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2015/09/27 | 17:45 |  Rugby World Cup | Wembley Stadium |  Full Time
World Cup

As it happened: Ireland 44-10 Romania

2015-09-27 19:33
Last Updated at 19:24
27 Sep 19:34

Romania clear the ball and that's time called.

Ireland win with a bonus point!

Entertaining game of rugby, made by the Romanians hard-working defence.

27 Sep 19:33

Romania hold Bowe up after seeing off the rolling maul!

Brilliant teamwork!

27 Sep 19:32
79' Romania penalised and Ireland are 5m out...
27 Sep 19:32

Less than a minute to play!

Keith Earls named Man of the Match!

27 Sep 19:31
Vlaicu converts and Romania are into double figures...
27 Sep 19:30
Good work by the burly lock as he bustles over his defence and reaches out to dot the ball down!
27 Sep 19:30
Ovidiu Tonita has done it for Romania!
27 Sep 19:30
27 Sep 19:29
76' Joubert penalises Ireland and Romania have a lineout with 8m to go to the opposition line...
27 Sep 19:29
Fascinating story about Ireland's Henry - he had a stroke in November, had heart surgery and has made a comeback to star in this World Cup game.
27 Sep 19:27
Madigan adds the extras!
27 Sep 19:27

Rolling maul success for Ireland!

Chris Henry the man getting all the pats on the back - he deserves it! He's been fantastic all day!

27 Sep 19:26
27 Sep 19:25

73' Six phases and then Cave breaks!

Romania go off their feet at the next ruck and Joubert gives another shrill of his whistle...

27 Sep 19:24

ANOTHER reset scrum!

Rugby needs fewer of these pesky incidents - sucks the atmosphere from the game...

27 Sep 19:22
Another reset scrum - oh the frustration!
27 Sep 19:22
69' As the game enters the final ten minutes - quite a few knock ons have allowed the crowd to gather their breath after two quick tries by the Irish!
27 Sep 19:18
Madigan's kick draws too much and misses.
27 Sep 19:18

Another brilliant try - Jackson again involved while Zebo's pace allowed Rob Kearney to be sent clear.

Floodgates have opened...

27 Sep 19:17
27 Sep 19:17

64' Romania make another error as they restart is no good.

Ireland have a scrum on the halfway line...

27 Sep 19:15

Madigan slots the conversion!

Ireland 32-3 in front now...

27 Sep 19:15

Easy as you like for Bowe after Redden looped around to collect a pop pass by Jackson.

Redden then flung it wide for Bowe to cruise over the line.

27 Sep 19:14
Tommy Bowe!
27 Sep 19:14
62! TRY!
27 Sep 19:13

60' Cave makes a great break!

Cynical foul by Romania's number 12 - he's sent to the sin bin.

27 Sep 19:10
Florin Ionita is spared the yellow card - Joubert makes the right call but again it takes an age to get to the conclusion.
27 Sep 19:09
Craig Joubert calls the TMO into action - yellow card in the brewing...
27 Sep 19:09

59' Naughty!

Paddy Jackson tackled in the air!

27 Sep 19:07

57' Romania keeping Ireland at bay, so much so that Madigan fires off an aimless kick which bounces into touch.

The camera pans to a frustrated Ireland coach - he won't be enjoying the last bit of action from his side.

27 Sep 19:04

Keith Earls is back on!

He must've gone off for a concussion test.

He's made 11 carries for 87m with two tries.

27 Sep 19:03
54' Carpo wins the penalty as Madigan holds on on the ground...
27 Sep 19:01
53' Deafening noise as the Wembley crowd get their Mexican wave on...
27 Sep 19:01
Romania win their lineout, 5m out from their own line
27 Sep 19:01

52' Great play by Romania - they force Ireland to kick after a number of big tackles.

Kearney charges down the clearance kick.

27 Sep 18:59
51' Romania knock the ball on yet again - they look out of ideas on how to break down the Ireland defence
27 Sep 18:56
Earls is off - looks like he hurt himself tackling Adrian Apostol
27 Sep 18:56


89 200 fans watching this one!

27 Sep 18:55

48' Keith Earls is down...

Looks in some pain.

27 Sep 18:55
48' Possession changing hands like the Cape Town weather - that's often and furious for those not in the know of the Cape's weather patterns...
27 Sep 18:53
Oh no! They cough it up after 10 phases...
27 Sep 18:53

47' Romania's turn to attack!

27 Sep 18:52

Madigan is successful with a kick from out wide.

27 Sep 18:51
Ireland set up that try from the rolling maul and then Earls was left to finish off Redden's delightful grubber through.
27 Sep 18:50
Keith Earls gets another one!
27 Sep 18:50
44' TRY!
27 Sep 18:49

43' End to end start to the second half - Ireland get the turn over and hoof the ball down field.

Romania's clearance kick sets up an Irish ruck just metres out from the line.

27 Sep 18:47
The second half is underway!
27 Sep 18:31


Ireland lead 18-3 at Wembley thanks to tries from Bowe and Earls.

