England vs USA
11:45am Thursday 26th September
England maintained their second bonus-point win of the Rugby World Cup from Kobe Misaki Stadium’s humidity.
England totally dominated their USA counterparts, however, it had been an initial half of Eddie Jones’ aspect, despite scoring three attempts with Billy Vunipola, George Ford and Luke Cowan-Dickie heading over.
While Lewis Ludlam along with Ruaridh McConnochie went in the second half, joe Cokanasiga claimed their fourth attempt.
Even the USA were down to 14 men after John Quill was at the 69th minute to Owen Farrell’s head.
With Cokanasiga asserting his second England could only manage one more try, however it was the USA who had the final state with Bryce Campbell going over right on the whistle.
England so were ahead after just five minutes, and powered the cubes out using Piers Francis setting a big hit on the scene. After a big Billy Vunipola carry started stages, with space starting for England’s captain to canter 26, ford went over under the posts.
England were guilty of rushing early , although ford had stated before the game that patience has been the secret to grinding the USA down and, despite 70 percent possession and 80 per cent territory, were allowed done by unforced errors and discipline.
Their second try came on the 25th minute when Billy Vunipola moved over.
The scrum of USA was under pressure that is massive when they dropped loosehead prop David Ainu’u early to harm, and their third was maintained by England following another scrum penalty. Ford picked to the corner and the USA had no response to England’s driving maul with hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie coming up with the ball.
England ought to have had their own fourth together with the half coming to squint together, just for Cokanasiga to a finish with the line begging.
The high tempo materialised in the second as England added their game and rhythm and accuracy.
Cokanasiga did catch the try in the 47th minute following great palms from Kyle Sinckler after which some feet from Jonathan Joseph to take him inches from the line. Ford could not add the conversion but in control, England were in 24-0.
With the heat and humidity draining the legs, more space were opening and Ruaridh McConnochie went for his first England try after some large carries.
Ludlam has been the beneficiary of a Farrell-Ford mix to create the overlap out wide, providing just reward for a fantastic display to the flanker.
Quill became the first player in the 2019 World Cup to be shipped off after a no-arms cheap shot, led at Farrell’s head, but England may add one more attempt.
The USA grabbed a late consolation score through substitute Campbell to go 45-7 down although cokanasiga went over for his second attempt to finish the rout.