Live updates: Rugby World Cup - Ireland v Romania at Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux

  • 09/09/2023

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Kia ora, good morning and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the Rugby World Cup pool game between Ireland and Romania at Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux.

The current world No.1 team are riding a 14-game winning streak into this tournament and should have no trouble extending that against the 19th-ranked nation, against whom they're unbeaten in nine previous meetings.

Thier most recent game saw the Irish prevail 44-10 in poolplay at the 2015 Rugby World Cup and Romania have never finished closer than 28 points.

Ireland are understandably among the favourites for this tournament, but have never progressed past the quarter-finals before. Romania have never reached the knockout stages in eight previous World Cup appearances.

Join us at 1:30am Sunday for kickoff.