Two out of two for New Zealand U19s


<a href= target=blank></a>     06 Apr 2005     Fotopress

They scored nine tries in total, including two by Bay of Plenty winger Lance MacDonald.

“We improved a lot from out previous game, especially with regards to our continuity. Romania played a very physical game and we are happy with our performance,” said captain George Whitelock.

The team’s Technical Analyst Leicester Rutledge agreed that there was a marked improvement on last week’s opening match performance.

“We won a lot of ball and made use of it. The backs attacked well which was pleasing,” he said.

“We still have concerns over some aspects of our game, particularly the lineouts, which did not go that well but the win is definitely a boost for the team’s confidence ahead of the next match against England,” he added.

New Zealand Sevens representative Isaia Toeava continued his points scoring with a try, four conversions and a penalty for a personal tally of 16 points.


Tries: Lance MacDonald (2), Isaia Toeava, George Pisi, Daniel Bowden, Thomas Gilmour, Nick Thomson, Sekope Kepu and Robbie Flynn. Conversions: Toeava (4), Steve Alfeld (3). Penalty: Toeava

Other results from the under-19 rugby World Cup in South Africa today:-

Wales 44 Scotland 12, South Africa 32 Ireland 7, England 43 Japan 9, France 48 Georgia 0, Italy 91 Paraguay 0, Tonga 25 Spain 6, Russia 32 Korea 15, Samoa 34 Chile 5, Korea 20 United States 20, Zimbabwe 25 Uruguay 23, Australia 38 Argentina 0.