29th September 2015

One week in…

Scotland v Japan

With Japan playing their second match in four days after the heroics of their stunning win against South Africa, fitness was always going to be an issue late in the match, and so it proved. The game turned when Japan suffered the cruel loss of the influential Amanaki Mafi to injury early in the second half, as Scotland turned the screw and ran in 45-10 winners. Full set of images from the match


Tommy Seymour - Scotland v Japan

Tommy Seymour of Scotland looks to get past Kenki Fukuoka of Japan


Crowd - Scotland v Japan

Japan supporters in the crowd celebrate a try


Amanaki Mafi of Japan - Scotland v Japan

Amanaki Mafi of Japan gets past Greig Laidlaw of Scotland


Fumiaki Tanaka - Scotland v Japan

Fumiaki Tanaka of Japan looks on


New Zealand v Namibia

David and Goliath was the running theme at the Olympic Park in London, with Namibia being the lowest-ranked side in the World Cup facing the tournament favourites. Despite the eventual 58-14 scoreline, Steve Hansen’s side were often matched at the breakdown and did not produce the avalanche of tries many had predicted. Full set of images from the match


Stadium - New Zealand v Namibia

A general view of the Stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park


Haka - New Zealand v Namibia

New Zealand players perform the haka to the Namibia team


Richie McCaw - New Zealand v Namibia

Richie McCaw takes on the Namibia defence


Codie Taylor - New Zealand v Namibia

Codie Taylor of New Zealand dives for the try-line


Argentina v Georgia

Argentina scored three tries in five second-half minutes to defeat Georgia at Kingsholm and claim their first win in Pool C of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. ‘It was like playing in an Argentinian stadium’ said captain Agustin Creevy of the thousands who made the trip and were rewarded with a seven tries to nil romp. Full set of images from the match


Supporter - Argentina v Georgia

A Georgia supporter shows his colours prior to the match


Juan Martin Hernandez - Argentina v Georgia

Juan Martin Hernandez of Argentina takes on the Georgia defence


Marcelo Bosch - Argentina v Georgia

Marcelo Bosch of Argentina looks on during a break in play


Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe - Argentina v Georgia

Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe of Argentina celebrates with supporters

Ireland v Romania

Ireland cruised to the top spot in Pool D as Keith Earls and Tommy Bowe both scored two tries in a bonus-point win. Despite 12 changes to the line-up, Ireland made light of their opponents in front of 89,267 fans – a new record attendance for the Rugby World Cup. Full set of images from the match


Devin Toner - Ireland v Romania

Devin Toner rises high to win lineout ball


Cian Healy - Ireland v Romania

Cian Healy of Ireland takes on the Romania defence


Crowd - Ireland v Romania

Ireland supporters in the crowd take part in a Mexican wave


Darren Cave - Ireland v Romania

Darren Cave is tackled by Florin Surugiu of Romania


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