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Sandy Park - Tuesday, 29 September 2015
KO: 16:45 HT: 22-7 Att: 10,103
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Tonga v Namibia Good afternoon from Sandy Park! Anthems are underway for RWC halfway match in pool stages
Tonga v Namibia Time for the Sipi Tau before the game kicks off shortly... Tonga sits 4th above Namibia in Pool C
Tonga 0-0 Namibia 0m Glen Jackson holds the whistle at Sandy Park today & we have KO
Tonga 0-0 Namibia 1m Latiume Fosita kicked off & Namibia is gently moving into Tongan territory but offside...
Tonga 0-0 Namibia 2m Fosita pumps ball downfield for lineout on halfway...but Namibia steal it at breakdown outside own 22
Tonga 0-0 Namibia 3m Namibia clear it away but it's Tonga who come back with it to break out of own half....
Tonga 0-0 Namibia 4m But Namibia wrestle back possession & look dangerous but lose it for Tonga penalty
Tonga 0-0 Namibia 5m Late replacement Telusa Veainu looks to have found whitewash but ref off to TMO try/no try
Tonga 5-0 Namibia 6m TMO Ben Skeen confirms the try & Tonga are away quickly on scoreboard
Tonga 7-0 Namibia 7m Vungakoto Lilo pings over the conversion to consolidate the try for Tongans
Tonga 7-0 Namibia 8m That no doubt will settle the nerves of Tonga & give them momentum...
Tonga 7-0 Namibia 10m Johannes Coetzee pinged at own scrum & Tonga set up attacking lineout...
Tonga 12-0 Namibia 11m Setpiece working for Tonga well as they execute efficiently & quickly for Jack Ram try
Tonga 12-0 Namibia 13m Lilo, however, misses the conversion from out wide, pulling it
Tonga 12-0 Namibia 14m Tonga go to clear from restart but charged down & Namibia take advantage...
Tonga 12-0 Namibia 14m Namibia fly into Tonga 22 & head for corner but knock on which looks deliberate...
Tonga 12-0 Namibia 15m Back for penalty & Namibia go again but it's Tonga who end up with penalty in own 22
Tonga 12-0 Namibia 16m Tonga clear back up to the 10m & lineout goes fine before Namibia gets hands on ball
Tonga 12-0 Namibia 17m Possession changes hands again & Tonga attack but ball goes loose & Namibia collect...
Tonga 12-5 Namibia 18m Tjiuee Uanivi deftly breaks before offloading to Johan Tromp for an effortless try
Tonga 12-7 Namibia 19m Theuns Kotze adds the extra and this is turning out to be an exciting action-packed game...
Tonga 12-7 Namibia 20m From restart Tonga attack into Namibian 22 & win penalty which is infinitely kickable
Tonga 12-7 Namibia 21m But the penalty is missed from just 30m and more points go begging
Tonga 12-7 Namibia 23m Tonga get right back into an attacking position & Lilo kicks penalty for 5m lineout
Tonga 17-7 Namibia 24m Another excellent lineout & Fosita collects poor offload to feet & sprints round posts to score
Tonga 19-7 Namibia 25m An easy conversion & Tonga already have 3 tries in the bag so early in 2nd quarter...
Tonga 19-7 Namibia 26m A quick time off after Tonga knock on at the breakdown in midfield...
Tonga 19-7 Namibia 27m Namibia have attacking scrum just over halfway but Tonga steal possession & kick into Namibia 22
Tonga 19-7 Namibia 28m Namibia clear but in no time Tonga are right back; possession to-ing & fro-ing; Namibia scrum
Tonga 19-7 Namibia 29m Scrum for Namibia is just fine & get out of 22 but poor handling skills gives Tonga scrum
Tonga 19-7 Namibia 30m Free kick to Tonga & have 22 lineout; stolen by Namibia but penalty to Tonga...
Tonga 19-7 Namibia 32m Tonga tap & go into the 22 but forward pass & time off...
Tonga 19-7 Namibia 32m Opeti Fonua replaces Sione Kalamafoni & time's back on...
Tonga 19-7 Namibia 33m Tonga don't come away with a try this time but do secure penalty...
Tonga 22-7 Namibia 34m Lilo finds his mark this time & puts more distance between Tonga & Namibia...
Tonga 22-7 Namibia 35m From the restart it's Tonga charging into Namibian territory & already up to & into the 22
Tonga 22-7 Namibia 36m A hiccough for Tonga & Namibia gallop out of own 22 & over halfway but pinged for crossing
Tonga 22-7 Namibia 37m Tonga clear to touch & Namibia lineout but quickly lose possession for Tonga to attack again
Tonga 22-7 Namibia 38m More back & forth with Namibia escaping clutches of Tonga to get out of danger area but...
Tonga 22-7 Namibia 39m But Tonga have attacking scrum on the 22...reset...
Tonga 22-7 Namibia 40m Front row goes down but ball's already out the back & Tonga spin it out wide to attack corner
Tonga 22-7 Namibia 40+1m Veainu flies over in corner grounding mid-flight but has to go to TMO - rightly
Tonga 22-7 Namibia 40+2m His left hand hits the touch line a fraction before rounding & it's no try. And HT...
Tonga 22-7 Namibia HT T: Veainu, Ram, Fosita C: Lilo (2) P: Lilo | T: Tromp C: Kotze
Tonga 22-7 Namibia 40m Back for 2nd half & there's a touch of aerial football before eventually kicked to touch
Tonga 22-7 Namibia 41m Namibia have attacking lineout in the 10m & make a little ground before Tonga steal possession
Tonga 22-7 Namibia 42m Tonga hurl themselves into the Namibian 22 but final pass is forward so all momentum lost
Tonga 22-7 Namibia 42m Time off as Hale T Pole gets attention after coming down on collapsed ankle from lineout. Ouch!
Tonga 22-7 Namibia 43m Pole does walk off pitch and is replaced by Tukulua Lokotui; Namibia defensive scrum...
Tonga 22-7 Namibia 43m Namibia hold onto their scrum & eventually Kotze thumps it downfield but...
Tonga 27-7 Namibia 44m ...Veainu collects & sprints over halfway, offloading to Ram who dances thru defence to score
Tonga 27-7 Namibia 45m There's no successful conversion but the bonus point is in the bag for Tonga
Tonga 27-7 Namibia 47m Namibia finally get into attacking territory & have a 5m lineout & they heave towards tryline...
Tonga 27-7 Namibia 48m Ref goes to TMO for any reason why he can't award Burger's try...
Tonga 27-12 Namibia 48m Ref Jackson says he's seen ball on line so TMO can't find any reason not to award it.
Tonga 27-14 Namibia 49m Kotze converts from the touchline almost with such perfection!
Tonga 27-14 Namibia 50m Tonga again are strong from restart & bulldoze into the 22 but pen Namibia for not releasing
Tonga 27-14 Namibia 51m Namibia lineout halfway in own half & clear; Veainu runs it back from own 22...
Tonga 27-14 Namibia 53m Tonga lineout on halfway & it doesn't look like they're going to let up pressure any time soon
Tonga 32-14 Namibia 54m & it's Ram & Veainu who partner to perfection again & it's the winger who finds tryline again
Tonga 32-14 Namibia 55m No conversion, but heyho...who's bothered about trivialities with 5 tries in bag already
Tonga 32-14 Namibia 57m Redelinghuys/van Lill for Viviers/Venter | Ngauamo/ Fisilau/Morath for Lutui/Takulua/Piutau
Tonga 32-14 Namibia 59m Namibia almost get a 3rd try & so close but Ram saves the day...
Tonga 32-14 Namibia 59m But TMO to check what happened at lineout & Uanivi does knock on. Tonga land scrum on 5m...
Tonga 32-14 Namibia 61m Tongan scrum still strong & they drive Namibia out of the danger zone...
Tonga 32-14 Namibia 63m Penalty for #TNG & they battle ahead before aerial football...
Tonga 32-14 Namibia 65m And there's a host more changes as Namibia gain some ground...attacking lineout
Tonga 32-19 Namibia 66m Hang on for changes as Burger battles thru Tongan lines to score again brilliantly
Tonga 32-21 Namibia 67m Kotze beautifully converts & Namibia are still in the game...
Tonga 32-21 Namibia 68m Mailau, 'Aulika & Helu for Tonga'uiha, Puafisi & Lilo | Philander for Tromp
Tonga 32-21 Namibia 69m Namibia definitely have a taste for success now & go on the attack again...
Tonga 32-21 Namibia 70m But wind taken out of sails & it's a Tonga lineout; they drive hard & Tinus Du Plessis pinged
Tonga 32-21 Namibia 71m Tinus du Plessis & Damian Stevens on for Bothma & Buitendag
Tonga 35-21 Namibia 72m Meanwhile Morath - who's taken over kicking duties - pings over another 3 points
Tonga 35-21 Namibia 73m Restart could have been OK for Namibia if only weren't offside yet again - 14th penalty
Tonga 35-21 Namibia 75m Tonga force Namibia back but pinged for neck roll offence on Louis van der Westhuizen just on
Tonga 35-21 Namibia 76m Namibia penalty & they set up lineout but goes awry & handbags threaten...
Tonga 35-21 Namibia 77m Ref brings players back under manners & it's a Tonga 5m defensive scrum; Burger offside..
Tonga 35-21 Namibia 78m Man of the Match is Tonga's Jack Ram as he charges out of own 22...
Tonga 35-21 Namibia 78m Namibia pinged at breakdown again & Tonga have the scrum...
Tonga 35-21 Namibia 79m Play back on halfway but it's Namibia with the out in to the scrum with seconds to go
Tonga 35-21 Namibia 80m It's a Namibian boot that kicks the ball finally into touch for FT in Exeter
15 Vungakoto Lilo 14 David Halaifonua 13 SIALE PIUTAU (C) 12 Sione Piukala 11 Telusa Veainu 10 Latiume Fosita 9 Sonatane Takulua 1 Soane Tonga'uiha 2 Aleki Lutui 3 Sila Puafisi 4 Hale T Pole 5 Joseph Tuineau 6 Sione Kalamafoni 7 Jack Ram 8 Viliami Ma'afu BENCH: 16 Paula Ngauamo 17 Tevita Mailau 18 Halani 'Aulika 19 Tukulua Lokotui 20 Opeti Fonua 21 Samisoni Fisilau 22 Kurt Morath 23 Will Helu
SCORERS T: Veainu (2), Ram (2), Fosita C: Lilo (2) P: Lilo, Morath
15 Chrysander Botha 14 Johan Tromp 13 Danie Van Wyk 12 Johan Deysel 11 Russel Van Wyk 10 Theuns Kotze 9 Eneill Buitendag 1 Casper Viviers 2 Torsten Van Jaarsveld 3 Johannes Coetzee 4 Janco Venter 5 Tjiuee Uanivi 6 JACQUES BURGER (C) 7 Rohan Kitshoff 8 Renaldo Bothma BENCH: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen 17 Johnny Redelinghuys 18 AJ De Klerk 19 Tinus Du Plessis 20 PJ Van Lill 21 Damian Stevens 22 Darryl De La Harpe 23 David Philander
SCORERS T: Tromp, Burger (2) C: Kotze (3)
Man of the Match: Jack Ram (Tonga)
Referee: Glen Jackson (NZR) Asst. Referees: Chris Pollock (NZR), Federico Anselmi (UAR) TMO: Ben Skeen (NZR)
Millennium Stadium - Thursday, 01 October 2015
KO: 16:45 HT: 17-6 Att: 71,576
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Wales vs Fiji It's a cracking atmosphere in Cardiff, the sun is out and it's thronging with fans
Wales vs Fiji Roof on at the stadium in Cardiff, and we've just been treated to a blast of Tom Jones
Wales vs Fiji The stadium announcer does quite well with some of the Fijian tongue twister names!
Wales vs Fiji A huge cheer when Rhys Webb is introduced to the Cardiff crowd, he's on crutches
Wales vs Fiji Build up to KO now, teams in the dressing room and the choir assembles on the pitch
Wales vs Fiji Here come Qera, Faletau and Lydiate, all of whom win their 50th cap today, huge applause
Wales vs Fiji Teams are out and lining up for the anthems
Wales vs Fiji Great reception for both anthems, there are Fijian flags waving around the stadium
Wales vs Fiji Huge round of applause for the cibi (Fijian haka)
Wales 0-0 Fiji 0m It's Wales to KO
Wales 0-0 Fiji 0m Ref Lacey gets us going. Fiji collect and march it forward
Wales 0-0 Fiji 1m Morgan gets the ball out to North who goes on a great run but brought down short of line
Wales 0-0 Fiji 1m Wales regroup and push forward about 2m from the Fijian line
Wales 0-0 Fiji 2m Ref awards penalty Wales and they go for the lineout in the corner
Wales 0-0 Fiji 2m Davies takes and Wales get the drive on
Wales 0-0 Fiji 2m Kick cross field is taken by Fiji but they come back for another penalty Wales
Wales 0-0 Fiji 3m Again Wales choose the lineout and drive
Wales 0-0 Fiji 3m No way through the middle so Wales go wider. Roberts crash ball
Wales 0-0 Fiji 4m Fiji nick the ball and head off on a run but Wales retrieve
Wales 0-0 Fiji 4m Fast & furious, ball changing possession. Wales bring Fiji down behind their own tryline
Wales 0-0 Fiji 5m First scrum of the game to Wales 5m from the Fijian line
Wales 0-0 Fiji 6m Free kick Wales from the scrum, Faletau takes it quickly
Wales 5-0 Fiji 7m And Wales finally make the pressure count, G Davies pops the ball down under the posts
Wales 7-0 Fiji 8m Dan Biggar converts
Wales 7-0 Fiji 8m Wales take the KO and kick it back to halfway
Wales 7-0 Fiji 8m Fiji trundle forward but their players go over the top and it's Wales' put in to the scrum
Wales 7-0 Fiji 9m Scrum needs to be reset. This time Wales get it away but Fiji had the shove on
Wales 7-0 Fiji 10m Talebula takes a good high ball for Fiji. Diagonal kick to M Morgan
Wales 7-0 Fiji 11m Fiji coming up to halfway line. Nagusa takes it on.
