Italy did not show their top nation standards as Romania tested them all the way in this pool C clash. Perhaps the second game in a week is taking it out of some sides. Certainly Romania looked fresh and up for it in this tight battle. Italy were 8-0 up at half time and looked like they would kick on to a big score. But yet again the minnows had not read the script and Romania stormed back into contention and made Italy fight for every point and eventually a close win 24-18.