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January 26, 2022

Rugby WC: England – Romania 67-3

Mark Cueto and Chris Ashton ran in hat-tricks as England beat Romania 67-3 to answer their own harshest critics – themselves, at the World Cup in New Zealand on Saturday, rogbyworldcup.com informs. Captain Lewis Moody said his players needed to make a statement at Otago Stadium after what they felt was indifferent form so far. “We had a point to prove to ourselves today and we have gone some way towards doing that,” he said. “We kept the ball in hand very well and did the basics right. Romania put up a very physical challenge but we weathered it.” It was the first time England have had multiple hat-trick scorers in a World Cup match as the backs cut loose with an ambition that was clear from the outset.  Other results last week-end: New Zealand – France 37-17; Argentina – Scotland 13-12; Ireland – Russia 62-12; Fiji – Samoa 7 – 27;

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