2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D

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Pool D of the 2015 Rugby World Cup began on 19 September and was completed on 11 October 2015.[1] The pool was composed of France (the 2011 runners-up), Ireland and Italy – who all qualified automatically for the tournament due to finishing in the top three positions in their pools in 2011 – joined by the top American qualifier, Canada, and the second European qualifier, Romania. The top two teams; Ireland and France qualified for the quarter finals.[2]

Overall[edit]

Key to colours in pool tables
Advanced to the quarter-finals and qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup
Eliminated but qualified for 2019 Rugby World Cup
Team
Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts
 Ireland 4 4 0 0 16 134 35 +99 2 18
 France 4 3 0 1 12 120 63 +57 2 14
 Italy 4 2 0 2 7 74 88 –14 2 10
 Romania 4 1 0 3 7 60 129 –69 0 4
 Canada 4 0 0 4 7 58 131 –73 2 2

All times are local United Kingdom time (UTC+01)

Ireland vs Canada[edit]

19 September 2015
14:30
Ireland  50–7  Canada
Try: O'Brien 18' c
Henderson 25' c
Sexton 28' m
D. Kearney 35' c
Cronin 66' c
R. Kearney 73' c
Payne 76' c
Con: Sexton (3/4) 19', 26', 37'
Madigan (3/3) 67', 74', 77'
Pen: Sexton (1/1) 14'
Report Try: Van der Merwe 68' c
Con: Hirayama (1/1) 69'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 68,523
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Ireland
Canada
FB 15 Rob Kearney Substituted off 79'
RW 14 David Kearney
OC 13 Jared Payne
IC 12 Luke Fitzgerald
LW 11 Keith Earls
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 56'
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 66'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Seán O'Brien Substituted off 63'
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c) Temporarily suspended from 42' to 52' 42' to 52' Substituted off 74'
LL 4 Iain Henderson
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 61'
HK 2 Rory Best Substituted off 61'
LP 1 Jack McGrath Substituted off 61'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 61'
PR 17 Cian Healy Substituted in 61'
PR 18 Nathan White Substituted in 61'
LK 19 Donnacha Ryan Substituted in 74'
FL 20 Chris Henry Substituted in 63'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan Substituted in 66'
FH 22 Ian Madigan Substituted in 56'
WG 23 Simon Zebo Substituted in 79'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt
Ireland vs Canada 2015-09-19.svg
FB 15 Matt Evans Substituted off 41'
RW 14 Jeff Hassler Substituted off 41'
OC 13 Ciaran Hearn
IC 12 Nick Blevins
LW 11 D. T. H. van der Merwe
FH 10 Nathan Hirayama
SH 9 Gordon McRorie Substituted off 48'
N8 8 Aaron Carpenter
OF 7 John Moonlight
BF 6 Kyle Gilmour Substituted off 48'
RL 5 Jamie Cudmore (c) Temporarily suspended from 17' to 27' 17' to 27'
LL 4 Brett Beukeboom
TP 3 Doug Wooldridge Substituted off 66'
HK 2 Ray Barkwill Substituted off 63'
LP 1 Hubert Buydens Substituted off 48'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benoît Piffero Substituted in 63'
PR 17 Djustice Sears-Duru Substituted in 48'
PR 18 Andrew Tiedemann Substituted in 66'
FL 19 Jebb Sinclair Substituted in 48'
N8 20 Richard Thorpe Substituted in 75'
SH 21 Phil Mack Substituted in 48'
FH 22 Liam Underwood Substituted in 41' Substituted off 75'
CE 23 Conor Trainor Substituted in 41'
Coach:
New Zealand Kieran Crowley
Ireland vs Canada 2015 RWC (1).jpg

Man of the Match:
Jonathan Sexton (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

France vs Italy[edit]

