Following victories for New Zealand and England against France and Romania respectively, both sides maintained their 100% records at Rugby World Cup 2011.
Full back Israel Dagg led the way for the hosts with a double as New Zealand swept to a 37-17 victory at Eden Park, whilst Mark Cueto and Chris Ashton scored hat-tricks for England in their 67-3 victory.
Throughout the tournament we will be providing a regular Fan Forum which will include some of your comments from the official Rugby World Cup Twitter account, @rugbyworldcup, and #rwc2011, and here is a selection of your thoughts after today’s pulsating match:
@stuarthess: As for the ABs. Consider them RWC favourites after that. Dynamic performance. So nothing new there. #rwc2011
@AndyPickering: Impressive stat from the #RWC2011 The All Blacks are the only team who are yet to be behind on the scoreboard in any game so far #allblacks
@FatahTahir: Very few penalties in the game, which is nice and intelligent play from both sides. Running with the ball is the order of play. #RWC2011
@LauraRoozendaal: Somebody has lit a fire under #France. They’ve suddenly remembered why they’re at Eden Park #RWC2011
@MikeStopforth: Epic start to the #NZL v #FRA pool fixture! Can’t believe how excited I am about this game #RWC2011
@LizzieFarnes: England have finally arrived at #RWC2011 some great plays and two players with hat-tricks
@infostradalive: Ashton’s try makes it hat-tricks by both starting wingers, only the second time in Rugby World Cup history that this has been achieved, previously by the All Blacks’ Jeff Wilson and Eric Rush against Japan in 1995.
@Pauline: Great way to wake up on a Saturday morning to a hat=trick for Cueto and a much more energetic and positive team performance by England #rwc2011
@Endodontics: Yey, Romania has some points. I support England but like all teams to do well.
@GregHirst: Romania v England is match 24 out of 48 at #RWC2011, hope the second half of the tournament is as entertaining as the first half was
@PaulDuhig: I am liking the team line-up!! A welcome return for Cueto….COME ON ENGLAND!! #RWC2011
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