Rugby World Cup , Pool B - Dunedin, 24 September 2011, 18:00 local, 06:00 GMT
England (34) 67 - 3 (3) Romania (FT)

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Summary

Time Score  
1 3 - 0

Easy for Wilkinson - bisects the posts with ease - who had any worries over his kicking??!

15

Ashton takes the ball on superbly after Romania's gift - he sprints down the wing before putting Cueto over the line- clinical

15 8 - 0

Ashton takes the ball on superbly after Romania's gift - he sprints down the wing before putting Cueto over the line- clinical

21 13 - 0

Mark Cueto grabs his second try of the match - sells the dummy and crashes over

22 15 - 0

Wilkinson slots the conversion with ease

26 20 - 0

Great work from England there - ball going through the hands and Cueto crashes into the corner - great start for the Sale winger

31 25 - 0

And it's Ashton's turn to get across the whitewash - great line from the winger after a neat inside pass for Wilkinson - real purpose from Johnson's men

32 27 - 0

Wilkinson slots the extras with ease

34 32 - 0

Superb try there from England - Deacon makes the break before offloading to Thompson who puts away Ashton - not sure Johnson will be impressed with the swandive though...

35 34 - 0

Wilkinson adds the extras

37 34 - 3

Dumbrava puts Romania on the board

40 39 - 3

Manu Tuilagi makes the break down the wing and Ben Youngs dives over - far far too easy

48

Tuilagi bursts through the Romanian defence and Ben Foden crashes over - try number seven for Johnson's men

48 44 - 3

Tuilagi bursts through the Romanian defence and Ben Foden crashes over - try number seven for Johnson's men

49 46 - 3

Flood - conversion

61 53 - 3

Tuilagi hops skips and gets through the Romanian defence to crash over

67 58 - 3

Good hands from England - especially Tom Palmer - and it's Croft's turn to get on the scoresheet

68 60 - 3

Flood - conversion

69 65 - 3

Brilliant rugby from England - Tindall brings the ball up before offloading to Haskell who shifts it to Ashton and it's his turn to get the hat-trick score

70 67 - 3

Another fantastic nudge from Flood from the touchline

Timeline

Time England  Score  Romania
0 start of first half start of first half
1 Wilkinson - penalty goal 3 - 0
15 Cueto - try 8 - 0
21 Cueto - try 13 - 0
22 Wilkinson - conversion 15 - 0
26 Cueto - try 20 - 0
31 Ashton - try 25 - 0
32 Wilkinson - conversion 27 - 0
34 Ashton - try 32 - 0
35 Wilkinson - conversion 34 - 0
37 34 - 3 Dumbrava - penalty goal
40+2 end of first half end of first half
40 start of second half
Youngs - try
Wilson - sub on
Cole - sub off
Flood - sub on
Wilkinson - sub off
39 - 3 start of second half
42 Sirbu - sub off
Calafeteanu - sub on
Gal - sub on
Cazan - sub off
48 Foden - try 44 - 3
49 Flood - conversion 46 - 3
50 Thompson - sub off
Mears - sub on
Zebega Suman - sub off
Tincu - sub on
51 Armitage - sub on
Foden - sub off
52 Petre - sub off
Macovei - sub on
57 Corbisiero - sub off
Deacon - sub off
Shaw - sub on
Cole - sub on
59 Ianus - sub on
Ratiu - sub off
61 Tuilagi - try
Flood - conversion
Wood - sub on
Moody - sub off
Youngs - sub off
Wigglesworth - sub on
53 - 3 Ion - sub on
Florea - sub off
67 Croft - try 58 - 3
68 Flood - conversion 60 - 3
69 Ashton - try 65 - 3
70 Flood - conversion 67 - 3
71 Vlaicu - sub off
Nicolae - sub on
80 end of second half
end of half
end of second half
end of half
0
80

Notes

 
Result England won by a margin of 64 points
Rugby World Cup points England 5 (1 try bonus), Romania 0
 
Ground name Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin (neutral venue)
Attendance 25687
 
Referee R Poite (France)
 
England Test debuts none
Romania Test debuts none

Teams

England Romania
Tries Cueto (15, 21, 26), Ashton (31, 34, 69), Youngs (40), Foden (48), Tuilagi (61), Croft (67) Tries none
Cons Wilkinson (22, 32, 35), Flood (49, 61, 68, 70) Cons none
Pens Wilkinson (1) Pens Dumbrava (37)