19 September 2015
20:00
France  32–10  Italy
Try: Slimani 44' c
Mas 69' c
Con: Michalak (2/2) 45', 70'
Pen: Michalak (5/7) 7', 11', 28', 40', 42'
Spedding (1/1) 38'
Report Try: Venditti 52' c
Con: Allan (1/1) 53'
Pen: Allan (1/2) 34'
France
Italy
FB 15 Scott Spedding
RW 14 Yoann Huget Substituted off 55'
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud
IC 12 Alexandre Dumoulin
LW 11 Noa Nakaitaci
FH 10 Frédéric Michalak Substituted off 76'
SH 9 Sébastien Tillous-Borde Substituted off 57'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles Substituted off 66'
OF 7 Damien Chouly
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Yoann Maestri Substituted off 69'
LL 4 Pascal Papé
TP 3 Rabah Slimani Substituted off 63'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado Substituted off 67'
LP 1 Eddy Ben Arous Substituted off 61'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser Substituted in 67'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 61'
PR 18 Nicolas Mas Substituted in 63'
FL 19 Bernard Le Roux Substituted in 66'
LK 20 Alexandre Flanquart Substituted in 69'
SH 21 Morgan Parra Substituted in 57'
FH 22 Rémi Tales Substituted in 76'
CE 23 Gaël Fickou Substituted in 55'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André
France vs Italy 2015-09-19.svg
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Andrea Masi Substituted off 11'
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Tommaso Allan Substituted off 79'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 72'
N8 8 Samuela Vunisa
OF 7 Francesco Minto Substituted off 61'
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni
RL 5 Joshua Furno Substituted off 72'
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys
TP 3 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted off 50'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini (c) Substituted off 61'
LP 1 Matías Agüero Substituted off 50'
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrea Manici Substituted in 61'
PR 17 Michele Rizzo Substituted in 50'
PR 18 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted in 50'
LK 19 Valerio Bernabò Substituted in 72'
FL 20 Simone Favaro Substituted in 61'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani Substituted in 72'
FH 22 Carlo Canna Substituted in 79'
CE 23 Enrico Bacchin Substituted in 11'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
Louis Picamoles (France)

Touch judges:
John Lacey (Ireland)
Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Notes:

France vs Romania[edit]

23 September 2015
20:00
France  38–11  Romania
Try: Guitoune (2) 30' c, 66' c
Nyanga 34' c
Fofana 69' c
Fickou 79' c
Con: Parra (3/3) 32', 35', 67'
Kockott (2/2) 71', 79'
Pen: Parra (1/1) 8'
Report Try: V. Ursache 74' m
Pen: Vlaicu (2/3) 20', 40'
Olympic Stadium, London
Attendance: 50,626
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
France
Romania
FB 15 Brice Dulin
RW 14 Sofiane Guitoune
OC 13 Gaël Fickou
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Noa Nakaitaci
FH 10 Rémi Tales
SH 9 Morgan Parra Substituted off 68'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles Substituted off 50'
OF 7 Fulgence Ouedraogo
BF 6 Yannick Nyanga
RL 5 Alexandre Flanquart
LL 4 Bernard Le Roux
TP 3 Uini Atonio Substituted off 50'
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski (c) Sent to blood bin 23' to 32' Substituted off 50'
LP 1 Vincent Debaty Substituted off 68'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser Substituted in 23' Substituted off 32' Substituted in 50'
PR 17 Eddy Ben Arous Substituted in 68'
PR 18 Nicolas Mas Substituted in 50'
LK 19 Yoann Maestri
N8 20 Damien Chouly Substituted in 50'
SH 21 Rory Kockott Substituted in 68'
FH 22 Frederic Michalak
CE 23 Mathieu Bastareaud
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André
France vs Romania 2015-09-23.svg
FB 15 Cătălin Fercu
RW 14 Mădălin Lemnaru
OC 13 Paula Kinikinilau
IC 12 Florin Vlaicu
LW 11 Adrian Apostol Substituted off 72'
FH 10 Dănuț Dumbravă Substituted off 47'
SH 9 Florin Surugiu Substituted off 73'
N8 8 Mihai Macovei (c)
OF 7 Viorel Lucaci Substituted off 72'
BF 6 Valentin Ursache Substituted off 36' Substituted in 40'
RL 5 Johan van Heerden
LL 4 Valentin Popîrlan Substituted off 68'
TP 3 Ion Paulică Temporarily suspended from 30' to 40' 30' to 40' Substituted off 73'
HK 2 Otar Turashvili Substituted off 59'
LP 1 Mihai Lazăr Substituted off 71'
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrei Rădoi Substituted in 59'
PR 17 Andrei Ursache Substituted in 71'
PR 18 Horațiu Pungea Substituted in 36' Substituted off 40' Substituted in 73'
N8 19 Ovidiu Tonița Substituted in 68'
FL 20 Stelian Burcea Substituted in 72'
SH 21 Valentin Calafeteanu Substituted in 73'
WG 22 Ionuț Botezatu Substituted in 72'
CE 23 Csaba Gál Substituted in 47'
Coach:
Wales Lynn Howells

