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CanadaCANADA 15 - 17 ROMANIARomania

Leicester City Stadium - Tuesday, 06 October 2015
KO: 16:45 HT: 8-0 Att: 27,153



Canada vs ‪Romania The teams are out on a bright sunny afternoon & it's time for the anthems...
Canada vs ‪Romania It's the end of ‪RWC for these two sides this week, but they can't be faulted for lack of passion
Canada vs ‪Romania And the Romanian supporters - tears in their eyes as they sing their anthem. Glorious!
Canada 0-0 ‪Romania 0m Referee Wayne Barnes holds the power this afternoon & he blows for KO
Canada 0-0 ‪Romania 1m Canada KO & Romania have the 1st lineout & the breakdown is fierce
Canada 0-0 ‪Romania 2m The scrum goes to‪#‎CAN on their own 10m & they win it with conviction; off they charge
Canada 0-0 ‪Romania 3m The Canucks bolt into the Romania 22 but can't quite make the break needed...
Canada 0-0 ‪Romania 3m Gordon McRorie picks up from back of ruck & shoots over tryline but the whistles gone
Canada 0-0 ‪Romania 4m Ref was about to award penalty to Canada for off feet but reversed to  Romania for neck roll
Canada 0-0 ‪Romania 4m Romania clear well & Canada have to defend in their own 22...
Canada 0-0 ‪Romania 5m Ball goes to one side then other before Canada call the mark & clear Romania away
Canada 0-0 ‪Romania 5m A powerful surge from Canada & they're up to Romania's 22 & DTH van der Merwe breaks
Canada 0-0 ‪Romania 6m But DTH is bundled into touch before he can cross the 22; but Romania gift penalty
Canada 0-0 ‪Romania 7m McRorie tees up a fairly easy penalty kick at uprights, but it's a poor attempt
Canada 0-0 ‪Romania 9m Canada come back at Romania  led by Nathan Hirayama; Johannes van Heerden offside at breakdown
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 10m A simple kick from in front of posts & this time McRorie doesn't fail
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 11m Captain Mihai Macovei pinged for a neck tackle at ruck but just a penalty
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 12m But Canada soon infringe giving Romania a defensive scrum, & pinged again for free kick
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 14m Time off while captain Jamie Cudmore replaces his contact lens
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 15m Romania have chucked ball right down into Canadian 22 but it's a defensive scrum...
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 15m Canada come away with it but Aaron Carpenter pinged for not rolling away at breakdown
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 16m Florin Vlaicu tees up from halfway just off centre - 50m! It has distance by falls wide
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 17m The changeable weather in England at the moment! A shadow has descended over stadium
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 18m As the rain comes in, Catalin Fercu & Nick Blevins both get under high ball...
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 18m Blevins goes up & Fercu can't get close; Blevins falls to ground on back - TMO check
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 19m Fercu hasn't moved away & gets carded for his lack of action; Romania down to 14
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 20m Florin Surugiu pinged at breakdown for not rolling away; McRorie tees up again...
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 22m Coach Kieran Crowley buries his head as McRorie misses yet again;‪ Canada need a kicker
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 23m The rain is coming down hard now perfectly vertical while Romania win another scrum
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 25m Doug Wooldridge pops up like a meerkat in scrum; Romania set up 5m attacking lineout
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 26m Lineout is good, having to recycle but have advantage for penalty against Brett Beukeboom
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 26m There's a short time off, water boys on then 5m scrum is set for Romania
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 28m But Canada step up their setpiece & the scrum goes their way, clearing Romania away
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 29m Canada make a break from Beukeboom but the Romanian defence is pretty strong
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 30m Canada make some ground but a knock on & possession reverses; Romania have advantage
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 31m Advantage over, Romania kick ball away & Canada attack from just over halfway...
Canada 3-0 ‪Romania 32m Canada string together some serious phases breaking into 22 & pick & go smartly...
Canada 8-0 ‪Romania 33m ..a final charge & DTH carries over the whitewash with a long stretch to score in corner
Canada 8-0 ‪Romania 35m Canada desperately need player who can kick - 25% success rate with conversion missed
Canada 8-0 ‪Romania 36m Canada have the scrum just in own half and they do secure it, but...
Canada 8-0 ‪Romania 38m ...Canada infringe again gifting penalty; Vlaicu tees up from halfway & it falls short
Canada 8-0 ‪Romania 39m Michael Wiringi kicks from halfway into Canada 22 superbly; should've done that a min ago
Canada 8-0 ‪Romania 40m ...then it would've been  Romania 's lineout. Canada 5m lineout won & kick to touch for HT

Canada 8-0 Romania HT T: van der Merwe P: McRorie | Yellow Card Fercu

Canada v RomaniaCanada 8-0 ‪Romania 40m Play resumes for final half and Valentin Calafeteanu replaced Surugiu before HT
Canada 8-0 ‪Romania 41m Canada scrum outside the Romanian 22 but has to be reset before they attack from it
Canada 13-0 ‪Romania 43m Cudmore makes a good move before offloading to Jeff Hassler who spins thru & scores
Canada 15-0 ‪Romania 44m Hassler scores his fourth test try in 1st WC & Hirayama pops over the conversion
Canada 15-0 ‪Romania 45m Djustice Sears-­Duru for Buydens (blood) | Andrei Ursache for Paulica Ion
Canada 15-0 ‪Romania 47m Romania are looking better but then handling goes awry to give possession back
Canada 15-0 ‪Romania 49m Following the lineout, Canada have the scrum, but it goes down & has to be reset...
Canada 15-0 ‪Romania 50m But it's Romania who steal on opportunity & Fercu charges down the touchline...
Canada 15-0 ‪Romania 51m Excellent offloading from Romania as they make a whole lot of ground before a knock on
Canada 15-0 ‪Romania 51m Mack & Trainor for McRorie & Blevins | Gal for Wiringi during a time off
Canada 15-0 ‪Romania 51m The knock on is deliberate from the Canadian & the penalty gives an attacking lineout...
Canada 15-5 ‪Romania 52m The lineout works like clockwork & Romania drive over the tryline to score their 1st try
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 53m It's captain Macovei's try & Vlaicu converts, as Buydens returns to play
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 54m Jebb Sinclair & Vlaicu get into a heated debate & Canada have the penalty
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 55m Hirayama tees up for the uprights from out wide…
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 56m But it's a tad too far for the Canadian and the score remains
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 58m Canada can't get into Romanian territory to make any headway in increasing score
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 59m Phil Mack gets isolated at the breakdown & Romania set up anther 22 lineout
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 60m The lineout is good, Romania  recycle as defence holds but have advantage coming
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 61m The penalty comes from Carpenter playing ball on ground; Romania choose 5m lineout
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 62m Sears-Duru back on for Buydens & Canada force the maul into touch for penalty
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 62m The clear is still in 22 & Canada have defensive lineout; ball played in air by Romania
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 63m Canada have the penalty but really don't get the ball away very far again
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 64m Pick & go and Romania  charge over the tryline but the whistle had gone for earlier knock on
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 65m But Canada just can't clear Romania away with any conviction...
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 67m The Canucks hand over another penalty & it's an attacking lineout just outside the 22
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 68m Pace has slowed considerably on both sides & the slippery ball is lost by Botezatu
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 69m Canada have defending scrum outside 22; Romania just can't capitalise on territory
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 69m Meanwhile, Dala & Ilnicki for Moonlight & Wooldridge | Radoi for Turashvili
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 70m Another opportunity lost from turnover ball to a knock on & Canada defensive scrum again
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 71m Carpenter pinged in scrum; Romania set up 5m lineout again...
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 71m A huge drive from Romania over the tryline but whistle goes as Sinclair YC infringing again
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 72m Romania have option of lineout or scrum; go for scrum & win penalty from Canada
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 72m Romania deserve something for being camped in the Canadian 22 for so long
Canada 15-7 ‪Romania 72m It's quick ball & Macovei slams the ball over the whitewash for the score...
Canada 15-12 ‪Romania 73m Ref goes to TMO to check double movement - there isn't any & it's deserved try
Canada 15-14 ‪Romania 74m Vlaicu nails the conversion & there's just one point in it & 5 minutes to go
Canada 15-14 ‪Romania 75m James Pritchard replaces Harry Jones | Alexandru Tarus for Mihaita Lazar
Canada 15-14 ‪Romania 75m There's a time off before Romania have the put in at scrum on Canada's 10m
Canada 15-14 ‪Romania 76m Romania come away with yet another scrum penalty, & Vlaicu tees up from 45m...
Canada 15-16 ‪Romania 77m He is so perfectly on target & Romania take the lead for first time!
Canada 15-16 ‪Romania 78m Romania need to hang on for 2mins & Canada need to score to stop finishing last in pool
Canada 15-16 ‪Romania 79m Hassler puts foot in touch; Romania have penalty & they drive hard - with advantage
Canada 15-16 ‪Romania 79m Cudmore activates the penalty & Romania take their time running down clock...
Canada 15-16 ‪Romania 80m The Romania captain skips like a 5 yr old in glee as clock goes red & the game is won!

Canada v Romania

Canada15 Harry Jones 14 Jeff Hassler 13 Ciaran Hearn 12 Nick Blevins 11 DTH Van Der Merwe 10 Nathan Hirayama 9 Gordon McRorie 1 Hubert Buydens 2 Ray Barkwill 3 Doug Wooldridge 4 Brett Beukeboom 5 JAMIE CUDMORE (C) 6 Jebb Sinclair 7 John Moonlight 8 Aaron Carpenter BENCH: 16 Benoit Piffero 17 Djustice Sears-Duru 18 Jake Ilnicki 19 Kyle Gilmour 20 Nanyak Dala 21 Phil Mack 22 Conor Trainor 23 James Pritchard

SCORERS T: van der Merwe, Hassler C: Hirayama P: McCrorie Yellow Card Sinclair

Romania15 Catalin Fercu 14 Madalin Lemnaru 13 Paula Kinikinilau 12 Florin Vlaicu 11 Ionut Botezatu 10 Michael Wiringi 9 Florin Surugiu 1 Mihaita Lazar 2 Otar Turashvili 3 Paulica Ion 4 Valentin Poparlan 5 Johannes van Heerden 6 Valentin Ursache 7 Viorel Lucaci 8 MIHAI MACOVEI (C) BENCH: 16 Andrei Radoi 17 Andrei Ursache 18 Alexandru Tarus 19 Daniel Carpo 20 Stelian Burcea 21 Valentin Calafeteanu 22 Adrian Apostol 23 Csaba Gal

SCORERS T: Macovei (2) C: Vlaicu (2) P: Vlaicu Yellow Card Fercu

Man of the Match: Jeff Hassler (Canada)

Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU) Asst. Referees: Glen Jackson (NZR), Marius Mitrea (FIR) TMO: Ben Skeen (NZR)




FijiFIJI 47 - 15 URUGUAYUruguay

Stadiummk - Tuesday, 06 October 2015
KO: 20:00 HT: 26-10 Att: 30,048



Fiji v ‪Uruguay Raining in Milton Keynes this evening, but hoping for another top game of rugby
Fiji v ‪Uruguay Teams coming out onto the pitch for the anthems
Fiji v ‪Uruguay Great crowd response to the anthems, now the Fijian cibi
Fiji v ‪Uruguay Fiji to KO this match, JP Doyle the ref tonight
Fiji 0-0 ‪Uruguay 1m Ormaechea gets the ball away from the restart take for Uruguay
Fiji 0-0 ‪Uruguay 1m Fiji lineout and drive, get the ball wide & lose it but we come back for the pen
Fiji 0-0 ‪Uruguay 1m Fiji lineout, they take the ball but Uruguay hold them back on the drive
Fiji 0-0 ‪Uruguay 2m Nakarawa pops the ball outside to Botia who goes over the tryline, but TMO says ball forward
Fiji 0-0 ‪Uruguay 2m Botia dropped the ball forward but TMO checks if the tackle on him by Ormaechea was no arms
Fiji 0-0 ‪Uruguay 2m Ormaechea given YC and penalty try awarded to Fiji for illegal tackle preventing a try
Fiji 7-0 ‪Uruguay 3m Try converted from under the posts
Fiji 7-0 ‪Uruguay 4m Uruguay running the ball from the halfway line, but Beer is penalised at the breakdown
Fiji 7-0 ‪Uruguay 5m Fiji take the lineout and then get another penalty for offside by Uruguay
Fiji 7-0 ‪Uruguay 5m Volavola puts the ball into the corner for the lineout & drive, Corral turnover the ball for Uruguay
Fiji 7-0 ‪Uruguay 7m First scrum of the game, Uruguay put in but the front row penalised for not binding
Fiji 12-0 ‪Uruguay 7m Fiji put in this time, ball comes out to Kenatale and Duran can't stop him scoring
Fiji 12-0 ‪Uruguay 9m Nadolo misses the conversion out wide
Fiji 12-0 ‪Uruguay 10m Fiji try to take quick lineout but they're not 5m. Scrum Uruguay
Fiji 12-0 ‪Uruguay 11m Fijian scrum dominant already, they have 100% scrum wins so far at this tournament
Fiji 12-0 ‪Uruguay 12m Volavola takes the ball on to the 22 for Fiji, but Uruguay compete well at the breakdown
Fiji 12-0 ‪Uruguay 12m Uruguay win the penalty and take the resulting lineout, Prada slips and we go back for pen
Fiji 12-0 ‪Uruguay 13m Ormaechea is back on for Uruguay. They're going for the posts with this pen
Fiji 12-3 ‪Uruguay 13m Duran's penalty sails through the posts to put points on the board for Uruguay
Fiji 12-3 ‪Uruguay 15m Botia takes Mieres in the air, but it's just a penalty and that's hoofed up the pitch
Fiji 12-8 ‪Uruguay 15m Ormaechea makes a break and ball wide,‪ Uruguay come back inside and Arboleya goes over!
Fiji 12-10 ‪Uruguay 17m Try converted and Uruguay are right back in the game, they're delighted with the try
Fiji 12-10 ‪Uruguay 18m Uruguay clear the ball to halfway, Fiji pump the ball back down the pitch
Fiji 12-10 ‪Uruguay 19m Uruguay attack again but they lose the ball at this breakdown and it's Fiji put in to the scrum
Fiji 12-10 ‪Uruguay 20m Scrum is reset, Fiji get the shove on but Ormaechea comes through and steals the ball
Fiji 12-10 ‪Uruguay 22m Atalifo makes a great hit on Arboleya to dislodge the ball
Fiji 12-10 ‪Uruguay 22m Another scrum Fiji, their front row are giving Uruguay all sorts of trouble
Fiji 12-10 ‪Uruguay 22m Volavola kicks to touch with the penalty but doesn't make a lot of ground
Fiji 12-10 ‪Uruguay 23m Uruguay disrupt the lineout but Fiji come away with the ball.
Fiji 12-10 ‪Uruguay 23m Fiji get the penalty for a tackle on Kenatale without the ball
Fiji 12-10 ‪Uruguay 25m Ball gets out to Nadolo on the wing and it takes 4 Uruguayans to stop him
Fiji 12-10 ‪Uruguay 25m Uruguay are offside, so‪#‎FJI awarded another pen, they take the scrum
Fiji 12-10 ‪Uruguay 26m Fiji scrum on the 5m,‪ Uruguay have it all to do to prevent the pushover try...
Fiji 17-10 ‪Uruguay 26m ...and JP Doyle awards another penalty try to Fiji as Uruguay collapse going backwards
Fiji 19-10 ‪Uruguay 28m Nadolo converts
Fiji 19-10 ‪Uruguay 28m Arboleya throws in for‪#‎URU, but Fiji get their hands back on the ball, Goneva breaks
Fiji 19-10 ‪Uruguay 30m Nadolo chips forward on the touchline but can't take his own kick, Uruguay lineout
Fiji 19-10 ‪Uruguay 30m penalty against Fiji for hands on the floor, Duran clears the ball to touch
Fiji 19-10 ‪Uruguay 31m Duran puts up a high kick that comes to nothing but it's advantage for penalty at lineout
Fiji 19-10 ‪Uruguay 32m Uruguay go for the posts but Ormaechea can't slot this one
Fiji 19-10 ‪Uruguay 34m Uruguay overthrow their lineout, but Fiji then knock on so it's scrum Uruguay
Fiji 19-10 ‪Uruguay 35m Fiji win the ball at the scrum with a huge shove, Nadolo can't quite pick up the chip
Fiji 19-10 ‪Uruguay 35m 5m scrum for Fiji, but they lose the ball to another Ormaechea steal
Fiji 19-10 ‪Uruguay 37m Uruguay take the lineout and drive forward, clear to the 10m line
Fiji 24-10 ‪Uruguay 37m Nadolo breaks several tackles, gets the ball to Nakarawa who lollops in for try
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 39m And it's a simple conversion for Fiji
Fiji 19-10 ‪Uruguay 39m Restart goes straight out of play, scrum on halfway, Kenatale puts in for Fiji
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 40m Matadigo gets the ball out, but it goes forward and that's the half time whistle

Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay HT T: PT (2), Kenatale, Nakarawa C: Nadolo (3) | T: Arboleya C: Ormaechea P: A Duran Yellow Card Ormaechea

