry Speight 14 Joe Tomane 15 Kurtley Beale BENCH: 16 Stephen Moore 17 Sekope Kepu 18 Greg Holmes 19 Kane Douglas 20 Rob Simmons 21 Will Genia 22 Bernard Foley 23 Tevita Kuridrani
SCORERS T: McMahon (2), Tomane, Mumm, Speight, McCalman (2), Mitchell (2), Toomua, Kuridrani C: Cooper (5) Cooper
15 Gaston Mieres 14 Leandro Leivas 13 Joaquin Prada 12 Andres Vilaseca 11 Rodrigo Silva 10 Felipe Berchesi 9 Agustin Ormaechea 1 Mateo Sanguinetti 2 German Kessler 3 Mario Sagario 4 SANTIAGO VILASECA (C) 5 Franco Lamanna 6 Juan De Freitas 7 Matias Beer 8 Juan Manuel Gaminara BENCH: 16 Nicolas Klappenbach 17 Oscar Duran 18 Carlos Arboleya 19 Alejandro Nieto 20 Diego Magno 21 Fernando Bascou 22 Alejo Duran 23 Alberto Roman
SCORERS P: Berchesi
Man of the Match: Sean McMahon (Australia)
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (FFR) Asst. Referees: Jaco Peyper (SARU), Marius Mitrea (FIR) TMO: Graham Hughes (RFU)
Elland Road - Sunday, 27 September 2015
KO: 14:30 HT: 6-13 Att: 33,521
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Scotland vs USA Teams coming out at Elland Road
Scotland vs USA Anthem time, minus the bagpipes for Flower of Scotland
Scotland vs USA Emotions are clearly running high in both teams, Anthems done, KO imminent
Scotland 0-0 USA Chris Pollock blows his whistle and we are off with a kick from AJ MacGinty
Scotland 0-0 USA 1m America in possession, attacking on the Scotland 10m line
Scotland 0-0 USA 1m Scotland offside, MacGinty going for the early points
Scotland 0-3 USA 2m He sends it souring through the posts to take the lead
Scotland 0-3 USA 3m Under pressure, MacGinty kicks for territory but only sends it a few metres, lineout Scotland
Scotland 0-3 USA 4m Penalty at the lineout gives USA a lineout which is then not straight so scrum to Scotland
Scotland 0-3 USA 5m Scrum goes down, penalty awarded to Scotland and they are going for the posts
Scotland 3-3 USA 6m Hogg makes the penalty from just inside the USA half. All square
Scotland 3-3 USA7m A USA kick taken nicely by Hogg, he runs it, it gets to Russell who kicks it through
Scotland 3-3 USA 7m But the kick goes to touch. Lineout to USA and they are penalised for not straight again
Scotland 3-3 USA 8m USA win the scrum against the head with the Scottish just crumbling. Ball lost forward
Scotland 3-3 USA 9m Another scrum but USA handed a free kick as the Scottish forwards engage early
Scotland 3-3 USA 10m Maitland gets under the kick & wins a penalty for his efforts, tap & go to make some ground
Scotland 3-3 USA 10m Henry Pyrgos gives away a penalty at the breakdown. Lineout to USA but Gilchrist gets a hand in
Scotland 3-3 USA 12m Scrum to Scotland cleared out and kicked long by Hogg.
