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Last Updated: Saturday, 11 October, 2003, 08:59 GMT 09:59 UK
Ireland v Romania photos
David Humphreys is pulled down by Romania's
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Ireland are clear favourites for the match against Romania but they struggle to find a way through the disciplined defence in the opening stages
A young Irish fan at the match
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The Irish fans are out in force and, as ever, give their team plenty of vocal encouragement
Shane Horgan dives over the line to score a try for Ireland
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After three penalties from the boot of David Humphreys, Shane Horgan gets the first try for Ireland after 22 minutes
Ovidiu Tonita runs into teh Irish defence
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Romania forage forward on occasions but Ireland's defence holds firm in the first half
Keith Wood runs with the ball
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Ireland captain Keith Wood marks his return from injury with the second try shortly before the break
David Humphreys pushes Romeo Gontineac resulting in a penalty try
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Romania are awarded a penalty try when Humphreys' push on Romeo Gontineac prevents him from touching down
Victor Costello burst through to score a try for Ireland
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Ireland reassert their superiority with a third try through Denis Hickie and then a powerful finish from Victor Costello
Denis Hickie runs in to score a try for Ireland
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Hickie runs in try number five to ensure a bonus point and after Romaina grab a consolation the match finishes 45-17




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