Fiji v UruguayFiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 40m Uruguay KO and Fiji clear via Kenatale's kick
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 41mPen Fiji and Volavola kicks to touch. Uruguay sub at half time, Sanguinetti on for Corral
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 41m Koto takes the ball into contact for Fiji, Qera continues the forward momentum
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 42m Good Uruguay defence wins penalty at the breakdown
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 43m Uruguay lineout taken at the front, Gaminara takes it forward but is tackled high
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 43m Atalifo is pinged for that high tackle and Uruguay kick on to the Fiji 22
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 43m Uruguay lineout goes way over the top and is taken by Vilaseca who makes 10m, but‪#‎FJI turnover
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 46m Uruguay given scrum as they disrupt again at the breakdown
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 47m Uruguay scrum, it goes down and JP Doyle resets
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 47m Huge Fiji shove at the scrum but Uruguay manage to pick the ball up, Duran kicks clear
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 47m Fiji come straight back at the men in blue, Prada is offside and gives away a pen
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 49m Good distance on the kick by Volavola. lineout on the 22
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 49m Koto barges his way towards the try line, Volavola tries an inside ball, it's a knock on
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 51m Mieres can't prevent Volavola's kick from going to touch
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 52m Uruguay lineout doesn't work, Arboleya tries to retrieve but goes into touch
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 51m Goneva on the charge in midfield for Fiji . Uruguay competing well at the breakdown again
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 53m Kenatale goes left, but Murimurivalu knocks on and Uruguay clear again
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 54m Arboleya finds Beer at the lineout, but Nakarawa pinged for not releasing
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 55m Fiji on the front foot from the lineout. Ma'afu takes it into contact
Fiji 26-10 ‪Uruguay 56m Almost an interception for Uruguay , the ball is hacked forward and they chase it...
Fiji 26-15 ‪Uruguay 56m No one can pick up the ball, but eventually Uruguay recycle and Ormaechea scores
Fiji 26-15 ‪Uruguay 58m Silva, Mieres and Arboleya all instrumental in Uruguay try. conversion comes off the post
Fiji 26-15 ‪Uruguay 59m Fiji back on the attack, TMO is checking a tackle at the breakdown by Waqaniburotu
Fiji 26-15 ‪Uruguay 60m Fiji sub, off Kenatale for Seniloli
Fiji 26-15 ‪Uruguay 60m Earlier Fiji subs, off Ratuniyarawa and Matadigo, on Cavubati and Talei
Fiji 26-15 ‪Uruguay 62m Uruguay pinged at the scrum as they go backwards. Fiji attack from 5m & have advantage
Fiji 31-15 ‪Uruguay 64m Fiji finally break through the Uruguay defence and Cavubati goes over the tryline
Fiji 31-15 ‪Uruguay 64m A bit of afters by Cavubati on Silva and the Uruguay team react angrily
Fiji 33-15 ‪Uruguay 64m Nadolo converts the try. JP Doyle has a word with Cavubati and Silva but no more
Fiji 38-15 ‪Uruguay 65m Murimurivalu finishes a lovely Fiji move, but fisticuffs break out again afterwards
Fiji 38-15 ‪Uruguay 65m Yellow cards for Ma'afu and Ormaechea, that means 2 YC for the Uruguay scrum half = red
Fiji 40-15 ‪Uruguay 66m Nadolo converts again
Fiji 40-15 ‪Uruguay 67m Fiji sub, Goneva off, Nagusa on. Ravai comes on in the front row for Ma'afu
Fiji 40-15 ‪Uruguay 68m Gaminara takes the ball forward from the breakdown, Gibernau almost spills it
Fiji 40-15 ‪Uruguay 68m Fiji sub, Matavesi on for Volavola
Fiji 40-15 ‪Uruguay 68m penalty against Tikoirotuma for taking Prada without the ball
Fiji 40-15 ‪Uruguay 69m lineout & drive for Uruguay , Vilaseca takes it on, then Gibernau
Fiji 40-15 ‪Uruguay 70m knock on by Uruguay turns the ball over for a scrum Fiji
Fiji 40-15 ‪Uruguay 72m Seniloli puts the ball in for Fiji, Botia gives and goes but can't hang onto the ball
Fiji 40-15 ‪Uruguay 72m Talei just hangs onto the slippery ball for Uruguay , Nieto takes it on from the breakdown
Fiji 40-15 ‪Uruguay 72m Silva playing scrum half for Uruguay in Ormaechea's absence
Fiji 40-15 ‪Uruguay 73m turnover ball for Fiji but Mieres keeps the kick in play & avoids Nadolo
Fiji 40-15 ‪Uruguay 73m Prada bursts through the Fiji defence but the ball goes forward
Fiji 40-15 ‪Uruguay 74m Fiji sub Koroi on for Atalifo
Fiji 40-15 ‪Uruguay 75m The excellent Gaminara goes off for Uruguay
Fiji 40-15 ‪Uruguay 75m Scrum to Fiji, Silva comes through and steals the ball, chips on but Fiji cover
Fiji 40-15 ‪Uruguay 77m JP Doyle has to step in again and asks captains to speak to their teams, handbags
Fiji 45-15 ‪Uruguay 78m Fiji on the attack and they finally send Nadolo over for a try
Fiji 45-15 ‪Uruguay 79m Nadolo aims to convert his own try as the clock ticks into the red
Fiji 47-15 ‪Uruguay 80m Nadolo's conversion is successful and that's the end of the match
Fiji 47-15 ‪Uruguay FT Fiji bow out of the RWC with a 7 try victory, they've been consistently entertaining

Fiji v Uruguay

Fiji15 Kini Murimurivalu 14 Asaeli Tikoirotuma 13 Vereniki Goneva 12 Lepani Botia 11 Nemani Nadolo 10 Ben Volavola 9 Nemia Kenatale 1 Campese Ma'afu 2 Sunia Koto 3 Leroy Atalifo 4 Apisalome Ratuniyarawa 5 Leone Nakarawa 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu 7 AKAPUSI QERA (C) 8 Sakiusa Matadigo BENCH: 16 Viliame Veikoso 17 Peni Ravai 18 Taniela Koroi 19 Tevita Cavubati 20 Netani Talei 21 Henry Seniloli 22 Josh Matavesi 23 Timoci Nagusa

SCORERS T: PT (2), Kenatale, Nakarawa, Cavubati, Murimurivalu, Nadolo C: Nadolo (6) Yellow Card Ma’afu

Uruguay15 Gaston Mieres 14 Santiago Gibernau 13 Joaquin Prada 12 Andres Vilaseca 11 Rodrigo Silva 10 Alejo Duran 9 Agustin Ormaechea 1 Alejo Corral 2 Carlos Arboleya 3 Mario Sagario 4 SANTIAGO VILASECA (C) 5 Jorge Zerbino 6 Juan Manuel Gaminara 7 Matias Beer 8 Alejandro Nieto BENCH: 16 German Kessler 17 Oscar Duran 18 Mateo Sanguinetti 19 Mathias Palomeque 20 Franco Lamanna 21 Juan De Freitas 22 Jeronimo Etcheverry 23 Francisco Bulanti

SCORERS T: Arboleya, Ormaechea C: Ormaechea P: A Duran Red Card Ormaechea

Man of the Match: Leone Nakarawa (Fiji)

Referee: JP Doyle (RFU) Asst. Referees: Jaco Peyper (SARU), Leighton Hodges (WRU) TMO: Graham Hughes (RFU)




South AfricaSOUTH AFRICA 64 - 0 USAUSA

Olympic Stadium - Wednesday, 07 October 2015
KO: 16:45 HT: 14-0 Att: 54,658



Boks v USA Love anthems, especially the Bokke & USA ones!
Boks 0-0 USA 1m We have KO with Pascal Gaüzère in control at the Olympic Stadium...
Boks 0-0 USA 1m First penalty to USA, but off to TMO 1st to see if Schalk Burger was a naughty boy
Boks 0-0 USA 2m Only fractionally, & it's USA's ball to kick into touch - but it's bloody awful!
Boks 0-0 USA 2m Erm...allowed to kick again & they've changed their minds; to uprights instead. V odd.
Boks 0-0 USA 3m Just inside halfway Folau Niua misses it with not quite the distance; Boks thump it back
Boks 0-0 USA 4m Boks have a scrum on halfway & break the USA boys; kick for lineout just outside 22...
Boks 0-0 USA 5m lineout is good, the drive is strong but breakaway leads to a poor Boks offload out wide
Boks 0-0 USA 6m Another lineout for Boks just inside the 22 on far side & it's good; lose ball but saved..
Boks 5-0 USA 7m ...& Damien de Allende is the man who breaks & sprints over the tryline to touch down
Boks 7-0 USA 8m The talented Handré Pollard flicks over conversion & the Boks are 1/4 way to bonus pt
Boks 7-0 USA 9m USA are taken to task over another lineout by Boks tho defensive...
Boks 7-0 USA 10m The setpiece leads to a Bok scrum but The Beast pinged for bringing it down
Boks 7-0 USA 11m USA penalty but the kick is appalling again & manage just a 10m lineout...
Boks 7-0 USA 12m Churlish errors from Boks as Eben Etzebeth disrupts USA jumper in lineout & sent back 10
Boks 7-0 USA 13m USA hold onto possession even if they're gaining little ground; outside the Boks 22
Boks 7-0 USA 14m Etzebeth guilty again - this time for not rolling away & it's a kickable penalty
Boks 7-0 USA 14m Niku Kruger is halfway into Bok half just off centre but hits inside of upright & away!
Boks 7-0 USA 15m Boks scramble to recover but save 6 pts so far; in midfield, USA pinged-not releasing
Boks 7-0 USA 16m Boks clear & have lineout on the USA 10m & have advantage...just outside the 22
Boks 7-0 USA 17m Advantage over & USA win a penalty at the breakdown - USA defensive scrum outside their 22
Boks 7-0 USA 18m USA shoved backwards by Boks but Samu Manoa takes the ball & sprints away...
Boks 7-0 USA 18m USA still in possession after calling mark but deep in own 22; Blaine cully clears
Boks 7-0 USA 19m Burger tries to offload but skids into the Eagles' tackler; time off
Boks 7-0 USA 19m Burger's ribs land on the tackler's knee but he's a hard man; scrum USA from Bok knock on
Boks 7-0 USA 20m Another huge Bok shove; USA retain ball but don't get far & Boks are on the attack
Boks 7-0 USA 20m Scully & Bryan Habana both get under Fourie du Preez's high ball but...
Boks 7-0 USA 20m ...both collide & hit ground; time off. Habana's OK but Scully a tad knocked
Boks 7-0 USA 21m No reckless intent on Habana's part so it's just scrum to USA just inside nearside 22
Boks 7-0 USA 21m USA can barely keep hold of scrum ball; can't get it away but Boks pinged for offside
Boks 7-0 USA 22m Another mediocre kick to touch from USA; lineout just over halfway for them tho
Boks 7-0 USA 22m Jan Serfontein replaces Habana for HIA check; Chris Wyles for Scully for same reason
Boks 7-0 USA 23m USA win the lineout but forced back over halfway & Boks all over them to steal possession
Boks 7-0 USA 23m Lwazi Mvovo makes a break > Pollard carries it 5m short of whitewash & taken down...
Boks 7-0 USA 23m Excellent hands all round & they fly over the tryline en masse > TMO to check grounding
Boks 7-0 USA 24m It's Jesse Kriel with the play - looking to see if ball hit the chalk...
Boks 7-0 USA 24m It's fractionally short so no try; 5m attacking scrum for the Boks. Poor Eagles...
Boks 7-0 USA 25m Damn quick ball...advantage coming & Pollard offloads to de Allende but held short
Boks 7-0 USA 25m Boks go again but ball dropped before the try; however, that penalty still stands
Boks 7-0 USA 26m 5m scrum again to Boks; Habana & Scully back on; penalty Boks but no quick tap...
Boks 7-0 USA 26m Gaüzère has a word with captain Manoa about his forwards warning of YC next
Boks 7-0 USA 27m Scrum reset & the Eagles hold up better this time; Pollard crossfield kick but long
Boks 12-0 USA 27m But Boks have another penalty from pinged USA scrum & it's a penalty try given
Boks 14-0 USA 28m Pollard adds the extras comfortably
Boks 14-0 USA 29m Restart results in a lineout, immediately followed by another for Boks on halfway
Boks 14-0 USA 30m Boks attacking scrum on the 10m is strong; another penalty & off they go into 22
Boks 14-0 USA 31m Boks attack with some ferocity & get awfully close to 3rd try but...
Boks 14-0 USA 32m ...Boks pinged at the breakdown. USA clear but another poor kick - probably just 10m
Boks 14-0 USA 33m USA lineout just outside their 22 & they retain it & get to the midfield...
Boks 14-0 USA 35m Habana gets under difficult high ball & steals it; ball into touch for Bok lineout
Boks 14-0 USA 35m Following lineout USA regain possession but it's turned over & the Boks are off again...
Boks 14-0 USA 37m But back for penalty & result is a Bok 5m scrum; come in to centre from far touch
Boks 14-0 USA 38m Boks forced to nearside but offload to Habana intercepted by Scully who bolts to halfway
Boks 14-0 USA 39m USA penalty results from breakdown & clear for lineout inside the Boks 22...
Boks 14-0 USA 40m The lineout is good & Eagles are being forced infield but still hold on...
Boks 14-0 USA 40m But the Boks are all over the Eagles at the breakdown and win the battle at HT

Boks 14-0 USA HT T: de Allende, PT C: Pollard (2) | -

South Africa v USABoks 14-0 USA 40m Slight hardwire hiccough...TF for mobile tethering!
Boks 14-0 USA 41m Meanwhile, Habana starts the second half but belting downfield to score immediately
Boks 19-0 USA 41m TMO does a quick check but it's all good & try no. 3 for Boks
Boks 21-0 USA 42m Pollard jinks over the conversion with no hassle of course
Boks 21-0 USA 43m Well that's the restart that the Boks wanted...
Boks 21-0 USA 44m The Boks' next move is to again charge into the USA 22...deep into it
Boks 21-0 USA 45m There's a time off for a moment, then a Bok scrum were USA fold again
Boks 26-0 USA 46m It's Bismarck du Plessis that drives over tryline from 2m out to secure the bonus pt
Boks 26-0 USA 47m Pollard misses the conversion, but it's no matter, eh?!
Boks 26-0 USA 49m USA attack for first time in a while, but quickly pinged for not releasing in ruck
Boks 26-0 USA 50m Boks have yet another scrum in the attacking territory; poor Eagles have no answer
Boks 31-0 USA 52m The result, unsurprisingly, is a try driven over by Francois Louw
Boks 33-0 USA 53m And this time Pollard is back on track with his conversions...
Boks 33-0 USA 55m Boks pinged at breakdown in the midfield after US can't hold on to restart
Boks 33-0 USA 56m Nyakane, Brits & Steyn on for The Beast, Bismarck du Plessis & Pollard
Boks 33-0 USA 57m Boks back down in USA 22 territory & more changes happening...
Boks 38-0 USA 58m But from setpiece, de Allende enables Habana to dive under posts for try no. 6...
Boks 45-0 USA 61m No sooner had that been converted, Habana bounces on loose ball to score a hat trick
Boks 47-0 USA 63m Serfontein, Oosthuizen, Paige & du Toit for de Allende, Malherbe, du Preez, de Jager
Boks 47-0 USA 63m Steyn flexes his boot to convert Habana's 15th WC try and 2nd RWC hat trick after Samoa in 2008
Boks 47-0 USA 64m USA get on the attack after an age, winning penalty from the scrum & gain some territory
Boks 47-0 USA 66m But the Boks secure a lineout on the USA 22 fairly sharply
Boks 47-0 USA 67m The lineout's not impressive but secured…passed out to Habana & he's almost in for a fourth but he can't collect
Boks 52-0 USA 70m Boks destroy the Eagles at the maul & Louw makes it a brace, but Steyn doesn't convert
Boks 52-0 USA 72m Wyles, Fenoglio & Taufetee for Scully, Trouville & Thiel
Boks 57-0 USA 73m Kriel may not have succeeded at the whitewash in the first half, but there's no doubt this time as he waltzes thru the defence to score
Boks 57-0 USA 75m Steyn, on the other hand, is not having a good stint as he misses again
Boks 57-0 USA 75m The shortlist surprising doesn't include Habana  but du Preez and Etzebeth; it's Damian de Allende  who get the Man of the Match award
Boks 57-0 USA 77m USA defence improves somewhat by holding the Boks back at their 22 rather than the tryline
Boks 57-0 USA 78m Lwazi Mvovo is pinged for a high tackle & the Eagles have possession in the Boks half…
Boks 57-0 USA 79m If Habana can score one more, he'll be all time ‪#‎RWC try scorer beating Jonah Lomu
Boks 57-0 USA 79m It's a USA defending scrum deep in their 22...
Boks 57-0 USA 80m Whilst it takes a good while to get going, USA take play right back over halfway...
Boks 57-0 USA 80+1m From the breakdown They break to the 22 & are still in possession
Boks 57-0 USA 80+2m What an effort from USA but the ball ends up with Mvovo who kicks it all the way
Boks 62-0 USA 80+3m It's really tight at the death...but the try is given
Boks 64-0 USA 80+4m Looks for a moment that it may go to TMO, but Steyn bangs over 1 more conversion
Boks 64-0 USA FT And that's it from Olympic Park until the Bronze Final on 30th October
Boks 64-0 USA FT USA suffer their biggest ever defeat at the hands of ever-bettering Boks in this World Cup

South Africa v USA

South Africa15 Willie Le Roux 14 Bryan Habana 13 Jesse Kriel 12 Damian De Allende 11 Lwazi Mvovo 10 Handré Pollard 9 FOURIE DU PREEZ (C) 1 Tendai Mtawarira 2 Bismarck Du Plessis 3 Frans Malherbe 4 Eben Etzebeth 5 Lodewyk De Jager 6 Francois Louw 7 Schalk Burger 8 Duane Vermeulen BENCH: 16 Schalk Brits 17 Trevor Nyakane 18 Coenie Oosthuizen 19 Pieter-Steph Du Toit 20 Willem Alberts 21 Rudy Paige 22 Morne Steyn 23 Jan Serfontein

SCORERS T: de Allende, PT, Habana (3), du Plessis, Louw (2), Kriel, Mvovo C: Pollard (4), Steyn (3)

USA15 Blaine Scully 14 Brett Thompson 13 Folau Niua 12 Andrew Suniula 11 Zach Test 10 Shalom Suniula 9 Niku Kruger 1 Oli Kilifi 2 Phil Thiel 3 Chris Baumann 4 Louis Stanfill 5 Matthew Trouville 6 Danny Barrett 7 John Quill 8 SAMU MANOA (C) BENCH: 16 Joe Taufetee 17 Zach Fenoglio 18 Mate Moeakiola 19 Titi Lamositele 20 Cam Dolan 21 Al McFarland 22 Mike Petri 23 Chris Wyles

Man of the Match: Damian De Allende (South Africa)

Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (FFR) Asst. Referees: Nigel Owens (WRU), Mike Fraser (NZR) TMO: George Ayoub (ARU)