Wales 7-0 Fiji 11m Bradley Davies receiving attention for blood
Wales 7-0 Fiji 12m B Davies says he'll play on but he's still bleeding. Fiji penalty at the scrum
Wales 7-0 Fiji 12m Volavola lines up the pen, about 5m from the touchline. B Davies goes off, Charteris on
Wales 7-3 Fiji 13m Great kick, sails through the posts
Wales 7-3 Fiji 14m Fiji take KO and hoof upfield. Wales lineout and they take it
Wales 7-3 Fiji 15m Cuthbert isolated and Koto turnover the ball for Fiji
Wales 7-3 Fiji 15m Fiji kick the penalty down to the Welsh 22 for the lineout
Wales 7-3 Fiji 15m Wales penalised for pushing at the lineout, so Volavola has another penalty chance for Fiji
Wales 7-3 Fiji 16m ...but Volavola pushes this easier chance wide of the posts
Wales 7-6 Fiji 18m G Davies taken in the air but ref plays on, ball out to North on the wing
Wales 7-6 Fiji 18m Biggar pokes a kick upfield but straight to Volavola who counterattacks
Wales 7-3 Fiji 18m Wales get the penalty at the breakdown and G Davies runs off with it
Wales 7-3 Fiji 19m Wales penalty opportunity now, right in front of the posts, Biggar to take
Wales 10-3 Fiji 20m Easy 3 points for Biggar
Wales 10-3 Fiji 20m HIA replacement, Cuthbert off, Lloyd Williams on
Wales 10-3 Fiji 21m Big boot downfield from Biggar, Volavola runs it back again
Wales 10-3 Fiji 21m Nice show & go from Nagusa as Fiji make yards
Wales 10-3 Fiji 22m Fiji still just inside their own half as Wales defend but Tikoirotuma breaks
Wales 10-3 Fiji 22m Wales make a great break but butcher it at the final moment and ref awards penalty to Fiji
Wales 10-3 Fiji 24m Fiji take their lineout then kick down the pitch to M Morgan
Wales 10-3 Fiji 25m M Morgan picks up dead ball and it's Wales 22 dropout
Wales 10-3 Fiji 25m Biggar excellent take under the high ball, Baldwin breaks a tackle
Wales 10-3 Fiji 25m Fiji turnover the ball but ref says illegally. Pen Wales
Wales 10-3 Fiji 26m Biggar goes for the lineout & drive rather than the posts
Wales 10-3 Fiji 26m Wales subs reversed, Charteris off, B Davies back on. L Williams off, Cuthbert back on
Wales 10-3 Fiji 27m The crowd are cheering Wales on as they almost get to the Fiji line
Wales 10-3 Fiji 28m Wales think they've scored but ref Lacey thinks it's held up, TMO is checking
Wales 10-3 Fiji 28m No try and B Davies gives away the penalty for a high tackle so Fiji clear their lines
Wales 10-3 Fiji 29m It's a Fiji lineout on their 22 from the penalty on their own tryline
Wales 10-3 Fiji 29m Fiji kick again and the ball is beyond the halfway line for the Welsh lineout
Wales 10-3 Fiji 29m Wales get the ball after a mess at the lineout, Biggar puts up a high one and Fiji run back
Wales 10-3 Fiji 30m Biggar chases his own kick but Volavola has things under control and kicks to touch
Wales 10-3 Fiji 31m Wales lineout, get the ball and send it wide. Ball lost but Baldwin picks up
Wales 10-3 Fiji 31m Once again a great Welsh break and they think they've scored a try but TMO checks
Wales 15-3 Fiji 31m TMO decision is try Wales scored by Baldwin
Wales 17-3 Fiji 32m Biggar nails a tough conversion from wide
Wales 17-3 Fiji 33m Volavola puts up a high ball but it's out on the full so Wales lineout in the Fiji half
Wales 17-3 Fiji 33m Alun Wyn Jones takes the ball on, more pressure on the Fiji defence
Wales 17-3 Fiji 35m Fiji turnover the ball, Goneva pass inside to Volavola on the counter and they're on Wales 22
Wales 17-3 Fiji 36m Welsh defence just get back in time to snuff out Fiji rampage
Wales 17-3 Fiji 36m Welsh scrum on their 22. Scrum goes down and it's Fiji pen
Wales 17-6 Fiji 37m Volavola penalty kick clipped through the posts
Wales 17-6 Fiji 38m Fiji put up high kick from the restart take. penalty Wales on halfway though, Biggar to touch
Wales 17-6 Fiji Wales go for Wyn Jones at front of lineout, ref says use it
Wales 17-6 Fiji 39m Wales push on over the 5m line but ref says Fiji ball and that's the end of the half
Wales 17-6 Fiji HT T: Gareth Davies, Baldwin C: Biggar (2) P: Biggar | P: Volavola (2)
Wales 17-6 Fiji Very physical performances from both teams here, the pace of the game has been so quick
Wales 17-6 Fiji 40m Fiji to KO the second half here in Cardiff
Wales 17-6 Fiji 40m Goneva bundled into touch. Wales go quickly, Fiji return it. Roberts kicks the ball
Wales 17-6 Fiji 41m Scrum Wales on halfway as Fiji knock on in contact
Wales 17-6 Fiji 42m Fiji get the drive on at the scrum again, Wales get it away but it hits a Fijian player
Wales 17-6 Fiji 42m Wales take the lineout and drive Fiji over halfway
Wales 17-6 Fiji 42m Nagusa goes forward with the ball, Wales bring him down. Ref Lacey gives penalty to#FJI
Wales 17-6 Fiji 44m Good kick by Volavola, Fiji lineout but Wales steal
Wales 17-6 Fiji 44m Talebula runs forward, kicks it forward and chases
Wales 17-6 Fiji 45m Fiji on the charge but a low pass to Koto means he knocks on
Wales 17-6 Fiji 45m Tikoirotuma and Kenatale combine in a good attacking move. Wales concede pen
Wales 17-6 Fiji 47m Volavola misses straightforward pen
Wales 17-6 Fiji 47m Fiji on the attack again, Cuthbert just can't hold the interception
Wales 17-11 Fiji 47m All the Fiji backs involved in a great breakaway move that results in try for Goneva
Wales 17-13 Fiji 49m Volavola converts
Wales 17-13 Fiji 49m Wales sub, Francis off, Lee on in the front row
Wales 17-13 Fiji 50m Wales attacking into the corner, they get over the 22 but turnover the ball at the breakdown
Wales 17-13 Fiji 51m Fiji have the lineout from the penalty kick, still well into their own half
Wales 17-13 Fiji 51m Wales steal the lineout, and press but they knock on and Fiji are on the charge again
Wales 17-13 Fiji 53m Long crossfield kick from Volavola. Wales get over halfway and then get the penalty this time
Wales 17-13 Fiji 53m Biggar points at the posts, big kick for him but he's been on such good form
Wales 20-13 Fiji 54m Biggar's kick just sneaks over the crossbar to steady the ship for Wales
Wales 20-13 Fiji 54m Wales sub Baldwin off, Owens on
Wales 20-13 Fiji 55m Welsh lineout now, B Davies takes, G Davies puts up box kick
Wales 20-13 Fiji 56m M Morgan has to chase long kick, he runs the ball but is tackled. Wales get the penalty though
Wales 20-13 Fiji 57m Wales lineout on halfway and attack, but again Fiji turnover the ball
Wales 20-13 Fiji 58m Volavola kicks the penalty deep into the Welsh half and it's Fiji put in at lineout
Wales 20-13 Fiji 59m Lee makes good turnover for Wales as Fiji were attacking. Awful kick from G Davies
Wales 20-13 Fiji 60m Fiji are battering the Welsh line, but Wales manage to retrieve the ball and clear it
Wales 20-13 Fiji 61m Fiji coming back at Wales again, Saulo goes to ground
Wales 20-13 Fiji 62m Wales turn it over but there's a knock on so it's a scrum
Wales 20-13 Fiji 62m All the momentum with Fiji as Wales put in at the scrum
Wales 20-13 Fiji 62m Wales going backwards in scrum and Fiji drive forward over the ball
Wales 20-13 Fiji 63m Fiji come in at the side at the breakdown and Wales are relieved when ref Lacey gives the pen
Wales 20-13 Fiji 64m Wales sub, Charteris on for B Davies
Wales 20-13 Fiji 64m Wales clear to halfway and have the lineout
Wales 20-13 Fiji 64m penalty Wales as Cavubati takes out the man in the lineout
Wales 20-13 Fiji 65m Wales surge forward but Fiji defence takes them into touch on 5m line
Wales 20-13 Fiji 66m Fiji try to run it away from their own 5m line, Wales pinning them back
Wales 20-13 Fiji 66m Wales charge down the kick in the deadball area
Wales 20-13 Fiji 67m Wales sub, Jenkins off, Jarvis on
Wales 20-13 Fiji 67m Scrum on the 5m line, Wales put in
Wales 20-13 Fiji 68m Wales hold the scrum, Fiji come over the top and ref Lacey gives a Wales pen
Wales 20-13 Fiji 68m Messy breakdown leaves Biggar aiming at the posts for the pen
Wales 23-13 Fiji 69m Biggar adds the three points for Wales
Wales 23-13 Fiji 69m Fiji subs, Soqeta and Ravulo on
Wales 23-13 Fiji 70m Wales can't get the pass away and ball goes into touch for Fiji lineout inside their half
Wales 23-13 Fiji 70m Sub Fiji, Kenatale off, Seniloli on
Wales 23-13 Fiji 70m Subs: Wales take off Lydiate for Tipuric, Fiji bring on Matavesi for Goneva
Wales 23-13 Fiji 71m Fiji make yards, Wales think they have the turnover but penalised for playing ball on ground
Wales 23-13 Fiji 73m Wales subs Hook & Priestland on
Wales 23-13 Fiji 73m Fiji attacking the Welsh line but Wales belt the ball up the pitch
Wales 23-13 Fiji 74m Tipuric takes the ball over halfway for Wales
Wales 23-13 Fiji 74m Wales put the ball through hands, get it to midfield and then win penalty at the breakdown
Wales 23-13 Fiji 74m Priestland kicks for touch
Wales 23-13 Fiji 75m Sub Fiji Botia off for Murimurivalu
Wales 23-13 Fiji 75m Wales take the lineout on Fiji 22 and drive forward
Wales 23-13 Fiji 75m Jarvis takes it on, Faletau takes it to 5m line
Wales 23-13 Fiji 75m A big melee in the corner, Lacey goes to TMO to see if Roberts has scored a try
Wales 23-13 Fiji 76m TMO says ball held up
Wales 23-13 Fiji 76m Scrum on 5m, G Davies to put in
Wales 23-13 Fiji 76m Ball comes back to Wales but Fiji get it back & kick to halfway
Wales 23-13 Fiji 77m Wales lineout throw on halfway. Jamie Roberts crosses the halfway line
Wales 23-13 Fiji 77m James Hook eludes the tackle but knocks on
Wales 23-13 Fiji 78m Scrum Fiji, they'll look to attack
Wales 23-13 Fiji 79m Fiji get the ball wide but Nagusa can't hold it and ball goes forward
Wales 23-13 Fiji 79m Wales take lineout and get over the 22 with ball in hand
Wales 23-13 Fiji 79m North tries to dance around 3 Fijian tacklers
Wales 23-13 Fiji 79m Wales still going forward, but Fiji turn it over once again at the breakdown
Wales 23-13 Fiji 80m Fiji try to run it out of their own half
Wales 23-13 Fiji 80+1m Fiji still attacking with intent but Welsh tackling good so far
Wales 23-13 Fiji 80+2m Another penalty to Fiji, they try to attack but a huge tackle gives Wales the ball
Wales 23-13 Fiji 80+3m Wales try to run it themselves and head for the corner but the ball goes into touch
Wales 23-13 Fiji FT That's it, Wales have won. Gareth Davies is named man of the match
15 Matthew Morgan 14 Alex Cuthbert 13 Tyler Morgan 12 Jamie Roberts 11, George North 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 James Hook
SCORERS T: Gareth Davies, Baldwin C: Biggar (2) P: Biggar (3)
15 Metuisela Talebula 14 Timoci Nagusa 13 Vereniki Goneva 12 Lepani Botia 11 Aseli Tikoirotuma 10 Ben Volavola 9 Nemia Kenatale 1 Campese Ma'afu 2 Sunia Koto 3 Manasa Saulo 4 Tevita Cavubati 5 Leone Nakarawa 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu 7 AKAPUSI QERA (C) 8 Netani Talei BENCH: 16 Viliame Veikoso 17 Peni Ravia 18 Leeroy Atalifo 19 Nemia Soqeta 20 Malakai Ravulo 21 Henry Seniloli 22 Joshua Matavesi 23 Kini Murimurivalu
SCORERS T: Goneva C: Volavola P: Volavola (2)
Referee: John Lacey (IRFU) Asst. Referees: Jérôme Garcès (FFR), Mathieu Raynal (FFR) TMO: George Ayoub (ARU)
Stadiummk - Thursday, 01 October 2015
KO: 20:00 HT: 24-12 Att: 28,145
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
France v Canada And here we are live from Milton Keynes & it's roundabouts! It's anthem time...
France v Canada Today's teams + JP Doyle is referee tonight...
France v Canada And Freddie Michalak readies to KO the match...
France 0-0 Canada 0m Allez Les Bleus begins early as 1st penalty goes to France on halfway...
France 0-0 Canada 1m Les Bleus do well with their 22 lineout but the Canucks win penalty at the breakdown; scrum Canada
France 0-0 Canada 2m Canada do well deep in own 22 & escape the danger zone & clear over halfway fro France to run back
France 5-0 Canada 3m But Canadian defence is poor as Michalak slips thru & offloads to Wesley Fofana for 1st try
France 7-0 Canada 4m It's a perfect conversion for Michalak as the open their a/c very early on.
France 7-0 Canada 5m DTH van der Merwe carries very well from restart & makes some yards & wins penalty
France 7-0 Canada 6m Canada kick to set up lineout on the 22, but it's stolen quickly & France shoot over halfway
France 7-0 Canada 7m A kick away allows Canada to come back at France but don't get over halfway...
France 7-0 Canada 8m Eventually they make it & France give away a penalty just inside own half
France 7-0 Canada 10m Good lineout for Canada but they lose momentum at the 22 & France have defensive scrum
France 7-0 Canada 12m France don't capitalise on possession but Canadian lineout goes awry & they've attacking scrum
France 7-0 Canada 13m A strong scrum from France just outside Canada 22 & they win the penalty...
