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Jones’ England brace for fall international clash against Tonga
Follow the coverage live as England face Tonga in the first of three Autumn Internationals at Twickenham as Eddie Jones prepares his squad for the matches against Australia and South Africa ahead. The two teams have only met three times in the past, most recently at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, when England dominated to win 35-3.
Opening half and captain Owen Farrell’s positive Covid-19 test disrupted preparation for the match. âWe have a good group of leaders and a good group of players,â said England forward coach Richard Cockerill. âThings are thrown at you and you have to face adversity. We have a resilient group and it’s a good test to make sure that whatever happens, we perform and do exactly what we want to do. George Furbank of Northampton will now start at 10 for the hosts with Courtney Lawes the new skipper.
Tonga strengthened their squad by calling in players from the Gallagher Premiership and Top 14. The Pacific Islanders were passed 60-14 by Scotland at Murrayfield, but as this game fell outside the international window they did not. haven’t been able to choose some of their more established names. . French clubs are the most represented in the peloton where starts are given to Bordeaux pillar Ben Tameifuna, Toulon flanker Lopeti Timani, Grenoble striker Tanginoa Halaifonua, Agen heel Paula Ngauamo and pillar of Pau Sigfried Fisi’ihoi. Follow all of Twickenham’s action and analysis:
SADNESS! England 10-3 TONGA (penalty from Sonatane Takulua, 19 minutes)
This one comes from the left, about seven yards into the field … and it’s a powerful strike. The linesman’s flags flutter when raised to signal Tonga’s first score.
Harry latham-coyleNovember 6, 2021 3:46 PM
England 10-0 Tonga, 17 minutes
No dice! Takulua has the distance but hits him lightly, sliding him across the face and allowing Freddie Steward to throw the ball.
Tonga fly off the ruck after claiming Steward’s clearance, and an obstruction from Tom Curry means Steward’s big jump to claim it will be wasted. A penalty for Tonga, and a second chance for Takulua.
Harry latham-coyleNovember 6, 2021 3:45 PM
England 10-0 Tonga, 16 minutes
It is less good in England. A penalty after the restart and a first chance for Tonga to score points on the board. Sonatane Takulua assesses the breeze in a slightly windy Twickenham and reckons he will attempt the goal just inside the 15-meter line, 40 meters. It is normally relatively reliable …
Harry latham-coyleNovember 6, 2021 3:43 PM
Adam Radwan opened the scoring for England with a solid finish in the corner
Harry latham-coyleNovember 6, 2021 3:42 PM
TO TRY! ENGLAND 10-0 Tonga (Jamie George try, 13 minutes)
Jamie George is finished! The hooker hits his jumper, straddles the back of England’s meaty maul training and runs away as he spies on White, taking Sonatane Takulua with him as he rushes for another five English points. An angry ball toss to the crowd in a sort of celebration – having been left out of the original squad, it’s a try that will appeal to the Saracens.
Henry Slade is missing on the left of the uprights from a place almost identical to the first.
Harry latham-coyleNovember 6, 2021 3:41 PM
England 5-0 Tonga, 12 minutes
More good defense against the Tonga mauls, but here comes England, with Ben Youngs finding a passage he thought open quickly blocked and forced to quickly pass to ex-Leicester teammate Manu Tuilagi.
Tonga is in breach, however – twice, in fact. A high tackle and a failure to roll, and another kick from Slade will give England a chance to try their luck in the other corner.
Harry latham-coyleNovember 6, 2021 3:39 PM
England 5-0 Tonga, 10 minutes
Tonga has burst! But these are the waiting hands of Manu Tuilagi! A wandering pass finds the center of England and it passes, George Furbank pounding the ground and asking Jonny May to chase a hopping rabbit, Tonga only being able to cross about 35 yards.
A penalty on the first contact after the lineout and England hit the corner thanks to the excellent kick from the hand of Henry Slade. Chance number two for the home team.
Harry latham-coyleNovember 6, 2021 3:38 PM
England 5-0 Tonga, 8 minutes
First blood for Tonga from the set piece – Kyle Sinckler is confused but Craig Evans believes he backed off on the throw-off, causing instability. Sinckler asks the referee a question as England prepare for a defensive line-up just outside their 22.
Harry latham-coyleNovember 6, 2021 3:36 PM
England 5-0 Tonga, 7 minutes
Stable ball for Tonga and the rather tall Walter Fifita’s first sighting from his wing as he seeks to make bumps in the English midfield. He’s pretty much handled, and the English Crab is crossing Tonga well for the first time, and a hit from a leaning Paul Ngauamo means the two eights will settle down again for another scrum, about 25 yards away. across the field.
Harry latham-coyleNovember 6, 2021 3:34 PM
England 5-0 Tonga, 6 minutes
England look to work the phases, but there is the first misunderstanding of the afternoon as George Furbank slams into Manu Tuilagi’s back like an impatient commuter having failed to peel far enough around his inside cross as Henry Slade struck out the pass for the Dix buckle. Scrum to Tonga – a first visit to the slaughterhouse in the afternoon, and an inevitable first reset.
Harry latham-coyleNovember 6, 2021 3:32 PM