NamibiaNAMIBIA 16 - 17 GEORGIAGeorgia

Sandy Park - Wednesday, 07 October 2015
KO: 20:00 HT: 6-0 Att: 11,156



Namibia v ‪Georgia A big roar as the teams walk out onto the pitch in front of a big crowd at Sandy Park
Namibia v ‪Georgia Georgia prop Zirakashvili leads out the teams as it's his 50th cap today
Namibia 0-0 ‪Georgia 0m Referee George Clancy is about to get us underway, Georgia to KO
Namibia 0-0 ‪Georgia 0m Georgia given offside and it's a penalty to Namibia, they're going for the posts
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 1m Kotze's penalty is good, and it's the best possible start for Namibia
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 1m Georgia put the ball up in the air but Namibia return it with interest
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 3m Georgia pile forward and Mikautadze takes it on
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 3m Another Namibia penalty though as Georgia infringe at the breakdown and go off their feet
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 3m Namibia kick makes good ground, and it's their lineout
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 4m Burger crunches into the‪ Georgia defence, ball comes back for the DG attempt but it's poor
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 5m Namibia come again, the chip forward is gathered but they're in touch
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 5m Georgia take the lineout and clear 30m upfield
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 7m Namibian lineout is not straight says ref Clancy, so it's first scrum of the game, Georgia put in
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 8m The clock ticks on as Clancy tries to get the scrum sorted, Namibia go backwards
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 8m Lobzhanidze breaks and then chips ahead but Namibia defence has that covered
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 9m Georgia attack again in the Namibia 22, but the ball is spilled forward. Burger is flat out.
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 9m Burger's face has collided with the hip of Sharikadze, nothing untoward
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 9m Burger goes off for a HIA
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 9m Kitshoff is on for Burger
Namibia 3-5 ‪Georgia 9m Georgia win the ball, Gorgodze gets the ball out to Todua and it's a try in the corner
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 10m But the TMO speaks to Clancy and advises him to disallow the try for a knock on
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 10m Namibia scrum is reset as it goes down, then Clancy gives a penalty to Georgia for lack of bind
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 12m Georgia kick to the corner and take the attacking lineout. On comes the drive...
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 12m ...‪ Georgia within 1m of the tryline but they're pinged for holding on & Namibia forwards happy
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 13m Namibia clearing kick gets about 20m upfield, but it's their lineout
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 12m Uanivi takes the lineout ball, but possession changes hands before Namibia kick out on full
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 15m Georgia have the trundle on in midfield & make good ground, but they're given offside
Namibia 3-0 ‪Georgia 16m Bothma smashes into the‪ Georgia defence, Clancy says high tackle and comes back for penalty Namibia
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 17m Kotze goes for the posts, the kick is high and good
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 18m Namibia secure ball from restart and Jantjies clears
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 18m Gorgodze takes but is pushed out into touch
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 19m Du Plessis loses ball forward in midfield, Georgia on the counter attack
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 19m Gorgodze rescues ball from a poor pass behind him, Georgia put the ball through hands
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 20m Sharikadze makes a nice break but can't quite get the pass to hand
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 21m Namibia scrum holds firm and they clear the ball up the pitch
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 21m Georgia take the lineout but another error and a knock on turns possession over again
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 23m Scrum Namibia in their own half, Georgia are all over that but Clancy lets Namibia dig ball out
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 24m Georgia make a great break out wide, Mchedlidze starts it, Kacharava gets shoved into touch
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 25m Namibia take the lineout on their own 5m line, Jantjies gets the ball away
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 25m Georgia attacking lineout on the 22 but it's not straight
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 25m Namibia go to front of lineout, another Jantjies box kick upfield
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 26m Back come Georgia, Kvirikashvili can't get his pass away and ball goes fwd, scrum Namibia
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 27m A bit of argy bargy, Clancy gives a penalty to Namibia & tells the captains to calm their teams
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 27m Namibia sub, Smit on for Van Wyk
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 27m Kotze kicks the penalty upfield for the Namibia lineout
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 28m Uanivi misses the lineout ball, Georgia take it but again give it away, too many errors
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 29m Namibia now attacking on the 22, De La Harpe takes it on
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 30m Another turnover, this time ‪Georgia scrum. Neither side able to hold onto possession for long
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 30m Scrum reset, they pack down again
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 31m Ball in, Georgia get the drive on and then Clancy gives them the penalty
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 32m Georgia lineout right on their 22, Malaguradze hoofs it up the pitch
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 33m Labzhanidze digs the ball out, and gets it wide
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 34m Namibia manage to turnover ball & kick to Kvirikashvili who then puts it out on the full
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 34m TMO checks a Bregvadze handoff, he leads with the elbow on Smit - it's a yellow card
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 34m Clancy tells Gorgodze to speak to his team about discipline
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 35m Kotze bangs the penalty upfield but doesn't make as much ground as he'd like
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 35m Georgia sub, Nariashvili off injured, Asieshvili on
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 35m Georgia lineout, Namibia chase down the kick but Georgia chip and chase
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 36m Yet another turnover allows Namibia to clear. Georgia resume the attack but penalty Namibia at the breakdown
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 37m Du Plessis takes the lineout, Jantjies gets caught in possession
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 38m Mchedlidze runs it out from his own corner, Georgia then win a penalty on their own 22
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 39m No. 6 Tkhilaishvili is throwing in at the lineout for Georgia
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 39m Final lineout of the half to ‪Georgia but again it's not straight. Clancy makes Namibia take the lineout
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 40+1m Georgia turnover the ball and attack the Namibia line, Clancy goes to TMO as they tumble over TRYLINE
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 40m+3 Namibian defence holding firm, Gorgodze goes for it and is taken high, Clancy plays adv
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 40+4m Georgia go wide but they can't hold onto the ball in the tackle. Clancy goes back to TMO
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 40+4m No try but Larson is shown a yellow card for killing the ball
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 40+5m Scrum to Georgia on the 5m line, they're desperate to score here
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 39m Waiting for replacement prop for Georgia, and we're finally ready to go
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 40+6m Scrum reset, Georgia on the attack
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 40+7m Clancy speaks to the front rows and it's scrum down again, Namibia go down, penalty ‎Georgia
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 40+8m Georgia take another scrum, it's another penalty awarded & Clancy says next time it's a card
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 40+8m Scrum wheels this time, Clancy penalises Coetzee and shows him a yellow card
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 40+9m Uncontested scrums now because we've run out of front rows, still this half continues
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 40+9m Kolelishvili goes over the tryline, but is the pass forward? TMO checking
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 40+9m TMO says it's a forward pass, so no try. Finally, the first half comes to an end

Namibia 6-0 Georgia HT P: Kotze (2) Yellow Card Larson, Coetzee | Yellow Card Bregvadze

Namibia v GeorgiaNamibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 40m Here we go with the second half about to start. The first half lasted 68 minutes!

Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 40m Georgia KO, Namibia gather and surge forward to halfway
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 41m Namibia lineout and they make good attacking progress in spite of being 2 men down
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 41m Redelinghuys takes it into contact & loses it, Georgia attack but knock on again
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 42m Georgia sub, Mchedlidze off, Aptsiauri on
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 43m Georgia's scrum half takes the ball well in the air. Georgia lineout but Gorgodze knock on
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 45m Scrum Namibia but still uncontested. Botha makes a run but pushed into touch
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 46m Georgia on the charge, but Botha gets to the kick through first
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 47m Kvirikashvili makes a great break, tries to get the pass away but Botha intercepts
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 47m Georgia pressing the Namibia line, Clancy plays advantage for a high tackle
Namibia 6-0 ‪Georgia 48m Great Namibia defence of their line, the Georgians are just 2m out
Namibia 6-5 ‪Georgia 49m Gorgodze finally crashes over the line for Georgia try
Namibia 6-7 ‪Georgia 50m Yellow card for Bothma for a high tackle earlier in that move. Kvirikashvili converts
Namibia 6-7 ‪Georgia 51m Scrum results from the restart, Namibia put in just outside the 22
Namibia 6-7 ‪Georgia 51m Namibia go wide but turnover ball and Georgia are on the counter attack
Namibia 6-7 ‪Georgia 51m Gorgodze breaks 2 tackles, Kacharava takes it on
Namibia 6-7 ‪Georgia 51m Penalty Georgia, they kick to the corner
Namibia 6-12 ‪Georgia 54m Lineout taken by Tkhilaishvili, pass off to Malaguradze who dives over for a try
Namibia 6-14 ‪Georgia 56mTry converted
Namibia 6-14 ‪Georgia 56m Georgia subs off Nariashvili & Mikautadze, on Mamukashvili and Datunashvili
Namibia 6-14 ‪Georgia 57m Georgia go through the phases, Gorgodze goes on a run down the wing but puts foot in touch
Namibia 6-14 ‪Georgia 58m Namibia subs, off Redelinghuys, Larson & Du Plessis, on Coetzee, Engels and Conradie
Namibia 6-14 ‪Georgia 59m Georgia win a penalty at the scrum, as we're back contested again
Namibia 6-14 ‪Georgia 60m Bothma comes back on and Namibia are back to 15 men
Namibia 6-14 ‪Georgia 60m The Georgian centres combine to drive forward in midfield
Namibia 6-14 ‪Georgia 61m Bothma boots the ball away and it's a great long kick to relieve the pressure on Namibia
Namibia 6-14 ‪Georgia 62m Georgia take the lineout and then trundle down the pitch, 20m made from the driving maul
Namibia 6-14 ‪Georgia 62m Georgia still going, and have the penalty advantage
Namibia 6-14 ‪Georgia 63m Malaguradze chips forward but it's easily taken under the posts by Namibia
Namibia 6-14 ‪Georgia 64m Georgia running it back from halfway, Mamukashvili misses the pass
Namibia 6-14 ‪Georgia 64m Jantjies jittery under the high kick but gets the ball away into touch
Namibia 6-14 ‪Georgia 65m Georgia sub, Lobzhanidze off and Begadze on
Namibia 6-14 ‪Georgia 65m Namibia slow the ball down at the breakdown and get pinged. Gorgodze points at the posts
Namibia 6-17 ‪Georgia 66m Kvirikashvili converts the penalty
Namibia 6-17 ‪Georgia 67m Sub Namibia, off Jantjies, on Stevens
Namibia 6-17 ‪Georgia 68mNamibia drive forward through Coetzee
Namibia 6-17 ‪Georgia 69m Penalty Namibia and they go for the posts
Namibia 9-17 ‪Georgia 69m Kotze's penalty is good, Namibia still in the game but looking tired
Namibia 9-17 ‪Georgia 70m Coetzee off for blood, van der Westhuizen on
Namibia 9-17 ‪Georgia 71m Back to uncontested scrums as Namibia have 2 hookers and 1 prop in the front row
Namibia 9-17 ‪Georgia 71m Pinball in midfield, and Clancy brings it back for Namibia scrum after several knock on
Namibia 9-17 ‪Georgia 72m Mamukashvili takes the ball into the Namibia defence
Namibia 9-17 ‪Georgia 72m Lomidze covers the kick for Georgia, but Namibia come back at them again
Namibia 14-17 ‪Georgia 73m Namibia drive on, the crowd are behind them - Kotze looks like he's over in the corner
Namibia 16-17 ‪Georgia 74m Smit set that up for Kotze to go over in the corner, and Kotze converts from wide
Namibia 16-17 ‪Georgia 75m Georgia sub, Tsiklauri on for Kvirikashvili
Namibia 16-17 ‪Georgia 76m Namibia sub Tromp on for De La Harpe
Namibia 16-17 ‪Georgia 76m Namibia attacking again, they're looking re-energised. But they give away a penalty at breakdown
Namibia 16-17 ‪Georgia 78m Malaguradze clears the Georgian lines and it's their lineout beyond halfway
Namibia 16-17 ‪Georgia 78m Datunashvili takes at the front of the lineout, the driving maul is on
Namibia 16-17 ‪Georgia 79m Georgia all the way to the 22 with that drive, now Clancy says "use it"
Namibia 16-17 ‪Georgia 80m Penalty advantage for ‪ Georgia so they go for the DG. It's scuffed and wide, and that's the end

Namibia v Georgia

Namibia15 Chrysander Botha 14 David Philander 13 Danie Van Wyk 12 Darryl De La Harpe 11 Russel Van Wyk 10 Theuns Kotze 9 Eugene Jantjes 1 Johnny Redelinghuys 2 Torsten Van Jaarsveld 3 Raoul Larson 4 PJ Van Lill 5 Tijuee Uanivi 6 JACQUES BURGER (C) 7 Tinus Du Plessis 8 Renaldo Bothma BENCH: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen 17 Jaco Engels 18 Johannes Coetzee 19 Wian Conradie 20 Rohan Kitsoff 21 Johan Tromp 22 Damian Stevens 23 Heinrich Smit

SCORERS T: Kotze C:  Kotze P: Kotze (3) Yellow Card Larson, Coetzee, Bothma

Georgia15 Merab Kvirikashvili 14 Tamaz Mchedlidze 13 Davit Kacharava 12 Merab Sharikadze 11 Alexander Todua 10 Lasha Malaguradze 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze 1 Mikheil Nariashvili 2 Jaba Bregvadze 3 Davit Zirakashvili 4 Giorgi Nemsadze 5 Konstantine Mikautadze 6 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili 7 Viktor Kolelishvili 8 MAMUKA GORGODZE (C) BENCH: 16 Shalva Mamukashvili 17 Karlen Asieshvili 18 Anton Peikrishvili 19 Levan Datunashvili 20 Lasha Lomidze 21 Giorgi Begadze 22 Giorgi Aptsiauri 23 Beka Tsiklauri

SCORERS T: Gorgodze, Malaguradze C: Kvirikashvili (2) P: Kvirikashvili Yellow Card Bregvadze

Man of the Match: Tinus Du Plessis (Namibia)

Referee: George Clancy (IRFU) Asst. Referees: Romain Poite (FFR), Stuart Berry (SARU) TMO: Shaun Veldsman (SARU)




New ZealandNEW ZEALAND 47 - 9 TONGATonga

St James Park - Friday, 09 October 2015
KO: 20:00 HT: 14-3 Att: 50,985



NZ v Tonga It is apparently a sell out at St James' Park which is a great testament to rugby as a whole
NZ v Tonga 15 minutes until Kick Off. The atmosphere is building nicely in the North East.
NZ v Tonga The anthems, Sipi Tau & Haka are up next 
NZ v Tonga Here come the teams lead by Ma'a Nonu gaining his 100th cap. A HUGE reception from the crowd 
NZ v Tonga Challenges laid down, both spectacular. Going to be a fantastic game
NZ 0-0 Tonga 0m John Lacey blows his whistle and we are off 
NZ 0-0 Tonga 1m Carter sends the ball high at KO and ‪Tonga are on the attack
NZ 0-0 Tonga 1m Turned over and kicked long, straight into hands of Vainikolo who breaks away
NZ 0-0 Tonga 2m Penalty to ‪NZ and Carter sends it to touch 
NZ 0-0 Tonga 2m lineout to ‪NZ taken well, Whitelock pushing towards the 22m line
NZ 0-0 Tonga 3m The Kiwis are passing through the hands, Dane Coles makes a break out wide
NZ 0-0 Tonga 3m Tackled and the ball cleared long by ‪Tonga. ‪NZ have a lot more distance to make up now 
NZ 0-0 Tonga 4m Charge down from Lokotui and Vainikolo was there but Ben Smith gets to it first
NZ 0-0 Tonga 5m Cleared to touch, ‪Tonga lineout secured by ‪NZ but it's turned over & Tonga in possession 
NZ 0-0 Tonga 6m Takulua clears the ball long, a bit of aerial ping pong ensues & finally it goes to touch
NZ 0-0 Tonga 7m Lineout is New Zealand's, taken well & booted high but caught by Vainikolo
NZ 0-0 Tonga 7m High ball from ‪Tonga goes directly into touch handing the Kiwis the lineout
NZ 0-0 Tonga 8m Aaron Smith clears the ball from the ruck, just on 22m line
NZ 0-0 Tonga 9m Tonga holding the man up in the ruck, they get the put in at the scrum
NZ 0-0 Tonga 10m Scrum collapsed as the pitch cuts up. 
NZ 0-0 Tonga 11m Tonga get the penalty from the scrum. Kicked to touch by Morath
NZ 0-0 Tonga 12m Resulting lineout goes to ‪NZ hands though so they are back on the attack, Ben Smith breaks 
NZ 5-0 Tonga 12m Passed perfectly through the hands of all the Smiths (and Milner-Skudder) & Ben Smith goes over for the try 
NZ 7-0 Tonga 14m has his kicking boots on today & makes the conversion
NZ 7-0 Tonga 14m Lineout from the restart goes Tonga's way, Kalamafoni making a bit of ground
NZ 7-0 Tonga 16m Knock on by ‪Tonga giving ‪NZ the scrum just inside own half
NZ 7-0 Tonga 17m Latu is pinged at the break down, Carter sends the resulting penalty to touch
NZ 7-0 Tonga 18m Nonu bought down on the 22m line and the ball goes forward as he passes to Smith
NZ 7-0 Tonga 19m Strong scrum from both sides, won by ‪Tonga, kicked long & Milner-Skudder is on the charge 
NZ 7-0 Tonga 20m The Kiwi's are still on the attack but it has been lost forward just on halfway
NZ 7-0 Tonga 21m Time off for an injury to Woodcock, just a winding, nothing malicious says TMO
NZ 7-0 Tonga 21m Scrum to ‪Tonga following the‪ NZ knock on right on half way
NZ 7-0 Tonga 22m Tonga making some ground here after the scrum, almost at the 22m line
NZ 7-0 Tonga 23m Tonga are going through the phases, ‪NZ defence holding but ‪Tonga at the 5m line nearly 
NZ 7-0 Tonga 23m penalty advantage to Tonga as Franks doesn't roll away. ‪NZ look tired already
NZ 7-0 Tonga 25m Morath is going for the posts to try and get Tonga on the score board
NZ 7-3 Tonga 25m He makes it, Tonga have points on the board 
NZ 7-3 Tonga 26m Tonga in possession after the restart. Ball sent high but taken by Smith
NZ 7-3 Tonga 26m Naholo spills it after a pass from Carter, Tonga have the scrum
NZ 7-3 Tonga 27m That is the 4th handling error for ‪NZ so far, compared with 2 for ‪Tonga
NZ 7-3 Tonga 28m Another strong scrum, questionable whether the put in was straight but it's allowed 
NZ 7-3 Tonga 28m Milner-Skudder makes a break, passes to Carter then Smith.
NZ 7-3 Tonga 29m Knock on advantage given to ‪NZ as the ball goes forward off a ‪Tongan hand
NZ 7-3 Tonga 30m Scrum to the All Blacks, just outside the Tonga 5m line
NZ 12-3 Tonga 30m Carter to Naholo who makes a break, finds A.Smith who finds Woodcock who gets the try 
NZ 14-3 Tonga 32m Carter adds the 2 again
NZ 14-3 Tonga 32m Nonu on the charge, tackled by Tuineau but ‪NZ maintain possession
NZ 14-3 Tonga 33m As I said that Tonga steal it, it is then knocked forward in the break down. Scrum Tonga
NZ 14-3 Tonga 34m Scrum collapsed by ‪NZ, Owen Franks the guilty party. penalty to ‪Tonga
NZ 14-3 Tonga 35m Resulting lineout is just on the New Zealand 10m line. Taken well by the Tongans
NZ 14-3 Tonga 35m Forward pass to Veainu who is tackled hard, TMO wants to look at it
NZ 14-3 Tonga 36m Lacey and the TMO have stated that Veainu taken above horizontal by Smith, penalty awarded 
NZ 14-3 Tonga 36m Marath sends the penalty to the corner, lineout just outside the NZ 5m
NZ 14-3 Tonga 37m Line out results in a driving maul, penalty awarded and Kieran Read goes to the bin
NZ 14-3 Tonga 38m Sin bin was for collapsing the maul, Tonga want the try so opt for scrum on 5m
NZ 14-3 Tonga 38m Another penalty at the scrum against ‪NZ possibility of a penalty try coming here for‪ Tonga 
NZ 14-3 Tonga 39m Scrum again for ‪Tonga, the pitch is badly cutting up under the weight of the packs
NZ 14-3 Tonga 40m Huge heave from Tonga. Another pen, another scrum
NZ 14-3 Tonga 40+1m Surely another penalty will result in a penalty try from Lacey? He has had words with ‪NZ 
NZ 14-3 Tonga 40+1m Tonga get away from the scrum, held up 1m out 
NZ 14-3 Tonga 40+2m Lacey has blown his whistle and he is going to the TMO - try yes or no
NZ 14-3 Tonga 40+2m No clear and obvious evidence of a try. The crowd are not happy as we got to HT

NZ 14-3 Tonga HT T: Ben Smith, Woodcock C: Carter (2) Yellow Card Read| P: Morath