France 10-0 Canada 13m Michalak kicks at uprights to become highest French #RWC points scorer
France 10-0 Canada 14m France deal with restart not so well with kick charged down deep in their own 22
France 10-0 Canada 15m A defensive 5m lineout for France & they do clear Canada back only 5m or so still in 22
France 10-0 Canada 16m Canada defend their lineout this time but have been pushed back outside the 22...
France 10-0 Canada 17m But Les Bleus shut them down & Michalak clears Canada right back over halfway
France 10-0 Canada 18m Time off as captain & No8 Tyler Ardron gets treatment on the field, not for the 1st time
France 10-0 Canada 18m Canada lose captain, replaced Nanyak Dala is on for him as they attack into France territory
France 10-0 Canada 19m Mathieu Bastareaud aids Les Bleus in forcing Canada back over halfway & they have advantage
France 10-0 Canada 20m Penalty comes & Freddie clears for a 22 lineout which they win & push on...
France 10-0 Canada 21m Canada manage turnover ball just in their own 22 & clear efficiently but Scott Spedding collects
France 10-0 Canada 21m Spedding runs it back & France are playing with some speed deep into the Canada 22 again
France 10-0 Canada 22m But the Canucks do manage to shut down Bastareaud to earn a defensive scrum
France 10-0 Canada 23m Scrum is readjusted until Ref Doyle is happy & that is super quick bal for Canada
France 10-0 Canada 23m Matt Evans clears to Spedding & Bastareaud is efficient in dispensing the ball
France 10-0 Canada 24m Freddie breaks & kicks beautifully over tryline but Fofana overruns ball to lose it, not score
France 10-0 Canada 25m Another 5m defensive scrum for Canada; it has to be reset but it's not so quick this time
France 10-0 Canada 27m But Canada do retain possession & clear for French lineout outside the 22
France 10-0 Canada 28m A good setpiece puts France almost on top of the whitewash & they look to be scoring soon
France 15-0 Canada 29m Hooker Guilhem Guirado takes the credit as the French drive maul over the tryline for try No.2
France 17-0 Canada 29m Michalak perfectly converts the try even from the touchline...easy pickings...
France 17-0 Canada 30m Excellent restart for Canada as collect own ball & are a metre or son short of tryline
France 17-5 Canada 30m And it's DTH van der Merwe who magnificently runs round defence to score from great hands
France 17-7 Canada 31m Nathan Hirayama converts the brilliant try & Canada are right back in it...
France 17-7 Canada 33m Canada attack fiercely from restart & Guirado hands over a penalty...
France 17-7 Canada 33m Superb hands & Canada almost make it to the tryline; get tackled but recycling is v good...
France 17-12 Canada 34m The French defensive is unimpressive & Aaron Carpenter finds enough space to score again!
France 17-12 Canada 35m There's no conversion for Canada & France decide to pull it together & attack into 22
France 17-12 Canada 36m Doug Wooldridge is pinged at the breakdown & France set up a lineout in the Canadian 22
France 17-12 Canada 36m It's time off for a mo as Evans get attention by posts & Harry Jones readies to come on
France 22-12 Canada 37m Jones is on & the French 5m lineout is perfect & they score immediately from Rabah Slimani
France 24-12 Canada 38m Michalak's kicking prowess continues & he adds the extra to pull away to 10 points
France 24-12 Canada 39m The French gift a penalty just inside their 10m & Canada have the attacking scrum
France 24-12 Canada 40m The Canadians look threatening & the French turnover & kick to touch to end that...
France 24-12 Canada HT T: Fofana, Slimani, Guirado C: Michalak (3) P: Michalak | T: van der Merwe, Carpenter C: Hirayama
France 24-12 Canada HT Well, Canada really bringing it & France likely not finding this such a walk in the park
France 24-12 Canada 40m Ready to KO 2nd half as Jamie Cudmore settles back into captaincy role for Canada
France 24-12 Canada 40m Richard Thorpe knock on from restart - as does Spedding but France scrum
France 24-15 Canada 42m But Eddy Ben Arous pinged in front row & Canada have early penalty which Hirayama strikes
France 24-15 Canada 43m A poor kick from Freddie goes too far...but Canada also kick clear badly...
France 24-15 Canada 44m It's a French attacking scrum but pinged for going early - by a nano second!
France 24-15 Canada 44m Ref is, again, disrupting flow of game unnecessarily & Canada clear...
France 24-15 Canada 45m The kick is unimpressive; French lineout is fine but ball intercepted & then knocked on
France 24-15 Canada 46m It's another France scrum just outside the Canada 22 & it's powerful enough to win free kick
France 24-15 Canada 47m Les Bleus kick for corner & lineout goes uncontested but the Canucks turnover in 22
France 24-15 Canada 48m Ray Barkwill replaces Thorpe before Canada have the defensive scrum
France 24-15 Canada 49m Canada manage the scrum but struggle to get out of own half; Hirayama clears but badly
France 24-15 Canada 50m 22 dropout for France who clear; Canada run it back into the 22 but France turnover is good
France 24-15 Canada 51m 22 France scrum on Canada 22 & they surge towards halfway line but pinged for not releasing
France 24-15 Canada 52m Canadian lineout just about saved & chip ahead but Spedding runs it back...but...
France 24-15 Canada 53m ...turnover possession & have a scrum halfway inside French territory after smart play
France 24-18 Canada 55m Another penalty for Canada & Hirayama tees up from outside 22 not too wide & adds 3 pts
France 24-18 Canada 56m Despite ref's disruption, this is some fast-paced game as France regain ball just in half
France 24-18 Canada 57m Canada take control for a moment before France attack again; pick & go outside Canada 22
France 27-18 Canada 58m Canucks hand over another kickable penalty & finally France score increases in 2nd half
France 27-18 Canada 59m Sears-Duru for Buydens earlier | Parra, Debaty & Kayser for Tillous-Borde, Ben Arous & Guirado
France 27-18 Canada 61m Evan Olmstead for Carpenter while France have advantage outside 22
France 27-18 Canada 62m Barkwill pinged at breakdown & France have 5m lineout after Nicolas Mas comes on for Slimani
France 27-18 Canada 63m Somehow Canada stop the bulldozer that is Bastareaud on tryline but it takes 3 of them!
France 27-18 Canada 63m They do it accurately & Canada have 5m defensive scrum who retain that ball & get away
France 27-18 Canada 64m Conor Trainor replaces Jones & Canada try to make more yards but forced back & into touch
France 27-18 Canada 65m French lineout in Canadian 22; Canucks pinged at breakdown & France kick to corner again for lineout
France 27-18 Canada 66m France spin the drive to tryline & eventually Pascal Papé finds a tiny gap to lay claim to line
France 34-18 Canada 67m TMO Graham Hughes just check 2 angles for grounding & try is awarded; Freddie adds conv
France 34-18 Canada 68m That's the bonus point for France
France 34-18 Canada 69m McRorie & Tiedemann for Mack & Wooldridge, & Jones returns so Trainor off again
France 34-18 Canada 71m Tales, Nyanga & Dumoulin for Freddie, Le Roux & Bastareaud as France win free kick on halfway
France 34-18 Canada 72m Dala handed YC as scrum is collapsed & France are knocking on the Canada 22 again
France 34-18 Canada 73m But Canada win back ball & clear for defensive lineout outside the 22; Ouedraogo for Chouly
France 34-18 Canada 74m Canada just lose possession following lineout & France are determined to make something of it
France 34-18 Canada 74m From not the best passage of play, France & #RWC debutant Remy Grosso skids over in corner
France 39-18 Canada 74m TMO checks grounding happens fractionally before his foot hits touch - & it does
France 41-18 Canada 75m Parra adds the conversion & France consolidate their win with 5 minutes to go
France 41-18 Canada 77m Canada desperate to score again & have lineout on halfway but French defence isn't bad
France 41-18 Canada 77m Exhaustion showing as ball is mishandled from both sides; penalty France & into 22
France 41-18 Canada 79m Good lineout for France but turnover & Canada kick ball away over halfway...
France 41-18 Canada 80m Penalty goes to Canada & they slowly head up to halfway but a knock on & penalty France
France 41-18 Canada FT Ref blows final whistle and it's all over at stadiummk
15 Scott Spedding 14 Remy Grosso 13 Mathieu Bastareaud 12 Wesley Fofana 11 Brice Dulin 10 Frederic Michalak 9 Sebastien Tillous-Borde 1 Eddy Ben Arous 2 Guilhem Guirado 3 Rabah Slimani 4 Pascal Papé 5 Yoann Maestri 6 THIERRY DUSAUTOIR (C) 7 Bernard Le Roux 8 Damien Chouly BENCH: 16 Benjamin Kayser 17 Vincent Debaty 18 Nicolas Mas 19 Yannick Nyanga 20 Fulgence Ouedraogo 21 Morgan Parra 22 Remi Tales 23 Alexandre Dumoulin
SCORERS T: Fofana, Guirado, Slimani, Papé, Grosso C: Michalak (4). Parra P: Michalak (2)
15 Matt Evans 14 Phil Mackenzie 13 Ciaran Hearn 12 Nick Blevins 11 DTH Van Der Merwe 10 Nathan Hirayama 9 Phil Mack 1 Hubert Buydens 2 Aaron Carpenter 3 Doug Wooldridge 4 Brett Beukeboom 5 Jamie Cudmore 6 Kyle Gilmour 7 Richard Thorpe 8 TYLER ARDRON (C) BENCH: 16 Ray Barkwill 17 Djustice Sears‐Duru 18 Andrew Tiedemann 19 Evan Olmstead 20 Nanyak Dala 21 Gordon McRorie 22 Harry Jones 23 Conor Trainor
SCORERS T: van der Merwe, Carpenter C: Hirayama P: Hirayama Dala
Man of the Match: Frederic Michalak (France)
Referee: JP Doyle (RFU) Asst. Referees: Wayne Barnes (RFU), Angus Gardner (ARU) TMO: Graham Hughes (RFU)
Millennium Stadium - Friday, 02 October 2015
KO: 20:00 HT: 22-10 Att: 69,187
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
All Blacks v Georgia Teams out on the field warming up, atmosphere building nicely, an awful lot of New Zealand fans here
All Blacks v Georgia We are being treated to a karaoke version of Delilah here at the Millennium.
All Blacks v Georgia Delilah over, teams are coming out for the anthems to a huge reception
All Blacks v Georgia The anthems are done, just the Haka to go before Pascal Gaüzère gets us underway
All Blacks v Georgia The Georgian's don't seem too worried by the Haka. They are ready to go.
All Blacks 0-0 Georgia 0m Malaguradze kicks us off. Knocked on by New Zealand
All Blacks 0-0 Georgia 1m New Zealand lose the ball forward again, Georgia turn it over & kick to touch
All Blacks 5-0 Georgia 1m However, the lineout leads to an easy try for Naholo after a few missed tackles by Georgia
All Blacks 7-0 Georgia 2m Dan Carter adds the 2 from in front of the posts
All Blacks 7-0 Georgia 3m Georgia in possession just inside their own half, passing through hands right now
All Blacks 7-0 Georgia 3m They kick for territory goes straight to a NZ hand and it’s sent to touch on Georgia 10m
All Blacks 7-5 Georgia 5m From a fumble in mid field, Tsiklauri picks up the ball and out runs everyone to score
All Blacks 7-7 Georgia 6m The 2 are added easily as Tsiklauri dotted it down under the posts
All Blacks 7-7 Georgia 7m New Zealand on the attack from the lineout. They are in the Georgia 22
All Blacks 12-7 Georgia 8m Passed through the hands to Savea and he goes over for the 3rd try of the game
All Blacks 12-7 Georgia 8m Dan Carter sends the ball slightly wide at the conversion
All Blacks 12-7 Georgia 9m Kick down field by NZ gets picked up by Georgia, the Kiwi defence is very strong
All Blacks 12-7 Georgia 10m Penalty to Georgia as Todua is pinged for not releasing. Going for the posts
All Blacks 12-10 Georgia 11m Malaguradze makes the penalty from just inside NZ half, much to the delight of the crowd
All Blacks 12-10 Georgia 13m Lineout to Georgia just on half way, they maintain possession
All Blacks 12-10 Georgia 13m Malaguradze is penalised at the breakdown, Carter kicks penalty to corner
All Blacks 12-10 Georgia 15m Sonny Bill Williams makes a mistake & knocks the ball on, scrum to Georgia
All Blacks 12-10 Georgia 16m Georgia dominate at the scrum but give away a pen, NZ opt for the scrum
All Blacks 17-10 Georgia 16m Passed nicely out from the scrum and Savea goes over for another try
All Blacks 17-10 Georgia 17m Dan Carter misses another kick. Can someone check he is feeling ok?
All Blacks 17-10 Georgia 18m NZ in possession, running the ball from deep in their own half.
All Blacks 17-10 Georgia 19m Penalty to New Zealand as Georgia didn’t roll away in the tackle, kicked to touch at Georgian 22m
All Blacks 17-10 Georgia 20m Knocked on by Georgia at the lineout, looks like Gorgodze got a hand to it, scrum New Zealand
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 21m Ball came lose, kicked to touch by Georgia, quick line out from NZ which led to try
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 22m That try came from McCaw who dodged multiple defenders & passed to Dane Coles
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 23m Carter missed another conversion so fails to add the 2 points
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 24m A penalty on half way to NZ, kicked to touch just before the 5m line
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 25m A Mexican wave goes round the stadium as NZ knock the ball on in front of the posts
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 26m Georgian scrum on their own 5m line. Scrum goes up so it is reset
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 27m Scrum penalty to Georgia as the Kiwi's didn’t go in straight to the scrum
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 27m Malaguradze kicks from hand to his own 10m line for a lineout
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 28m Georgian lineout was not straight so we have a scrum to NZ
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 29m As we wait for this scrum to set, Swing Low echoes round the stadium.
