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Ireland 16 Italy 9 – #RWC2015 Facts & Figures

Ireland 16 Italy 9 – #RWC2015 Facts & Figures

We take a look at some of the key facts and figures from Ireland’s 16-9 success against Italy in Pool D of Rugby World Cup 2015.

– The lowest scoring game of RWC 2015 so far, beating Georgia 17-10 Tonga

– Ireland have been involved in the lowest or joint lowest scoring pool matches at four Rugby World Cups already:

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1987: Ireland v Wales 6-13
1999: Ireland v Australia 3-23
2003: Argentina v Ireland 15-16
2007: Ireland v Georgia 14-10

– Ireland and France have qualified for the quarter-finals. Italy and Romania have been eliminated

– Keith Earls became Ireland’s record RWC try scorer with eight, beating Brian O’Driscoll’s seven. Earls achieved his total in eight games, O’Driscoll in 17

– It was also the lowest-scoring match that Italy have had in RWC history. They have been involved in 33-point games twice, beating Fiji 18-15 in 1987 and Canada 19-14 in 2003

– Italy remain the lowest try-scoring tier 1 side at RWC 2015 so far

– Tommaso Allan passed 80 Test points to reach 87, and 27 RWC points. The 87 points were achieved in 20 caps and the 27 RWC points in three, so his points per game average is three times higher in RWC matches

Peter O’Mahony received the sixth yellow card of Ireland’s RWC history. Paul O’Connell has received yellow cards twice, in 2007 and 2015. It was also Ireland’s ninth yellow card against Italy in Test match rugby, their 39th in total

– Ireland have received more yellow cards playing Italy than any other team in international rugby (nine). Second on that list is Wales, against whom Ireland have received six