Scotland 3-3 USA 13m The USA lineout goes wrong again, won by Scotland and they are on the attack
Scotland 3-3 USA 14m Scotland are up to the 22. They have a penalty advantage for offside
Scotland 6-3 USA 15m Russell slots the penalty through the posts to put his team ahead
Scotland 6-3 USA 16m Pyrgos sends the ball long with box kick, lineout to USA just inside the Scottish half
Scotland 6-3 USA 16m They win it for the first time all game and kick for territory
Scotland 6-3 USA 17m Peter Horne tried a pass behind the back but it goes forward. Penalty for an offside
Scotland 6-3 USA 17m Grant Gilchrist is coming off, replaced by Tim Swinson
Scotland 6-3 USA 18m Hogg had the length but not the accuracy as he sends the penalty wide
Scotland 6-3 USA 19m Scotland passing through the hands but there is an offence at the breakdown, USA penalty to touch
Scotland 6-3 USA 20m The lineout goes their way and they bundle towards the line
Scotland 6-10 USA 20m They are over, Titi Lamositele has the try & conversion is good
Scotland 6-10 USA 22m Accidental knock on at the lineout so Scrum to USA
Scotland 6-10 USA 24m Scrum reset and ball picked by Scully
Scotland 6-10 USA 25m It is turned over by Scotland, Maitland sees a gap to try and make it towards the line
Scotland 6-10 USA 26m Hogg makes a break but His pass to Visser is dropped just 5 metres from the line
Scotland 6-10 USA 27m Scrum to USA on the 5m line. Pollock talking to the forwards for movement before ball
Scotland 6-10 USA 28m Penalty to USA at the scrum, sent long & returned by Hogg. USA on the attack
Scotland 6-10 USA 29m Taku Ngwenya trying to dance past the defence but he can’t break through.
Scotland 6-10 USA 30m Ball lost forwards by USA so there is a scrum to Scotland
Scotland 6-10 USA 31m Russell is tackled in midfield, looked like USA had turned it over but maul is called.
Scotland 6-10 USA 31m Scotland have the scrum but it is not moving an inch as the ball is put in
Scotland 6-10 USA 32m Scotland given a penalty as Kelly was offside. Russell going for the posts.
Scotland 6-10 USA 33m He sends it wide which is unlike him, gap remains at 4 points.
Scotland 6-10 USA 34m Swinson taken out by Ngwenya & he loses the ball.
Scotland 6-10 USA 35m Ball sent to touch, lineout taken well by Scotland & sent long
Scotland 6-10 USA 37m Scotland on the attack but passes are going wayward and they lose possession scrum to USA
Scotland 6-10 USA 38m USA playing the ball through the hands on the 22
Scotland 6-10 USA 39m Scotland looking in a bit of trouble here, is it the short turnaround?
Scotland 6-10 USA 40m Scotland offside right in front of the posts as the ball is lost forward.
Scotland 6-13 USA 40+1m MacGinty pops three more points on the board with an easy penalty as HT is called.
Scotland 6-13 USA HT P: Hogg, Russell | T: Lamositele C: MacGinty P: MacGinty (2)
Scotland 6-13 USA 40m The teams are coming back out for the second half
Scotland 6-13 USA 40m And we are off, another 40 minutes of full force rugby
Scotland 6-13 USA 40m Ford has the lineout and finds his man, Pyrgos then finds Russell
Scotland 11-13 USA 41m Hogg to Visser and he is over for an early 2nd half try
Scotland 11-13 USA 42m Russell misses the conversion though
Scotland 11-13 USA 43m Hayden Smith has been replaced by Cam Dolan
Scotland 11-13 USA 43m Russell on the charge but gets tackled and loses the ball forward, picked up by USA
Scotland 11-13 USA 44m USA clear but only to Hogg on halfway, USA offside, penalty sent to touch
Scotland 11-13 USA 45m Grant, Welsh & Wilson off, Dickinson, Nel & Brown on
Scotland 18-13 USA 47m Maitland goes over for the 100th try of the tournament & conversion is good
