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Rugby World Cup - The Breakdown

Published 27/09/2015

Love was in the Wembley air for Florin Surigiu
Love was in the Wembley air for Florin Surigiu

Quote of the day: "I tried to advise him not to but there you go. She said yes. It's too romantic for me but I'm sure she enjoyed every minute of it." Romania head coach Lynn Howells gives his verdict on scrum-half Florin Surugiu proposing to his girlfriend on the Wembley pitch after their defeat to Ireland.

Tweet of the day: "All these long beards are ridiculous and I just would not pick anyone with a seriously long beard ! when Usain Bolt has one may reconsider !!" Former England boss Clive Woodward lays down the law on World Cup facial hair.

Moan of the day: "Hundreds stranded at Rugby as first connecting train to Birmingham arrives 3/4 full. Many Aussie fans are going to miss their #RWC2015 game". Daily Telegraph reporter Daniel Schofield laments lack of transport planning ahead of Australia's win over Uruguay.

Stat of the day: The 89,267 fans who turned out at Wembley to watch Ireland thrash Romania set a new record attendance for a Rugby World Cup match, beating the previous 89,019 that had witnessed New Zealand beat Argentina earlier in the tournament.

Image of the day: PA.24254410 - Scotland's Tim Visser scores his side's opening try of the game against the United States during the Rugby World Cup match at Elland Road, Leeds.

What to look out for tomorrow: Teams take a well-earned recovery day meaning there are no fixtures on Monday, but Tonga and Namibia will both be completing their final preparations ahead of their match-up at Sandy Park on Tuesday (ITV4 4.45pm). Both teams are searching for their first win in Pool C.

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