New Zealand v TongaNZ 14-3 Tonga 40m And we are back for the 2nd half. Read still in the bin 
NZ 14-3 Tonga 40m ‪NZ in possession through the Smith trio, now on the ‪Tonga 10m line
NZ 14-3 Tonga 41m Lacey calls for ‪NZ to release, they don't and hand ‪Tonga a penalty
NZ 14-3 Tonga 42m Woodcock has been taken off and replaced by Crockett
NZ 14-3 Tonga 43m Tongan lineout taken well and Tonga now in possession on half way
NZ 14-3 Tonga 43m They kick it long and it is picked up by ‪NZ, Nonu has kicked it to touch
NZ 14-3 Tonga 43m Time off as Elvis Taione is down injured 
NZ 14-3 Tonga 44m He is back on his feet, lineout to ‪Tonga 
NZ 14-3 Tonga 44m Tonga on the attack at the NZ 10m line, Vainikolo on the charge
NZ 14-3 Tonga 45m Tonga are now just inside the All Blacks 22m line, Vainikolo making another little break 
NZ 14-3 Tonga 46m Tonga making ground here, they keep spotting little gaps in the NZ defence
NZ 14-3 Tonga 46m Fantastic pick up from Ma'afu but there is a loose pass and we go back for a pen
NZ 14-3 Tonga 47m penalty was for a NZ player being off their feet in the ruck, Morath going for posts
NZ 14-6 Tonga 48m Morath, who is currently team-less after the World Cup, adds 3 points to the Tonga score 
NZ 14-6 Tonga 49m Taione has gone off for an HIA, Ngauamo is on in his place
NZ 14-6 Tonga 50m lineout to ‪NZ taken well, Aaron Smith in possession
NZ 14-6 Tonga 51m All Blacks are just over 5m out from the line, Kaino has it
NZ 14-6 Tonga 52m Morath intercepts a pass to Milner-Skudder but it's knocked on & picked up by Smith
NZ 19-6 Tonga 52m Milner-Skudder takes a pass out wide and goes over the white wash
NZ 21-6 Tonga 53m Romano has been replaced by Retallick as Carter adds the 2
NZ 21-6 Tonga 53m Carter clears the ball long, carried back into the 22 by Lilo
NZ 21-6 Tonga 54m Ball turned over, kicked long but just too much on it, bounces over try line
NZ 21-6 Tonga 55m Penalty to Tonga (number 10 of the night) and Morath wants to go for the posts
NZ 21-9 Tonga 56m Morath makes the kick closing the gap by 3 
NZ 21-9 Tonga 57m Ben Smith takes the restart beautifully 
NZ 26-9 Tonga 57m Small kick through from Retallick and Milner-Skudder is over for his 2nd try
NZ 28-9 Tonga 58m Carter adds the two. This is more like the Kiwi team we know Tonga 58m
NZ 28-9 Tonga 59m lineout to ‪NZ, taken cleanly, the resulting play ends with a penalty to the All Blacks
NZ 28-9 Tonga 59m Carter sends the penalty long but misses touch 
NZ 28-9 Tonga 61m Naholo has been taken off, replaced by Barrett 
NZ 28-9 Tonga 61m Forward pass from the Kiwis so scrum to Tonga just om halfway
NZ 28-9 Tonga 62m Penalty awarded to ‪NZ at the breakdown as Tahitua returns to the field
NZ 28-9 Tonga 63m Sonny Bill Williams is on for Conrad Smith and Ben Franks for Owen Franks
NZ 28-9 Tonga 64m ‪NZ are just 5m out from the line 
NZ 33-9 Tonga 65m And Sonny Bill Williams goes over for the bonus point try
NZ 35-9 Tonga 65m Carter converts it quickly
NZ 35-9 Tonga 66m Scrum right on halfway to New Zealand 
NZ 35-9 Tonga 66m Smith to Williams to Nonu to Milner-Skudder who charges down the wing
NZ 35-9 Tonga 67m But it is intercepted right at the death 
NZ 35-9 Tonga 68m Penalty awarded to Tonga after the lineout who clear it long
NZ 35-9 Tonga 68m It has been turned over again at the lineout. Carter hit hard in the tackle
NZ 35-9 Tonga 69m Lacey is going to Graham Hughes the TMO after that tackle
NZ 35-9 Tonga 69m Carter was lifted above the horizontal and dropped by Ngauamo who is off to the bin
NZ 35-9 Tonga 69m Lineout to ‪NZ just outside the‪ Tonga 5m line 
NZ 40-9 Tonga 69m Sam Cane takes the ball from the back of the maul & makes a break over the line
NZ 42-9 Tonga 71m Carter slots over the conversion with apparent ease. He is back to his usual form 
NZ 42-9 Tonga 72m New Zealand on the attack from deep in their own half
NZ 42-9 Tonga 72m Kicked for territory handing Tonga possession and there is a penalty at the break down
NZ 42-9 Tonga 73m Morath has gone for the corner 
NZ 42-9 Tonga 73m Lineout to Tonga just on the 5m line but it is turned over 
NZ 42-9 Tonga 74m ‪NZ strip the ball legally on half way but then knock it on 
NZ 42-9 Tonga 74m Huge cheers for a pitch invader going around the stadium as a scrum is set on halfway 
NZ 42-9 Tonga 74m Uncontested scrums as Tonga have front row issues with a man in the bin
NZ 42-9 Tonga 75m Ball lost forward by ‪Tonga straight into the hands of ‪NZ
NZ 47-9 Tonga 75m Milner-Skudder makes a huge run, passes to Nonu who goes over for a try on his 100th cap 
NZ 47-9 Tonga 78m Carter misses for the first time all game so just the 5 points from that try
NZ 47-9 Tonga 78m Lacey admits he forgot that it was uncontested scrums as he gets another set for a knock on
NZ 47-9 Tonga 79m Double turnover in midfield, first by ‪NZ then by ‪Tonga, Tonga in possession
NZ 47-9 Tonga 79m ‪NZ driving ‪Tonga backwards but they still have the ball as Milner-Skudder is given MOTM 
NZ 47-9 Tonga 80+1m Tonga still in possession as the clock has turned red
NZ 47-9 Tonga 80+1m turned over by the All Blacks & Sonny Bill Williams clears it to touch. Time up

New Zealand v Tonga

New Zealand15 Ben Smith 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder 13 Conrad Smith 12 Ma'a Nonu 11 Waisake Naholo 10 Daniel Carter 9 Aaron Smith 1 Tony Woodcock 2 Dane Coles 3 Owen Franks 4 Luke Romano 5 Samuel Whitelock 6 Jerome Kaino 7 Sam Cane 8 KIERAN READ (C) BENCH: 16 Keven Mealamu 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Ben Franks 19 Brodie Retallick 20 Liam Messam 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow 22 Beauden Barrett 23 Sonny Bill Williams

SCORERS T: Ben Smith, Woodcock, Milner-Skudder (2) Williams, Kane, Nonu C: Carter (6) Yellow Card Read

Tonga15 Vungakoto Lilo 14 Telusa Veainu 13 Siale Piutau 12 Latiume Fosita 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 Paula Ngauamo 17 Sona Taumalolo 18 Sila Puafisi 19 Sitiveni Mafi 20 Jack Ram 21 Samisoni Fisilau 22 Viliami Tahitua 23 Will Helu

SCORERS P: Morath (3) Yellow Card Ngaumao

Man of the Match: Nehe Milner-Skudder (New Zealand)

Referee: John Lacey (IRFU) Asst. Referees: JP Doyle (RFU), Marius Mitrea (FIR) TMO: Graham Hughes (RFU)




SamoaSAMOA 33 - 36 SCOTLANDScotland

St James Park - Saturday, 10 October 2015
KO: 14:30 HT: 26-23 Att: 51,982



Samoa v ‪‎Scotland Richie Gray runs out alone for his 50th cap at St James Park before the teams follow...
Samoa v ‪‎Scotland It's the Samoan anthem up first & there's tears in their eyes....
Samoa v ‪‎Scotland As Flower of Scotland is belted out...
Samoa v ‪‎Scotland The referee today is South Africa's Jaco Peyper...usually quite solid
Samoa v ‪‎Scotland And before anything else, it's the Siva Tau from Samoa; such warrior grandeur!
Samoa 0-0 ‪‎Scotland 1m The whistle goes for KO & Samoa are running ball back from Scottish KO...
Samoa 0-0 ‪‎Scotland 2m After being forced back slightly, the ball is well carried over halfway & head towards the 22...
Samoa 0-0 ‪‎Scotland 2m But Samoa pinged for crossing & the ball is cleared for Scottish lineout on the Samoan 10m
Samoa 0-0 ‪‎Scotland 3m Samoa turn over the ball smartly at the breakdown & set up a lineout inside the Scottish 22 10m
Samoa 0-0 ‪‎Scotland 4m Scotland hand over a penalty & Samoa tee up fro the first points...
Samoa 3-0 ‪‎Scotland 4m Tusi Pisi is right on target and opens the account for Samoa
Samoa 3-0 ‪‎Scotland 6m Huge strength from Samoa & they turnover Scotland a second time with proficiency
Samoa 3-0 ‪‎Scotland 7m It's a Samoa defensive scrum on their 22 & they must be careful here
Samoa 3-0 ‪‎Scotland 8m Samoa are pinged for collapsing the scrum & Grieg Laidlaw tees up to equalise...
Samoa 3-3 ‪‎Scotland 9m It's a perfect kick from Laidlaw and it's all square here at St James Park
Samoa 3-3 ‪‎Scotland 9m Restart is good for Samoa & Tusi Pisi hurls himself over in the corner before landing in touch
Samoa 8-3 ‪‎Scotland 10m Peyper rightly defers to TMO Ben Skeen to check the grounding...& it's confirmed
Samoa 10-3 ‪‎Scotland 11m Tusi converts his own try & of Samoa have turned up!
Samoa 10-3 ‪‎Scotland 11m ‪Scotland, however, reply with a rollicking try from Tommy Seymour but TMO confirms knock on
Samoa 10-8 ‪‎Scotland 11m BUT! The knock on came from a Samoan allegedly so the try is awarded
Samoa 10-10 ‪‎Scotland 12m After a whole load of faffing, Laidlaw converts to equalise
Samoa 15-10 ‪‎Scotland 13m Samoa aren't standing for this & Ma’atulimanu Leiataua flies over whitewash for a try
Samoa 15-10 ‪‎Scotland 14m Tusi can't quite make the conversion but Samoa are back in the lead again
Samoa 15-10 ‪‎Scotland 15m What a game...Scotland shan't be waltzing into the QFs at this rate
Samoa 15-10 ‪‎Scotland 17m A Samoan penalty allows Scotland an attacking lineout & they win another at the ruck
Samoa 15-10 ‪‎Scotland 18m Scotland win a 5m lineout and tho ball gets dropped, Samoa hand over another penalty
Samoa 15-13 ‪‎Scotland 19m Laidlaw tees up the penalty from deep inside the 22 & narrows the gap to just 2
Samoa 20-13 ‪‎Scotland 20m A break from Rey Lee-Lo doesn't quite make the grade to start but regathers & scores
Samoa 20-13 ‪‎Scotland 21m Tusi misses the conversion again...hopefully he won't rue that later!
Samoa 20-13 ‪‎Scotland 22m Alasdair Dickinson goes off for a suspected HIA & is replaced by Gordon Reid
Samoa 20-16 ‪‎Scotland 24m Scotland win a penalty from the scrum & Laidlaw adds another 3...but still playing catch up
Samoa 20-16 ‪‎Scotland 26m This is a true battle of warrior nations...there's no nodding off happening here today!
Samoa 20-16 ‪‎Scotland 27m Another Seymour break & they're up to the 22... but Samoa clear
Samoa 20-16 ‪‎Scotland 27m But time off as refs pick up on Ryan Wilson giving Maurie Fa'asavalu a nasty shoeing
Samoa 23-16 ‪‎Scotland 28m Wilson gets a yellow for his trouble & Tusi adds 3 more points thru the uprights
Samoa 23-16 ‪‎Scotland 29m Samoa hand over another penalty & Scotland clear for a 5m lineout
Samoa 23-21 ‪‎Scotland 30m Lineout is fine & ruck is eventually sorted in Scotland's favour for John Hardie to score
Samoa 23-23 ‪‎Scotland 32m Laidlaw tees up & his conversion equalises the score. Good response with just 14 men
Samoa 23-23 ‪‎Scotland 33m Samoa drive a maul well from the restart & cross the 10m; lose ball but recover...
Samoa 23-23 ‪‎Scotland 34m Before you can say boo to a goose the Samoans are barely 2m short of tryline
Samoa 28-23 ‪‎Scotland 35m Such excellent hands from Samoa & the sharp offloads lead to a Sakari Taulafo try
Samoa 28-23 ‪‎Scotland 36m Now the over-interference intercedes post-try - TMO pulls up ref for replays...
Samoa 23-23 ‪‎Scotland 36m ...Laidlaw alleged to have been pulled out of position so no try!
Samoa 26-23 ‪‎Scotland 37m But Samoa had advantage so back for penalty & Tusi takes the 3
Samoa 26-23 ‪‎Scotland 38m Just when it seemed the overzealousness of TMO had abated - what nonsense!
Samoa 26-23 ‪‎Scotland 39m Samoa are back in charge & deep in Scotland 22 from a previous penalty; they have another
Samoa 26-23 ‪‎Scotland 40m No more points to be had in this half and it's HT in Newcastle

Samoa 26-23 ‎Scotland HT T: Tusi Pisi, Leiataua, Lee-Lo C: Tusi Pisi P: Tusi Pisi (3) | T: Seymour, Hardie C: Laidlaw (2) P: Laidlaw (3) Yellow Card Wilson

Samoa v ScotlandSamoa 26-23 ‪‎Scotland 40m From KO, there's almost immediately a time off as a Samoan player is down on own 22
Samoa 26-23 ‪‎Scotland 41m He's fine & Samoa have defensive lineout which they work well, taking play up to midfield
Samoa 26-23 ‪‎Scotland 42m Before HT, Faifili Levave came on for Kane Thompson
Samoa 26-23 ‪‎Scotland 43m Double tackles coming in on Scotland from Samoa; after handbags are drawn, Scottish penalty
Samoa 26-23 ‪‎Scotland 44m Scotland kick to set up attacking lineout on the Samoan 22 but Samoa come away with ball
Samoa 26-23 ‪‎Scotland 45m Samoa clear for another lineout; Samoa come back from own half but Seymour intercepts pass
Samoa 26-23 ‪‎Scotland 46m Scotland win a penalty & Laidlaw snaps it into corner for lineout in 22
Samoa 26-23 ‪‎Scotland 47m Scotland lose possession & Samoa have a defensive scrum in own 22
Samoa 26-23 ‪‎Scotland 48m Fa'atoina Autagavaia makes an excellent break out of 22 but huge tackle dislodges ball
Samoa 26-23 ‪‎Scotland 49m Scottish scrum put in from the knock on, won by Scotland so Laidlaw tees up outside 22
Samoa 26-26 ‪‎Scotland 50m Laidlaw manages to equalise score yet again, but Scotland have played catch up so far
Samoa 26-26 ‪‎Scotland 51m Scotland almost find a way thru to score but get in a quandary; penalty Scotland tho
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 52m Laidlaw takes Scotland ahead for 1st time in match; Tusi must be rueing missed kicks now
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 53m Josh Strauss has replaced Wilson in Scotland's back row
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 55m Samoa concede an 8th penalty just in this half; Laidlaw tees up from halfway...
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 57m But for all his efforts, Laidlaw can't get any further ahead with that kick
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 59 Vavae Tuilagi, Viliamu Afatia & Anthony Perenise for Faosiliva, Taulafo & Census Johnston
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 60m Samoa's penalty count rises to 15 in the match, as opposed to 10 from Scotland
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 61m Tim Swinson on for Richie Gray & Laidlaw tees up another penalty
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 63m But Laidlaw is not having a great time of it as he can't increase the lead again
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 64m Scotland are in an attacking position but a knock on from Stuart Hogg loses all momentum
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 65m Fraser Brown on for Ross Ford; Samoa have defensive scrum outside their 22...
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 65m Tusi chips ball over the halfway but can't get to it; Scottish ball on own 10,,,
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 67m Scotland kick high & Nanai-Williams runs it back from 22, but Samoa bundled into touch
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 68m Scots have to run ball back after lineout but double tackles coming in hard & fast on them
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 69m Hogg is taken out with some serious force & doesn't look good, but stays on for now...
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 70m Scots clear for lineout & Hogg changes his mind, replaced by Sean Lamont for 100th cap
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 70m An up & under is saved by Samoa behind posts but Scotland had penalty coming...
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 71m Another lineout & Scotland fighting to find an elusive try 3rd 3m short of tryline
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 72m Loose balls are saved, pick & goes happen & WP Nel flies over tryline but...
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 72m ...Kahn Fotuali'i & Perenise both get right under the ball & clearly hold it up
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 72m But ref goes to TMO before he's convinced...which he eventually is. No try.
Samoa 26-29 ‪‎Scotland 73m But Scotland had another penalty coming & it's a 5m attacking scrum...
Samoa 26-34 ‪‎Scotland 73m It's Laidlaw who manages to snaffle the ball & pop it over the whitewash for the try
Samoa 26-36 ‪‎Scotland 74m He converts his own try easily & Scotland need to hold out for 6 minutes now
Samoa 26-36 ‪‎Scotland 75m Ken Pisi, Fa'apale & Matu'u for Autagavaia, Tusi Pisi & Leiataua | Pete Horne for Scott
Samoa 26-36 ‪‎Scotland 76m Samoa are camped deep in Scotland's 22 & win a penalty; take it quickly...
Samoa 31-36 ‪‎Scotland 77m They win another & again take it quickly; Motu Matu'u finds the whitewash to score!
Samoa 33-36 ‪‎Scotland 78m Fa'apale converts the try & Samoa have two minutes to score again
Samoa 33-36 ‪‎Scotland 79m Samoa attack hard & fast from the restart but a Scottish turnover & they protect the ball
Samoa 33-36 ‪‎Scotland 80m The clock ticks over & Scotland can kick to touch for the win & quarter final place

Samoa v Scotland

Samoa15 Tim Nanai-Williams 14 Paul Perez 13 George Pisi 12 Rey Lee-Lo 11 Fa'atoina Autagavaia 10 Tusi Pisi 9 KAHN FOTUALI'I (C) 1 Sakari Taulafo 2 Ma’atulimanu Leiataua 3 Census Johnston 4 Teofilo Paulo 5 Kane Thompson 6 Maurie Faasavalu 7 Jack Lam 8 Alafoti Faosiliva BENCH: 16 Motu Matu'u 17 Viliamu Afatia 18 Anthony Perenise 19 Faifili Levave 20 Vavae Tuilagi 21 Vavao Afemai 22 Patrick Faapale 23 Ken Pisi

SCORERS T: Tusi Pisi, Leiataua, Lee-Lo, Matu'u C: Tusi Pisi, Fa'apale P: Tusi Pisi (3)

Scotland15 Stuart Hogg 14 Sean Maitland 13 Mark Bennett 12 Matt Scott 11 Tommy Seymour 10 Finn Russell 9 GREIG LAIDLAW (C) 1 Alasdair Dickinson 2 Ross Ford 3 WP Nel 4 Richie Gray 5 Jonny Gray 6 Ryan Wilson 7 John Hardie 8 David Denton BENCH: 16 Fraser Brown 17 Gordon Reid 18 Jon Welsh 19 Tim Swinson 20 Josh Strauss 21 Henry Pyrgos 22 Pete Horne 23 Sean Lamont