Scotland 18-13 USA 48m That try was created by a lovely reverse offload from Russell to Maitland
Scotland 18-13 USA 49m Barrett & Suniula on Peterson & Petri off
Scotland 18-16 USA 50m MacGinty gets a penalty closing the gap to just 2 points
Scotland 18-16 USA 51m Swinson charges down a kick, heads for the line but Samu Manoa gets the tackle in
Scotland 18-16 USA 52m lineout to Scotland on the 5m line as Laidlaw replaces Pyrgos
Scotland 23-16 USA 53m Scotland use the lineout well and the drive for the line leads to a try for Nel
Scotland 25-16 USA 53m The conversion is good; Scotland must have had some talking to at HT
Scotland 25-16 USA 54m Scrum to USA but time off as Ford gets some treatment on the floor
Scotland 25-16 USA 55m Matt Scott has come on form Peter Horne
Scotland 25-16 USA 56m Scrum goes Scotland's way as they get the penalty which is sent to touch by Russell
Scotland 25-16 USA 56m Ford finds Strockosch at the lineout & the driving maul head towards the line
Scotland 25-16 USA 57m Ball going through Scotland hands but Manoa puts in another huge hit slowing them down
Scotland 25-16 USA 58m Ball turned over by USA. Time stopped for Russell injury
Scotland 25-16 USA 58m Hogg moved into fly half position as Russell gets some treatment
Scotland 25-16 USA 59m Duncan Weir on as Russell is carried off. Major injury concern there
Scotland 25-16 USA 60m A penalty was kicked to the corner, Scotland pushing for another try
Scotland 25-16 USA 61m Ball knocked on but the Scots are calling for offside. Not given, penalty to USA
Scotland 25-16 USA 61m lineout to USA but stolen by Scotland for the 5th time today
Scotland 25-16 USA 62m penalty to Scotland as the ball is slapped out of Laidlaw's hands, gone to touch on 5m
Scotland 25-16 USA 63m lineout leads to a slight driving maul which was pulled down illegally
Scotland 25-16 USA 63m Weir kicks the penalty to touch, so another lineout on 5m
Scotland 25-16 USA 64m Brown has the ball from the lineout in a driving maul
Scotland 30-16 USA 64m Matt Scott goes over for another try for the boys in blue. Bonus point secured
Scotland 32-16 USA 66m Laidlaw slots over the conversion. That HT talk had some serious impact
Scotland 32-16 USA 66m Laidlaw clears from the restart as Fenoglio is bought on for Thiel
Scotland 32-16 USA 67m After 7 phases of play, Scotland give away a penalty which is sent to the corner by USA
Scotland 32-16 USA 68m Scotland's defence being tested for the first time in a while
Scotland 32-16 USA 69m MacGinty sends it to the corner for a lineout on 5m
Scotland 32-16 USA 69m Driving maul from the lineout just short of the line
Scotland 32-16 USA 70m Scotland get the scrum as there is obstruction from the USA on the line
Scotland 32-16 USA 71m Laidlaw passes back to Hogg who clears from the back of the try area
Scotland 32-16 USA 72m USA just inches from the line but Kilif, who is on for Fry loses the ball forward
Scotland 32-16 USA 73m Scrum to Scotland on their own 5m line & they get the penalty as its bought down
Scotland 32-16 USA 74m Weir sends the ball to touch on the Scotland 10m, but lineout not straight from Ford
Scotland 32-16 USA 74m Scrum collapses and is moved slightly due to the cutting up of the pitch
Scotland 32-16 USA 75m USA in possession but ball knocked on & picked up by Scotland
Scotland 32-16 USA 76m High tackle by John Quill so penalty to Scotland, kicked to touch
Scotland 32-16 USA 77m Lineout to Scotland just inside the USA 22
Scotland 32-16 USA 78m Laidlaw tackled well by Suniula, Scotland still have it
Scotland 37-16 USA 78m Weir goes over for Scotland’s 5th try of game following a great pass by Swinson
Scotland 39-16 USA 79m Laidlaw slots the conversion over and there are 5 seconds remaining