27 Sep 18:29
38' The half draws to a scrappy close as Romania steal the ball at the ruck only to knock it on just a second or two later...
  • 80'

    From the restart, Ireland are soon on the attack close to Romania's tryline but their opponents do well to halt their progress. The final whistle goes shortly afterwards and Ireland have got the job done. They registered bonus point wins in their two opening games and move to the top of Pool D.

  • 80'

    Ireland 44 Romania 10

  • 79'

    CONVERSION, ROMANIA, VLAICU! 44-10. Florin Vlaicu slots over the two-pointer to add some respectability to the score.

  • 78'

    TRY, ROMANIA, TONITA! 44-8. Romania set up a ruck close to Ireland's tryline and Ovidiu Tonita then gathers before crashing over under the posts!

  • 75'

    CONVERSION, IRELAND, MADIGAN! 44-3. Madigan adds another two-pointer which puts more daylight between his side and the Romanians.

  • 74'

    TRY, IRELAND, HENRY! 42-3. Ireland go on the drive from a line-out deep inside Romania's 22. Chris Henry is in control at the base and when he spots the tryline, he dives over!

  • 72'

    Fercu gathers a kick from Zebo close to the halfway line and launches a bomb. Reddan does well to gather despite the attentions of three chasers.

  • 69'

    Romania attack close to Ireland's 22 and Johan Van Heerden does well with a strong carry. They are soon inside their opponents' 22 but Carpo knocks on.

  • 66'

    TRY, IRELAND, R KEARNEY! 37-3. Ireland attack from close to the halfway mark and Zebo is in the clear down the left-hand touchline! He is soon inside Romania''s 22 and throws an inside pass to Rob Kearney who dives over!

  • 64'

    CONVERSION, IRELAND, MADIGAN! 32-3. Madigan makes no mistake from the kicking tee!

  • 63'

    TRY, IRELAND, BOWE! 30-3. Bowe gets over for his second try after Ireland attack from the back of a scrum close to Romania''s tryline! His inside backs create space for him out wide and Reddan throws a long pass to him before he dives over in the right-hand corner!

  • 61'

    YELLOW CARD, ROMANIA, GAL! Csaba Gal is sent to the sin bin when he takes Reddan out, off the ball, close to Romania's tryline.

  • 60'

    Romania are penalised when Florin Ionita tackles Paddy Jackson in the air while he fields a bomb. Jackson puts the resulting penalty out inside Romania's 22.

  • 58'

    Ireland take the ball through the phases close to their 10-metre line but can't get over the gainline. The ball comes out who kicks for position and gets a lucky bounce close to the halfway mark.

  • 55'

    Ireland go on the drive from a lineout inside Romania's 22 but soon take the ball wide with their backs. They eventually lose possession when Madigan is pinged for holding on to the ball on the ground.

  • 53'

    Ireland take the ball through the phases with Henry, Toner and Heaslip prominent ball carriers! They gain little ground, however, as Romania's defence holds firm.

  • 50'

    Madigan spots a gap behind Romania's defence and kicks for position. Fercu gathers but is brought to ground by Bowe, just outside his 22 where he sets up a ruck.

  • 47'

    Romania attack inside Ireland's 22 and Andrei Radoi takes the ball in to contact but soon loses possession as Strauss wins a crucial turnover!

  • 45'

    CONVERSION, IRELAND, MADIGAN! 25-3. Madigan adds the extras as Ireland continue to dominate.

  • 44'

    TRY, IRELAND, EARLS! 23-3. Ireland attack from a line-out inside Romania's 22 and Eoin Reddan stabs a grubber kick through which Earls gathers before diving over for his second try!

  • 43'

    Romania are on the attack close to Ireland's 22. Carpo and Valentin Poparlan are prominent ball-carriers.

  • 41'

    Madigan gets the second half started with a low, hanging kick and Toner does brilliantly to regather! Ireland are soon on the attack inside Romania's 22.

  • 40'

    Romania take the ball through a couple of phases but commit a handling error and referee Craig Joubert brings proceedings to a close with a shrill blast on his whistle. As expected, Ireland are dominating and have a handy lead at the break. We'll return in 10 minutes with the second half's action.

  • 40'

    Ireland 18 Romania 3

  • 38'

    Excellent counter-rucking from Romania sees them winning the ball on their 10-metre line. It all comes to nothing though as Calafeteanu knocks on.

  • 36'

    Carpo is penalised for offside play at a line-out. Madigan kicks for touch and puts the ball out on Romania's five-metre line.

  • 33'

    Ireland set up several phases just outside Romania's 22 with Chris Henry, Toner and Nathan White prominent ball carriers.

  • 31'

    Catalin Fercu is pinged for playing the ball on the ground. Madigan kicks for touch and puts the ball out close to Romania's 22.

  • 29'

    TRY, IRELAND, EARLS! 18-3. Ireland strike out wide again and Zebo throws a long pass to Earls, who outpaces the cover defence and gets in at the left-hand corner! Madigan's conversion attempt strikes an upright.

  • 26'

    Carpo is pinged for illegally halting a maul's momentum. Madigan puts the resulting penalty out on Romania's five-metre line.