SCORERS T: Seymour, Hardie, Laidlaw C: Laidlaw (3) P: Laidlaw (5) Yellow Card Wilson

Man of the Match: John Hardie (Scotland)

Referee: Jaco Peyper (SARU) Asst. Referees: JP Doyle (RFU), Marius Mitrea (FIR) TMO: Ben Skeen (NZR)




AustraliaAUSTRALIA 15 - 6 WALESWales

Twickenham - Saturday, 10 October 2015
KO: 16:45 HT: 9-6 Att: 80,863



Wallabies vs Wales Atmosphere really starting to build at Twickenham as the teams run through their warm ups
Wallabies vs Wales Team line ups being announced, and the choir is filing onto the pitch
Wallabies vs Wales The players stride out onto the immaculate pitch after the flag bearers, the crowd roars
Wallabies vs Wales You don't hear a reception like that at Twickenham normally for either Wales or Australia!
Wallabies vs Wales Wow, an amazing Welsh national anthem, followed by a lusty Australian rendition of theirs
Wallabies 0-0 Wales 0m Dan Biggar prepares to KO for Wales, just chatting with ref Joubert
Wallabies 0-0 Wales 0m Aussies take the KO and drive forward, Giteau kicks to touch
Wallabies 0-0 Wales 1m First scrum of the game as Wales lineout pinged 
Wallabies 0-0 Wales 1m Genia puts in and it's solid at the scrum, but Wales pick up the ball and get it wide
Wallabies 0-0 Wales 2m Wales can't quite get over the tryline & fumble it back, their attacking scrum on the 5m
Wallabies 0-0 Wales 3m Faletau to Davies, Biggar puts up a kick but it goes out to touch, back for penalty advantage
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 4m Biggar pops that over and Wales lead 
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 4m Australia KO and knock it back, Wales pick it up and clear it with a kick
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 5m Australia making slow progress but the ref blows for a penalty to Wales at the breakdown
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 5m Scrum Wales about midway into their own half 
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 6m Wales have the free kick at the scrum , Faletau takes quickly, ref gives a knock on
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 7m Wallabies attacking scrum 40m out, nice Kuridrani and Foley interplay
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 7m Wales though scavenge the ball at the breakdown, Biggar sends up a high lob, penalty advantage Wales 
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 9m Biggar smashes the penalty downfield and Wales have an attacking lineout
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 10m Wales get ball to Wyn Jones who goes into contact, Roberts on the dummy
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 10m Patient from Wales about 7m out, Joubert gives scrum to Wales as he says ball trapped
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 11m Treatment for Kepu, he's OK so now scrum Wales on the 5m line
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 12m Ball comes out as scrum goes down, Australia manage to turnover the ball but knock it forward
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 13m Wales put in at the scrum again, but it wheels around and Wallabies win the pen
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 14m Foley finds touch about 10m inside the Aussie half, their lineout from the pen
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 14m Wallabies get the drive on from the lineout, but it goes to ground and Wales get the put in 
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 15m Wales have the better of the breakdown at the moment, Aussies start to put pressure on scrum
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 15m Wales get ball in and out quicker this time, but Anscombe's kick is way out on the full 
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 17m Wales disrupt lineout and retain possession, Roberts on the crash ball
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 17m Biggar puts up a high ball, both sides compete for it and there's a slight knock on by Australia 
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 18m Welsh scrum just inside own half, ball in and out, Liam Williams makes ground
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 18m Joubert blows his whistle loudly and penalises Samson Lee for holding on
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 18m Foley fires the ball into touch, lineout just into Welsh 22, first visit by Wallabies
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 20m Moore & Genia combine but Aussies bundled into touch
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 21m Mitchell makes a great break through the middle, makes 30m
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 21m Paul James having his head bandaged 
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 22m Wales put into the scrum,‪ Australia get another huge shove on and win the ball
Wallabies 0-3 Wales 22m Joubert brings play back for the scrum pen, Foley lines it up
Wallabies 3-3 Wales 23m Foley levels it with a great penalty out wide for Australia
Wallabies 3-3 Wales 24m Biggar kicks and chases, comes back on the Australia side
Wallabies 3-3 Wales 25m Wales clear the ball to touch, looking a bit disorganised
Wallabies 3-3 Wales 26m Australia attacking down the right, they're just beyond halfway, Tipuric comes in but is pinged 
Wallabies 3-3 Wales 27m Attacking Australia lineout on the 22, and the drive is on 
Wallabies 3-3 Wales 27m Genia can't take the pass but Joubert comes back for the penalty advantage once more
Wallabies 3-3 Wales 27m Australia go for the corner, lineout on the 5m 
Wallabies 3-3 Wales 29m Wales disrupt the Aussie drive, but Australia still attacking, they're within a few metres
Wallabies 3-3 Wales 29m Joubert gives a penalty for pulling down, Australia are going for the posts this time
Wallabies 6-3 Wales 30m Foley's kick is successful
Wallabies 6-3 Wales 31m Wales giving away a lot of penalties now as Australia put the pressure on
Wallabies 6-3 Wales 31m Australian kick downfield is taken by Biggar, Anscombe finds the high ball
Wallabies 6-3 Wales 31m Wales given the pen, then Joubert marches them forward another 10m as Moore doesn't release 
Wallabies 6-6 Wales 33m Biggar's long penalty is a good one, scores level again 
Wallabies 6-6 Wales 33m Australia restart, Anscombe takes. Davies gets it to Biggar who boots it to touch
Wallabies 6-6 Wales 34m Wallaby lineout, throw goes to the back. Folau makes ground
Wallabies 6-6 Wales 34m Faletau penalised for kicking the ball out of Genia's hands
Wallabies 6-6 Wales 35m Foley goes for the posts. Joubert warns Wales about the number of pens they're conceding 
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 36m Another excellent penalty kick by Foley 
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 36m Another deep restart by Biggar, Australia gather and clear
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 37m Wales lineout throw to the front, didn't look straight but ref plays on
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 37m Wales trying to push forward, run out of steam and Joubert comes back for an offside pen 
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 39m Biggar tees up the pen, right in front of the posts, just inside 40m
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 39m You'd have put money on Biggar kicking that one, but he's wide of the mark
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 40m Australia restart, Anscombe puts up a high kick that makes no ground. penalty to Australia
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 40+1m Giteau takes the long range penalty from over 50m, but it hasn't got the legs

Wallabies 9-6 Wales HT P: Foley (3) | P: Biggar (2)

Australia v WalesWallabies 9-6 Wales HT A half of two halves, Wales dominant in the early stages, Australia bossing it latterly

Wallabies 9-6 Wales 40m Teams are back out for the second half, Australia to restart
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 40m Cuthbert cuts back inside near his own tryline and is caught, Biggar's kick stays in play 
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 41m Australia pour forward, Wales line up their defence along the 22
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 41m Wales intercept but Davies can't get the pass away & ball goes into touch
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 41m Australia lineout taken at the back, Foley flings a wild pass 
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 42m Wales lineout taken, move down the sideline is blocked 
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 42m North makes a few meters in the centre, Australia take a quick lineout and kick downfield
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 43m Welsh supporters get behind their team, as Australia have a lineout inside their own half
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 44m Moore just takes the ball and‪ Australia rumble forward. Biggar takes the kick, North gets to halfway
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 44m Faletau gallops down the edge of the pitch and gets the ball inside, but penalty to Australia at the breakdown 
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 46m Foley's kick downfield gives‪ Australia lineout just inside Welsh half
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 46m Pocock takes & Australia kick downfield. Joubert gives penalty to Wales for tackle without the ball 
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 47m Folau chips forward and Cuthbert doesn't take it, Australia on the attack and Wales knock on
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 48m Australia sub McCalman comes on for McMahon 
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 48m Treatment for Pocock on the pitch before we have the Australia scrum
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 48m Australia scrum on Wales 22. Giteau makes a half break, but Wales turnover the ball
Wallabies 9-6 Wales 49m Joubert speaks to touch judge and awards penalty Australia against Faletau for high tackle 
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 50m Foley's penalty kick is right in front of the posts and easily taken
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 50m Australia run the ball out of their own 22, then kick to Anscombe who returns it
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 51m Liam Williams gets under his high kick, Wales get it wide but Cuthbert is in touch
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 52m Wales disrupt the lineout and snaffle the ball, they surge forward in attack
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 53m The ball is stuck under a pile of bodies, Wales get the put in for going forward
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 53m Wales sub, Francis for Lee
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 53m Scrum goes down & has to be reset. Ball in and out quickly by Wales
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 54m Wales trying to battle through Australia defence, they keep driving but Australia turnover the ball 
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 55m Australia sub Holmes for Kepu
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 55m Wales charge down the‪ Australia kick, but Foley retrieves and clears with a kick
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 56m Back come Wales , they get the penalty and Gareth Davies takes quickly
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 57m Genia given YC for deliberately obstructing Davies taking a quick pen
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 57m Wales lineout on 5m line, they drive forward towards the corner
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 58m Wales just a meter from the line and they think they've scored but Joubert is checking
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 58m No try as TMO says Faletau dropped the ball, it's a Wales penalty for offside
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 59m Wales go for lineout and drive, another penalty for interference at lineout and Mumm gets YC
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 59m Wales go for scrum as‪ Australia are down to 13 men, Australia have to bring Simmons on 
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 60m Wales scrum pushes on, but the ball comes out and Wales are still on the 5m mark
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 60m Wales get the ball wide but almost give the interception and they're back at the 22
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 60m Tremendous defensive cover by Australia as North almost gets over the line
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 62m McCalman and Sio hold North up 
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 62m Another scrum on the 5m line for Wales , Australia sub Sio off, Slipper on
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 63m Scrum goes down again, Joubert speaks to the front rows
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 64m Ball comes out of the scrum and Wales go wide, but Australia hold firm
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 65m Wales come again but can't break through, Anscombe to North on the wing
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 66m Joubert says Wales held up on the tryline 
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 66m Australia sub Mitchell off, Beale on 
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 66m Australia sub Moore off, Polota-Nau on 
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 66m Wales put in again, ball comes back on Welsh side and it's penalty to Wales for not binding 
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 67m lineout Wales taken, the drive isn't moving forward and Australia finally get the ball
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 68m Unbelievable defence by the Wallabies, and Ashley-Cooper finally wins them the pen 
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 69m Wales try to disrupt Australia lineout but they get the ball and are on the attack
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 70m Australia head across the pitch, there's a slip but they keep the ball, Beale finally knock on
Wallabies 12-6 Wales 71m Wallabies back up to 15 men and have penalty in front of posts to go 9 points up
Wallabies 15-6 Wales 72m Foley takes his time with the kick, and knocks it through the posts
Wallabies 15-6 Wales 72m Wales subs, James off for Jarvis and Baldwin off for Owens
Wallabies 15-6 Wales 72m Wales sub, Tipuric off, Moriarty on 
Wallabies 15-6 Wales 73m Wales trying to get out of own half, big kick up in the air and it's a knock on. Folau down
Wallabies 15-6 Wales 73m Folau having treatment on his ankle, Australia have no more subs left
Wallabies 15-6 Wales 74m Wales scrum as Priestland and Hook come on for Biggar and L Williams
Wallabies 15-6 Wales 74m Scrum turns and Joubert plays penalty adv to Australia, Francis penalised
Wallabies 15-6 Wales 75m Australia boot the ball down towards the Welsh line, lineout just short of Wales 22
Wallabies 15-6 Wales 75m lineout not straight, scrum‪ Wales
Wallabies 15-6 Wales 76m Australia get the drive on, Faletau picks up at the back, deliberate knock on by Cuthbert
Wallabies 15-6 Wales 76m Cuthbert given a YC, TMO is asked if Australia would have scored a try if not for the knock on
Wallabies 15-6 Wales 76m Foley asks for the kicking tee and lines up the pen 
Wallabies 15-6 Wales 77m Foley's kick drifts wide of the posts to the right 
Wallabies 15-6 Wales 78m Australia back on the attack, Roberts makes a huge hit in midfield but Australia keep possession 
Wallabies 15-6 Wales 79m Wales win the pen, and try to get out of their half but it's a scrum now
Wallabies 15-6 Wales 79m Gareth Davies named Man of the Match 
Wallabies 15-6 Wales 80m Clock ticks into the red,‪ Australia put into the scrum, Foley puts the ball into the stand

Australia v Wales

Australia15 Israel Folau 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper 13 Tevita Kuridrani 12 Matt Giteau 11 Drew Mitchell 10 Bernard Foley 9 Will Genia 1 Scott Sio 2 STEPHEN MOORE (C) 3 Sekope Kepu 4 Kane Douglas 5 Dean Mumm 6 Scott Fardy 7 Sean McMahon 8 David Pocock BENCH: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau 17 James Slipper 18 Greg Holmes 19 Rob Simmons 20 Ben McCalman 21 Nick Phipps 22 Matt Toomua 23 Kurtley Beale

SCORERS P: Foley (5) Yellow Card Genia, Mumm

Wales15 Gareth Anscombe 14 Alex Cuthbert 13 George North 12 Jamie Roberts 11 Liam Williams 10 Dan Biggar 9 Gareth Davies 1 Paul James 2 Scott Baldwin 3 Samson Lee 4 Luke Charteris 5 Alun Wyn Jones 6 SAM WARBURTON (C) 7 Justin Tipuric 8 Taulupe Faletau BENCH: 16 Ken Owens 17 Aaron Jarvis 18 Tom Francis 19 Jake Ball 20 Ross Moriarty 21 Lloyd Williams 22 Rhys Priestland 23 James Hook

SCORERS P: Biggar (2) Yellow Card Cuthbert

Man of the Match: Gareth Davies (Wales)

Referee: Craig Joubert (SARU) Asst. Referees: Jérôme Garcès (FFR), Stuart Berry (SARU) TMO: Shaun Veldsman (SARU)




England RugbyENGLAND 60 - 3 URUGUAYUruguay

Manchester City Stadium - Saturday, 10 October 2015
KO: 20:00 HT: 21-3 Att: 50,778



England v ‪Uruguay The English anthem is belted out at Manchester City Stadium & it looks like a full house
England v ‪Uruguay The Los Teros anthem is no less, and we're almost at KO; ref is Chris Pollock
England v ‪Uruguay Only pride to play for in tonight's match...& I doubt there's a shortage
England 0-0 ‪Uruguay 1m From KO, Uruguay attack into England territory & win 1st penalty in front of posts
England 0-3 ‪Uruguay 1m Felipe Berchesi deftly smacks it thru the uprights to start the scoreboard ticking
England 0-3 ‪Uruguay 2m A neat little kick from Danny Care & Uruguay have a defending lineout in their 22
England 0-3 ‪Uruguay 3m England come away with the advantage & have a lineout on the 22...
England 0-3 ‪Uruguay 4m Owen Farrell makes the first break before he's brought down...
England 0-3 ‪Uruguay 4m After next passage of play, Tom Youngs looked at for a neck yank on Alejandro Nieto
England 0-3 ‪Uruguay 5m It's just a penalty for the neck clear out for Tom Youngs; Uruguay up to halfway
England 0-3 ‪Uruguay 5m But ball lost & England have the scrum on halfway...needs to be reset before fed
England 0-3 ‪Uruguay 6m Scrum collapses but the ball is out already & off they trot to the Uruguay 22
England 0-3 ‪Uruguay 6m An excellent passage of play from England & Anthony Watson slams the grounding
England 5-3 ‪Uruguay 7m Watson chased & just got it down in time before dead ball line; TMO confirms
England 7-3 ‪Uruguay 7m A quick conversion from Faz and England are away...
England 7-3 ‪Uruguay 8m A penalty goes to England just outside the Uruguay 22 & they opt for the scrum
England 7-3 ‪Uruguay 9m Scrum is quick & George Ford kicks to corner for 22 lineout
England 7-3 ‪Uruguay 10m lineout goes to plan & England have to recycle from near to far side along 22
England 7-3 ‪Uruguay 11m Carlos Arboleya intercepts an offload & goes to break but whistle's gone for offside
England 7-3 ‪Uruguay 12m Still England's ball & they're 5m off of the whitewash...
England 7-3 ‪Uruguay 12m But excellent defence from Uruguay who turn over the ball & clear
England 7-3 ‪Uruguay 12m A quick pass to Chris Robshaw goes to ground & is picked up by Uruguay hands
England 7-3 ‪Uruguay 13m Uruguay put in to defensive scrum; Ref has words with England front row
England 7-3 ‪Uruguay 14m halfway line scrum is good for Uruguay & they're over the 10m before knock on
England 7-3 ‪Uruguay 14m Whistle's gone & Nick Easter has his arm round Mario Sagario's neck momentarily
England 7-3 ‪Uruguay 14m Time off as Tom Youngs gets attention but Jamie George is not required
England 7-3 ‪Uruguay 15m We're back on & England are in attack mode...
England 7-3 ‪Uruguay 16m A free kick & England have 5m lineout from which they really should score...
England 12-3 ‪Uruguay 17m Geoff Parling takes the ball & it's passed thru the hands to Easter to score
England 14-3 ‪Uruguay 18m Faz accurately kicks over the conversion from almost touch
England 14-3 ‪Uruguay 19m The restart from Uruguay puts possession firmly back in England's hands
England 14-3 ‪Uruguay 20m England clear ‪#‎Uruguay from their half but Jack Nowell pinged fro not releasing at breakdown
England 14-3 ‪Uruguay 21m The clear from Uruguay doesn't go to plan & Henry Slade thumps the ball back
England 14-3 ‪Uruguay 22m An attacking lineout for England & the setpiece is working like clockwork
England 19-3 ‪Uruguay 23m And it's Minty over for a brace already...too old?! Bah humbug!
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 24m Faz continues to rack up conversions & England are almost matching pts to minutes
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 25m Would love to be name-checking Los Teros, but they're not really getting a look in
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 26m ‪#‎Uruguay breathing down on the England 22...but turnover ball & England are off
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 27m Well that didn't take long...Sweet Chariot starts up as Slade heads for 22
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 28m Quick hands all round for England & they're into the Uruguay 22
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 28m But it's slow progress with a load of recycling to make the yards...
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 29m Alex Goode loses the ball & Uruguay can clear but DC's charges it down
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 29m Time off; George gagging to get on as Tom Y checked again - he's off & replaced
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 30m England lineout & 3rd cap for George - & it doesn't go to plan
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 31m Uruguay have a lineout on opposite touch & they don't lose it...
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 32m But penalty to England at breakdown & DC puts into the defensive scrum
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 32m Scrum is fine but Ford's kick isn't good & Uruguay has another attacking lineout
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 33m England regain possession & work ball back over halfway & kick...
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 34m Uruguay collect & kick back but England run it back to 10m before turnover
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 35m Good work from‪#‎URU who drive ball back over halfway but isolated & England ball
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 36m England chick it back over halfway & are heading up to the 22 but shut down...
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 37m England penalty for a sort of high tackle on Goode; Faz kicks to corner for 5m lineout
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 38m lineout not quite to plan & Uruguay win the penalty at the breakdown
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 39m But a knock on gives possession back to the hosts & it's an England scrum on the 22
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 40m Scrum is good & have penalty coming too; clocks gone red...
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 40+1m England still outside 22 but back for penalty; tap & go but Uruguay putting up a fight
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 40+2m Captain Santiago Vilaseca pinged at breakdown & shown yellow; England penalty
England 21-3 ‪Uruguay 40+3m Ball heads for touch & it's HT in Manchester