Match stats

England   Romania
10 Tries 0
7 from 10 Conversion goals 0 from 0
1 from 1 Penalty goals 1 from 5
72.7% Kick at goal success 20.0%
0 Dropped goals 0
Kick/pass/run
22 Kicks from hand 15
156 Passes 58
95 Runs 76
679 Metres run with ball 180
Attacking
56% Possession 44%
54% Territory 46%
9 Clean breaks 1
23 Defenders beaten 2
17 Offloads 6
63 from 67 (94.0%) Rucks won 64 from 67 (95.5%)
2 from 4 (50.0%) Mauls won 0 from 4 (0.0%)
14 Turnovers conceded 16
Defensive
84/2 Tackles made/missed 76/23
97.7% Tackling success rate 76.8%
Set pieces
7 won, 1 lost (87.5%) Scrums on own feed 8 won, 0 lost (100.0%)
12 won, 1 lost (92.3%) Lineouts on own throw 5 won, 6 lost (45.5%)
Discipline
13 Penalties conceded 11
0/0 Yellow/red cards 0/0

Eng stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Foden 1/0 5 0/5/8 79 0 1 1 1 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
W Ashton 3/1 15 0/6/12 142 2 5 0 3 1/0 0/0 1 0/0
C Tuilagi 1/2 5 0/7/9 95 2 7 0 0 7/0 0/0 0 0/0
C Tindall 0/1 0 1/10/4 18 0 0 1 2 3/0 0/0 0 0/0
W Cueto 3/1 15 1/5/12 88 1 3 3 0 3/0 0/0 2 0/0
FH Wilkinson 0/1 9 6/21/1 5 0 0 0 0 2/0 1/0 0 0/0
SH Youngs 1/0 5 4/55/5 59 1 0 3 1 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
P Corbisiero 0/0 0 0/1/3 8 0 1 0 0 7/1 0/0 1 0/0
H Thompson 0/1 0 0/4/2 0 0 0 1 0 1/0 0/2 1 0/0
P Cole 0/0 0 0/1/3 0 0 0 0 1 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
L Deacon 0/0 0 0/2/5 12 1 0 0 1 7/0 3/0 1 0/0
L Palmer 0/0 0 0/3/4 5 0 0 1 3 6/1 3/1 0 0/0
F Croft 1/1 5 1/2/4 35 0 1 2 0 9/0 3/0 2 0/0
F Moody 0/0 0 0/0/6 24 0 0 3 1 9/0 1/2 1 0/0
N8 Haskell 0/1 0 0/6/9 43 1 1 1 0 11/0 0/0 2 0/0
(H) Mears 0/0 0 0/1/2 2 0 1 0 0 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
(P) Wilson 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 4/0 0/0 1 0/0
(L) Shaw 0/0 0 0/2/1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 1 0/0
(F) Wood 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 0 0 0 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
(SH) Wigglesworth 0/0 0 0/11/1 2 0 0 1 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(FH) Flood 0/1 8 2/13/1 50 1 2 0 0 1/0 1/0 0 0/0
(FB) Armitage 0/0 0 0/1/2 12 0 1 0 1 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

Rom stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Vlaicu 0/0 0 2/2/2 16 0 0 1 0 1/4 1/0 0 0/0
W Ciuntu 0/0 0 1/0/3 39 1 1 0 1 7/0 0/0 2 0/0
C Cazan 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 2 7/2 0/0 1 0/0
C Dumitras 0/0 0 1/1/6 20 0 1 0 2 5/2 0/0 1 0/0
W Apostol 0/0 0 1/1/2 3 0 0 0 3 2/3 0/0 0 0/0
FH Dumbrava 0/0 3 1/5/1 1 0 0 0 0 4/3 0/0 0 0/0
SH Sirbu 0/0 0 3/13/2 7 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 2 0/0
P Nere 0/0 0 0/0/5 7 0 0 0 1 3/1 1/0 1 0/0
H Zebega Suman 0/0 0 0/0/2 0 0 0 0 0 6/1 0/0 0 0/0
P Florea 0/0 0 0/1/4 2 0 0 0 1 5/1 0/0 1 0/0
L Poparlan 0/0 0 0/0/5 3 0 0 0 2 4/0 0/0 1 0/0
L Petre 0/0 0 0/2/5 7 0 0 0 0 5/1 1/0 0 0/0
F Burcea 0/0 0 0/1/1 0 0 0 0 0 4/0 0/0 0 0/0
F Ratiu 0/0 0 0/1/6 10 0 0 1 0 4/0 0/0 0 0/0
N8 Tonita 0/0 0 0/5/15 43 0 0 2 1 8/1 1/0 0 0/0
(H) Tincu 0/0 0 0/0/7 5 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
(P) Ion 0/0 0 0/0/2 3 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 1 0/0
(L) Macovei 0/0 0 0/0/5 4 0 0 0 1 3/0 1/0 0 0/0
(F) Ianus 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 3/0 0/0 0 0/0
(SH) Calafeteanu 0/0 0 1/24/1 0 0 0 1 1 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(C) Gal 0/0 0 0/2/2 10 0 0 1 0 1/2 0/0 0 0/0
(FB) Nicolae 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

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