Scotland 39-16 USA 80m Restart gathered by Visser, passed to Hogg who kicks it dead. All over
Scotland 39-16 USA FT That bonus point win secures Scotland the top spot in their pool after 2 games each
15 Stuart Hogg 14 Sean Maitland 13 Mark Bennett 12 Pete Horne 11 Tim Visser 10 Finn Russell 9 HENRY PYRGOS (C) 1 Ryan Grant 2 Ross Ford 3 Jon Welsh 4 Richie Gray 5 Grant Gilchrist 6 Alasdair Strokosch 7 Ryan Wilson 8 Josh Strauss BENCH: 16 Kevin Bryce 17 Alasdair Dickinson 18 WP Nel 19 Tim Swinson 20 Fraser Brown 21 Greig Laidlaw 22 Duncan Weir 23 Matt Scott
SCORERS T: Visser, Maitland, Nel, Scott, Weir C: Russell, Laidlaw (3) P: Hogg, Russell
15 CHRIS WYLES (C) 14 Takudzwa Ngwenya 13 Seamus Kelly 12 Thretton Palamo 11 Blaine Scully 10 AJ MacGinty 9 Mike Petri 1 Eric Fry 2 Phil Thiel 3 Titi Lamositele 4 Hayden Smith 5 Greg Peterson 6 Al McFarland 7 Andrew Durutalo 8 Samu Manoa BENCH: 16 Zach Fenoglio 17 Oli Kilifi 18 Chris Baumann 19 Cam Dolan 20 John Quill 21 Danny Barrett 22 Shalom Suniula 23 Folau Niua
SCORERS T: Lamositele C: MacGinty P: MacGinty (3)
Man of the Match: Stuart Hogg (Scotland)
Referee: Chris Pollock (NZR) Asst. Referees: John Lacey (IRFU), Mike Fraser (NZR) TMO: Ben Skeen (NZR)
Wembley Stadium - Sunday, 27 September 2015
KO: 16:45 HT: 18-3 Att: 89,267
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Ireland vs Romania Just under 15 mins to KO at Wembley
Ireland vs Romania Alteration to Romania starting line-up, Lucaci replaces the suspended V Ursache at 6
Ireland vs Romania Wembley is bathed in sunshine and it's a sea of green, the Irish are here in numbers
Ireland vs Romania Anthems ringing around Wembley stadium
Ireland 0-0 Romania 0m Everyone waiting for ref Joubert to get the match underway and blow his whistle for KO
Ireland 0-0 Romania 0m Romania take the KO, Ireland surge forward immediately, Earls goes to ground
Ireland 0-0 Romania 1m Ireland almost up to half way, and continue to make ground
Ireland 0-0 Romania 1m Madigan sends up a high ball, Payne takes for Ireland
Ireland 0-0 Romania 2m Payne & Zebo keep Ireland going forward
Ireland 0-0 Romania 2m Earls gives it inside and Ireland are just 10m from the try line now
Ireland 0-0 Romania 3m Stout Romania defence thwarts Ireland, who make the mistake and Romania clear their lines
Ireland 0-0 Romania 4m Ireland straight back on the attack, Devin Toner takes the ball into contact
Ireland 0-0 Romania 4m Romania turnover the ball and Calefeteanu gets the box kick away
Ireland 0-0 Romania 5m Bowe slides a kick down the sideline for Ireland but it goes into touch
Ireland 0-0 Romania 5m Romania take the lineout ball and put up a skyer
Ireland 0-0 Romania 6m Romania concede the penalty for holding on at the breakdown. Madigan goes for the posts
Ireland 3-0 Romania 7m Madigan's kick sails through the posts from about 40m out
Ireland 3-0 Romania 8m The ball goes out on the full and this gives Romania an attacking lineout
Ireland 3-0 Romania 8m Fercu takes the ball into two Irish defenders, Payne doesn't roll away
Ireland 3-0 Romania 10m Romania going for the posts, scrum half Calefeteanu lines it up
Ireland 3-3 Romania 10m The kick is good and the scores are level
Ireland 3-3 Romania 11m Madigan takes the KO, Romania gather. Wiringi clears
Ireland 3-3 Romania 12m Ireland have possession but Romania steal it back and look threatening as they push beyond the 22
Ireland 3-3 Romania 13m Fercu makes a half break but can't get his pass away, Ireland pick it up and run it back
Ireland 3-3 Romania 14m Bowes starts the move but it's a try for Zebo as he hares up the line, kicks and gathers
Ireland 3-3 Romania 14m TMO just checking if Zebo was in touch...