Man of the Match:
Wesley Fofana (France)

Touch judges:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Italy vs Canada[edit]

26 September 2015
14:30
Italy  23–18  Canada
Try: Rizzo 17' c
Garcia 58' c
Con: Allan (2/2) 18', 59'
Pen: Allan (3/3) 25', 40', 80'
Report Try: Van der Merwe 15' c
Evans 44' m
Con: Hirayama (1/2) 16'
Pen: Hirayama (2/3) 14', 72'
Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 33,120
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Italy
Canada
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto
OC 13 Tommaso Benvenuti Substituted off 59'
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia Substituted off 73'
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Tommaso Allan Substituted off 32' Substituted in 40'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori
N8 8 Samuela Vunisa Substituted off 58'
OF 7 Francesco Minto
BF 6 Alessandro Zanni
RL 5 Joshua Furno
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys Substituted off 79'
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted off 47'
HK 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini (c) Substituted off 59'
LP 1 Michele Rizzo Substituted off 47'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon Substituted in 59'
PR 17 Matías Agüero Substituted in 47'
PR 18 Martin Castrogiovanni Substituted in 47'
LK 19 Marco Fuser Substituted in 79'
FL 20 Mauro Bergamasco Substituted in 58'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani Substituted in 73'
FH 22 Carlo Canna Substituted in 32' Substituted off 40'
CE 23 Michele Campagnaro Substituted in 59'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel
Italy vs Canada 2015-09-26.svg
FB 15 Matt Evans
RW 14 Phil Mackenzie
OC 13 Ciaran Hearn
IC 12 Connor Braid Substituted off 14'
LW 11 D. T. H. van der Merwe
FH 10 Nathan Hirayama Substituted off 73'
SH 9 Jamie Mackenzie Substituted off 56'
N8 8 Tyler Ardron (c)
OF 7 John Moonlight
BF 6 Nanyak Dala Substituted off 59'
RL 5 Jamie Cudmore Substituted off 72'
LL 4 Jebb Sinclair
TP 3 Doug Wooldridge Substituted off 65'
HK 2 Ray Barkwill Substituted off 58'
LP 1 Hubert Buydens Substituted off 56'
Replacements:
HK 16 Aaron Carpenter Substituted in 58'
PR 17 Djustice Sears-Duru Substituted in 56'
PR 18 Andrew Tiedemann Substituted in 65'
LK 19 Evan Olmstead Substituted in 72'
FL 20 Kyle Gilmour Substituted in 59'
SH 21 Phil Mack Substituted in 56'
CE 22 Conor Trainor Substituted in 14'
FB 23 Harry Jones Substituted in 73'
Coach:
New Zealand Kieran Crowley

Man of the Match:
D. T. H. van der Merwe (Canada)

Touch judges:
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official:
George Ayoub (Australia)

Notes:

Ireland vs Romania[edit]

