Owen Farrell Ruthless England run in seven tries as they thrash United States

Owen Farrell Ruthless England run in seven tries as they thrash United States

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Owen Farrell Joe Cokanasiga scored two tries

Joe Cokanasiga scored two of England’s four tries in the second half
2019 Rugby World Cup: England v United States
England:(19) 45
Tries:Cokanasiga 2, Ford, Vunipola, Cowan-Dickie, McConnochie, LudlamCons:Ford 5
United States:(0) 7
Red card:Quill

England hit their World Cup straps with a seven-try demolition of the USA to make it two bonus-point wins from two.

Billy Vunipola and Luke Cowan-Dickie scored first-half tries from driving mauls after skipper George Ford went under the posts after six minutes.

Four more in the second half – two from Joe Cokanasiga, one apiece from latecomers Ruaridh McConnochie and Lewis Ludlum – were a fitting reward for a much-improved performance in the heat and humidity of Kobe.

In a World Cup becoming defined by safe tackling technique, US flanker John Quill was sent off for a horrible shoulder charge on replacement Owen Farrell, the England talisman lucky not to suffer serious injury.

But the man Farrell had come on for, Piers Francis, may himself face retrospective action after a questionable challenge in the opening moments of the game.

England’s set-piece was dominant, the US forwards unable to cope at the scrum or to find an answer when their opponents set the maul.

Tougher tests lie ahead in the shape of Argentina and France but England will travel to Tokyo this weekend in much improved mood.

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Pace and set-piece yield points

Two rolling mauls resulted in tries for Billy Vunipola and Luke Cowan-Dickie in the first half

Eddie Jones had promised a fast start and his team delivered, Ford slicing through a stretched defence on the angle – after Vunipola’s init

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