Scots eye repeat success
September 5, 2011
Scotland's Ally Hogg scored a hat-trick when the two teams clashed during the 2007 Rugby World Cup © Getty Images
Scotland will go into their Rugby World Cup opener with Romania hoping to repeat their two previous tournament victories over the Oaks.
The Scots claimed a 55-28 victory in Dunedin during the inaugural World Cup in 1987 thanks largrely to a hat-trick from John Jeffrey and followed that with a 42-0 success at Murrayfield during the 2007 tournament where Ally Hogg also bagged three tries.
The two sides first met back in 1981 and played out an uninspiring 12-6 win in favour of the Scots. Romania's first win came three years later in 1984 when they despatched Scotland 28-22. Scotland dominate the all-time statistics with 10 victories in their 12 previous meetings.
Scotland v Romania
All-time record: Played: 12, Scotland won 10, Romania won 2.
Biggest winning margin: Scotland : 42 (42-0) at Murrayfield, September 18, 2007. Romania: 6 (18-12 and 28-22) in Bucharest, August 31, 1991 and May 12, 1984
Highest score: 60 - Scotland (60-19) in Glasgow, August 28, 1999. 28 - Romania (28-55) in Dunedin, June 2, 1987
Most tries: Scotland: 9 (55-28) in Dunedin, June 2, 1987; Romania: 3 (28-55) in Dunedin, June 2, 1987
Most points (individual): Scotland: Gavin Hastings 79; Romania: Dumitru Alexandru 27.
Most tries (individual): Scotland : 5 Tony Stanger; Romania: 2 Florica Murariu.
Previous Rugby World Cup meetings: Two
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