27 September 2015
16:45
Ireland  44–10  Romania
Try: Bowe (2) 19' c, 62' c
Earls (2) 29' m, 44' c
Kearney 65' m
Henry 74' c
Con: Madigan (4/6) 21', 45', 63', 75'
Pen: Madigan (2/2) 8', 18'
Report Try: Tonița 78' c
Con: Vlaicu (1/1) 79'
Pen: Calafeteanu (1/1) 11'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 89,267
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Ireland
Romania
FB 15 Simon Zebo
RW 14 Tommy Bowe
OC 13 Jared Payne Substituted off 58'
IC 12 Darren Cave
LW 11 Keith Earls Substituted off 49' Substituted in 56' Substituted off 64'
FH 10 Ian Madigan
SH 9 Eoin Reddan
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip (c) Substituted off 60'
OF 7 Chris Henry
BF 6 Jordi Murphy
RL 5 Devin Toner
LL 4 Donnacha Ryan Substituted off 64'
TP 3 Nathan White Substituted off 64'
HK 2 Richardt Strauss Substituted off 60'
LP 1 Cian Healy Substituted off 54'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 60'
PR 17 Jack McGrath Substituted in 54'
PR 18 Tadhg Furlong Substituted in 64'
LK 19 Paul O'Connell Substituted in 64'
FL 20 Seán O'Brien Substituted in 60'
SH 21 Conor Murray Substituted in 71'
FH 22 Paddy Jackson Substituted in 58'
FB 23 Rob Kearney Substituted in 49' Substituted off 56' Substituted in 64' Substituted off 71'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt
Ireland vs Romania 2015-09-27.svg
FB 15 Cătălin Fercu
RW 14 Adrian Apostol Substituted off 54'
OC 13 Paula Kinikinilau
IC 12 Csaba Gál Temporarily suspended from 61' to 71' 61' to 71'
LW 11 Ionuț Botezatu
FH 10 Michael Wiringi Substituted off 68'
SH 9 Valentin Calafeteanu Substituted off 68'
N8 8 Daniel Carpo
OF 7 Mihai Macovei (c) Substituted off 68'
BF 6 Viorel Lucaci Substituted off 61'
RL 5 Ovidiu Tonița
LL 4 Valentin Popîrlan
TP 3 Ion Paulică Substituted off 54'
HK 2 Andrei Rădoi Substituted off 56'
LP 1 Andrei Ursache Substituted off 68'
Replacements:
HK 16 Otar Turashvili Substituted in 56'
PR 17 Mihai Lazăr Substituted in 68'
PR 18 Alexandru Țăruș Substituted in 54'
LK 19 Johan van Heerden Substituted in 61'
FL 20 Stelian Burcea Substituted in 68'
SH 21 Florin Surugiu Substituted in 68'
WG 22 Florin Ioniță Substituted in 54'
CE 23 Florin Vlaicu Substituted in 68'
Coach:
Wales Lynn Howells
Ireland vs Romania 2015 RWC (5).jpg

Man of the Match:
Keith Earls (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Romain Poite (France)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Notes:

  • The match attendance of 89,267 surpassed the Rugby World Cup's previous record of 89,019, set just seven days earlier during the match between New Zealand and Argentina.[5][6]

France vs Canada[edit]

1 October 2015
20:00
France  41–18  Canada
Try: Fofana 4' c
Guirado 28' c
Slimani 38' c
Papé 67' c
Grosso 74' c
Con: Michalak (4/4) 5', 30', 39', 67'
Parra (1/1) 76'
Pen: Michalak (2/2) 14', 59'
Report Try: Van der Merwe 31' c
Carpenter 34' m
Con: Hirayama (1/2) 32'
Pen: Hirayama (2/2) 42', 56'
Stadium mk, Milton Keynes
Attendance: 28,145
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
France
Canada
FB 15 Scott Spedding
RW 14 Rémy Grosso
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud Substituted off 70'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Brice Dulin
FH 10 Frédéric Michalak Substituted off 68'
SH 9 Sébastien Tillous-Borde Substituted off 59'
N8 8 Damien Chouly Substituted off 73'
OF 7 Bernard Le Roux Substituted off 68'
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Pascal Papé
TP 3 Rabah Slimani Substituted off 63'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado Substituted off 59'
LP 1 Eddy Ben Arous Substituted off 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser Substituted in 59'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 59'
PR 18 Nicolas Mas Substituted in 63'
FL 19 Yannick Nyanga Substituted in 68'
FL 20 Fulgence Ouedraogo Substituted in 73'
SH 21 Morgan Parra Substituted in 59'
FH 22 Rémi Tales Substituted in 68'
CE 23 Alexandre Dumoulin Substituted in 70'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André
France vs Canada 2015-10-01.svg
FB 15 Matt Evans Substituted off 37'
RW 14 Phil Mackenzie Substituted off 68'
OC 13 Ciaran Hearn
IC 12 Nick Blevins
LW 11 D. T. H. van der Merwe
FH 10 Nathan Hirayama
SH 9 Phil Mack Substituted off 66'
N8 8 Tyler Ardron (c) Substituted off 19'
OF 7 Richard Thorpe Substituted off 48'
BF 6 Kyle Gilmour
RL 5 Jamie Cudmore
LL 4 Brett Beukeboom
TP 3 Doug Wooldridge Substituted off 68'
HK 2 Aaron Carpenter Substituted off 62'
LP 1 Hubert Buydens Substituted off 48'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ray Barkwill Substituted in 48'
PR 17 Djustice Sears-Duru Substituted in 48'
PR 18 Andrew Tiedemann Substituted in 68'
LK 19 Evan Olmstead Substituted in 62'
FL 20 Nanyak Dala Temporarily suspended from 72' to 80' 72' to 80' Substituted in 19'
SH 21 Gordon McRorie Substituted in 66'
FB 22 Harry Jones Substituted in 37' Sent to blood bin 64' to 68'
CE 23 Conor Trainor Substituted in 64'
Coach:
New Zealand Kieran Crowley

