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England run in seven tries to down United States 45-7

England run in seven tries to down United States 45-7
By Reuters

26/09/2019 at 22:50Updated 26/09/2019 at 23:07

England's squad players got the job done with a 45-7 bonus point victory over the United States at the Rugby World Cup on Thursday even if they made heavy work of it at times against a determined Eagles side.

With a four-day turnaround after their opening Pool C victory over Tonga, coach Eddie Jones rang the changes but was rewarded with seven tries in humid conditions at a packed Kobe Stadium.

Skipper George Ford, Billy Vunipola and Luke Cowan-Dickie scored tries before the break, with winger Joe Cokanasiga grabbing a brace and Ruaridh McConnochie and Lewis Ludlam also crossing in the second half.

United States flanker John Quill was sent off in the 70th minute for a shoulder-charge to the head of Owen Farrell but the Americans never gave up and replacement Bryce Campbell finally got them on the scoreboard after the final gong.

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