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 29m NZ get the ball from the scrum, Smith to Carter and a huge tackle from Georgia
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 30m Ball gets passed into touch, lineout to Georgia but NZ have the ball from it
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 31m Conrad Smith puts a little too much weight on a grubber kick, lineout Georgia on 5m
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 32m Georgia fought back to avoid being pushed over their own line, New Zealand lineout 10m out
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 33m Penalty to NZ taken quickly by Aaron Smith,
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 33m Georgia give away a pen, Mamukashvili playing ball on floor. Kicked to touch
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 34m Malaguradze makes a HUGE tackle on Ben Smith which sends a groan around the stadium
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 35m The tackle seemed to throw New Zealand who fumble the ball giving Georgia a scrum
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 36m Knock on by Georgia on the New Zealand 22m line, scrum to New Zealand
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 37m Aaron Smith pops it in, it’s sent back & through the hands
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 38m Kicked to touch so lineout on Georgia 10m line, they have possession
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 39m Aaron Smith got hands to it, but another handling error by SBW hands Geo a pen
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 39m Georgia opt for the scrum, just outside their own 22m
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 39m Lots of pushing and shoving from the scrum, eventually sent to touch & time called
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia HT T: Naholo, Savea (2), Coles C: Carter | T: Tsiklauri C: Malaguradze P: Malaguradze
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia HT New Zealand are back out for the 2nd half, and here come Georgia
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 40m Carter kicks us off for the restart, Read chases & knocks it on immediately
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 41m The Kiwis have possession again, Ben Smith tackled just before the Georgia 5m
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 41m Naholo was almost over in the corner but he puts a foot in touch, lineout Georgia on 5m
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 42m All Blacks off side at Malaguradze's kick, the resulting penalty doesn't find touch
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 43m New Zealand on the attack but only from half way
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 43m Lost forwards, Georgia in possession but we come back for an advantage
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 44m Begadze is replaced by Vasil Lobzhanidze the youngest ever RWC player
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 45m Scrum to Georgia after the earlier penalty advantage, picked up by Lomidze
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 45m Lomidze came in off his feet, penalty to New Zealand, taken quickly
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 46m Another handling error from the boys in black hands the ball to Georgia
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 46m Kicked through, taken by Ben Smith but there is yet another error from NZL
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 47m Clock is stopped as Carter gets a bit of attention following another hard tackle
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 47m Could be bad news for Georgia; Gorgodze is injured & replaced by Mikutadze
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 47m The Georgian scrum resulted in a penalty to Georgia, kicked to touch 15m into NZ half
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 48m Lineout was quite scrappy; ref awarded a scrum to NZ
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 49m Scrum goes down instantly, New Zealand get the pen, taken quickly
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 50m A bit of aerial ping pong gives a lineout to NZ eventually
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 50m NZ make a break but Naholo gets forced into touch, lineout to Georgia
All Blacks 22-10 Georgia 51m Georgia penalised for a dummy throw, free kick for Aaron Smith
All Blacks 27-10 Georgia 52m After a bit of ball through the hands, Read goes over for the try
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 52m Dan Carter makes the conversion
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 52m McCaw takes the ball from the restart, charges towards the line, bought down at 22m
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 52m Savea goes down the line but is bought down and the ball goes to touch. Lineout Georgia
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 54m NZ take a quick lineout but they have lost a lot of ground, Ben Smith on the charge.
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 55m A Kiwi joins the ruck at the wrong angle and hands Georgia a penalty
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 55m Changes for Georgia Asieshvili & Chilachava off, Nariashvili & Nariashvili on
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 57m Fekitoa makes a break but there is a knock on at his pass, scrum on Georgia 22m
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 58m SBW has gone off, presumably injured. He is replaced by Victor Vito
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 58m New Zealand are pinged at the scrum again, they seem to be having issues here
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 59m Lineout to Georgia, taken well but then lost forwards
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 59m Regathered by Georgia, kicked through, chased down by Ben Smith but he knocks it on
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 60m Scrum to Georgia as Woodcock & Franks bought on for Crockett & Faumuina
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 61m McCaw has been replaced by Sam Cane.
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 61m The scrum eventually sets and a penalty is given to NZ
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 62m There is a knock on in midfield, right on half way following a clearance kick by Ben Smith
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 62m Conrad Smith has gone off, SBW returns to the field following an HIA
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 63m Clock off & on again before the scrum is eventually set on half way
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 64m Penalty to Georgia, on half way, Malaguradze kicks to New Zealand 5m line
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 65m Georgia Knock on following the lineout which leads to handbags and a penalty to New Zealand
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 66m Scrum to NZ on their own 5m line. Goes down again, free kick to All Blacks
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 67m Sharikadze, Maisuradze & Lomidze off, Todua, Mamukashvili & Kolelishvili on
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 69m Georgia kick to corner but Vito picks it up & sends it back to Georgian hands
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 70m Carter makes another kicking mistake; sends to touch but goes too far, scrum Georgia
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 70m Scrum is on the Georgia10m line, penalty to New Zealand which is kicked to the 22 by Carter
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 71m Line out stolen by Georgia, cleared to just inside the NZ half
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 72m Savea is tackled on the wing by 2 Georgian defenders sending him to touch
All Blacks 29-10 Georgia 73m NZ have the ball from the lineout passing through hands deep in the Georgia half
All Blacks 34-10 Georgia 73m Savea goes over in the corner for another try
All Blacks 34-10 Georgia 74m It has taken New Zealand 22 minutes to score that try which is credit to Georgia
All Blacks 36-10 Georgia 75m Carter makes the conversion, adding the 2
All Blacks 36-10 Georgia 75m Georgia steal the ball after a bit of a charge from NZ but they drop it
All Blacks 43-10 Georgia 76m Scrum on Georgia 10m, taken out the back quickly & Fekitoa gets a try, Carter converts
All Blacks 43-10 Georgia 78m Georgia go on the attack but it is knocked on so scrum to NZ
All Blacks 43-10 Georgia 79m Gorgodze gets awarded Man of the Match which pleases the crowd no end
All Blacks 43-10 Georgia 80m Penalty to Georgia, sent to touch, lineout goes wrong & ball to NZ
All Blacks 43-10 Georgia 80m Cleared to touch and it is all over.
15 Ben Smith 14 Waisake Naholo 13 Conrad Smith 12 Sonny Bill Williams 11 Julian Savea 10 Daniel Carter 9 Aaron Smith 1 Wyatt Crockett 2 Dane Coles 3 Charlie Faumuina 4 Brodie Retallick 5 Samuel Whitelock 6 Jerome Kaino 7 RICHIE MCCAW (C) 8 Kieran Read BENCH: 16 Keven Mealamu 17 Tony Woodcock 18 Owen Franks 19 Victor Vito 20 Sam Cane 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow 22 TJ Perenara 23 Malakai Fekitoa
SCORERS T: Naholo, Savea (3), Coles, Read, Fekitoa C: Carter (4)
15 Beka Tsuklauri 14 Giorgi Apciauri 13 David Kacharava 12 Tamaz Mchedlidze 11 Alexandr Todua 10 Lasha Malaguradze 9 Giorgi Begadze 1 Karlen Asieshvili 2 Shalva Mamukashvili 3 Levan Chilachava 4 Giorgi Chkhaidze 5 Levan Datunashvili 6 Shalva Sutiashvili 7 MAMUKA GORGODZE (C) 8 Lasha Lomidze BENCH: 16 Simon Maisuradze 17 Mikhail Nariashvili 18 Anton Peikrishvili 19 Kote Mikautadze 20 Viktor Kolelishvili 21 Vasil Lobjanidze 22 Merab Sharikadze 23 Muraz Giorgadze
SCORERS T: Tsiklauri C: Malaguradze P: Malaguradze
Man of the Match: Mamuka Gorgodze (Georgia)
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (FFR) Asst. Referees: Angus Gardner (ARU), Mathieu Raynal (FFR) TMO: Shaun Veldsman (SARU)
Stadiummk - Saturday, 03 October 2015
KO: 14:30 HT: 0-20 Att: 29,019
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Samoa v Japan Crowd is building nicely here at Stadium MK. The choir is on the pitch & we are almost ready for KO
Samoa v Japan Here come the teams
Samoa v Japan Anthems done, Craig Joubert to get us underway shortly
Samoa 0-0 Japan 0m Tusi Pisi kicks us off on Joubert’s whistle
Samoa 0-0 Japan 1m Cleared to touch by Japan, lineout spilt by Samoa, Japan on attack
Samoa 0-0 Japan 2m Japan on halfway chipped behind Tuilagi who picks it up
Samoa 0-0 Japan 2m Tatekawa has taken a knock from Tuilagi, looks like he may be coming off
Samoa 0-0 Japan 3m He is ok, up and walking, no need to remove him from the field
Samoa 0-0 Japan 3m Scrum on the Samoa 10m line, taken well by Japan
Samoa 0-0 Japan 4m Kicked to touch by Japan but Nanai-Williams got a hand to it, lineout Japan
Samoa 0-0 Japan 4m Ball goes through the hands & Goromaru goes over for the try but it is disallowed
Samoa 0-3 Japan 5m Japan were awarded a penalty which Goromaru makes
Samoa 0-3 Japan 8m Restart taken well by Holani who is tackled hard, passed through the hands nicely
Samoa 0-3 Japan 9m Samoa penalised at the breakdown, penalty to Japan, kicked to touch
Samoa 0-3 Japan 10m Another penalty awarded to Japan following the lineout. Goromaru is going for the posts
Samoa 0-3 Japan 11m Goromaru kicks the penalty from 44m out, he has the distance but sends it wide
Samoa 0-3 Japan 12m Nani-Williams with the ball from the restart, Samoa on the attack just on halfway
Samoa 0-3 Japan 12m Ball knocked on by Nanai-Williams, scrum to Japan just inside Samoa half
Samoa 0-3 Japan 14m Japan kick the ball on, taken by Fotuali'i who was under a lot of pressure, ball goes to touch
Samoa 0-3 Japan 15m Lineout Japan, taken well but they are pinged for not releasing at the breakdown
Samoa 0-3 Japan 15m Penalty is reversed and Faifili Levave is sent to the bin for not using his arms in the tackle
Samoa 0-3 Japan 16m Penalty kicked to the corner, lineout collected at front of line, driving maul heading for the try
Samoa 0-3 Japan 16m Samoa pinged again, this time for collapsing the maul
Samoa 0-3 Japan 17m Penalty is kicked to the corner again ; goes long this time & they drive towards line
Samoa 0-3 Japan 17m Japan penalised at the breakdown ; gives Samoa a chance to clear the ball to 10m line
Samoa 0-3 Japan 18m Samoa take a man out in the air, gone to the TMO for help with the decision
Samoa 0-3 Japan 18m Samoa down to 13 men ; YC for Sakaria Taulafo
Samoa 0-3 Japan 19m Japan making use of their extra 2 men, driving towards the line, through the hands, 4m short
Samoa 0-3 Japan 20m Japan searching for the gap 1m out from the line
Samoa 0-3 Japan 20m Japan made a bit of a meal of that, try missed ; back for a knock on just left of the posts
Samoa 0-3 Japan 21m Japan are going for the scrum which means Afatia is on for Alesana Tuilagi
Samoa 0-3 Japan 22m Scrum being reset as it went straight down before the ball was placed
Samoa 0-3 Japan 23m Japan have the edge on this scrum.
