ENG
No.Name
15Elliot Daly, FB
14Anthony Watson, W
13Manu Tuilagi, C
T
2
12Owen Farrell, C
3
3
11Jonny May, W
10George Ford, FH
9Ben Youngs, SH
1Joe Marler, P
2Jamie George, H
T
3Kyle Sinckler, P
4Courtney Lawes, L
5Maro Itoje, L
6Tom Curry, FL
7Sam Underhill, FL
8Billy Vunipola, N8
Replacements
16Luke Cowan-Dickie, R
T
17Ellis Genge, R
18Dan Cole, R
19George Kruis, R
20Lewis Ludlam, R
21Willi Heinz, R
22Henry Slade, R
23Jonathan Joseph, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Sapporo Dome
6:15 AM, September 22, 2019
25dReuters

Two-try Tuilagi powers England past Tonga

A first-half double from Manu Tuilagi and a late bonus-point sealing try by substitute Luke Cowan-Dickie gave England the perfect start to their Rugby World Cup campaign.

Match Commentary

81'+535-3 End of second half
80'Tonga knock on, the game is over and Eddie Jones shakes hands with his coaching staff with a smile on his face. Job done, bonus point earned. For England, it's on to face the USA on Thursday. For Tonga, their task gets no easier -- a meeting with Argentina, semifinalists four years ago, on Saturday.
80'Fair play to Tonga for keeping punting for touch whenever they get a penalty and looking to score a consolation try. They could just as easily take a tap, punt it in the stands and shake hands.

Match Stats

ENG
Possession
TONGA
47%
53%
Territory
56%
44%
ENG
TONGA
113Runs102
654Meters Run199
16Clean Breaks1
128Tackles121
19Missed Tackles28
13Turnover Knock On8

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