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England demolishes the USA

England demolishes the USA

Staff Reporter

ENGLAND’s 45 – 7 victory over the USA in their 2019 Rugby World Cup match handed them their second bonus point as they ran in seven tries against the single try of the Eagles.
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 tries 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 careless shoulder charge on replacement Owen Farrell.
The US forwards were unable to cope at the scrum or to find an answer when their opponents set the maul.
England will travel to Tokyo this weekend in a much improved mood where they will start preparing for Argentina and France.

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