Hat-trick men lift England

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Mark Cueto’s blistering hat-trick launched England on their way to a 67-3 rout of Romania - and another step closer to qualifying for the World Cup quarter-finals.

Cueto, who had touched down just once in his previous 25 Tests, came roaring back into try-scoring form with a quick-fire treble in the space of 12 first-half minutes.

The Sale wing had misssedEngland’s opening wins over Argentina and Georgia as he nursed a nagging back injury.

Cueto wasted little time in making his mark on the tournament as England felled the Mighty Oaks in comprehensive fashion.

Cueto was the third England player to score a World Cup hat-trick, and Chris Ashton became the fourth after Ben Youngs, Ben Foden, Manu Tuilagi and Tom Croft had all contributed to the 10-try duck-shoot.