Ireland 3-3 Romania 14m TMO Veldsman rules that Zebo was in touch so it's back for a Romania lineout
Ireland 3-3 Romania 16m Romania kick to touch, Irish lineout sets them up for another attack
Ireland 3-3 Romania 16m Ireland knock on but we go back for the penalty advantage for a high tackle earlier in play
Ireland 6-3 Romania 17m Madigan places the ball on the kicking tee and prepares, it's a good kick
Ireland 6-3 Romania 18m Ireland told to use the ball at the breakdown, they kick and chase
Ireland 11-3 Romania 18m Ireland get the ball out wide, Earls & Zebo help put Bowe in at the corner for a try
Ireland 13-3 Romania 20m Madigan's conversion for Ireland is successful, great kick from the edge of the pitch
Ireland 13-3 Romania 21m Romania press forward, Lucaci gets his head down
Ireland 13-3 Romania 21m Kinikinilau makes a half break for but is snagged. Romania then pinged for not releasing
Ireland 13-3 Romania 23m Irish lineout working smoothly, Payne is hit with a big tackle but Tonita is offside
Ireland 13-3 Romania 24m Penalty dispatched upfield and Ireland gather at the lineout & drive forward to 15m out
Ireland 13-3 Romania 25m Ref Joubert brings them back for penalty advantage, Madigan kicks for the corner
Ireland 13-3 Romania 25m Ireland penalised for obstruction at the lineout so Romania are able to clear the ball away
Ireland 13-3 Romania 26m Ireland disrupt the Romanian lineout, Madigan kicks and Fercu takes...
Ireland 13-3 Romania 26m ...Fercu is put under pressure by two Irish tacklers but gets the ball away eventually
Ireland 13-3 Romania 28m Ireland are back on the attack, crossing the 22.
Ireland 18-3 Romania 28m Zebo throws a long pass to Earls who pins his ears back and goes over for a try in the corner
Ireland 18-3 Romania 30m Madigan's conversion hits the post and falls back on the wrong side
Ireland 18-3 Romania 30m Bowe goes up for high ball and takes it well, Ireland win the penalty and boot it up field
Ireland 18-3 Romania 32m Ryan keeps the Irish moving forward, Henry slips a tackle and Ireland make progress over 22
Ireland 18-3 Romania 33m Lucaci tackles Murphy without the ball, but play continues. Romania win back possession
Ireland 18-3 Romania 33m Concern for Cian Healy, but it's a contact lens issue not an injury
Ireland 18-3 Romania 34m Romania put in to the scrum, Reddan scrags Calefeteanu
Ireland 18-3 Romania 34m Scrappy ball and Romania just clear it. Irish have the penalty as Carpo is offside
Ireland 18-3 Romania 36m Ireland lineout and drive, but Joubert says the maul has collapsed & gives Romania the scrum
Ireland 18-3 Romania 37m Ireland try to shove Romania off the scrum but they get the ball away, Earls takes
Ireland 18-3 Romania 38m Romania knock on and give Ireland a scrum near the touchline
Ireland 18-3 Romania 38m Ireland win penalty at scrum, Joubert plays advantage as they kick high to Bowe
Ireland 18-3 Romania 39m Advantage over and Romania regain the ball and rather desperately kick it to touch
Ireland 18-3 Romania 40m A loud blast from Joubert's whistle, and that's the end of the half
Ireland 18-3 Romania HT T: Bowe, Earls C: Madigan P: Madigan (2) | P: Calafeteanu
Ireland 18-3 Romania 40m Ireland heading back out now to join Romania for the second half, Ireland KO
