Italy 24 Romania 18

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.