Man of the Match:
Frédéric Michalak (France)

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Angus Gardner (Australia)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

Ireland vs Italy[edit]

4 October 2015
16:45
Ireland  16–9  Italy
Try: Earls 19' c
Con: Sexton (1/1) 20'
Pen: Sexton (3/5) 9', 58', 62'
Report Pen: Allan (3/3) 15', 24', 52'
Olympic Stadium, London
Attendance: 53,187
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Ireland
Italy
FB 15 Simon Zebo
RW 14 Tommy Bowe
OC 13 Keith Earls Substituted off 76'
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Dave Kearney
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton
SH 9 Conor Murray
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Seán O'Brien Substituted off 67'
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony Temporarily suspended from 72' to 80' 72' to 80'
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c)
LL 4 Iain Henderson Substituted off 67'
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 59'
HK 2 Rory Best Substituted off 70'
LP 1 Jack McGrath Substituted off 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sean Cronin Substituted in 70'
PR 17 Cian Healy Substituted in 59'
PR 18 Nathan White Substituted in 59'
LK 19 Devin Toner Substituted in 67'
FL 20 Chris Henry Substituted in 67'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan
FH 22 Ian Madigan
WG 23 Luke Fitzgerald Substituted in 76'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt
Ireland vs Italy 2015-10-04.svg
FB 15 Luke McLean
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro
IC 12 Gonzalo Garcia Substituted off 4'
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Tommaso Allan Substituted off 65'
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 76'
N8 8 Sergio Parisse (c) Substituted off 65'
OF 7 Simone Favaro Substituted off 67'
BF 6 Francesco Minto
RL 5 Joshua Furno
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted off 62'
HK 2 Andrea Manici Substituted off 40'
LP 1 Matías Agüero Substituted off 62' Substituted in 72'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon Substituted in 40'
PR 17 Michele Rizzo Substituted in 62' Substituted off 72'
PR 18 Dario Chistolini Substituted in 62'
FL 19 Alessandro Zanni Substituted in 65'
FL 20 Mauro Bergamasco Substituted in 67'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani Substituted in 76'
FH 22 Carlo Canna Substituted in 65'
CE 23 Tommaso Benvenuti Substituted in 4'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel

Man of the Match:
Iain Henderson (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Angus Gardner (Australia)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Canada vs Romania[edit]

