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11 Oct 2015

FT: Italy 32-22 Romania. Romania won the second half 17-10, but there was too much damage done in the first.

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11 Oct 2015

80' Vlaicu misses the conversion. Italy 32-22 Romania.

11 Oct 2015

79' TRY ROMANIA! And it came through the backline! Apostol gets his second!

11 Oct 2015

78' Romania turn it over, kick ahead and win the 5m scrum! Do they have time for one more try?

11 Oct 2015

77' Italy lineout 40m out ...

11 Oct 2015

76' Vlaicu adds the extras. Italy 32-17 Romania.

11 Oct 2015

75' TRY ROMANIA! A late TMO call is going to award Romania a try! It's Valentin Poparlan!

11 Oct 2015

75' Another penalty for Romania and Italy are warned that the next one will be a yellow! 

11 Oct 2015

73' Romania penalty. They set up the lineout.

11 Oct 2015

73' Romania 10m out now ...

11 Oct 2015

72' Romania not done here though. They're giving it a go!

11 Oct 2015

70' Allan kicks over a penalty for Italy and that puts it beyond doubt with 10 to play. Italy 32-10 Romania.

11 Oct 2015

67' Vlaicu adds the extra two to become Romania's all-time leading points scorer at World Cups! Italy 29-10 Romania.

11 Oct 2015

66' TRY ROMANIA! Adrian Apostol scores. It came from a good scrum and Romania finally have something to show for their efforts.

11 Oct 2015

66' Is that a try to Romania? We're going upstairs to have a look!

11 Oct 2015

65' Romania get a break as referee Romain Poite misses a clear offside. Scrum to the men in yellow 5m out.

11 Oct 2015

64' A decent passage of play there from both sides. Some good running rugby. It ends with an Italian player bundled into touch on the half way line.

11 Oct 2015

62' Allan overcooks a kick from 45m and they will have to come all the way back for a Romanian scrum. A rare mistake from the Italian No 10.

11 Oct 2015

61' Romania with a decent looking move. A kick through takes play up to the half way line.

11 Oct 2015

59' Romania trying to run out of trouble from their own line. Eventually they go to the boot. Italy lineout 22m out.

11 Oct 2015

58' Italy go close there, but a grubber sees the ball go into touch. Why not keep it in the hands?

11 Oct 2015

56' The benches getting involved now for both sides ...

11 Oct 2015

54' The Italian kicking game has actually been pretty good. And Allan has had a blinding game! 

11 Oct 2015

52' And Romania lose their lineout ball. Very frustrating. Italy clear but it's still in their 22. 

11 Oct 2015

51' Romanian penalty for offside. They'll set up the lineout here and have a go.

11 Oct 2015

50' Romania trying to be a bit more expansive now. They're up to the 22m area. 

11 Oct 2015

49' Italy are surely home and dry now. It's just a matter of how many more they can get. Romania not coping in the forwards.

11 Oct 2015

47' Allan's conversion is good. Italy 29-3 Romania.

11 Oct 2015

46' TRY ITALY! ALESSANDRO ZANNI! The No 8 powers over from the base of the scrum.

11 Oct 2015

45' And eventually we have a ruling. NO TRY. Ball held up, 5m scrum to Italy. 

11 Oct 2015

45' Don't envy the TMO here ... there are about a million things going on at once. 

11 Oct 2015

45' Italian flyhalf Allan makes the break and tries to offload but he passes it into a Romanian player, but we're going upstairs to see if there was an Italian knock-on involved. Could be an Italy try.  

11 Oct 2015

44' Slow start here from both sides with a bit of aimless kicking.

11 Oct 2015

42' Big scrum from Italy and Gori makes a charge towards the try line, but he is tackled into touch.

11 Oct 2015

41' And we're off through the boot of Allan, A Romanian knock-on in the first contact gives Italy the scrum. 

11 Oct 2015

41' And we're off through the boot of Allan, A Romanian knock-on in the first contact gives Italy the scrum. 

11 Oct 2015

The second half is about to kick off. Is there any way back for Romania? Probably not. 

11 Oct 2015

HT: Italy 22-3 Romania. The Romanians came so close to scoring during a period of 8 minutes when they were camped on the Italian try line. That was a massive moment for them, and it looks like they have left themselves far too much to do in the 2nd half.

11 Oct 2015

40' Allan is accurate with the conversion. Italy 22-3 Romania. 

11 Oct 2015

39' TRY ITALY! That's a beautiful run from Allan, the flyhalf! He just slices through the Romanian defence and has the pace to round the last defender with ease! 

11 Oct 2015

38' Romania conceded 10 points when they were down to 14 men. 

11 Oct 2015

36' Romania get the penalty inside their own half and they miss touch with the kick! That's not going to help them get back into this game. 

11 Oct 2015

35' Italy lose centre Michele Campagnaro to injury.

11 Oct 2015

33' Tragic for Romania there as they lose the ball when they get the backline involved. Italian penalty for holding on. 

11 Oct 2015

31' Another lineout 5m out for Romania ...

11 Oct 2015

30' Another penalty to Romania for offside. The Romanian backline never saw the ball once there ... they're trying to go over with their big boys. 

11 Oct 2015

28' Another penalty for Romania 5m out ... this time for an infringement in the lineout. They kick it out ...

11 Oct 2015

27' Penalty to Romania for an Italian player being off his feet. They're setting up the lineout! Three points could have done them nicely right now ...

11 Oct 2015

25' Conversion is good from Allan. Italy 15-3 Romania. 
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