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Rogers romps in record win

26/10/2003 05:45:06 AM Comments (0)

Classy utility back Mat Rogers claimed a unique place in Australian sporting history during the Wallabies' 142-0 Rugby World Cup romp of Namibia.

Rogers' 16 conversions from 21 attempts means he now has the distinction of holding the record for most number of goals by an Australian in a rugby union Test and a rugby league Test.

The 27-year-old landed 13 goals for the Kangaroos against Papua New Guinea in a Townsville Test in 2000 before switching codes two years later.

The 26 points Rogers scored that day remains an Australian record against the Kumuls.

So Rogers' field day against Namibia in Adelaide merely continued his record-breaking ways.

The former Cronulla and Queensland State of Origin winger also holds the record for most points by an Australian in a league Test against New Zealand, having bagged 24 from two tries and eight goals in Sydney in 2000.

Rogers' 42-point haul, which also featured a tryscoring double, made him the Wallabies' highest pointscorer in a single match.

It eclipsed teammate Matt Burke's 39 against Canada at Ballymore in 1996.

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