6 October 2015
16:45
Canada  15–17  Romania
Try: Van der Merwe 33' m
Hassler 44' c
Con: Hirayama (1/1) 45'
Pen: McRorie (1/4) 11'
Report Try: Macovei (2) 53' c, 74' c
Con: Vlaicu (2/2) 54', 75'
Pen: Vlaicu (1/3) 78'
Canada
Romania
FB 15 Harry Jones Substituted off 75'
RW 14 Jeff Hassler
OC 13 Ciaran Hearn
IC 12 Nick Blevins Substituted off 50'
LW 11 D. T. H. van der Merwe
FH 10 Nathan Hirayama
SH 9 Gordon McRorie Substituted off 50'
N8 8 Aaron Carpenter
OF 7 John Moonlight Substituted off 63'
BF 6 Jebb Sinclair Temporarily suspended from 72' to 80' 72' to 80'
RL 5 Jamie Cudmore (c)
LL 4 Brett Beukeboom
TP 3 Doug Wooldridge Substituted off 68'
HK 2 Ray Barkwill
LP 1 Hubert Buydens Substituted off 46' Substituted off 54' Substituted in 62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benoît Piffero
PR 17 Djustice Sears-Duru Substituted in 46' Substituted in 54' Substituted off 62'
PR 18 Jake Ilnicki Substituted in 68'
FL 19 Kyle Gilmour
FL 20 Nanyak Dala Substituted in 63'
SH 21 Phil Mack Substituted in 50'
CE 22 Conor Trainor Substituted in 50'
FB 23 James Pritchard Substituted in 75'
Coach:
New Zealand Kieran Crowley
Canada vs Romania 2015-10-06.svg
FB 15 Cătălin Fercu Temporarily suspended from 20' to 30' 20' to 30'
RW 14 Mădălin Lemnaru
OC 13 Paula Kinikinilau
IC 12 Florin Vlaicu
LW 11 Ionuț Botezatu
FH 10 Michael Wiringi Substituted off 52'
SH 9 Florin Surugiu Substituted off 23'
N8 8 Mihai Macovei (c)
OF 7 Viorel Lucaci Substituted off 77'
BF 6 Valentin Ursache
RL 5 Johan van Heerden
LL 4 Valentin Popîrlan
TP 3 Ion Paulică Substituted off 46'
HK 2 Otar Turashvili Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Mihai Lazăr Substituted off 75'
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrei Rădoi Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Andrei Ursache Substituted in 46'
PR 18 Alexandru Țăruș Substituted in 75'
N8 19 Daniel Carpo Substituted in 77'
FL 20 Stelian Burcea
SH 21 Valentin Calafeteanu Substituted in 23'
WG 22 Adrian Apostol
CE 23 Csaba Gál Substituted in 52'
Coach:
Wales Lynn Howells

Man of the Match:
Jeff Hassler (Canada)

Touch judges:
Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

Italy vs Romania[edit]

11 October 2015
14:30
Italy  32–22  Romania
Try: Sarto 10' m
Gori 24' c
Allan 39' c
Zanni 46' c
Con: Allan (3/4) 25', 40', 48'
Pen: Allan (2/2) 16', 70'
Report Try: Apostol (2) 66' c, 79' m
Popîrlan 75' c
Con: Vlaicu (2/3) 67', 76'
Pen: Vlaicu (1/1) 5'
Sandy Park, Exeter
Attendance: 11,450
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Italy
Romania
FB 15 Luke McLean Substituted off 64'
RW 14 Leonardo Sarto
OC 13 Michele Campagnaro Substituted off 35'
IC 12 Tommaso Benvenuti
LW 11 Giovanbattista Venditti
FH 10 Tommaso Allan
SH 9 Edoardo Gori Substituted off 68'
N8 8 Alessandro Zanni
OF 7 Simone Favaro Substituted off 64'
BF 6 Francesco Minto
RL 5 Joshua Furno Substituted off 75'
LL 4 Quintin Geldenhuys (c)
TP 3 Lorenzo Cittadini Substituted off 56'
HK 2 Andrea Manici Substituted off 56'
LP 1 Matías Agüero Substituted off 56'
Replacements:
HK 16 Davide Giazzon Substituted in 56'
PR 17 Alberto De Marchi Substituted in 56'
PR 18 Dario Chistolini Substituted in 56'
LK 19 Valerio Bernabò Substituted in 75'
FL 20 Samuela Vunisa Substituted in 64'
SH 21 Guglielmo Palazzani Substituted in 64'
FH 22 Carlo Canna Substituted in 68'
CE 23 Enrico Bacchin Substituted in 35'
Coach:
France Jacques Brunel
Italy vs Romania 2015-10-11.svg
FB 15 Cătălin Fercu
RW 14 Mădălin Lemnaru
OC 13 Paula Kinikinilau
IC 12 Florin Vlaicu
LW 11 Ionuț Botezatu Substituted off 64'
FH 10 Michael Wiringi Substituted off 40'
SH 9 Valentin Calafeteanu Substituted off 60'
N8 8 Daniel Carpo
OF 7 Viorel Lucaci Substituted off 56'
BF 6 Valentin Ursache (c) Sent to blood bin 48' to 56'
RL 5 Johan van Heerden Temporarily suspended from 16' to 26' 16' to 26' Substituted off 55'
LL 4 Valentin Popîrlan
TP 3 Ion Paulică Substituted off 40'
HK 2 Otar Turashvili Substituted off 58'
LP 1 Mihai Lazăr Substituted off 66'
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrei Rădoi Substituted in 58'
PR 17 Andrei Ursache Substituted in 40'
PR 18 Horațiu Pungea Substituted in 66'
LK 19 Marius Antonescu Substituted in 55'
FL 20 Stelian Burcea Substituted in 48'
SH 21 Tudorel Bratu Substituted in 60'
WG 22 Adrian Apostol Substituted in 64'
CE 23 Csaba Gál Substituted in 40'
Coach:
Wales Lynn Howells