Samoa 0-8 Japan 24m Scrum gets pulled down by Samoa, it's a penalty try for Japan
Samoa 0-10 Japan 24m Goromaru makes the conversion from straight in front of the posts, adding the 2
Samoa 0-8 Japan 24m Samoa looking rather deflated but Nanai-Williams is on the charge
Samoa 0-8 Japan 25m Pisi throws wide to Leota, makes good ground but bought down just short of Japan 22
Samoa 0-10 Japan 27m Japan turn the ball over just short of their own 22m line, clear to just inside Samoa half
Samoa 0-10 Japan 28m Tusi Pisi kicks the ball long but it is collected in the air by Japan
Samoa 0-10 Japan 28m Leota collects the ball on the floor getting the turn over as both YC are over
Samoa 0-10 Japan 29m Another unforced error by Samoa hands Japan the scrum on halfway
Samoa 0-10 Japan 30m Japan pinged at the scrum so it's given to Samoa, Levave flicks ball up & it's scrum Japan
Samoa 0-10 Japan 31m Scrum finally completes ; Japan in possession, just inside the Samoa half
Samoa 0-10 Japan 32m Japan making some metres, trying to find a way through the Samoan defence
Samoa 0-10 Japan 32m Samoa offside, Japan get another penalty & Samoa get an official warning from Joubert
Samoa 0-10 Japan 33m Goromaru is going for the posts hoping to add another 3 before HT
Samoa 0-13 Japan 33m He makes it ; that is 3 from 4 for Goromaru
Samoa 0-13 Japan 34m Japan fail to collect the ball from the restart but turn it over 2 seconds later
Samoa 0-13 Japan 35m Forward pass from Samoa gives Japan a scrum just short of 22m line
Samoa 0-13 Japan 36m Japan slowly working the ball through the hands, Tanaka with the ball on far side
Samoa 0-13 Japan 37m Accidental offside by Japan handing Samoa a lifeline and a clearance kick
Samoa 0-13 Japan 38m Japan turn over the ball, Matsushima kicks ahead & chases the ball, Tusi Pisi gets to it 1st
Samoa 0-13 Japan 39m 22m drop out, kicked high by Tusi Pisi, collected well by Japan who head towards the line
Samoa 0-13 Japan 40m Japan just 5m short of the line, trying everything they have here; Samoa defence strong
Samoa 0-18 Japan 40+1m Yamada goes over in the corner, we go to the TMO & the try is awarded
Samoa 0-20 Japan 40+1 Conversion is good and HT is called
Samoa 0-20 Japan HT T: PT, Yamada C: Goromaru (2) P: Goromaru (2) | Taulafo, Levave
Samoa 0-20 Japan HT Teams are coming back out or the 2nd half
Samoa 0-20 Japan 40m Japan kick us off for the second half, collected by Ken Pisi
Samoa 0-20 Japan 41m Ono has been replaced at half time by Justin Ives
Samoa 0-20 Japan 41m Short Japan lineout taken nicely & Japan have possession inside their own 10m line
Samoa 0-20 Japan 42m Samoa turn it over, getting the scrum just on the 10m line
Samoa 0-20 Japan 42m Samoa get the ball well from the scrum, they seem to have more umph about their game
Samoa 0-20 Japan 43m As I say that Samoa knock it on, scrum to Japan
Samoa 0-20 Japan 4m The Samoan scrum crumbles and Japan get a pen, has going for the corner
Samoa 0-20 Japan 44m Nanai-Williams catches the ball but he was in touch, lineout to Japan just inside Samoa 22
Samoa 0-20 Japan Tackler commits too early giving Japan a penalty and causing a bit of handbags in midfield
Samoa 0-20 Japan 46m Goromaru is going for the posts as a Mexican wave starts but stops quickly
Samoa 0-23 Japan 47m Goromaru makes the penalty with apparent ease. TJ Ioane is replaced by Jack Lam
Samoa 0-23 Japan 48m Samoa make a break for the line; Jack Lam leading it, just 2m short
Samoa 0-23 Japan 48m Samoa knock it on and we are back for a scrum just left of the posts for Japan
Samoa 0-23 Japan 49m Alesana Tuilagi has gone off. Replaced by Rey Lee-Lo
Samoa 0-23 Japan 50m Japan get another penalty from the scrum, Samoa are really struggling in this area
Samoa 0-23 Japan 51m Clearance goes to touch, lineout Japan, taken well & passed through the hands
Samoa 0-23 Japan 51m Japan kick it through, straight to Nanai-Williams who clears but only by 10m
Samoa 0-23 Japan 52m Japan in the Samoan 22m, Samoa turn it over, Paul Perez chasing a grubber kick
Samoa 0-23 Japan 53m Samoan lineout on the Japan 10m line
Samoa 0-23 Japan 53m Samoa still in possession but the ball has gone loose & Japan pounce on it
Samoa 0-23 Japan 54m Samoa have possession again following the clearance kick
Samoa 0-23 Japan 55m Another unforced error from Samoa gives Japan possession. Time off as a stretcher is on
Samoa 0-23 Japan 55m Yamada gets his head in the wrong position and is being stretchered off, Hesketh is on
Samoa 0-23 Japan 55m Census Johnston has also been replaced, by Anthony Perenise
Samoa 0-23 Japan 55m After that short injury stop, scrum to Japan on the Samoan 22, just 5m in from touch
Samoa 0-23 Japan 56m Japan are making progress towards the line, high tackle from Treviranus gives Japan a pen
Samoa 0-23 Japan 57m Goromaru is going for the posts, he is 23m out
Samoa 0-26 Japan 58m He strikes it well and adds another 3 for Japan
Samoa 0-26 Japan 58m Nanai-Williams runs the ball forwards but there is a knock on in midfield, scrum Japan
Samoa 0-26 Japan 60m Samoa make another mistake in the breakdown and hand another penalty to Japan
Samoa 0-26 Japan 61m A huge kick gives Japan a lineout on the Samoa 22
Samoa 0-26 Japan 61m Samoa get a bit of a break as Japan make a mistake and give the boys in blue a scrum
Samoa 0-26 Japan 62m Scrum gets turned over and Japan are running for the line
Samoa 0-26 Japan 63m But Samoa turn it over again. Ball through the hands, from one 22 to the other
Samoa 5-26 Japan 63m Japan slow the ball down but Pisi breaks through and Paul Perez gets the try
Samoa 5-26 Japan 64m Tusi Pisi misses the conversion
Samoa 5-26 Japan 65m Ball goes loose, very close to the Japan line but Pisi gets to it first & makes a run
Samoa 5-26 Japan 66m Japan have turned it over, just inside the Samoa 10m line
Samoa 5-26 Japan 67m Samoa give away another penalty at the breakdown; their discipline hasn't been great
Samoa 5-26 Japan 68m They are going for posts much to the dismay of the crowd who clearly wanted a try attempt
Samoa 5-26 Japan 69m Goromaru sends it wide
Samoa 5-26 Japan 69m A dink over the top from Japan, Nanai-Williams takes it and calls the mark
Samoa 5-26 Japan 70m Box kick from Samoa taken well by Japan, just on halfway
Samoa 5-26 Japan 71m The Japanese seem to be letting mistakes creep in, scrum to Samoa just inside their own half
Samoa 5-26 Japan 71m As the scrum is being set, Swing Low starts to echo around the stadium
Samoa 5-26 Japan 72m Samoa win the free kick from the scrum. Leota gets hands to it
Samoa 5-26 Japan 73m The ball goes forwards at the breakdown. Fotuali'i is replaced by Vavao Afemai
Samoa 5-26 Japan 73m Scrum to Japan on their own 10m line
Samoa 5-26 Japan 63m Leota is pinged at the breakdown, another penalty to Japan
Samoa 5-26 Japan 74m Goromaru sends it into the crowd just outside the Samoa 22
Samoa 5-26 Japan 75m Japan go for the rolling maul from the lineout but it's spilt & taken by Samoa
Samoa 5-26 Japan 75m Samoa still in possession despite a fumble at touch line Tuilagi charges through 3 tackles
Samoa 5-26 Japan 77m Japan turn it over & make a charge down the touch line, knocked on by blue
Samoa 5-26 Japan 77m Penalty to Japan just 5m in from touch as Filo Paulo gets a YC
Samoa 5-26 Japan 78m Goromaru kicks to touch. Lineout taken well, Japan just 10m out
Samoa 5-26 Japan 79m Samoa turn it over, clear straight to Japanese hands but there is a knock on from Japan
Samoa 5-26 Japan 79m 10 seconds to go and Samoa have a scrum just outside their 22m line
Samoa 5-26 Japan 80m Scrum is set, Japan win it against the head, ball goes loose, Samoa take it
Samoa 5-26 Japan 80+1m Samoa in possession, but they lose it & Japan send it to touch to win the game
15 Tim Nanai-Williams 14 Ken Pisi 13 Paul Perez 12 Johnny Leota 11 Alesana Tuilagi 10 Tusi Pisi 9 Kahn Fotuali'i 1 Sakaria Taulafo 2 Ole Avei 3 Census Johnston 4 Teofilo Paulo 5 Kane Thompson 6 OFISA TREVIRANUS (C) 7 TJ Ioane 8 Faifili Levave BENCH: 16 Motu Matu'u 17 Viliamu Afatia 18 Anthony Perenise 19 Jack Lam 20 Vavae Tuilagi 21 Vavao Afemai 22 Mike Stanley 23 Rey Lee-Lo
SCORERS T: Perez Taulafo, Levave, Paulo
15 Ayumu Goromaru 14 Akihito Yamada 13 Male Sau 12 Harumichi Tatekawa 11 Kotaro Matsushima 10 Kosei Ono 9 Fumiaki Tanaka 1 Keita Inagaki 2 Shota Horie 3 Kensuke Hatakeyama 4 Luke Thompson 5 Hitoshi Ono 6 MICHAEL LEITCH (C) 7 Michael Broadhurst 8 Ryu Koliniasi Holani BENCH: 16 Takeshi Kizu 17 Masataka Mikami 18 Hiroshi Yamashita 19 Justin Ives 20 Amanaki Lelei Mafi 21 Hendrik Tui 22 Atsushi Hiwasa 23 Karne Hesketh
SCORERS T: PT, Yamada C: Goromaru (2) P: Goromaru (4)
Referee: Craig Joubert (SARU) Asst. Referees: Wayne Barnes (RFU), Stuart Berry (SARU) TMO: Ben Skeen (NZR)
St James Park - Saturday, 03 October 2015
KO: 16:45 HT: 20-3 Att: 50,900
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
South Africa v Scotland The teams are out, ready for the anthems
South Africa v Scotland Flower of Scotland without bagpipes that close to the border just seems wrong
South Africa v Scotland 0m Wayne Barnes blows his whistle & we are off
South Africa 0-0 Scotland 1m Scotland in possession but clearance kick misses touch, handing the ball to RSA
South Africa 0-0 Scotland 2m cross field kick to Habana is missed, ball to touch, lineout to Scotland
South Africa 0-0 Scotland 2m lineout taken well, passed to Josh Strauss
South Africa 0-0 Scotland 3m Chip ahead by Visser but there was an offside, scrum to SA
South Africa 0-0 Scotland 4m Owens warns the front row that the surface may not be too great but scrum is fine
South Africa 0-0 Scotland 4m Boks off their feet at the break down, Weir clears to touch
South Africa 0-0 Scotland 5m lineout stolen by the Boks, kicked high & Scotland have the advantage for offside
South Africa 0-0 Scotland 6m Weir sends the penalty to touch deep into the RSA half
South Africa 0-0 Scotland 6m The lineout is stolen again, but it is knocked forward
South Africa 0-0 Scotland 7m Scrum to Scotland, it is turned by the Boks who now have the put in.
South Africa 0-0 Scotland 8m High kick from Boks is taken well by Scotland, they are on the attack through Brown
South Africa 0-0 Scotland 9m Scotland pinged for holding on, penalty sent to touch, lineout collected by RSA
South Africa 0-0 Scotland 10m Pietersen on the charge, Boks within 6m on the try line
South Africa 0-0 Scotland 11m Owens playing advantage still. Just 1m to go
South Africa 0-0 Scotland 12m Advantage over, looks like Boks have a try but we are going to the TMO
South Africa 0-0 Scotland 12m A little bit of handbags from the teams as we check this try
South Africa 5-0 Scotland 12m They get the try, there was a hand under the ball but it hits the ground
South Africa 7-0 Scotland 12m The conversion is good, 7 points for RSA
South Africa 7-0 Scotland 13m Boks in possession, Habana trying to sprint round defenders but he’s tackled
South Africa 7-0 Scotland 12m Le Roux tries to find space but Hogg gets hold of the ball & clears to touch
South Africa 7-0 Scotland 15m lineout to South Africa, a driving maul ensues
South Africa 7-0 Scotland 15m And they get a penalty for their efforts at the maul, Scotland defence just cannot hold
South Africa 7-0 Scotland 16m Owens is just having a word with both captains about the handbags
South Africa 7-0 Scotland 16m The Boks penalty is being kicked to the posts by Pollard
South Africa 10-0 Scotland 17m He makes it with a very easy kick
South Africa 10-0 Scotland 17m Clearance kick from SA collected by Hogg cleanly in midfield
South Africa 10-0 Scotland 18m lineout to Scotland, lost to the Boks
South Africa 10-0 Scotland 18m Scrum to Boks which collapses immediately
South Africa 10-0 Scotland 10m Reset and cleared out by du Preez. Scotland now in possession
South Africa 10-0 Scotland 20m Turned over by the Boks and a bit of aerial ping pong between the teams
South Africa 10-0 Scotland 21m Eventually goes to touch, lineout to Boks, Laidlaw quickly gives away a penalty for crossing
South Africa 10-0 Scotland 22m SA lineout is stolen by Richie Gray, but Scotland give away possession
South Africa 10-0 Scotland 23m Strass making some ground for Scotland after a turnover up to the Scotland 10m line
South Africa 10-0 Scotland 24m Clearance kick finds Le Roux, kicked back & forth & finally ends up in SA hands
South Africa 13-0 Scotland 26m Boks pen, sent straight over by Pollard
South Africa 10-0 Scotland 27m Vernon's pass intercepted by Habana who gets bundled into touch
South Africa 13-0 Scotland 28m Owens just having a word with Lood de Jager for his infringements
South Africa 13-0 Scotland 29m Greig Laidlaw has a penalty & is going to the posts
South Africa 13-3 Scotland 29m He makes it and puts the first points on the board for the boys in blue
South Africa 13-3 Scotland 30m RSA in possession, Scotland defence seems to be easy to break through
South Africa 13-3 Scotland 31m Boks pinged for going off their feet just inside the Scotland 22, kicked to touch
South Africa 13-3 Scotland 32m lineout to Scotland just on half way, taken well & they are on the attack
South Africa 13-3 Scotland 33m Scotland have some momentum here, Vernon is down injured, as is Cowan
South Africa 13-3 Scotland 33m Josh Strauss has been taken off, presumably for an injury replaced by Ryan Wilson
South Africa 13-3 Scotland 33m Jannie du Plessis has been sent to the bin for a high tackle as Strauss comes back
South Africa 13-3 Scotland 33m Laidlaw misses the penalty
South Africa 13-3 Scotland 34m Weir kicks for touch but misses, handing the ball to Boks who call for mark
South Africa 13-3 Scotland 35m lineout to Scotland taken nicely by Strauss
South Africa 13-3 Scotland 35m Scotland still on the attack, passing through the hands inside the Boks half
South Africa 13-3 Scotland 36m Strauss spills the ball, picked up by RSA, they make a charge towards the line
South Africa 13-3 Scotland 37m Passed to Habana but it goes over his head.
South Africa 13-3 Scotland 37m lineout to the Boks in the Scotland 22, taken well & they drive towards the line
South Africa 18-3 Scotland 38m Pietersen goes over for the 2nd try of the game with just 2 mins until HT
South Africa 20-3 Scotland 39m The conversion is good, Boks going into HT 17 points up
South Africa 20-3 Scotland 40m HT is called as the ball goes forward
South Africa 20-3 Scotland HT T: Burger, Pietersen C: Pollard (2) P: Pollard (2) Jannie du Plessis | P: Laidlaw
South Africa 20-3 Scotland 40m Teams back out for the 2nd half, Weir gets us underway
South Africa 20-3 Scotland 40m Scotland may have found their feet, they are on the attack early in 2nd half
South Africa 20-3 Scotland 42m penalty to Scotland and Weir goes to the corner
South Africa 20-3 Scotland 43m lineout to Scotland deep in the Boks half, taken by Gray
South Africa 20-3 Scotland 43m The ball is turned over but Boks are pinged for crossing. Laidlaw going for posts
South Africa 20-6 Scotland 44m Laidlaw makes the kick, closing the gap to 14
South Africa 20-6 Scotland 45m Hogg clears following the restart but he was taken out late by the Beast
South Africa 20-6 Scotland 46m Looking at the replay it does look like Hogg dived, Owens gives the pen
South Africa 20-6 Scotland 46m Boks on the attack following that pen, 10m out from the line.