England 21-3 Uruguay HT T: Easter (2), Watson C: Farrell (3) | P: Berchesi YC Vilaseca

England v UruguayEngland 21-3 ‪Uruguay 40m We're back at Manchester City Stadium & England are fast on the attack
England 26-3 ‪Uruguay 40m Scrum in front of posts & England are quick off the mark, Watson flying over for try
England 26-3 ‪Uruguay 42m But Faz just misses the conversion...
England 26-3 ‪Uruguay 44m But Uruguay reply by camping out in England's 22 for a while...
England 26-3 ‪Uruguay 46m But England turnover & off they gallop deep into Uruguay territory
England 26-3 ‪Uruguay 48m But it's England captain Chris Robshaw who drops the ball...literally
England 26-3 ‪Uruguay 50m And then it's Brand Haskell that drops it...and not just once...
England 26-3 ‪Uruguay 52m Lost count of how many opportunities England have just fluffed there in prime location
England 31-3 ‪Uruguay 54m Finally it's Slade who collects & flies over the tryline...tripping on the way
England 31-3 ‪Uruguay 55m Faz misses another conversion though
England 36-3 ‪Uruguay 56m But no matter...Jack Nowell trips over the whitewash to score another...
England 38-3 ‪Uruguay 58m This time Faz doesn't fail & the numbers are beginning to clock up
England 38-3 ‪Uruguay 59m Davey Wilson, George Kruis & Jamie Joseph on for Cole, Parling & Faz
England 43-3 ‪Uruguay 61m Meanwhile, Minty trundles over for a hat trick! But Fordy misses the conversion
England 43-3 ‪Uruguay 63m Huzzah! Uruguay are camped back on the England tryline!
England 43-3 ‪Uruguay 64m Ah but they can't find a way through & England snaffle back possession
England 43-3 ‪Uruguay 65m Time for changes...Mike Brown for Watson, & Tom Wood replaced Brand Haskell earlier
England 43-3 ‪Uruguay 67m Corral, Klappenbach, Palomeque & Magno on for Sanguinetti, Sagario, Zerbino & Beer
England 48-3 ‪Uruguay 69m After numerous overlaps, it's Nowell who goes over in the corner for try no. 8
England 48-3 ‪Uruguay 70m Fordy misses the conversion. Richard Wigglesworth on for DC
England 48-3 ‪Uruguay 72m Should apologise for lack of enthusiasm tonight...will to live lost on motorway!
England 53-3 ‪Uruguay 74m In the meantime, Nowell has scored a hat trick…
England 53-3 ‪Uruguay 76m Ford misses his conversion...well there's a surprise.
England 53-3 ‪Uruguay 78m Hum di dum di dum di dum... oh Uruguay are in the England 22!
England 53-3 ‪Uruguay 79m Minty is Man of the Match! WooHoo! Well deserved that one...
England 53-3 ‪Uruguay 80m Fordy charges for the line but doesn't quite make & rolls around a tad
England 58-3 ‪Uruguay 80+1m Bit of a recycle & Uruguay prevent the crossing but ref awards a penalty try...
England 60-3 ‪Uruguay 80+2m Ford finally converts something & England get 10 tries in the can

England v Uruguay

England15 Alex Goode 14 Anthony Watson 13 Henry Slade 12 Owen Farrell 11 Jack Nowell 10 George Ford 9 Danny Care 1 Mako Vunipola 2 Tom Youngs 3 Dan Cole 4 Joe Launchbury 5 Geoff Parling 6 James Haskell 7 CHRIS ROBSHAW (C) 8 Nick Easter BENCH: 16 Jamie George 17 Joe Marler 18 David Wilson 19 George Kruis 20 Tom Wood 21 Richard Wigglesworth 22 Jonathan Joseph 23 Mike Brown

SCORERS T: Watson (2), Easter (3), Slade, Nowell (3), PT C: Farrell (4), Ford

Uruguay15 Gaston Mieres 14 Santiago Gibernau 13 Joaquin Prada 12 Andres Vilaseca 11 Rodrigo Silva 10 Felipe Berchesi 9 Agustin Ormaechea 1 Mateo Sanguinetti 2 Carlos Arboleya 3 Mario Sagario 4 SANTIAGO VILASECA (C) 5 Jorge Zerbino 6 Juan Manuel Gaminara 7 Matias Beer 8 Alejandro Nieto BENCH: 16 Nicolas Klappenbach 17 Oscar Duran 18 Alejo Corral 19 Mathias Palomeque 20 Diego Magno 21 Agustin Alonso 22 Alejo Duran 23 Manuel Blengio

SCORERS P: Berchesi Yellow Card Vilaseca

Man of the Match: Nick Easter (England)

Referee: Chris Pollock (NZR) Asst. Referees: Angus Gardner (ARU), Federico Anselmi (UAR) TMO: George Ayoub (ARU)




ArgentinaARGENTINA 64 - 19 NAMIBIANamibia

Leicester City Stadium - Sunday, 11 October 2015
KO: 12:00 HT: 36-7 Att: 30,198



Pumas v ‪‎Namibia The teams are out on a glorious sunny day in the Midlands! But Namibia have no Jacques Burger...
Pumas v ‪‎Namibia Pumas anthem up first...tis musically terribly grand, & quite a few supporters out there today
Pumas v ‪‎Namibia Namibia anthem next, & they look oh so proud, led by Rohan Kitshoff...
Pumas 0-0 ‪‎Namibia 1m Pascal Gaüzère has the whistle today & we have KO...
Pumas 0-0 ‪‎Namibia 1m Early penalty for Namibia & they have the scrum tho it's in their 22
Pumas 0-0 ‪‎Namibia 2m The scrum is won & Pumas infringe again, giving Namibia the lineout but still in own half
Pumas 0-0 ‪‎Namibia 3m Namibia head over halfway but the Pumas come back with it, running rather than kicking
Pumas 0-0 ‪‎Namibia 3m Pablo Matera makes break & sprints toward corner but Namibian defence bundles him into touch
Pumas 0-0 ‪‎Namibia 4m Namibia are offside following the defensive lineout & Pumas have first shot at uprights
Pumas 0-0 ‪‎Namibia 4m But today's kicker, Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias hooks it wide & the opportunity is lost
Pumas 5-0 ‪‎Namibia 6m From over halfway, Pumas run it back superbly & Juan Martin Hernandez gracefully cuts in to score
Pumas 7-0 ‪‎Namibia 7m Iglesias doesn't miss this time & the Pumas have opened their account early on
Pumas 7-0 ‪‎Namibia 8m Pumas are already into their 4th RWC quarter finals having done it in '99, '07 & '11 already
Pumas 7-0 ‪‎Namibia 9m Pumas quickly on the attack again & it's not long til they're in advantageous position again
Pumas 7-0 ‪‎Namibia 10m Time off to check a high tackle from JC Greyling on Hernández; yellow for Namibia but ...
Pumas 7-0 ‪‎Namibia 10m ...could've been red if Hernandez hadn't slipped; Iglesias tees up the penalty kick
Pumas 10-0 ‪‎Namibia 11m The kick is good & Pumas step ahead...
Pumas 10-5 ‪‎Namibia 12m But the response from Namibia is for Johan Tromp to slip thru Pumas defence & score superbly
Pumas 10-7 ‪‎Namibia 13m Poor attempt from Hernandez at catching ball allows the Tromp try, & Theuns Kotze converts
Pumas 10-7 ‪‎Namibia 15m Well that should sharpen up the Pumas senses - this won't be a stroll in the park...
Pumas 10-7 ‪‎Namibia 16m To plant points while down to 14 men - not a bad play at all! Good work from Namibia
Pumas 10-7 ‪‎Namibia 17m A good spell of possession for Namibia ends with infringing at the ruck...penalty Pumas
Pumas 15-7 ‪‎Namibia 18m Namibia miss a host of tackles & Matias Moroni easily slips thru to score a 2nd Pumas try
Pumas 17-7 ‪‎Namibia 20m Iglesias' early nerves are all settled & the conversion is a simple affair
Pumas 17-7 ‪‎Namibia 21m Namibia have to start shutting down the wide open spaces Argentina are finding with ease
Pumas 17-7 ‪‎Namibia 22m The southern Africans missing tackles at a rate of knots, & the Pumas will take advantage
Pumas 17-7 ‪‎Namibia 23m Some sublime ball handling skills from Pumas as they head into Namibian territory again
Pumas 17-7 ‪‎Namibia 24m And it's Horacio Agulla who finds the space to run over the whitewash this time...
Pumas 17-7 ‪‎Namibia 24m ...but it's off to TMO to check if Namibia were blocked on the approach...
Pumas 24-7 ‪‎Namibia 25m No blocking & the try stands; Iglesias converts too so it's on the up for the Pumas
Pumas 24-7 ‪‎Namibia 26m Play is in the midfield from the restart & the Pumas are in possession with lovely hands
Pumas 24-7 ‪‎Namibia 27m But a slight forward pass gives Namibia a defensive scrum just inside their own half
Pumas 24-7 ‪‎Namibia 28m Namibia scrum well & clear but Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino calls it & bolts to opposite 22
Pumas 24-7 ‪‎Namibia 29m Amorosino stumbles on the 22 & can't hold on; it's a defensive Namibian scrum on the 22
Pumas 24-7 ‪‎Namibia 30m Smashing run from Amorosino tho; he replaces his contact lens as scrum is reset...
Pumas 24-7 ‪‎Namibia 32m Namibia get pinged at breakdown for Johan Deysel taking out Pablo Matera by the neck
Pumas 24-7 ‪‎Namibia 33m Matera is just fine as he picks & drives deep in the Namibian 22 & they're 4m short
Pumas 24-7 ‪‎Namibia 33m It's slow ball from the breakdown & Namibia smartly defend well & turn the ball
Pumas 24-7 ‪‎Namibia 34m Namibia have a 5m defensive scrum, penalty to Pumas but handbags break out as a result
Pumas 24-7 ‪‎Namibia 35m Ref Gaüzère has word with both sides telling them to 'relax', TMO confirms collapsed scrum
Pumas 29-7 ‪‎Namibia 36m Pumas set up 5m lineout from penalty & it's almost perfectly worked as try is scored, tho...
Pumas 29-7 ‪‎Namibia 36m ...Namibians getting testy on their tryline & trying to start a fight; despite that, try given
Pumas 29-7 ‪‎Namibia 37m Iglesias misses the conversion, but chances are that won't matter today...
Pumas 29-7 ‪‎Namibia 38m Namibia try to make something of the restart but the Pumas are straight back at them
Pumas 29-7 ‪‎Namibia 39m Charge goes directly into Namibian 22 with plenty of recycling & Pumas are so close to tryline
Pumas 29-7 ‪‎Namibia 39m Kitshoff loses ball backwards, picked up & scored by Lucas Noguera but whistle's gone
Pumas 34-7 ‪‎Namibia 39m TMO checks & ball came off red at breakdown & the try is good for the prop
Pumas 36-7 ‪‎Namibia 40m Iglesias whacks over the conversion & it's looking very good for the Pumas at HT

Pumas 36-7 ‎Namibia HT T: Hernández, Moroni, Agulla, Isa, Noguera C: Iglesias (4) P: Iglesias | T: Tromp C: Kotze YC Greyling

Argentina v NamibiaPumas 36-7 ‪‎Namibia 40m Namibia have definitely come back stronger in this half already...
Pumas 36-7 ‪‎Namibia 41m Namibia steadily work they way into Pumas territory & breach the 22
Pumas 36-7 ‪‎Namibia 43m But Namibia lose possession after all that hard work in 22 & Pumas start to work ball back
Pumas 36-7 ‪‎Namibia 44m Pumas only get the ball to halfway at a slow pace before Namibia force the error & steal...
Pumas 36-12 ‪‎Namibia 45m ...& Greyling sprints to the tryline to score to the utter delight of the crowd
Pumas 36-14 ‪‎Namibia 46m Kotze converts, & Namibia have lid down a marker for the half
Pumas 41-14 ‪‎Namibia 48m But the Pumas reply swiftly, with a stonking try from Matias Alemanno
Pumas 41-14 ‪‎Namibia 48m The global fans in the stands are loving the spectacle, & are in full voice too!
Pumas 43-14 ‪‎Namibia 49m Juan Pablo Socino makes he conversion for the Pumas, and changes are afoot on both sides
Pumas 43-14 ‪‎Namibia 51m AJ de Klerk on for Johannes Coetzee & Marcelo Bosch for Hernández so there's a shuffle
Pumas 43-14 ‪‎Namibia 51m Meanwhile Tromp almost goes over for a brace but knocks on at tryline for Amorosino tackle
Pumas 43-14 ‪‎Namibia 52m Senatore, Cubelli & Herrera for Matera, Landajo & Orlandi
Pumas 43-14 ‪‎Namibia 52m Redelinghuys & van der Westhuizen for Engels & van Jaarsveld while a there's a stoppage
Pumas 43-14 ‪‎Namibia 53m Newly arrived Bosch is shown yellow for a tip tackle on Kotze
Pumas 43-14 ‪‎Namibia 54m Both sides playing with abandon & it's super to watch; Namibia haven't got the finishing
Pumas 43-14 ‪‎Namibia 55m Namibia look to have some go forward but a knock on put pay to that...
Pumas 43-14 ‪‎Namibia 56m Handling has become a little loose in the midfield & Pumas have a scrum on the halfway line
Pumas 43-14 ‪‎Namibia 57m van Wyk & du Plessis arrive on the field for Botha & Damens
Pumas 43-14 ‪‎Namibia 58m Pumas are struggling to make any ground from the scrum attack & are only just over halfway
Pumas 43-14 ‪‎Namibia 59m A penalty goes to the Namibians & they clear right up to the Pumas 22
Pumas 43-14 ‪‎Namibia 60m A quick lineout from Namibia is good & Pumas defence is not at it's sharpest...
Pumas 43-14 ‪‎Namibia 61m Namibia are just a couple of metres short of tryline but defence mode kicks in & Pumas turnover
Pumas 43-14 ‪‎Namibia 62m Pumas pass delightfully & gain serious ground over halfway but a shoddy pass & it's turnover again
Pumas 43-14 ‪‎Namibia 63m Namibia kick it away as Pumas lose all ground; but from outside own 22, the Pumas gallop
Pumas 48-14 ‪‎Namibia 63m ... in sublime fashion & beautiful hands allow Leonardo Senatore to dive under posts
Pumas 50-14 ‪‎Namibia 64m Socino converts the try & the Pumas hit the half century
Pumas 50-14 ‪‎Namibia 65m Namibia have no chance to respond as Imhoff straight off bench for Iglesias sprints to score
Pumas 50-14 ‪‎Namibia 66m But TMO halts proceedings for a forward pass in the midfield before it reaches Imhoff
Pumas 50-14 ‪‎Namibia 67m The crowd haven't noticed it's no try & continue to celebrate!
Pumas 55-14 ‪‎Namibia 68m & again the excellent offloading from Pumas as hooker Julian Montoya scores an 8th try
Pumas 57-14 ‪‎Namibia 69m Socino adds another conversion as the numbers spiral upwards...don't think it's over yet
Pumas 57-14 ‪‎Namibia 70m Fernandez Lobbe & Creevy also on for Alemanno & Montoya | Jantjies for Stevens
Pumas 57-14 ‪‎Namibia 71m Smit on for Greyling as the teams don't appear to be slowing despite exhaustion!
Pumas 57-14 ‪‎Namibia 72m Pumas back in the Namibian 22 & though being forced to recycle, aren't letting up
Pumas 62-14 ‪‎Namibia 73m Eventually it Tomas Cubelli who finds the gap & scores a 9th try for the Pumas
Pumas 64-14 ‪‎Namibia 74m Another conversion for Socino & Pumas are surging ahead
Pumas 64-14 ‪‎Namibia 75m Bosch falls badly from under high ball; TMO deems Tinus du Plessis guilty & it's a yellow
Pumas 64-14 ‪‎Namibia 76m Really do wonder about TMOs' eyesight - du Plessis clearly had eyes on the ball
Pumas 64-14 ‪‎Namibia 77m Just 3 minutes to go in this fierce game & it's a Namibia scrum on halfway...
Pumas 64-14 ‪‎Namibia 78m Pumas try to snaffle it but fail; Namibia get to 10m but knock on, as do the Pumas straight after
Pumas 64-14 ‪‎Namibia 79m Scrum to Pumas while crowd roar for TV shot of Jacques Burger
Pumas 64-14 ‪‎Namibia 80m Pumas don't get far with that scrum as Namibia run it in opposite direction from maul rip
Pumas 64-19‎Namibia 80+1m The ball gets flipped out to Jantjies & he pounds over the tryline to score just 1 more
Pumas 64-19 ‪‎Namibia 80+1m An hilarious conversion attempt from prop Redelinghuys in his final int'l & it hits post
Pumas 64-19 ‪‎Namibia FT Well what an end to a super match with plenty of action & bite!