Ireland 18-3 Romania 40m Toner takes the ball from the KO at top speed and makes 20m
Ireland 18-3 Romania 40m Chris Henry pinged for a tackle round the neck so possession handed to Romania
Ireland 18-3 Romania 41m Radoi's throw well taken and Romania make it to the 22, Apostol takes it on
Ireland 18-3 Romania 42m Romania going through the phases, Ireland defending well and turnover the ball
Ireland 18-3 Romania 42m Good chase by Earls and gets the charge down. Ireland lineout & they drive forward
Ireland 23-3 Romania 43m Reddan pokes a little grubber through, Earls collects and dabs it over the tryline
Ireland 25-3 Romania 43m Another good strike by Madigan collects the extra 2 points
Ireland 25-3 Romania 45m Fercu gathers a high ball and Wiringi tries to find space to duck through
Ireland 25-3 Romania 46m Nice hand off by Apostol, and the Romanians are inside the Irish 22 now
Ireland 25-3 Romania 47m Poparlan makes ground but turnover ball for Ireland. Botezatu covers
Ireland 25-3 Romania 47m Ireland on the attack once more, throwing the ball around but Healy knocks on
Ireland 25-3 Romania 48m Romania's turn to come at the Irish defence, and they win a penalty in midfield
Ireland 25-3 Romania 48m Earls has to leave the field for a head injury assessment
Ireland 25-3 Romania 48m Rob Kearney comes on for Ireland, he goes to fullback and Zebo to the wing
Ireland 25-3 Romania 49m Ireland on the counter attack but the kick is too long and Apostol takes easily
Ireland 25-3 Romania 50m Radoi loses the ball forward, and it's Irish ball at the scrum
Ireland 25-3 Romania 52m Heaslip picks up the ball at the back of the scrum, the crowd urge Ireland forward
Ireland 25-3 Romania 52m Romania have to win this lineout on their own 5m line, they just about do so and get the ball away
Ireland 25-3 Romania 53m Romania subs, Ion and Apostol off, Tarus and Ionita on. Healy off and McGrath on for Ireland
Ireland 25-3 Romania 55m Ireland pressing, but Carpo wins the turnover about 10m out from the Romania tryline
Ireland 25-3 Romania 56m Andrei Radoi leaves the field, Turashvili replaces him and has to throw in immediately
Ireland 25-3 Romania 56m Good Murphy turnover for Ireland, Bowe makes a dart
Ireland 25-3 Romania 56m Ireland spill the ball, Romania kick & chase but Ireland regain it
Ireland 25-3 Romania 57m Irish sub, Payne off and Paddy Jackson on
Ireland 25-3 Romania 58m Romania turnover the ball again at the breakdown. Bowe tries the kick chase but Botezatu covers
Ireland 25-3 Romania 59m TMO is checking Ionita's tackle on Paddy Jackson; he's taken him in the air
Ireland 25-3 Romania 59m TMO checking all angles to see Jackson's foot - it's in the air so penalty to Ireland
Ireland 25-3 Romania 59m Ireland subs Cronin and O'Brien on, Strauss and Heaslip off
Ireland 25-3 Romania 60m Romania sub van Heerden on for Lucaci. Darren Cave bursts through but stopped on the line
Ireland 25-3 Romania 61m Joubert gives Gal a yellow card for slowing the ball down on the tryline. Ireland take scrum option
Ireland 30-3 Romania 61m Great defensive scrum from Romania, but Reddan gets the ball wide to Bowe who scores