South Africa 20-6 Scotland 47m Short passes through the hands but its stolen by Weir, runs the length of the pitch
South Africa 20-11 Scotland 44m passed to Tommy Seymour who goes over for a fantastically set up try for Scotland
South Africa 20-13 Scotland 49m Laidlaw adds the 2. This could change the game a little
South Africa 20-13 Scotland 49m Messy restart has led to a scrum for SA as Dickinson replaces Reid
South Africa 23-13 Scotland 50m Pollard makes great drop goal to widen the gap a little
South Africa 23-13 Scotland 51m Pollard kicks deep as the ball is carried back into the 22 so he can’t go to touch
South Africa 23-13 Scotland 52m Laidlaw is sent to the bin as he catches Habana off the ball
South Africa 23-13 Scotland 53m Boks have the ball, just inside the Scotland 22
South Africa 23-13 Scotland 53m It is turned over by Scotland & Hogg is on the charge but there is a forward pass
South Africa 23-13 Scotland 54m Scrum to Boks as Strauss is replaced by Wilson
South Africa 23-13 Scotland 55m Scotland turn it over & have the advantage, Weir sends it long into Le Roux's hands
South Africa 23-13 Scotland 55m Le Roux kicks to touch, Scotland lineout taken well by Richie Gray
South Africa 23-13 Scotland 56m Tommy Seymour has the ball but Owens calls a knock on handing the Boks possession
South Africa 23-13 Scotland 56m Scrum on half way for Boks Cleared out well
South Africa 23-13 Scotland 57m Wilson brings Habana down, ball goes forward & Scotland in possession
South Africa 23-13 Scotland 57m Pietersen dislodges the ball but it goes forward so penalty to Scotland
South Africa 23-13 Scotland 58m Burger joins the maul from the side which gives Scotland a penalty advantage
South Africa 23-13 Scotland 59m Weir is going for the posts
South Africa 23-16 Scotland 60m He slots it through the uprights
South Africa 23-16 Scotland 60m Boks in possession, advantage called, cleared away so we are back for the pen
South Africa 23-16 Scotland 61m Pollard going for the posts
South Africa 26-16 Scotland 62m And he makes it, the gap widens again
South Africa 26-16 Scotland 62m Hogg is off injured, replaced by Sean Lamont who is on for his 99th cap
South Africa 26-16 Scotland 63m Penalty to Boks who are kicking to touch, lineout to the Boks on Scotland 10m line
South Africa 23-16 Scotland 66m RSA in possession they have the advantage, kicked through & caught by Weir
South Africa 26-16 Scotland 67m We come back for the pen, Vernon has come off & replaced by Horne Scotland10m line
South Africa 29-16 Scotland 67m Pollard slots the penalty through adding a further 3
South Africa 29-16 Scotland 68m Scotland on the attack again, up to half way
South Africa 29-16 Scotland 68m TMO review for a dangerous tackle by Boks
South Africa 29-16 Scotland 69m Just a penalty, Pietersen lucky to avoid the bin there.
South Africa 29-16 Scotland 69m penalty kicked to touch just outside 22m as Laidlaw is replaced by Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
South Africa 29-16 Scotland 69m Scotland on the attack, just outside the Boks 22
South Africa 29-16 Scotland 70m Dickinson with the ball, bought to ground, cleared out by SHC
South Africa 29-16 Scotland 71m South Africa have turned it over
South Africa 29-16 Scotland 72m They are making good ground, now just outside the Scotland 22
South Africa 29-16 Scotland 72m Habana tries to make his way through Weir, within 5m
South Africa 34-16 Scotland 73m Habana goes over for the Boks 3rd try
South Africa 34-16 Scotland 74m Pollard misses the conversion
South Africa 34-16 Scotland 75m Scrum on half way to Scotland following the restart
South Africa 29-16 Scotland 75m Scrum collapses, Owens is putting it down to the pitch
South Africa 34-16 Scotland 77m All this scrum action caused me to take some points from SA there. Whoops
South Africa 34-16 Scotland 77m Scotland given a penalty at the breakdown, Weir sends it to touch
South Africa 34-16 Scotland 78m Lineout just on the Boks 5m line, caught by Denton
South Africa 34-16 Scotland 79m Scotland pinged at the lineout and its scrum to Boks on Scotland 5m
South Africa 34-16 Scotland 79m Scrum collapses, penalty SA, they keep it in play
South Africa 34-16 Scotland 80m Kicked long by Boks, collected by SHC, kicked to touch by Matt Scott
15 Willie Le Roux 14 JP Pietersen 13 Jesse Kriel 12 Damian De Allende 11 Bryan Habana 10 Handré Pollard 9 FOURIE DU PREEZ (C) 1 Tendai Mtawarira 2 Bismarck Du Plessis 3 Jannie Du Plessis 4 Eben Etzebeth 5 Lood De Jager 6 Francois Louw 7 Schalk Burger 8 Duane Vermeulen BENCH: 16 Adriaan Strauss 17 Trevor Nyakane 18 Frans Malherbe 19 Pieter-Steph Du Toit 20 Willem Alberts 21 Ruan Pienaar 22 Pat Lambie 23 Jan Serfontein
SCORERS T: Burger, Pietersen, Habana C: Pollard (2) DG: Pollard P: Pollard (4) Jannie du Plessis
15 Stuart Hogg 14 Tommy Seymour 13 Richie Vernon 12 Matt Scott 11 Tim Visser 10 Duncan Weir 9 GREIG LAIDLAW (C) 1 Gordon Reid 2 Fraser Brown 3 Willem Nel 4 Richie Gray 5 Jonny Gray 6 Josh Strauss 7 Blair Cowan 8 David Denton BENCH: 16 Ross Ford 17 Alasdair Dickinson 18 Jon Welsh 19 Tim Swinson 20 Ryan Wilson 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne 22 Peter Horne 23 Sean Lamont
SCORERS T: Seymour C: Laidlaw P: Laidlaw (2), Weir Laidlaw
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU) Asst. Referees: Chris Pollock (NZR), Leighton Hodges (WRU) TMO: George Ayoub (ARU)
Twickenham - Saturday, 03 October 2015
KO: 20:00 HT: 3-17 Att: 81,101
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
England v Wallabies Not sure how but atmosphere is even more insane this week than last!
England v Wallabies So the volume for the England national anthem was like from 500,000 people. Unbelievable!
England 0-0 Wallabies 1m England KO & they head into Aussie 22...pushed back but penalty England
England 0-0 Wallabies 1m England attacking scrum & Aussies pinged so free kick to England
England 0-0 Wallabies 2m Unforced error from Ben Youngs gives Australia a defending scrum which they win well
England 0-0 Wallabies 3m Ball hoofed downfield & Mike Brown waits for it but foot in touch; Australia 5m lineout
England 0-0 Wallabies 4m Aussies go out wide with men over but try-saving tackle from Brown redeeming himself
England 0-0 Wallabies 4m Time off as Scott Hardy gets attention; Australia scrum in England 22 coming...
England 0-0 Wallabies 5m Huge chants of England as time back on & Aussies secure scrum & have advantage
England 0-0 Wallabies 6m Advantage for England offside but they still battle to get inside 8m of tryline
England 0-0 Wallabies 7m A gap appears on far side for Australia but knock on so close to whitewash...
England 0-0 Wallabies 7m But Owen Farrell offside says touch judge so Australia penalty
England 0-3 Wallabies 8m Bernard Foley takes 3pts from inside 22; better for England than 7 which was close!
England 0-3 Wallabies 9m Fierce attack from England as they have to pick & go but are into the Australia 22...
England 0-3 Wallabies 10m Swing low rebounds round stadium as England have scrum in front of posts; time off
England 0-3 Wallabies 10m Rob Horne taken off for hurt wrist it appears; Kurtley Beale on...
England 0-3 Wallabies 10m Damn poor show from crowd jeering at kicker Foley earlier!
England 0-3 Wallabies 11m An excellent scrum from England holds strong & they win penalty; taking the points
England 3-3 Wallabies 12m An easy 3 points for Faz from in front of posts to equalise the game
England 3-3 Wallabies 13m Restart just saved by England & the Youngs brothers take it out of own 22...
England 3-3 Wallabies 14m Powerful charge by England who head towards 22 but ball goes loose...
England 3-3 Wallabies 15m Ball saved by white shirt & attack again; Aussies get ball away & over halfway
England 3-3 Wallabies 15m Kick to touch gives Australia lineout just over halfway & they secure it on England 10m
England 3-3 Wallabies 16m Eventually Izzy Folau makes the yards halfway into England territory...
England 3-3 Wallabies 17m A recycle & Brownie knocks it on inside England's 22; scrum Aussies
England 3-3 Wallabies 18m Australia drive scrum well; disruption from England but not enough to lose possession
England 3-3 Wallabies 18m Aussies get closer to whitewash; forced back but still inside the England 22
England 3-3 Wallabies 19m Such good hands from Australia but just as good defence from England...
England 3-8 Wallabies 19m But gap opens up for Foley who bolts thru for try as Joe Launchbury misses tackle
England 3-10 Wallabies 20m Foley converts his own try & puts a little space between the scores
England 3-10 Wallabies 21m Faz almost flies into cameraman & hoardings; England lineout on halfway...
England 3-10 Wallabies 22m A good sprint from England with JJ & Jonny May making yards into 22...
England 3-10 Wallabies 23m Some dubious offloading from England but Chris Robshaw rescues it; outside 22 now
England 3-10 Wallabies 24m England get back into Australia 22 but get turned over at breakdown; England lineout inside own 10m
England 3-10 Wallabies 25m lineout is good & May almost gets away but penalty to Aussies
England 3-10 Wallabies 26m Aussie scrum inside own 10m & they win penalty from England front row
England 3-10 Wallabies 27m Ball pumped downfield for Australia lineout on England 22 which goes long, caught & into ruck
England 3-10 Wallabies 28m But England win the battle of this breakdown & have defensive scrum on 22 to Swing Low
England 3-10 Wallabies 29m Ref Romain Poite awards the penalty to England who clear for lineout just over halfway
England 3-10 Wallabies 29m lineout is good as Geoff Parling takes the ball & they drive ahead...
England 3-10 Wallabies 30m It's Launchbury who bashes thru Genia who's stopped all before him up to 22...
England 3-10 Wallabies 31m Aussie turnover but kick is charged down in 22 & flies over tryline but Faz flat out on
England 3-10 Wallabies 31m Ref takes play back for 22 kick off to Australia as Faz was last to touch
England 3-10 Wallabies 32m Aussies clear England back to halfway for England scrum after time off...
England 3-10 Wallabies 33m Scrum looks good and arm looks to go for England but ends up against Joe Marler
England 3-10 Wallabies 34m Aussie lineout halfway in England territory - they go long & they have such intent...
England 3-10 Wallabies 34m Foley charges thru the same gap as before his time unfettered to score!
England 3-15 Wallabies 34m Ref goes to TMO to check the penultimate pass - it's good & it's a try
England 3-17 Wallabies 35m Foley converts his brace & the Aussies are well away
England 3-17 Wallabies 36m England have made more yards & have got closer but just aren't finishing it off
England 3-17 Wallabies 36m England look to attack off Ben Y's arc but Robbo held back; no officials notice...
England 3-17 Wallabies 37m Robbo protests but play continues with Australia back in England 's 22
England 3-17 Wallabies 38m England penalty but Aussies regain possession & are well in 22
England 3-17 Wallabies 39m Michael Hooper shoulder charges Brownie at ruck way off ball but only penalty given
England 3-17 Wallabies 40m England clear & take play back over halfway but the HT whistle goes...
England 3-17 Wallabies HT P: Farrell | T: Foley (2) C: Foley (2) P: Foley
England 3-17 Wallabies HT Whether it's white line fever or blind panic, England need to pull it together
England 3-17 Wallabies HT If England can just score early on, it's game right back on...
England 3-17 Wallabies 40m George Ford has come on... at fullback... for Jonny May... Brownie on wing
England 3-17 Wallabies 41m Aussies can't make anything of kick off & England send them backwards
England 3-17 Wallabies 42m Aussies attack again but Ford gets it & hoists it high over halfway
England 3-17 Wallabies 42m Anthony Watson knock on under high ball; scrum Australia in own half...
England 3-17 Wallabies 43m England disrupt scrum & Launchbury charges down Genia's kick; boy's doing well
England 3-17 Wallabies 43m England head towards the 22 but Brownie pinged at breakdown & ball goes to Australia
England 3-17 Wallabies 44m Australia back over halfway & England need to pull their socks up v fast
England 3-17 Wallabies 45m A ball goes into touch & Aussies have lineout outside the England 22
England 3-17 Wallabies 46m England pinged at lineout for too many bodies & it's a free kick to Australia
England 3-17 Wallabies 47m Handbags almost break out & Ref calls over Marler/Robbo & tells Moore to go away
England 3-20 Wallabies 48m Marler warned by ref to stay straight; Foley pings over 3 more points
England 3-20 Wallabies 49m Richard Wigglesworth comes on for Ben Youngs(!); England over halfway & penalty given
England 3-20 Wallabies 50m Penalty from 10m; Mako Vunipola on for Marler; kick to corner!
England 3-20 Wallabies 51m England lineout in the 22 but drive goes nowhere...take it wide infield...
England 3-20 Wallabies 52m Watson slips & ball goes back into play to far side in 22...
England 3-20 Wallabies 52m Foley knocks on from half intercept & Robbo demands a TMO check; time off
England 3-20 Wallabies 52m Adjudged to be just a knock on so England attacking scrum on 22
England 3-20 Wallabies 53m Scrum goes 90 & reset but Dan Cole replaced by Kieran Brookes
England 3-20 Wallabies 54m Scrums better but huge tackle from Beale; England with ball just outside the Australia 22
England 3-20 Wallabies 54m Aussies just pushing back further & further but still in possession & advantage
England 8-20 Wallabies 56m & it's Watson who evades 2 tacklers & bulldozes thru to score finally for England
England 10-20 Wallabies 57m Massive sigh of relief for England fans & Faz converts...from where THE kick was last week
England 10-20 Wallabies 58m Slipper/Holmes for Sio/Kepu | Nick Easter for Morgan - massive test for him
England 10-20 Wallabies 59m Play is driven over into both halves before Wiggy kicks hugely from own 22
England 10-20 Wallabies 60m Aussie defensive lineout on 10m is stolen by England but Aussies are all over it
England 10-20 Wallabies 61m England pinged at breakdown again & Foley kicks for lineout in 22
England 10-20 Wallabies 62m lineout is good; first drive halted; 2nd one moves & they come in wide...
England 10-20 Wallabies 63m Aussie being forced along width of 22 but just inside still...
England 10-20 Wallabies 63m Aussies forced back a little & Ford gets ball & kicks it way ahead...