Argentina v Namibia

Argentina15 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino 14 Matias Moroni 13 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias 12 Juan Pablo Socino 11 Horacio Agulla 10 Juan Martin Hernandez 9 MARTIN LANDAJO (C) 1 Lucas Noguera 2 Julian Montoya 3 Juan Pablo Orlandi 4 Guido Petti 5 Matias Alemanno 6 Pablo Matera 7 Javier Ortega Desio 8 Facundo Isa BENCH: 16 Agustin Creevy 17 Marcos Ayerza 18 Ramiro Herrera 19 Leonardo Senatore 20 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe 21 Tomas Cubelli 22 Marcelo Bosch 23 Juan Imhoff

SCORERS T: Hernández, Moroni, Agulla, Isa, Noguera, Alemanno, Senatore, Montoya, Cubelli C: Iglesias (4), Socino (4) P: Iglesias Yellow Card Bosch

Namibia15 Chrysander Botha 14 Johan Tromp 13 JC Greyling 12 Johan Deysel 11 Conrad Marais 10 Theuns Kotze 9 Eneill Buitendag 1 Jaco Engels 2 Torsten Van Jaarsveld 3 Johannes Coetzee 4 Janco Venter 5 Tjiuee Uanivi 6 ROHAN KITSHOFF (C) 7 Wian Conradie 8 Leneve Damens BENCH: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen 17 Johnny Redelinghuys 18 Raoul Larson 19 Renaldo Bothma 20 Tinus Du Plessis 21 PJ Van Lill 22 Eugene Jantjies 23 Heinrich Smit

SCORERS T: Tromp, Greyling, Jantjies C: Kotze (2) Yellow Card Greyling, du Plessis

Man of the Match: Horacio Agulla (Argentina)

Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (FFR) Asst. Referees: Jérôme Garcès (FFR), Mike Fraser (NZR) TMO: George Ayoub (ARU)




ItalyITALY 32-22 ROMANIARomania

Sandy Park - Sunday, 11 October 2015
KO: 14:30 HT: 22-3 Att: 11,450



Italy v Romania The teams are on their way out in Sandy Park
Italy v Romania Anthems done, great to see such passion from both teams
Italy 0-0 Romania 0m Romain Poite blows his whistle and we are off
Italy 0-0 Romania 1m First Lineout goes to Romania held well. Romania on attack just inside Italy half ‪ 
Italy 0-0 Romania 2m Italy drive Romania off the ball and win themselves a pen, Allan misses touch with the kick
Italy 0-0 Romania Allan takes his eye off the ball and fumbles the catch, scrum ‪Romania on H/W ‪ 
Italy 0-0 Romania 3m Huge drive from the Romanian pack, Italy just crumble under the pressure ‪ 
Italy 0-0 Romania 4m And Romania get the penalty from the scrum. Vlaicu going for posts ‪ 
Italy 0-3 Romania 4m He makes it, first points go to Romania
Italy 0-3 Romania 5m Carpo takes the catch well following the restart, ball kicked to touch ‪ 
Italy 0-0 Romania 6m Lineout taken well by Italy, they make a break and it's kicked through, over the line but TMO‪  
Italy 0-3 Romania 6m TMO decides that the ball was knocked on by Gori who had done all the ground work. No try
Italy 0-3 Romania 6m Scrum 5 to Romania who are then awarded the penalty at the scrum ‪ 
Italy 0-3 Romania 8m Cleared to touch just on the Italy10m line, Italy claim it following the Lineout ‪ 
Italy 0-3 Romania 8m Vlaicu gives away a penalty at the breakdown, he joins the ruck from the side. Sent to touch‪  
Italy 0-3 Romania 9m Lineout just inside the ‪Romania 22, driving maul and now through the hands ‪ 
Italy 5-3 Romania 9m Passed through the hands, Italy draw the man leaving a gap for Sarto to go over for the try‪  
Italy 5-3 Romania 11m Allan pushes the conversion wide
Italy 5-3 Romania 12m Lineout to Romania just inside the Italian half
Italy 5-3 Romania 12m Romania still in possession, driving forward towards the line but they give away a penalty‪  
Italy 5-3 Romania 13m Scrum to Italy in midfield, huge pushes from both teams
Italy 5-3 Romania 13m Italy edge it though and clear long. Romania choose to run it ‪ 
Italy 5-3 Romania 14m Turned over in the tackle, Kinikinilau gives away a penalty for a high tackle.‪  
Italy 5-3 Romania 15m Italian Lineout from the pen, they also have an advantage following the lineout ‪ 
Italy 5-3 Romania 14m TMO looking at foul play from Johannes van Heerden who is sent to the bin ‪ 
Italy 8-3 Romania 16m Allan slots over the penalty with ease
Italy 8-3 Romania 16m Knock on by Italy, scrum to Romania just inside their 22 ‪ 
Italy 8-3 Romania 17m Strong scrum by both sides, and Italy who have been struggling a little win the pen‪  
Italy 8-3 Romania 18m Lineout to Italy just inside ‪Romania half
Italy 8-3 Romania 19m Italy on the attack from the lineout, making some ground, just inside 10m line‪  
Italy 8-3 Romania 20m Cross kick goes to corner, taken to touch by ‪Romania, Lineout taken quickly but not straight‪  
Italy 8-3 Romania 21m Lineout taken by Italy, they go over the line but Poite says there was a knock on ‪ 
Italy 8-3 Romania 21m Scrum to Romania, on 5m‪  
Italy 8-3 Romania 22m Romania fumble the ball after the scrum. Another scrum, this time to Italy ‪ 
Italy 8-3 Romania 23m Ball popped out the back to Zanni, just 4m out
Italy 15-3 Romania 24m Gori gets the try and Allan converts quickly
Italy 15-3 Romania 25m Following the restart Italy have the Lineout deep in their own half & it is stolen by ‪Romania‪  
Italy 15-3 Romania 26m Advantage Romania as Italy are off their feet in the breakdown. ‪ 
Italy 15-3 Romania 26m Resulting penalty is kicked to the corner as van Heerden comes back (and says sorry to Poite)
Italy 15-3 Romania 27m There is an advantage being played but Romania are just 2m out from the line‪  
Italy 15-3 Romania 28m We come back for the penalty, holding the player in the air, kicked to corner ‪ 
Italy 15-3 Romania 8m Romania take it well at the line out & drive for the line
Italy 15-3 Romania 29m Just 2m out and they are still in control, creating momentum in attack ‪ 
Italy 15-3 Romania 29m Italy are still holding in defence, Romania pressing hard on the line ‪ 
Italy 15-3 Romania 30m Unfortunately Romania have lost it forward & time is stopped for treatment to Lucaci‪  
Italy 15-3 Romania 30m Romania have a penalty following that last bit of play despite the knock on. Going for corner
Italy 15-3 Romania 30m Lineout taken well by Poparlan and they are still in control but can't break the Italy defence
Italy 15-3 Romania 31m Romania almost make a break through the strong defence but Italy have regathered well‪  
Italy 15-3 Romania 32m Passed out wide to Wiringi but they give away a penalty just 4m out from the line ‪ 
Italy 15-3 Romania 33m penalty finds touch and it is taken well by Italy in the Lineout
Italy 15-3 Romania 33m Bit of kicking ping pong between the 2 teams but McLean finds touch ‪ 
Italy 15-3 Romania 34m Campagnaro has gone off with what looks like a hip injury, replaced by Bacchini‪  
Italy 15-3 Romania 35m Italy pinged for not releasing and Romania have a penalty which misses touch ‪ 
Italy 15-3 Romania 36m McLean gathers and finds touch just on ‪Romania 10m line ‪ 
Italy 15-3 Romania 36m Ball sent high by Romania but it is gathered by Gori
Italy 15-3 Romania 37m Lineout to Italy, taken well at the back, passing through the hands & Allan finds space‪  
Italy 20-3 Romania 38m Allan used that space well as he sprints over the line. Romania nowhere near him‪  
Italy 22-3 Romania 39m After trying to run down the clock to HT Allan converts his own try ‪ 
Italy 22-3 Romania 39m Still time for a restart but it is fired into touch as soon as possible and it's half time‪

Italy 22-3 Romania HT T: Gori, Sarto, Allan C: Allan (2) P: Allan | P: Vlaicu Yellow Card van Heerden ‪ 

Italy v RomaniaItaly 22-3 Romania 40m And the teams are back out, Poite blows his whistle for the 2nd half ‪ 
Italy 22-3 Romania 40m Ball dropped by Romania in contact from the kick off, Scrum to Italy ‪ 
Italy 22-3 Romania 41m Pop pass from the scrum to Gori, tackled brilliantly by Vlaicu into touch ‪ 
Italy 22-3 Romania 42m Lineout just on the Romania 5m line, taken cleanly by ‪Romania and kicked to touch‪  
Italy 22-3 Romania 42m Lineout this time is Italy's and just on the Romanian 10m line ‪ 
Italy 22-3 Romania 44m Italy on the attack through McLean, now in hands of Allan ‪ 
Italy 22-3 Romania 44m Ball goes backwards but Italy have gone over the line, Poite has gone to TMO‪  
Italy 22-3 Romania 44m Looking at a possible knock on before the try & the grounding at the try ‪ 
Italy 22-3 Romania 44m No knock on just checking if the ball was grounded. Swing Low is echoing round Sandy Park
Italy 22-3 Romania 44m Ball held up over the try line so 5m scrum to Italy
Italy 22-3 Romania 45m Italy have the scrum, it is controlled well even though it was not a straight put in‪  
Italy 27-3 Romania 46m Zanni picks up the ball from the rear of the scrum gets the try ‪ 
Italy 29-3 Romania 47m Allan adds another 2 points to the board and his personal tally ‪ 
Italy 29-3 Romania 47m HIA for VN Ursache replaced by Burcea
Italy 29-3 Romania 48m Romania on the attack, at the Italy 22m line, passing through the hands ‪ 
Italy 29-3 Romania 49m Romania still in possession, cross kick gathered by Fercu but the pass is intercepted‪  
Italy 29-3 Romania 50m Poite was playing advantage so Romania have the pen, sent to the corner ‪ 
Italy 29-3 Romania 51m The ball is turned over again by Italy, cleared but only to the 22m line ‪ 
Italy 29-3 Romania 52m Gori cleared downfield after the lineout caught by Romania right on the touch line‪  
Italy 29-3 Romania 52m Lineout to Romania right on the half way line, pressure off Italy for now ‪ 
Italy 29-3 Romania 53m Gathered at the back of the line but ‪Romania give away a pen. Allan sends to touch at 22m
Italy 29-3 Romania 54m Going back for the Lineout as it was not straight; it took Poite a while to blow his whistle‪  
Italy 29-3 Romania 55m Another not straight Lineout which hands Romania the ball again. ‪ 
Italy 29-3 Romania 56m That Lineout was straight and Italy have possession after a clearance kick ‪ 
Italy 29-3 Romania 57m Bacchin makes a great break, ball is being passed through the hands ‪ 
Italy 29-3 Romania 57m Allan dinks the ball through but no-one can get to it and Italy throw away a chance‪  
Italy 29-3 Romania 58m Turashivilli is off, replaced by Radoi
Italy 29-3 Romania 59m Italy on the attack, but Romania have turned it over. ‪ 
Italy 29-3 Romania 60m Italy now in possession after a lineout. Passing through the hands on the ‪Romania 10m line‪  
Italy 29-3 Romania 61m Allan kicks it downfield but puts far too much on it & it goes dead ‪ 
Italy 29-3 Romania 62m Romania driving forwards. A huge break from Lazar who kicks through but gathered by Italy
Italy 29-3 Romania 64m Lineout to Italy which is not taken smoothly but they maintain possession ‪ 
Italy 29-3 Romania 64m Romania turn it over, a kick over the top puts Italy under pressure as Palazzani chases
Italy 29-3 Romania 65m Palazzani gets there 1st and dots it down as Lazar is replaced by Pungea‪. Scrum Romania
Italy 29-3 Romania 65m Scrum drives over the line, Poite goes to TMO but it looks like it is a try ‪ 
Italy 29-8 Romania 65m It is awarded to Apostol‪  
Italy 29-10 Romania 66m Vlaicu slots over the conversion, Romania into double figures ‪ 
Italy 29-10 Romania 67m Romania lose the ball forward deep in the Italian half, scrum to Italy ‪ 
Italy 29-10 Romania 68m Penalty to Italy as Andrei Ursache goes to ground. Italy going for the posts‪  
Italy 32-10 Romania 69m Allan slots it over widening the gap again.
Italy 32-10 Romania 70m Romania in possession, running the ball from H/W, up to the Italy 22m line‪  
Italy 32-10 Romania 71m Romania still pressing for the line, they have found a second wind ‪ 
Italy 32-10 Romania 72m Italy pinged for not rolling away. Resulting penalty kicked to corner ‪ 
Italy 32-10 Romania 73m Rolling maul following the Lineout and Italy give away 3 pens at the breakdown for offside
Italy 32-10 Romania 74m Romania within 1m of the line but Poite pulls us back for the 3 penalty offences.‪  
Italy 32-10 Romania 74m TMO has called just before the penalty kick; looks like he may have seen a try‪  
Italy 32-15 Romania 74m Amazing stuff from the TMO there, try awarded for Poparlan ‪ 
Italy 32-17 Romania 75m Vlaicu converts what was a rather extraordinary try
Italy 32-17 Romania 76m Clock off as Giazzon is bleeding, he is fine, just a bump to the nose ‪ 
Italy 32-17 Romania 76m Italy have the ball just inside the ‪Romania 10m line but it is turned over ‪ 
Italy 32-17 Romania 77m Booted downfield, picked up by Italy but there are 3 Romanian shirts there ‪ 
Italy 32-17 Romania 77m Scrum to Romania 5m out right in front of the posts
Italy 32-17 Romania 78m Picked up nicely from the scrum by Romania, they break but defence is strong‪  
Italy 32-22 Romania 78m Vlaicu passes straight over to Apostol who goes over for the try ‪ 
Italy 32-22 Romania 79m Vlaicu sends the conversion a little wide and we restart with 2 seconds to go‪  
Italy 32-22 Romania 80m Allan restarts, Romania in possession, they want the losing bonus here ‪ 
Italy 32-22 Romania 80+1m Romania are trying to run the ball from their own 22
Italy 32-22 Romania 80+1m Penalty Romania as Italy are off their feet, quick tap & go ‪ 
Italy 32-22 Romania 80+2m Carpo lost it backwards, Allan dinks it through but not far enough, Romania keep possession‪  
Italy 32-22 Romania 80+2m Romania knock it on and Poite calls full time on an excellent game

Italy v Romania

Italy15 Luke McLean 14 Leonardo Sarto 13 Michele Campagnaro 12 Tommaso Benvenuti 11 Giovanbattista Venditti 10 Tommaso Allan 9 Edoardo Gori 1 Matias Aguero 2 Andrea Manici 3 Lorenzo Cittadini 4 QUINTIN GELDENHUYS (C) 5 Josh Furno 6 Francesco Minto 7 Simone Favaro 8 Alessandro Zanni BENCH: 16 Davide Giazzon 17 Alberto De Marchi 18 Dario Chistolini 19 Valerio Bernabò 20 Samuela Vunisa 21 Guglielmo Palazzani 22 Carlo Canna 23 Enrico Bacchin

SCORERS T: Gori, Sarto, Allan, Zanni C: Allan (3) P: Allan (2)

Romania15 Catalin Fercu 14 Madalin Lemnaru 13 Paula Kinikinilau 12 Florin Vlaicu 11 Ionut Botezatu 10 Michael Wiringi 9 Valentin Calafeteanu 1 Mihaita Lazar 2 Otar Turashvili 3 Paulica Ion 4 Valentin Poparlan 5 Johannes van Heerden 6 VALENTIN URSACHE (C) 7 Viorel Lucaci 8 Daniel Carpo BENCH: 16 Andrei Radoi 17 Andrei Ursache 18 Horatiu Pungea 19 Marius Antonescu 20 Stelian Burcea 21 Tudorel Bratu 22 Adrian Apostol 23 Csaba Gal

SCORERS T: Poparlan, Apostol (2) C: Vlaiu (2) P: Vlaicu Yellow Card van Heerden

Man of the Match: Edoardo Gori (Italy)

Referee: Romain Poite (FFR) Asst. Referees: George Clancy (IRFU), Mathieu Raynal (FFR) TMO: Ben Skeen (NZR)




FranceFRANCE 9 -24 IRELANDIreland

Millennium Stadium - Sunday, 11 October 2015
KO: 16:45 HT: 6-9 Att: 72,163



France v ‪‎Ireland Just because Wales aren't here, it doesn't mean there aren't fireworks...& noise...& madness!!!
France v ‪‎Ireland La Marseillaise...I think my favourite anthem. It is just perfect ~ Ed
France 0-0 ‪‎Ireland 1m It's Nigel Owens in charge of proceedings as we have KO in Cardiff
France 0-0 ‪‎Ireland 1m Pascal Papé is down & looks v unwell - time has been stopped after French have penalty
France 0-0 ‪‎Ireland 2m Papé rejoins the team after Sean O'Brien punched him in the ribs. No action taken of course
France 0-0 ‪‎Ireland 2m Irish defence wins back possession as they play the game cleverly
France 0-0 ‪‎Ireland 3m Irish choose to run the ball, but eventually the luck runs out...
France 0-0 ‪‎Ireland 4m Thierry Dusautoir steals the ball back while Devin Toner is pinged for offside
France 0-0 ‪‎Ireland 5m Freddie Michalak tees up the penalty but he misses his target completely
France 0-0 ‪‎Ireland 6m Good restart for France who belt over halfway & make ground until bundled into touch
France 0-0 ‪‎Ireland 7m Defensive lineout good for Ireland & Conor Murray box kicks it away; Brice Dulin gets under it
France 0-0 ‪‎Ireland 8m Ireland pinged for a knock on; France attacking scrum & Ireland collapse it; France penalty
France 0-0 ‪‎Ireland 9m Scott Spedding takes a long range kick from almost halfway centre but it pings off upright
France 0-0 ‪‎Ireland 10m A lineout doesn't go so well for France & ball lands in Irish hands...
France 0-0 ‪‎Ireland 11m And Mathieu Bastareaud pinged for offside giving Johnny Sexton an opportunity at sticks
France 0-3 ‪‎Ireland 12m Sexton has no trouble & Ireland are ahead in the scores
France 0-3 ‪‎Ireland 14m Michalak breaks but brought down fast & trapped; penalty to France & Spedding tees up
France 3-3 ‪‎Ireland 15m Spedding has no trouble this time & it's all square in Cardiff now...
France 3-3 ‪‎Ireland 16m Ireland have first proper foray into French territory & win their lineout; penalty coming...
France 3-3 ‪‎Ireland 17m Sexton knows this so attempts a drop goal which was not really ever going to make it
France 3-6 ‪‎Ireland 18m Sexton has no trouble with his kicking & Ireland slip ahead again
France 3-6 ‪‎Ireland 19m It's Ireland in possession & driving slowly up to halfway before kicked over...
France 3-6 ‪‎Ireland 20m Spedding judges high ball well & offloads to Noa Nakaitaci; France kick away from breakdown...
France 3-6 ‪‎Ireland 21m ...& Ireland kick it back. So boring when everything is kicked; good conditions so run it!
France 3-6 ‪‎Ireland 22m The Irish infringe again & it's a French penalty as Sexton gets treatment
France 6-6 ‪‎Ireland 22m Spedding takes the longest kick in WC so far to match ‪Tonga's Kurt Morath & adds 3 more
France 6-6 ‪‎Ireland 24m France have possession on halfway whilst Ireland missing Sexton again; O'Brien forces error & knock on
France 6-6 ‪‎Ireland 25m Sexton taken out by massive tackle from Louis Picamoles earning his 50th cap today
France 6-6 ‪‎Ireland 25m Ian Madigan is sent on to replace Sexton after Picamoles hit is one too many in time off
France 6-6 ‪‎Ireland 27m Play resumes & France hand over a kickable penalty to Ireland...
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 28m Madigan pings it over with little hassle & Ireland ahead again...
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 29m Excellent hands from France &‪ Ireland run out of men out wide; lucky for them France lose ball
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 30m A superb break from Tommy Bowe> ball reaches 22 but Keith Earls fumbles & there goes a try
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 31m Nakaitaci collects said fumbled ball and the French are saved...
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 32m France win penalty at breakdown & clear for lineout but it goes long...
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 33m Spedding just saves it & passes to Wesley Fofana who knocks it on before he runs to score
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 35m The whistle's gone & it's an Ireland scrum; Ireland have a lineout but are quickly shut down
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 36m France win penalty & Tillous-Borde clears making so much ground; Ireland defensive lineout
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 37m Ireland win the lineout and take play back over halfway but finding France to be difficult defensively
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 38m Ireland string together 16 phases bit get almost nowhere so it's kicked away...
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 39m It's France's ball in their own 22, but everyone's blowing after such a breathless half
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 40m France clear to halfway & win their lineout, heading into 22 & still possession after a loose ball
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 40+1m Paul O'Connell is down in the midfield while France battle towards the tryline
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 40+2m Ireland defend well & win a penalty which they kick to touch for HT