Man of the Match:
Edoardo Gori (Italy)

Touch judges:
George Clancy (Ireland)
Mathieu Raynal (France)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

France vs Ireland[edit]

11 October 2015
16:45
France  9–24  Ireland
Pen: Spedding (2/3) 16', 23'
Parra (1/1) 64'
Report Try: R. Kearney 50' m
Murray 72' c
Con: Madigan (1/2) 73'
Pen: Sexton (2/2) 13', 19'
Madigan (2/2) 29', 77'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 72,163
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
France
Ireland
FB 15 Scott Spedding
RW 14 Noa Nakaitaci
OC 13 Mathieu Bastareaud Substituted off 62'
IC 12 Wesley Fofana
LW 11 Brice Dulin
FH 10 Frédéric Michalak Substituted off 55'
SH 9 Sébastien Tillous-Borde Substituted off 55'
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Damien Chouly Substituted off 55'
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Yoann Maestri
LL 4 Pascal Papé Substituted off 73'
TP 3 Rabah Slimani Substituted off 64'
HK 2 Guilhem Guirado Substituted off 59'
LP 1 Eddy Ben Arous Substituted off 43' Substituted in 48' Substituted off 65'
Replacements:
HK 16 Benjamin Kayser Substituted in 59'
PR 17 Vincent Debaty Substituted in 43' Substituted off 48' Substituted in 65'
PR 18 Nicolas Mas Substituted in 64'
LK 19 Alexandre Flanquart Substituted in 73'
FL 20 Bernard Le Roux Substituted in 55'
SH 21 Morgan Parra Substituted in 55'
FH 22 Rémi Tales Substituted in 55'
CE 23 Alexandre Dumoulin Substituted in 62'
Coach:
France Philippe Saint-André
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FB 15 Rob Kearney
RW 14 Tommy Bowe
OC 13 Keith Earls Substituted off 62'
IC 12 Robbie Henshaw
LW 11 Dave Kearney
FH 10 Jonathan Sexton Substituted off 26'
SH 9 Conor Murray Substituted off 77'
N8 8 Jamie Heaslip
OF 7 Seán O'Brien
BF 6 Peter O'Mahony Substituted off 55'
RL 5 Paul O'Connell (c) Substituted off 40'
LL 4 Devin Toner
TP 3 Mike Ross Substituted off 65'
HK 2 Rory Best Substituted off 73'
LP 1 Cian Healy Substituted off 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Richardt Strauss Substituted in 73'
PR 17 Jack McGrath Substituted in 57'
PR 18 Nathan White Substituted in 65'
LK 19 Iain Henderson Substituted in 40'
FL 20 Chris Henry Substituted in 55'
SH 21 Eoin Reddan Substituted in 77'
FH 22 Ian Madigan Substituted in 26'
WG 23 Luke Fitzgerald Substituted in 62'
Coach:
New Zealand Joe Schmidt

Man of the Match:
Seán O'Brien (Ireland)

Touch judges:
Wayne Barnes (England)
Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

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