MATCH REPORT: England 67 Romania 3

FLYING HIGH: Chris Ashton
FLYING HIGH: Chris Ashton

MARK Cueto and Chris Ashton both scored hat-tricks as England marched to a 10-try World Cup rout of Romania at the Otago Stadium.

Cueto’s quick-fire treble came in the space of just 12 first-half minutes as England felled the Mighty Oaks in comprehensive fashion.

Ashton added two more before the interval as England pocketed the bonus point inside 31 minutes.

The Northampton wing then completed his own hat-trick in the second half after Ben Youngs, Ben Foden, Manu Tuilagi and Tom Croft had all joined in on the try-scoring action.

If Argentina fail to beat Scotland tomorrow, England’s qualification for the World Cup quarter-finals will be confirmed.

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