Saturday, September 29, 2007

Allblack Machine Rumbles On

No real surprises with the result this time round. Even though the Allblacks managed to score ten times the number of points as the Romanians, it was still an entertaining match to watch.

New Zealand managed 13 tries. The first was from Sitiveni Sivivatu after 38 seconds! Another five came before the half-time whistle, the last one of the half from Aaron Mauger [right]. In the meantime, Marius Tincu, Romania's Hooker, had managed to grab a try for himself, and good for him!

After the break, the try-fest continued. Isaia Toeava grabbed himself two tries - the first and last of the innings. Joe Rokocoko [left] also grabbed another pair, giving him a hatrick in the game.

Romania's substitute Florin Vlaicu managed to pot another three points after 72 minutes - at least they weren't nulled by the Allblack steamroller.

New Zealand's Fullback Nick Evans was on good form with the boot, potting six conversions. Luke McAlister managed four - both two excellent backups for Dan Carter.

So yet again, the Allblacks have proved they have strength in depth. Now they head to Cardiff for their quarterfinal having scored a maximum 20 points in their pool, with a wapping points difference of 274! Australia also topped their group with 20 points, but their PD was only 174 - a marked difference from the Allblacks.

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