Ireland 32-3 Romania 62m Bowe's try was in the corner so Madigan has another conversion from out wide - he nails it
Ireland 30-3 Romania 63m Ireland subs White and Ryan off, Furlong and O'Connell on
Ireland 37-3 Romania 64m Zebo makes a great break on the wing, gives the ball inside to Kearney who dives over
Ireland 37-3 Romania 66m Madigan's conversion from the side-line misses this time
Ireland 37-3 Romania 67m Kearney looks to be limping, but plays on. Ireland knock on and give the ball back to Romania
Ireland 37-3 Romania 68m The Romanians feeling the pace now, 4 subs come on
Ireland 37-3 Romania 68m Romania subs, Ursache, Macovei, Calafeteanu, Wiringi off, Lazar, Burcea, Surugiu, Vlaicu on
Ireland 37-3 Romania 70m Kearney heads off the pitch, Conor Murray comes on
Ireland 37-3 Romania 71m Gal back on from his sinbinning
Ireland 37-3 Romania 71m Ireland scrum, they get the ball away and Zebo kicks long
Ireland 37-3 Romania 71m Cronin breaks one tackle and is then brought to ground
Ireland 37-3 Romania 72m Ireland on half way, Cave makes another good run and gets the ball back, Joubert pings Romania
Ireland 42-3 Romania 73m Very strong lineout and drive by Ireland takes them over the tryline, Chris Henry the scorer
Ireland 44-3 Romania 74m Madigan adds the extras
Ireland 44-3 Romania 75m Irish don't take the restart, confusion leads to Romania lineout
Ireland 44-3 Romania 75m Romania have the ball in a good attacking position and Gal surges forward
Ireland 44-3 Romania 76m Romania pen is kicked to the corner for the lineout on 5m
Ireland 44-8 Romania 76m Carpo just takes the ball at the tail, and Romania go over under the posts for a try!
Ireland 44-10 Romania 78m Romania conv means they're into double figures, the crowd delighted
Ireland 44-10 Romania 79m Last attack by Ireland as Jackson kicks to the corner, 5m lineout and drive for Ireland
Ireland 44-10 Romania 80m Reddan grabs the ball and gives it to Bowe who nearly scores but Romania hold firm
Ireland 44-10 Romania 80m That's it, we're all done at Wembley with Ireland convincing winners
Ireland 44-10 Romania FT World record attendance for RWC game today at Wembley - 89,267 here to see Ireland v Romania
15 Simon Zebo 14 Tommy Bowe 13 Jared Payne 12 Darren Cave 11 Keith Earls 10 Ian Madigan 9 Eoin Reddan 8 JAMIE HEASLIP (C) 7 Chris Henry 6 Jordi Murphy 5 Devin Toner 4 Donnacha Ryan 3 Nathan White 2 Richardt Strauss 1 Cian Healy BENCH: 16 Sean Cronin 17 Jack McGrath 18 Tadhg Furlong 19 Paul O'Connell 20 Sean O'Brien 21 Conor Murray 22 Paddy Jackson 23 Rob Kearney
SCORERS T: Bowe (2), Earls (2), Kearney, Henry C: Madigan (4) P: Madigan (2)
15 Catalin Fercu 14 Adrian Apostol 13 Paula Kinikinilau 12 Csaba Gal 11 Ionut Botezatu 10 Michael Wiringi 9 Valentin Calafeteanu 1 Andrei Ursache 2 Andrei Radoi 3 Paulica Ion 4 Valentin Poparlan 5 Ovidiu Tonita 6 Valentin Ursache 7 MIHAI MACOVEI (C) 8 Daniel Carpo BENCH: 16 Mihaita Lazar 17 Otar Turashvili 18 Alexandru Tarus 19 Johannes van Heerden 20 Stelian Burcea 21 Florin Surugiu 22 Florin Ionita 23 Florin Vlaicu
SCORERS T: Tonita C: Vlaicu P: Calafeteanu Gal
Man of the Match: Keith Earls (Ireland)
Referee: Craig Joubert (SARU) Asst. Referees: Romain Poite (FFR), Leighton Hodges (WRU) TMO: Shaun Veldsman (SARU)