England 10-20 Wallabies 64m Penalty to England right in front of posts but Brad Barritt's hurt himself
England 13-20 Wallabies 64m Time off as Slammin' Sam arrives to huge cheers; fans roar at that & Faz penalty
England 13-20 Wallabies 65m Webber for Tom Y | Phipps, Polota-Nau & Toomua for Genia, Moore & Folau
England 13-20 Wallabies 66m England wrestle ball back in own 22; Brownie has shocking kick but JJ gets it away
England 13-20 Wallabies 67m Australia come right back & are up to England 10m; England crowd back behind team
England 13-20 Wallabies 67m England scrum outside own 22...this cannot be bigger as "ENGLAND" is chanted
England 13-20 Wallabies 68m George Kruis on for Launchbury; Dean Mumm for Rob Simmons
England 13-20 Wallabies 69m Australia stand up in scrum; it's reset... roars in stadium
England 13-20 Wallabies 69m Scrum is good but Watson kick goes awry & it's an Aussie attacking lineout...
England 13-20 Wallabies 70m Advantage England & super kick into the Aussie 22, but...
England 13-20 Wallabies 70m TMO checks ball-less tackle from Faz on Giteau who's gone down
England 13-20 Wallabies 70m Officials can't hear each other; eventually Faz given YC for shoulder in chest
England 13-20 Wallabies 70m Burgess also tackled off ball but that's ignored; Australia penalty outside England 22
England 13-23 Wallabies 71m Burgess warned about tackling as Foley knocks over 3 more points England 22
England 13-23 Wallabies 72m England have to play for their lives with 14 ; in own half but going backwards
England 13-23 Wallabies 72m Easter knocks on own 10m & Aussies have the attacking scrum
England 13-23 Wallabies 73m Scrum collapses & has to be reset as clock ticks down...
England 13-23 Wallabies 73m Brookes pinged in the scrum & Foley has a penalty...in front of posts
England 13-23 Wallabies 74m Never seen England fans leave early...but they are today...as Foley takes his time
England 13-26 Wallabies 75m Mountain is just too high to climb now...Australia defensive scrum on 10m after 3pts
England 13-26 Wallabies 76m England pinged; Aussie free kick & kick to touch for 22 lineout...
England 13-26 Wallabies 77m Kruis steal ball at lineout but turnover from Australia in England 22...
England 13-26 Wallabies 78m England turnover ball & Watson charges almost to halfway; Robbo makes yards but...
England 13-31 Wallabies 79m It's Giteau who gets the ball & sprints to the tryline as England just look on
England 13-33 Wallabies 80m Foley converts the try & England are out of their own World Cup
England 13-33 Wallabies 80m Well that's that then. Congratulations Australia!
15 Mike Brown 14 Anthony Watson 13 Jonathan Joseph 12 Brad Barritt 11 Jonny May 10 Owen Farrell 9 Ben Young 1 Joe Marler 2 Tom Youngs 3 Dan Cole 4 Joe Launchbury 5 Geoff Parling 6 Tom Wood 7 CHRIS ROBSHAW (C) 8 Ben Morgan BENCH: 16 Rob Webber 17 Mako Vunipola 18 Kieran Brookes 19 George Kruis 20 Nick Easter 21 Richard Wigglesworth 22 George Ford 23 Sam Burgess
SCORERS T: Watson C: Farrell P: Farrell (2) Farrell
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 Dean Mumm 20 Ben McCalman 21 Nick Phipps 22 Matt Toomua 23 Kurtley Beale
SCORERS T: Foley (2), Giteau C: Foley (3) P: Foley (4)
Referee: Romain Poite (FFR) Asst. Referees: George Clancy (IRFU), Marius Mitrea (FIR) TMO: Shaun Veldsman (SARU)
Leicester City Stadium - Sunday, 04 October 2015
KO: 14:30 HT: 20-13 Att: 29,124
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Pumas v Tonga Great reception for the teams as they come out of the tunnel at Leicester City Stadium
Pumas v Tonga Rousing anthems from both teams, now Tonga prepare for the Sipi tau
Pumas 0-0 Tonga 0m Pumas to KO this match in the glorious sunshine
Pumas 0-0 Tonga 0m Tonga run the ball out from their own 22, Kalamafoni makes good ground
Pumas 0-0 Tonga 1m Veainu gives away a pen for a high tackle on Tuculet
Pumas 0-0 Tonga 1m Pumas lineout goes astray and Tonga are on the counter attack
Pumas 0-0 Tonga 2m Argentina push Tonga into touch, and take the resulting lineout
Pumas 0-0 Tonga 2m Sanchez goes for the gap in midfield, a high tackle by Tonga gives away a pen
Pumas 0-0 Tonga 3m Morath kicks the pen to touch and Argentina take the lineout, they go forward but pass goes astray
Pumas 0-0 Tonga 3m Pumas regather, but Herrera can't take the ball and it's a knock on
Pumas 0-0 Tonga 4m Scrum Tonga just inside their own half
Pumas 0-0 Tonga 4m Ball comes back for Tonga and Lilo makes a good run up the left touchline
Pumas 0-0 Tonga 5m Tonga recycle the ball and are approaching the Pumas 22
Pumas 5-0 Tonga 5m Tonga surge forward to within 2m of the Pumas line, and Morath dives over for a try
Pumas 0-5 Tonga 5m Apologies, awarded the 5 points to the wrong team there!
Pumas 0-5 Tonga 7m Morath tries to convert his own try, but the kick comes off the post
Pumas 0-5 Tonga 9m Scrum Tonga from the restart, ref Peyper resets it
Pumas 0-5 Tonga 10m The front rows pop up and the pen is given against Ayerza, Tonga go for touch
Pumas 0-5 Tonga 11m lineout taken by Tonga, captain Latu takes the ball forward into contact
Pumas 0-5 Tonga 11m Tonga get the ball out wide and almost go over in the corner but the ball goes forward
Pumas 0-5 Tonga 12m Pumas scrum on their own 5m line, 'Aulika penalised so Argentina clear their lines
Pumas 0-5 Tonga 12m Pumas on the attack now, Senatore breaks a tackle in midfield
Pumas 0-5 Tonga 14m Ball out wide to de la Fuente who kicks infield before he's pushed into touch
Pumas 0-5 Tonga 14m Tongan defence cover the kick and it's a scrum to Tonga from that breakdown
Pumas 0-5 Tonga 15m The Tongans press forward again to halfway, Piutau makes another 5m
Pumas 0-5 Tonga 15m But Pumas turnover the ball and Tuculet runs it back into the Tongan defence on halfway
Pumas 0-5 Tonga 16m Tuculet tries to get pass out wide to Imhoff but he can't take it, we come back for Argentina pen
Pumas 3-5 Tonga Sanchez curls that pen kick neatly through the posts for Argentina 16m
Pumas 3-5 Tonga 18m Lilo runs the ball back into the Pumas, Sanchez has to tackle. Kick on gives Argentina possession
Pumas 8-5 Tonga 19m Great work by Fernández Lobbe sets up Pumas attack and Tuculet finishes it off with a try
Pumas 10-5 Tonga 20m Sánchez makes the conversion
Pumas 15-5 Tonga 20m Cordero makes a great run for Pumas, gets the ball away and a lovely move finished by Imhoff
Pumas 17-5 Tonga 22m Sanchez converts that excellent try
Pumas 17-5 Tonga 23m Argentina take the restart ball then kick upfield. Vainikolo runs the ball back at them
Pumas 17-5 Tonga 23m Pumas turnover the ball and attack again, but Ayerza gives a poor forward pass
Pumas 17-5 Tonga 24m Tonga'uiha has some treatment, we resume with a scrum for Tonga
Pumas 17-5 Tonga 24m Pumas pack turns on the power and shunt Tonga backwards in the scrum, Peyper gives the pen
Pumas 20-5 Tonga 26m Sanchez kicks three more points for Argentina from that long range pen
Pumas 20-5 Tonga 26m Pumas run the ball from the restart but pass goes astray and it's Tongan lineout
Pumas 20-5 Tonga 27m Throw not straight, so Pumas immediately have the scrum and possession again
Pumas 20-5 Tonga 28m Scrum goes down and ref Peyper resets. This time it wheels and Peyper gives the ball to Argentina
Pumas 20-5 Tonga 30m Tonga put in to the next scrum. It goes down again, ref not happy
Pumas 20-5 Tonga 30m Peyper gives the pen to Tonga this time and they go for the posts from out wide
Pumas 20-8 Tonga 32m Morath strikes that pen very cleanly and it sails through the posts
Pumas 20-8 Tonga 33m Tonga take the restart and 'Aulika makes ground
Pumas 20-8 Tonga 33m Tuineau pushes on for Tonga and gets his pass away
Pumas 20-8 Tonga 33m Piutau places the ball behind him and Tonga pick up and go again
Pumas 20-8 Tonga 33m Pumas are straight back on the counterattack as they turnover the ball, Tuculet kicks on
Pumas 20-8 Tonga 33m Tuculet's kick goes to touch, if he'd passed to Imhoff outside him it would have been a try
Pumas 20-8 Tonga 35m Tonga awarded pen at the breakdown and Morath boots it upfield into touch
Pumas 20-8 Tonga 35m Good quick lineout ball for Tonga, Takulua goes on a great sprint up the pitch
Pumas 20-13 Tonga 37m Vainikolo makes 10m, ball goes out wide to Veainu and he offloads to Tonga'uiha for a try
Pumas 20-13 Tonga 37m TMO has confirmed the try is good, great play by both Tongan wings to set that up
Pumas 20-13 Tonga 38m Morath pulls his kick wide across the posts and misses the conv
Pumas 20-13 Tonga 40m Pumas are offside so Tonga have a pen, they pop that into touch & it's the halftime whistle
Pumas 20-13 Tonga HT T: Tuculet, Imhoff C: Sanchez (2) P: Sanchez (2) | T: Morath, Tonga’uiha P: Morath
Pumas 20-13 Tonga 40m Tonga to KO the second half
Pumas 20-13 Tonga 40m Pumas fail to take the KO, Tonga win the pen at the breakdown
Pumas 20-16 Tonga 41m Immediate opportunity for Tonga to add points, Morath pen is successful
Pumas 20-16 Tonga 42m Argentina surge forward from the restart & it's their pen this time for Tonga not releasing
Pumas 23-16 Tonga 43m Sanchez pen is good
Pumas 23-16 Tonga 44m Restart ball is lost forward off a Tongan hand, conceding the scrum
Pumas 23-16 Tonga 45m The scrum collapses, ref Peyper blasts his whistle and gives pen to Tonga against Herrera
Pumas 23-16 Tonga 46m Another pen opportunity for Morath, but he hooks it wide of the posts
Pumas 23-16 Tonga 47m Taione takes the ball into the tackle. Latu breaks a tackle and Tonga keep coming forward
Pumas 23-16 Tonga 47m Piukala keeps the move going, Lilo involved too and there are bodies all over the pitch
Pumas 23-16 Tonga 48m Tonga send it out wide on the right, but Pumas finally turnover the ball to end Tonga pressure
Pumas 23-16 Tonga 49m Lavanini is penalised for no arms in the tackle, Piukala has to go off injured as a result
Pumas 23-16 Tonga 50m Morath misses another penalty, points going begging
Pumas 26-16 Tonga 50m Pen Argentina at the breakdown and Sanchez lines it up, he makes no mistake
Pumas 26-16 Tonga 52m Cordero kicks ahead and chases from the restart, but Tonga manage to retrieve
Pumas 26-16 Tonga 52m Pumas attacking, pen against Taione at the breakdown as ref was shouting at him to leave it
Pumas 26-16 Tonga 54m Longer range pen from Sanchez and this time it drifts wide of the posts
Pumas 26-16 Tonga 55m de la Fuente tidies up the ball for Argentina, Tonga regain and cross kick
Pumas 26-16 Tonga 55m Veainu makes a great high take from the cross kick but ball goes into touch
Pumas 26-16 Tonga 57m Argentina pushing to get out of their own half, but ball is slow. Pen to Tonga at the breakdown
Pumas 26-16 Tonga 58m Argentina sub, Imhoff goes off for local Tigers favourite Agulla
Pumas 26-16 Tonga 58m Tonga lose their lineout, concede a pen and then Peyper marches them forward 10m for backchat
Pumas 26-16 Tonga 59m Another good break by the Pumas, they're putting pressure on, Sanchez nearly through
Pumas 26-16 Tonga 60m Puma Lavanini looks like he scores but the ball is held up by Veainu
Pumas 26-16 Tonga 60m 5m attacking scrum, Landajo puts in for the Pumas
Pumas 26-16 Tonga 60m Tonga subs Tonga'uiha & Taione off, Lutui and Taumalolo on
Pumas 26-16 Tonga 61m Tonga get the shove on at the scrum and win the pen under their own posts
Pumas 31-16 Tonga 63m Fonua tries to run the ball out, Pumas turn it over & Sanchez breaks to score on his own
Pumas 31-16 Tonga 64m Sanchez can't convert his own try, it's just wide
Pumas 31-16 Tonga 64m Argentina subs Ayerza and Creevy off, Montoya and Noguera Paz on
Pumas 31-16 Tonga 66m Tonga attack and keep offloading the ball, pen to Tonga for Lavanini in at the side
Pumas 31-16 Tonga 67m Tonga sub Tuineau off, Mafi on
Pumas 31-16 Tonga 67m Tonga kick for the corner and it's their throw in
Pumas 31-16 Tonga 68m Mafi takes and Tonga get the drive on. Pumas turn it over and Sanchez hacks on
Pumas 31-16 Tonga 68m Tonga have it back but it's slow ball for Takulua
Pumas 31-16 Tonga 69m Pumas sub at scrum half, Cubelli on for Landajo
Pumas 31-16 Tonga 69m Pumas kick into the corner and it's their lineout
Pumas 31-16 Tonga 69m Pumas take and drive, they crash over in the corner but they're in touch
Pumas 31-16 Tonga 71m Mafi takes the lineout for Tonga, but they give away another pen immediately
Pumas 31-16 Tonga 72m Montoya thinks he's dotted the ball down for a try, it's very close to the touchline - TMO?
