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Last Updated: Saturday, 25 October, 2003, 05:43 GMT 06:43 UK
Clockwatch: Australia 142-0 Namibia

All the action as it happened from the Pool A encounter.

80 mins John Roe scores a pushover try, which is then converted by Mat Rogers, as Australia record a thumping victory over the minnows from Southern Africa.

Australia's winning margin is the highest in World Cup history and their total is just three points shy of the record set by New Zealand when they beat Japan 145-17 in 1995.
Australia 142-0 Namibia

77 mins Mat Rogers races over from inside his own 22 and then converts his own score to take him to 40 points so far.
Australia 135-0 Namibia

74 mins Chris Latham breaks the Australian try-scoring record as he crosses for his fifth. Mat Rogers misses the conversion.
Australia 128-0 Namibia

71 mins Morgan Turinui collects his second try after a sharp pass from Matt Giteau. Mat Rogers kicks his 13th conversion.
Australia 123-0 Namibia

64 mins Matt Burke steps his way over under the posts. Mat Rogers converts.
Australia 116-0 Namibia

59 mins Replacement centre Morgan Turinui canters over for a try after a brief spell of Namibian possession. Mat Rogers converts.
Australia 109-0 Namibia

53 mins Matt Giteau brings up the hundred with a solo run. Mat Rogers converts.
Australia 102-0 Namibia

50 mins Matt Giteau dummies his way over to bring the century within sight. Mat Rogers converts.
Australia 95-0 Namibia

47 mins Nathan Grey dummies his way over after some slick inter-passing by the Australians. Rogers misses the conversion.
Australia 88-0 Namibia

43 mins Lote Tuqiri completes his hat-trick and Mat Rogers converts from the touchline. New Zealand's record score of 145 points is well within range now.
Australia 83-0 Namibia

42 mins Normal service is resumed as Matt Giteau sidesteps his way over by the posts. Mat Rogers is back in action with the conversions and he slots the extras.
Australia 76-0 Namibia

41 mins Australia bring on three new players in the pack including Matt Cockbain.

40 mins Chris Latham collects his fourth try of the match. Stirling Mortlock misses the conversion after taking over the kicking duties from Mat Rogers.
Australia 69-0 Namibia

37 mins After five minutes without a score winger Lote Tuqiri goes over for his second try. Mat Rogers converts.
Australia 64-0 Namibia

32 mins Hooker Jeremy Paul canters over to finish off a sweeping move. Mat Rogers misses the conversion.
Australia 57-0 Namibia

30 mins Mat Rogers dances over down the left wing as Australia run riot. Rogers fails to convert his own try.
Australia 52-0 Namibia

24 mins Chris Latham finishes off fine work by Mat Rogers to complete his hat-trick, with Rogers then adding the extras.
Australia 47-0 Namibia

22 mins Namibia manage to get into Australian territory.

20 mins Mat Rogers converts a penalty try for Australia.
Australia 40-0 Namibia

17 mins Ex-rugby league wing Lote Tuqiri crosses unopposed in the corner, with Mat Rogers again converting.
Australia 40-0 Namibia

11 mins Stirling Mortlock powers through the middle for a try by the posts. Mat Rogers converts.
Australia 26-0 Namibia

9 mins Chris Latham crosses for his second try of the match as he dives over in the right-hand corner. Mat Rogers hits the post as he just fails to convert from the touchline.
Australia 19-0 Namibia

6 mins David Lyons collects Australia's second try as he rounds off a sweeping attack. Mat Rogers converts.
Australia 14-0 Namibia

3 mins Full-back Chris Latham is given an easy run-in as he latches onto Lote Tuqiri's sublime pass after a the winger had made good ground down the right. Mat Rogers converts.
Australia 7-0 Namibia

1 min Mat Rogers makes the first mistake of the match as he knocks on a high Namibia kick.

Australia: C Latham; L Tuqiri, S Mortlock, N Grey, M Rogers; M Giteau, C Whitaker; D Lyons, D Croft, G Smith; N Sharpe, J Harrison; B Darwin, J Paul, M Dunning
Replacements: B Cannon, B Young, D Giffin, J Roe, M Cockbain, M Turinui, M Burke

Namibia: R Pedro; D Mouton, D Grobler, E Wessels, J Booysen; M Schreuder, H Husselman; J Van Lill, H Lintvelt, S Van Rooi; E Isaacs, H Senekal; N Du Toit, C van Tonder, K Lensing
Replacements: P Isaacs, A Blaauw, S van Der Merwe, S Furter, N Swanepoel, D Grunschloss, M Africa

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