France 6-9 ‎Ireland HT P: Spedding (2) | P: Sexton (2), Madigan

France v IrelandFrance 6-9 ‪‎Ireland HT It's not looking good for POC as hear it may his hamstring gone... more trouble for Ireland

France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 40m Sexton injury is a groin strain; POC was stretchered off & Iain Henderson on for him
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 41m Ireland are making some yards early & sprint towards the 22 but O'Brien spills it
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 42m Eddy Ben Arous is replaced by Vincent Debaty in the French front row
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 42m France have defensive scrum halfway into their half & clear their lines; Rob Kearney collects
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 43m Ireland come back at France ; it's France's ball at breakdown but Toner comes into ruck offside
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 44m France clear for an attacking lineout but it's stolen & Ireland back over halfway & heading to 22
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 45m Ireland make it to the 22...then Cian Healy spills it - not helpful after all that work
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 46m From French setpiece France charge away towards halfway; it's fierce at breakdown & Debaty smashed
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 47m There's a time off as players are fixed & then it's an Irish scrum which works well
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 48m Ben Arous has returned & there's some sharp offloading from Ireland as they attack into 22
France 6-9 ‪‎Ireland 48m Ireland awarded an attacking scrum & time is taken to set it...
France 6-14 ‪‎Ireland 49m Ireland have to pick & go a couple of times to find tryline & eventually Rob Kearney finds it
France 6-14 ‪‎Ireland 51m Madigan slices the conversion across the face of the posts to miss
France 6-14 ‪‎Ireland 53m From the restart, Ireland force their way back into French territory & have scrum on 22
France 6-14 ‪‎Ireland 54m But with all that hard work, Henderson loses the ball & Tillous-Borde kicks it away
France 6-14 ‪‎Ireland 54m More problems for Ireland as time is off & Peter O'Mahony is being given oxygen on pitch
France 6-14 ‪‎Ireland 55m Chris Henry for O'Mahony | Tales, Parra & le Roux for Michalak, Tillous-Borde & Chouly
France 6-14 ‪‎Ireland 56m Jack McGrath for Healy & France are bearing down on Irish 22
France 6-14 ‪‎Ireland 57m Ireland ball & they clear lines but France are right back on the 10m
France 6-14 ‪‎Ireland 58m Yet again it's O'Brien that hands over penalty to France not releasing; Kayser for Guirado
France 6-14 ‪‎Ireland 59m French lineout is good but Ireland inflict turnover on French ball after excellent play
France 6-14 ‪‎Ireland 60m Ireland take ball from back of ruck in defensive position, chip ahead & have advantage
France 6-14 ‪‎Ireland 61m Ireland are still all over the ball camped on France 22 line but Murray gifts a penalty
France 6-14 ‪‎Ireland 62m It's a French defensive lineout & they win a penalty for O'Brien not rolling away
France 6-14 ‪‎Ireland 62m Fitzgerald for Earls | Dumoulin & Mas for Bastareaud & Slimani
France 9-14 ‪‎Ireland 63m Meanwhile Parra pings over a 3-pointer from that last penalty
France 9-14 ‪‎Ireland 65m Debaty comes back on for Ben Arous; Irish lineout which Toner gets to but knocks into touch
France 9-14 ‪‎Ireland 66m French lineout & concurrently Owens ask TMO Hughes if McGrath's tackle is high but no stopping
France 9-14 ‪‎Ireland 67m It is high so penalty coming for France; they've gone from midfield to Irish 22
France 9-14 ‪‎Ireland 67m Hope ‪England are paying attention to what real openside flankers do - O'Brien causing havoc
France 9-14 ‪‎Ireland 68m O'Brien affects the turnover on his 22 line; France just can't get ball away at breakdown...
France 9-14 ‪‎Ireland 69m Rob Kearney clears his lines & France run it back from own half over 10m line
France 9-14 ‪‎Ireland 69m Time off as Jamie Heaslip is checked for injury after tackling an elbow with his face
France 9-14 ‪‎Ireland 70m 10 minutes to go & Ireland have an attacking lineout which works to plan; into the France 22
France 9-19 ‪‎Ireland 71m Multiple pick & goes before Henry gets closer > Best nearly gets to tryline but it's Murray
France 9-21 ‪‎Ireland 72m Tales' defence is useless & Murray puts ball to post to score; Madigan swiftly converts
France 9-21 ‪‎Ireland 74m From restart Ireland clear quickly; knock on in midfield & Ireland have the scrum & win penalty
France 9-21 ‪‎Ireland 75m Ireland clearly pull down scrum in replay but they are given penalty regardless
France 9-24 ‪‎Ireland 76m Madigan knocks over the 3 points & will face the Pumas in the quarter finals
France 9-24 ‪‎Ireland 77m Defensive scrum controlled by Heaslip & lines are cleared over halfway
France 9-24 ‪‎Ireland 78m The attacking lineout is good for‪ Ireland & they go out wide along France 22 back & forth
France 9-24 ‪‎Ireland 79m They can't break the line & go backwards, bit clock is about to tick over into the red...
France 9-24 ‪‎Ireland 80m It's a French penalty scrum; they get the ball away quickly but Spedding knocks it on
France 9-24 ‪‎Ireland FT It's all over in Cardiff & France face the All Blacks next week...but if anyone can beat them...

France v Ireland

France15 Scott Spedding 14 Noa Nakaitaci 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 Damien Chouly 8 Louis Picamoles BENCH: 16 Benjamin Kayser 17 Vincent Debaty 18 Nicolas Mas 19 Alexandre Flanquart 20 Bernard Le Roux 21 Morgan Parra 22 Remi Tales 23 Alexandre Dumoulin

SCORERS  P: Spedding (2), Parra

Ireland15 Rob Kearney 14 Tommy Bowe 13 Keith Earls 12 Robbie Henshaw 11 Dave Kearney 10 Jonathan Sexton 9 Conor Murray 1 Cian Healy 2 Rory Best 3 Mike Ross 4 Devin Toner 5 PAUL O'CONNELL (C) 6 Peter O'Mahony 7 Sean O'Brien 8 Jamie Heaslip BENCH: 16 Richardt Strauss 17 Jack McGrath 18 Nathan White 19 Iain Henderson 20 Chris Henry 21 Eoin Reddan 22 Ian Madigan 23 Luke Fitzgerald

SCORERS T: Rob Kearney, Murray C: Madigan P: Sexton (2), Madigan (2)

Man of the Match: Sean O'Brien (Ireland)

Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU) Asst. Referees: Wayne Barnes (RFU), Leighton Hodges (WRU) TMO: Graham Hughes (RFU)





Kingsholm - Sunday, 11 October 2015
KO: 20:00 HT: 8-17 Att: 14,517



USA v Japan Just 10 minutes to go and the atmosphere in Kingsholm is phenomenal. 
USA v Japan Chants of "Gloucester" are ringing round the stadium, nothing like the Gloucester faithful 
USA v Japan The teams are on their way out to a huge reception from the crowd 
USA v Japan Anthems done, Kick off is imminent 
USA 0-0 Japan 0m Glen Jackson blows his whistle & we are off with a kick from MacGinty 
USA 0-0 Japan 0m USA get possession from the KO and there is a double knock on, scrum ‪USA 
USA 0-0 Japan 1m MacGinty to Kelly, and then Samu Manoa makes a forward pass, scrum ‪Japan 
USA 0-0 Japan 2m Ball comes out of the scrum quickly, cleared to touch to the ‪Japan 10m line. Lineout ‪USA 
USA 0-0 Japan 2m USA in possession again, they have the advantage, midfield on the 10m line 
USA 0-0 Japan 3m Japan pinged for not rolling away, MacGinty going for the posts 
USA 3-0 Japan 4m MacGinty makes it from the 10m line, he had a bit of distance to spare too 
USA 3-0 Japan 5m USA back in possession deep in their own half, MacGinty clears into the hands of Goromaru  
USA 3-0 Japan 5m Another clearance kick results in a ‪Japan Lineout and they kick the ball through, Ngwenya runs
USA 3-5 Japan 6m Matsushima goes over for the try in the corner in front of the shed 
USA 3-7 Japan 8m Goromaru converts with a very powerful boot  
USA 3-7 Japan 9m restart goes straight to the hands of Luke Thompson from MacGinty, Japan on attack on halfway  
USA 3-7 Japan 9m The USA defence is holding strong but they give away a penalty for hands in the ruck 
USA 3-7 Japan 10m Goromaru kicks to touch, Lineout just on the ‪USA 22  
USA 3-7 Japan 11m Japan knock the ball on at the line out giving USA a scrum om their 22 
USA 3-7 Japan 12m USA take possession from the scrum but Jackson calls for a knock on 
USA 3-7 Japan 12m Scrum Japan on the USA 22, they take the ball quickly  
USA 3-7 Japan 13m The USA defence is strong and Japan have only made 5-6m from that scrum 
USA 3-7 Japan 14m USA have turned it over, Manoa is tackled and the ball to touch, Lineout ‪Japan on ‪USA 10m line  
USA 3-7 Japan 14m Forward pass from USA just on their own 10m line. Their handling errors are creeping up  
USA 3-7 Japan 16m Tanaka gets the ball from the back of the scrum, he is tackled but the ball goes backwards  
USA 3-7 Japan 16m Tanaka kicks a box kick cross field, it goes dead so USA get a scrum just outside their 22  
USA 3-7 Japan 17m Palamo takes the ball forward and crashes, hard, into the Japan defence 
USA 3-7 Japan 18m Japan pinged at the breakdown. MacGinty with a huge kick to touch as a result 
USA 3-7 Japan 19m Lineout taken well and a driving maul ensues, Jackson playing advantage, MacGinty box kick  
USA 3-7 Japan 19m We come back for the advantage and MacGinty chooses to go to the corner 
USA 3-7 Japan 20m A short line out results in a knock on, Japan have the scrum on their 5m line 
USA 3-7 Japan 21m Holani takes the ball out of the scrum, Tanaka passes out and it is cleared to touch 
USA 3-7 Japan 22m USA in possession just on the ‪Japan 22 in the middle of the field 
USA 3-7 Japan 22m Chris Wyles is tackled by 3 Japan players but USA maintain possession just short of 5m  
USA 8-7 Japan 23m Great pressure from the forwards and Ngwenya gets the try in the corner 
USA 8-7 Japan 25m MacGinty misses the conversion; it was just short and just wide 
USA 8-7 Japan 26m Restart is fumbled by ‪USA, ‪Japan have hands to it through Fujita 
USA 8-7 Japan 26m He is close to breaking through but USA defence is too good, ‪#‎PN trying to form a maul  
USA 8-12 Japan 27m Again, great work from the forwards which leads to a try for Fujita 
USA 8-14 Japan 28m Goromaru makes what is a relatively easy conversion for him, adding the 2 
USA 8-14 Japan 29m USA with possession, MacGinty with a delayed pass to Manoa right on half way 
USA 8-14 Japan 30m Hayden Smith is replaced by Cameron Dolan as ‪Japan get a Lineout 
USA 8-14 Japan 31m Japan in possession, play bought back for an offside by ‪USA. penalty to ‪Japan 
USA 8-14 Japan 32m Goromaru is going for the posts from just outside the 10m line 
USA 8-17 Japan 32m Shouts of "miss it" from a member of the crowd doesn't affect him & he adds 3 more 
USA 8-17 Japan 33m Huge kick from Goromaru from deep in his own half gives ‪USA a lineout on their own 10m  
USA 8-17 Japan 34m Japan back in possession after a cross field kick from Wyles 
USA 8-17 Japan 34m Scrum on halfway to Japan for an infringement at the breakdown 
USA 8-17 Japan 35m USA in possession, Wyles with a cross field kick into the hands of Ono 
USA 8-17 Japan 36m After a bit of aerial tennis Japan in possession but they knock it on 
USA 8-17 Japan 37m Grubber kick sent through, chased down by both teams and ‪Japan dot it down 
USA 8-17 Japan 38m Scrum to ‪USA on the Japan 5m line  
USA 8-17 Japan 38m The scrum is reset, Manoa collects from the back but maul goes down & ‪Japan get scrum  
USA 8-17 Japan 39m The Japan scrum is on their own 5m line. Huge heave from ‪Japan & they get the pen  
USA 8-17 Japan 40m They send it to touch and half time is called

USA 8-17 Japan HT T: Ngwenya P: MacGinty | T: Matsushima, Fujita C: Goromaru (2) P: Goromaru 

USA v JapanUSA 8-17 Japan 40m Teams are coming back out for the 2nd half  
USA 8-17 Japan 40m Japan start the 2nd half with a huge kick downfield, sent straight back to them by USA 
USA 8-17 Japan 41m Japan in possession and Jackson playing advantage 
USA 8-17 Japan 41m Penalty to Japan following a cross-field kick, USA were offside. 
USA 8-17 Japan 42m He is going for the posts 
USA 8-20 Japan 42m Goromaru makes the kick from just outside the 10m line 
USA 8-20 Japan 43m Again, we are playing a kicking game here in Gloucester, eventually ball goes to touch  
USA 8-20 Japan 45m Lineout to ‪USA which is taken well, ‪Japan pinged for holding on at the breakdown 
USA 8-20 Japan 45m Penalty is kicked to touch, Lineout taken quickly and a maul ensues 
USA 8-20 Japan 46m USA on the attack, halfway between the Japan 22 & 5m line. 
USA 8-20 Japan 47m Attempted offload to Palamo goes a little wrong, scrum to Japan 
USA 8-20 Japan 47m Scrum gets reset almost immediately and eventually holds firm, ‪Japan in possession  
USA 8-20 Japan 48m Cleared to touch just outside the ‪Japan 10m line. Lineout to ‪USA 
USA 8-20 Japan 49m A few changes made; Hatakeyama & Mafi on for Yamashita & Holani 
USA 8-20 Japan 50m ‪USA have a scrum just outside the ‪Japan 22m  
USA 8-20 Japan 51m Hesketh has come on for Matsushima as he is assessed for a head injury 
USA 8-20 Japan 52m Japan knock the ball on in contact and then almost immediately knocked on by USA 
USA 8-20 Japan 52m Scrum to Japan just inside their own 22, again.  
USA 8-20 Japan 53m Japan secure possession but they are pinged for holding on, USA going for the posts  
USA 11-20 Japan 54m penalty is on the 22m line and MacGinty sends it straight through the posts 
USA 11-20 Japan 55m Fry fumbles the ball in contact, Japan on the attack now 8m out 
USA 11-20 Japan 56m USA turn the ball over and clear to just outside their 22 
USA 11-20 Japan 58m Matsushima is back on following his HIA as USA steal the Lineout‪ 
USA 11-20 Japan 57m Ngwenya makes a great break but is pulled down by Mafi into touch 
USA 11-20 Japan 58m Following the Lineout the USA are pinged for offside centre field just on 10m 
USA 11-20 Japan 58m penalty is sent to touch as Inagaki is replaced by Mikami 
USA 11-20 Japan 59m Japan on the attack following their Lineout they are 5m out 
USA 11-20 Japan 60m Ball kicked out of Tanaka's hands, Jackson sends Fry to the bin 
USA 11-20 Japan 60m The resulting penalty is kicked to touch just short of 5m 
USA 11-25 Japan 61m Catch and drive goes well and Mafi finds gap and gets the try 
USA 11-25 Japan 62m Goromaru sends the conversion wide  
USA 11-25 Japan 63m Japan back on the attack, they find space but the ball goes loose, Japan claim it 
USA 11-25 Japan 64m Loose pass from Hiwasa giving USA possession but kick is charged down, ‪Japan have it back  
USA 11-25 Japan 65m ‪USA being warned again for drifting offside, Jackson playing advantage to Japan  
USA 11-25 Japan 66m Hiwasa passes inside, advantage over, ‪Japan just 6m out and pushing for the line 
USA 11-25 Japan 67m USA turn it over, Wyles finds touch, japan Lineout in front of the shed on the 22 
USA 11-25 Japan 67m Justin Ives is off and replaced by Makabe  
USA 11-25 Japan 68m Japan with a driving maul which eventually goes to ground, Japan still with the ball  
USA 11-25 Japan 669m ‪USA have stolen it, Palamo makes a run, he gets to just short of 10m 
USA 11-25 Japan 69m Test gets up to halfway and Japan are pinged  
USA 11-25 Japan 70m The USA are just a metre or so short here  
USA 16-25 Japan 70m Petri passes long & wide to Wyles who crosses the white wash 
USA 18-25 Japan 71m MacGinty reduces the gap to just 7 points  
USA 18-25 Japan 73m Lineout on halfway to Japan, they maintain possession and make 10m 
USA 18-25 Japan 74m Japan have the ball but have been driven back to halfway 
USA 18-25 Japan 74m Kelly is penalised for entering the maul from the side 
USA 18-25 Japan 75m Goromaru is going for the posts just on the USA 10m line 
USA 18-28 Japan 75m He widens the gap to 10 points once more  
USA 18-28 Japan 77m ‪USA in possession just on the ‪Japan 10m line  
USA 18-28 Japan 77m Palamo meets Mafi and gets no further as he is met with a solid wall 
USA 18-28 Japan 78m Japan pinged for not rolling away, Wyles takes it quickly with a tap & go 
USA 18-28 Japan 78m MacGinty offloads but it is knocked on, Japan have possession 
USA 18-28 Japan 79m Japan pinged at the breakdown, tap & go again but Japan turn it over 
USA 18-28 Japan 79m Japan have the ball on halfway as the clock ticks into the red 
USA 18-28 Japan 80m They send it to touch, That is it for the World Cup pool stages 

USA v Japan

USA15 CHRIS WYLES (C) 14 Takudzwa Ngwenya 13 Seamus Kelly 12 Thretton Palamo 11 Zach Test 10 AJ MacGinty 9 Mike Petri 1 Eric Fry 2 Zach Fenoglio 3 Titi Lamositele 4 Hayden Smith 5 Greg Peterson 6 Al McFarland 7 Andrew Durutalo 8 Samu Manoa BENCH: 16 Phil Thiel 17 Oli Kilifi 18 Chris Baumann 19 Cam Dolan 20 John Quill 21 Danny Barrett 22 Niku Kruger 23 Folau Niua

SCORERS T: Ngwenya, Wyles C: MacGinty P: MacGinty (2) Yellow Card Fry

Japan15 Ayumu Goromaru 14 Yoshikazu Fujita 13 Harumichi Tatekawa 12 Craig Wing 11 Kotaro Matsushima 10 Kosei Ono 9 Fumiaki Tanaka 1 Keita Inagaki 2 Shota Horie 3 Hiroshi Yamashita 4 Luke Thompson 5 Justin Ives 6 MICHAEL LEITCH (C) 7 Michael Broadhurst 8 Ryu Koliniasi Holani BENCH: 16 Takeshi Kizu 17 Masataka Mikami 18 Kensuke Hatakeyama 19 Shinya Makabe 20 Amanaki Lelei Mafi 21 Hendrik Tui 22 Atsushi Hiwasa 23 Karne Hesketh

SCORERS T: Matsushima, Fujita, Mafi C: Goromaru (2) P: Goromaru (3)

Man of the Match: Ayumu Goromaru (Japan)

Referee: Glen Jackson (NZR) Asst. Referees: John Lacey (IRFU), Federico Anselmi (UAR) TMO: Shaun Veldsman (SARU)