Pumas 36-16 Tonga 72m TMO says Montoya's try is good
Pumas 38-16 Tonga 72m Sanchez takes the conv from out on the touchline & sneaks it between the posts
Pumas 38-16 Tonga 73m Pumas gather the restart and kick to halfway. Tonga run straight back at them
Pumas 38-16 Tonga 73m Lutui keeps low into the challenge from the Pumas defence
Pumas 38-16 Tonga 74m Ball goes forward, but we come back for the pen as Peyper was playing advantage
Pumas 38-16 Tonga 75m Tonga kick for the corner and it's their lineout
Pumas 38-16 Tonga 75m Mafi takes quick ball and gets it back for the drive
Pumas 38-16 Tonga 75m Pumas strip the ball, but then it goes forward to hand possession back to Tonga
Pumas 38-16 Tonga 76m Attacking scrum for Tonga, ball goes out wide and Vainikolo tries to break through
Pumas 38-16 Tonga 77m Pumas turnover, Tuculet scrambles the ball away. Sanchez is having treatment
Pumas 38-16 Tonga 78m Tonga running it out of their own half, they make it to halfway
Pumas 38-16 Tonga 78m A poor pass from #Tonga sends them back 20m. Argentina defence holds steady
Pumas 43-16 Tonga 79m Argentina now on the break with the last play of the game and Cordero goes in under the posts
Pumas 45-16 Tonga 80m Sanchez converts and that's the final whistle, a good victory for the Pumas
15 Joaquin Tuculet 14 Santiago Cordero 13 Matias Moroni 12 Jerónimo De La Fuente 11 Juan Imhoff 10 Nicolas Sanchez 9 Martin Landajo 1 Marcos Ayerza 2 AGUSTIN CREEVY (C) 3 Ramiro Herrera 4 Guido Petti 5 Tomas Lavanini 6 Pablo Matera 7 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe 8 Leonardo Senatore BENCH: 16 Julian Montoya 17 Lucas Noguera 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi 19 Matias Alemanno 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamón 21 Tomas Cubelli 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias 23 Horacio Agulla
SCORERS T: Tuculet, Imhoff, Sanchez, Montoya, Cordero C: Sanchez (4) P: Sanchez (4)
15 Vungakoto Lilo 14 Telusa Veainu 13 Siale Piutau 12 Sione Piukala 11 Fetu'u Vainikolo 10 Kurt Morath 9 Sonatane Takulua 1 Soane Tonga'uiha 2 Elvis Taione 3 Halani 'Aulika 4 Tukulua Lokotui 5 Joseph Tuineau 6 Sione Kalamafoni 7 NILI LATU (C) 8 Viliami Ma'afu BENCH: 16 Aleki Lutui 17 Sona Taumalolo 18 Sila Puafisi 19 Sitiveni Mafi 20 Opeti Fonua 21 Samisoni Fisilau 22 Latiume Fosita 23 David Halaifonua
SCORERS T: Morath, Tonga’uiha C: P: Morath (2)
Man of the Match: Nicolas Sanchez (Argentina)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (SARU) Asst. Referees: Glen Jackson (NZR), Mike Fraser (NZR) TMO: Ben Skeen (NZR)
Olympic Stadium - Sunday, 04 October 2015
KO: 16:45 HT: 10-6 Att: 53,187
HOW IT HAPPENED MINUTE BY MINUTE…
Ireland v Italy So here we are at the magnificent Olympic Stadium! It's anthem time…
Ireland v Italy Jérôme Garcès prepares to blow whistle for KO...
Ireland 0-0 Italy 1m Tommy Allan kicks off & they're heading into the Irish half but knock on...
Ireland 0-0 Italy 2m Ireland clear & Italy have defensive scrum on their 10m...goes well
Ireland 0-0 Italy 3m A kick too far gives Ireland lineout halfway into Azzurri half but time off as Gonzalo Garcia taken off
Ireland 0-0 Italy 3m Tommaso Benvenuti comes on as Italy go on the attack & are halfway into Irish field...
Ireland 0-0 Italy 4m Italy get into the Irish 22 & captain Sergio Parisse allows them to make some yards but turnover
Ireland 0-0 Italy 5m Ireland clear to touch for 10m lineout & they secure it & are away into 22
Ireland 0-0 Italy 6m Tommy Bowe makes the big break; pick & go but the Italian defence is excellent in the 22
Ireland 0-0 Italy 7m But the penalty finally goes to Ireland right in front of posts...easy pickings
Ireland 3-0 Italy 8m Johnny Sexton comfortably knocks over the first 3 points of the match
Ireland 3-0 Italy 10m Ireland think they have a chance again but it's Italy who end up with scrum on halfway
Ireland 3-0 Italy 10m Bit of a time off for a faff then the scrum takes an age to set...
Ireland 3-0 Italy 11m Eduardo Gori put in; it's steady & Italy hold on; Michele Campagnaro into touch but ball in play
Ireland 3-0 Italy 12m Italy heaping on pressure again up to the Irish 22 before forced out wide...
Ireland 3-0 Italy 13m A little foray outside then back into 22 & Ireland pinged at the breakdown
Ireland 3-3 Italy 14m The penalty is pretty much on the 22 just off centre & Allan equalises well
Ireland 3-3 Italy 15m It's a glorious sunny day here in Stratford but a knock on from Italy gives Ireland attacking scrum
Ireland 3-3 Italy 16m Scrum is just off centre outside the 22 & roar of 'heave' goes up in stands; & it collapses
Ireland 3-3 Italy 17m A little chip from Conor Murray & it's a good lineout for Ireland in the 22...
Ireland 8-3 Italy 18m The Irish centres are rather impressive & Keith Earls nips thru the defence for a try
Ireland 10-3 Italy 20m Sexton adds extras; Italy can't let#IRE run away with it now. Restart lets Ireland clear to halfway
Ireland 10-3 Italy 22m A muted Athenry starts up as Italy take the lineout & Giovanbattista Venditti carries it into the 22
Ireland 10-3 Italy 23m Italy com away with pen outside 22 after captain Paul O'Connell pinged for not rolling away
Ireland 10-6 Italy 24m Allan narrows the gap to just 2pts from just outside the 22; Ireland restart is short...
Ireland 10-6 Italy 25m If Ireland expected an easy ride, that's not what they're getting; Italy are here to play
Ireland 10-6 Italy 26m Italy take advantage of position & drive over halfway; secure attacking scrum outside Ireland 22
Ireland 10-6 Italy 28m Italy kick for corner for 5m lineout but it doesn't go so well ultimately ending up back on 10m
Ireland 10-6 Italy 28m The 5m lineout worked but Ireland turnover & end up with the 10m defensive lineout
Ireland 10-6 Italy 29m Ireland's lineout is fine but Italy turnover ball at the breakdown giving than defensive scrum on 10m
Ireland 10-6 Italy 29m But time off for check on a tip tackle on Rob Kearney; slight hiccough but just a penalty
Ireland 10-6 Italy 30m So now it's back to just over halfway off centre for Sexton to kick at uprights
Ireland 10-6 Italy 30m Infinitely more respectful silence for kicker compared to last night at Twickers!
Ireland 10-6 Italy 31m But Sexton misses unusually and hits post instead.
Ireland 10-6 Italy 33m Ireland are attacking into Italian territory but the Azzurri bounce them back over halfway
Ireland 10-6 Italy 34m But play doesn't quite go to plan & Ireland kick to touch in to the 22 for lineout
Ireland 10-6 Italy 35m Setpiece is good but there's little quick ball as Ireland are forced wide; pick & go...
Ireland 10-6 Italy 36m Italian defence is quite solid & Ireland are only moving widthways 7m out...
Ireland 10-6 Italy 37m But Italians pinged in previous play on far side off field; pen to Ireland who kick to corner
Ireland 10-6 Italy 38m The lineout is quick but Italy are not allowing any fluidity then penalty to Azzurri; 5m scrum
Ireland 10-6 Italy 39m Massive defence needed here from Italy; scrum is good for Italy & they win penalty
Ireland 10-6 Italy 39m Italy clear Ireland back to 10m on far side & have the lineout before HT...
Ireland 10-6 Italy 40m It's Ireland who end up in possession & come infield but final offload is bad & into touch
Ireland 10-6 Italy HT T: Earls C: Sexton P: Sexton | P: Allan (2)
Ireland 10-6 Italy 40m We're back for the 2nd half & Ireland having little success from KO
Ireland 10-6 Italy 41m Davide Giazzon has replaced hooker Manici but his 1st lineout isn't so good as Parisse pinged
Ireland 10-6 Italy 43m Ireland head into Italian territory but lose possession; Italy defensive lineout halfway in half
Ireland 10-6 Italy 44m Ireland pinged for interfering with lineout jumper & Italy start to get away from danger zone
Ireland 10-6 Italy 45m But Ireland make some serious gains back into Italian territory before penalty to Azzurri
Ireland 10-6 Italy 46m So most play so far in Italian half & Italy can't get out of it but keep winning penalties
Ireland 10-6 Italy 47m Eventually they get up to halfway for Italy lineout but Ireland disrupt & try to attack...
Ireland 10-6 Italy 47m But the Azzurri win ball back again & are into the Irish 22...
Ireland 10-6 Italy 48m Josh Furno makes a superb break & sprints for corner but not fast enough...
Ireland 10-6 Italy 48m He flies over but Peter O'Mahony drags him into touch before grounding which TMO confirms
Ireland 10-6 Italy 49m Major try-saving tackle from Ireland; they clear & Italy have attacking lineout on 10m...
Ireland 10-6 Italy 49m lineout is v good & Italy charge into 22; Allan kicks crossfield but as Venditti catches...
Ireland 10-6 Italy 50m ...Simon Zebo hurls him into touch + knock on; but Italy had advantage so back for penalty
Ireland 10-9 Italy 51m Allan bangs over penalty reducing the gap to just 1 point in favour of Ireland
Ireland 10-9 Italy 52m The Azzurri have been quite excellent in defence & this is not what the Irish expected!
Ireland 10-9 Italy 52m It's an Irish defensive scrum just over halfway which goes down
Ireland 10-9 Italy 54m The reset comes & Ireland drive up to the Italian 22...
Ireland 10-9 Italy 55m Rory Best dummies over the 22 & penalty advantage is with Ireland now 5m out
Ireland 10-9 Italy 56m The penalty is called & Sexton is teeing up from just inside the 22 halfway to touchline
Ireland 13-9 Italy 58m The kick is good while Cian Healy & Nathan White on for Jack McGrath & Mike Ross
Ireland 13-9 Italy 60m Ireland win a scrum just outside the Italian 22 & win a penalty at the breakdown
Ireland 16-9 Italy 61m Sexton tees up & does not miss to put a little space between scores...just a converted try
Ireland 16-9 Italy 63m Michele Rizzo & Dario Chistolini on for Aguero & Cittadini
Ireland 16-9 Italy 64m Italy on the attack with conviction again & a maul looks strong towards 22 but disrupted
Ireland 16-9 Italy 64m Alessandro Zanni & Carlo Canna on for Parisse & Allan
Ireland 16-9 Italy 65m Ireland clear from own 22 & high ball is run back; offload to Zanni & Ireland pinged
Ireland 16-9 Italy 66m Ireland not rolling away & Italy just inside Irish half slightly off centre..Canna tees up
Ireland 16-9 Italy 66m A kick too far for Canna who had only just made his appearance; shame didn't go for corner
Ireland 16-9 Italy 67m Giant Devin Toner & Chris Henry on for Iain Henderson & Sean O'Brien
Ireland 16-9 Italy 68m Another huge tackle from O'Mahony stops Italy from going forward; Ireland defensive lineout
Ireland 16-9 Italy 69m lineout just near halfway is good for Ireland but Italy end up with defensive lineout just over halfway
Ireland 16-9 Italy 70m Sean Cronin on for Best while Italy pinged at scrum & put in reversed for Ireland to attack
Ireland 16-9 Italy 71m Not to plan for either side-reset; Ireland push ball into touch & Italy lineout inside own 22
Ireland 16-9 Italy 72m Time off as bodies are getting battered on both sides… Meanwhile TMO & ref checking O'Mahony tackle
Ireland 16-9 Italy 72m O'Mahony shown yellow for armless shoulder charge; Aguero back on for Rizzo
Ireland 16-9 Italy 73m Italy don't make hay with man up to start, but pen given just over halfway & clear for 22 lineout
Ireland 16-9 Italy 74m Ireland cause real disruption again & play flicks back into Italian territory...
Ireland 16-9 Italy 75m Italy momentarily win back ball in own half but not for long enough & Ireland gain serious yards
Ireland 16-9 Italy 75m Italy defensive lineout while Fitzgerald for Earls & Palazzani for Gori
Ireland 16-9 Italy 76m Both sides are clumsy; Italy make break towards 22 but it's turned & Ireland run it back
Ireland 16-9 Italy 77m But foolish play from Canna gives kickable penalty to Ireland for tackle on Bowe
Ireland 16-9 Italy 79m Sexton tees up from halfway in Italy territory but he can't find his target
Ireland 16-9 Italy 80m Ireland decide not go for one last try & balls in touch for 3rd win of 3, same as France
Ireland 16-9 Italy FT Sadly Italy's World Cup is also over, but they put up a damn good fight
15 Simon Zebo 14 Tommy Bowe 13 Keith Earls 12 Robbie Henshaw 11 Dave Kearney 10 Jonathan Sexton 9 Conor Murray 1 Jack McGrath 2 Rory Best 3 Mike Ross 4 Iain Henderson 5 PAUL O'CONNELL (C) 6 Peter O'Mahony 7 Sean O'Brien 8 Jamie Heaslip BENCH: 16 Sean Cronin 17 Cian Healy 18 Nathan White 19 Devin Toner 20 Chris Henry 21 Eoin Reddan 22 Ian Madigan 23 Luke Fitzgerald
SCORERS T: Earls C: Sexton P: Sexton (3) O'Mahony
15 Luke McLean 14 Leonardo Sarto 13 Michele Campagnaro 12 Gonzalo Garcia 11 Giovanbattista Venditti 10 Tommaso Allan 9 Edoardo Gori 1 Matias Aguero 2 Andrea Manici 3 Lorenzo Cittadini 4 Quentin Geldenhuys 5 Josh Furno 6 Francesco Minto 7 Simone Favaro 8 SERGIO PARISSE (C) BENCH: 16 Davide Giazzon 17 Michele Rizzo 18 Dario Chistolini 19 Alessandro Zanni 20 Mauro Bergamasco 21 Guglielmo Palazzani 22 Carlo Canna 23 Tommaso Benvenuti
SCORERS P: Allan (3)
Man of the Match: Iain Henderson (Ireland)
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR) Asst. Referees: Pascal Gaüzère (FFR), Angus Gardner (ARU) TMO: Graham Hughes (RFU)