  • 23'

    Romania are on the attack inside Ireland's 22 but are soon penalised when Macovei holds on to the ball on the ground. Madigan kicks for touch and puts the ball out on his 10-metre line.

  • 21'

    CONVERSION, IRELAND, MADIGAN! 13-3. Madigan shows his class as he lands the extras from close to the touchline!

  • 20'

    TRY, IRELAND, BOWE! 11-3. Ireland strike out wide and get the ball out to Tommy Bowe who goes over in the right-hand corner!

  • 18'

    PENALTY, IRELAND, MADIGAN. 6-3. Madigan adds another three-pointer after Mihai Macovei is pinged for a lineout infringement.

  • 16'

    Simon Zebo runs onto a pass from Richardt Strauss and is in the clear down the left-hand touchline. He dribbles the ball ahead and goes over in the corner. The effort is disallowed, however, as he put a foot into touch when he regathered his kick!

  • 13'

    Ireland attack with their backs close to the halfway mark. The ball comes out to Payne who is tackled into touch by Daniel Carpo.

  • 10'

    PENALTY, ROMANIA, CALAFETEANU! 3-3. Valentin Calafeteanu draws Romania level from the kicking tee, after Jared Payne is pinged for going off his feet at a ruck.

  • 7'

    PENALTY, IRELAND, MADIGAN. 3-0. Ian Madigan punishes Kinikinilau's indiscretion and gets the game's opening points from the kicking tee.

  • 6'

    Paula Kinikinilau takes the ball up and it takes several Irish defenders to bring him to ground. He is eventually pinged for holding onto the ball on the ground.

  • 3'

    Ireland take the ball through numerous phases but are soon inside Romania's 22. The ball goes out to Devin Toner who knocks on.

  • 1'

    Michael Wiringi gets us underway! His kick is gathered by Keith Earls and Ireland immediately go on the drive outside their 22.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Pool D Rugby World Cup fixture between Ireland and Romaina from Wembley Stadium in London. Don't go away! We'll be back soon with team news.

  • 0'

    Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has made wholesale changes to his starting XV after last weekend's win over Canada. Jamie Heaslip will lead the Ireland team from the back of the scrum and will be joined by Chris Henry and Jordi Murphy in the back row. Devin Toner is partnered in the second row by Donnacha Ryan while Cian Healy, Richardt Strauss and Nathan White make up the front row. Eoin Reddan and Ian Madigan link up at halfback with Darren Cave and Jared Payne in midfield while the back three sees Simon Zebo fill the number 15 jersey with Tommy Bowe and Keith Earls in the wing positions.

  • 0'

    Romania coach Lynn Howells has bolstered his squad significantly for this clash. Among the eight changes he has made to the starting line-up, that took to the field against France, is young fly-half Michael Wiringi, who has just one international cap behind him. However, his shortcomings in the way of experience will be more than made up for with the addition of the other seven players. Together, the squad that will take to the field against Ireland will constitute the most experienced team Romania has ever produced for a rugby fixture, with a collective 728 caps between them. In addition, this will be the oldest Romanian team to take to the field in a World Cup, with the average age being 29 years and 347 days. Flanker Mihai Macovei will captain the side.

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Ireland Romania
  • 6 Tries 1
    • 18' Tommy Bowe
    • 28' Keith Earls
    • 43' Keith Earls
    • 61' Tommy Bowe
    • 64' Rob Kearney
    • 73' Chris Henry
    • 77' Ovidiu Tonita
  • 4 Conversions 1
    • 20' Ian Madigan
    • 44' Ian Madigan
    • 63' Ian Madigan
    • 74' Ian Madigan
    • 78' Florin Vlaicu
  • 2 Penalties 1
    • 7' Ian Madigan
    • 17' Ian Madigan
    • 10' Valentin Calafeteanu
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 60' Csaba Gal
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Cian Healy
  • Richardt Strauss
  • Nathan White
  • Donnacha Ryan
  • Devin Toner
  • Jordi Murphy
  • Chris Henry
  • Jamie Heaslip
  • Eoin Reddan
  • Ian Madigan
  • Keith Earls
  • Darren Cave
  • Jared Payne
  • Tommy Bowe
  • Simon Zebo
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  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Andrei Ursache
  • Andrei Radoi
  • Paulica Ion
  • Valentin Poparlan
  • Ovidiu Tonita
  • Viorel Lucaci
  • Mihai Macovei
  • Daniel Carpo
  • Valentin Calafeteanu
  • Michael Wiringi
  • Ionut Botezatu
  • Csaba Gal
  • Paula Kinikinilau
  • Adrian Apostol
  • Catalin Fercu
  • Sean Cronin
  • Jack McGrath
  • Tadhg Furlong
  • Paul O'Connell
  • Sean O'Brien
  • Conor Murray
  • Paddy Jackson
  • Rob Kearney
  • 16
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  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Otar Turashvili
  • Mihaita Lazar
  • Alexandru Tarus
  • Johann Van Heerden
  • Stelian Burcea
  • Florin Surugiu
  • Florin Ionita
  • Florin Vlaicu

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