ENG
No.Name
15Elliot Daly, FB
14Ruaridh McConnochie, W
T
13Jonathan Joseph, C
12Piers Francis, C
11Joe Cokanasiga, W
T
2
10George Ford, FH
T
5
9Willi Heinz, SH
1Joe Marler, P
2Luke Cowan-Dickie, H
T
3Dan Cole, P
4Joe Launchbury, L
5George Kruis, L
6Tom Curry, FL
7Lewis Ludlam, FL
T
8Billy Vunipola, N8
T
Replacements
16Jack Singleton, R
17Ellis Genge, R
18Kyle Sinckler, R
19Courtney Lawes, R
20Mark Wilson, R
21Ben Youngs, R
22Owen Farrell, R
23Anthony Watson, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Kobe Misaki Stadium
6:45 AM, September 26, 2019

Match Commentary

81'+145-5 Try - Bryce Campbell , United States of America
81'+245-7 End of second half
81'+245-7 Conversion - AJ MacGinty , United States of America
80'It's all over. England win their second match of the World Cup with 45-7 victory over USA.
80'A USA try! In the closing stages of the game, USA made their best attempt of the day to end this one with some points on the board. A couple of breakthrough runs went unpunished before Bryce Campbell was able to make it third time lucky, charging his way over the line for the score.
78'The travelling U.S. contingent do not look to have had their spirits dampened, with plenty of American-flag themed clothing still on display around the stadium.
78'Player substituted - Will Hooley , United States of America
78'Substitute on - Martin Iosefo , United States of America
77'Play has stopped with USA fullback Will Hooley down injured.
77'45-0 Conversion - George Ford , England
76'43-0 Try - Joe Cokanasiga , England
75'England replacement Ellis Genge makes an impressive steaming run down the left. he knocked down two defenders before committing two more to bring him down. England enjoy plenty of room down the right as a result and it's Joe Cokanasiga with the try.
71'Farrell almost gets his own back on the USA. Following a strong display of running from Anthony Watson, Farrell receives the ball and delivers a delicious kick for Joe Cokanasiga to attack. But the winger couldn't convert. A tried USA get away with this one.
70'Red card - John Quill , United States of America
69'Ding, ding, ding! Tempers flare as Owen Farrell nearly knocks the ball on, leaning over significantly to keep hold of it, before being hit by a shoulder to the head from John Quill. Quill is shown the first red card of this World Cup as Farrell sports some red pouring from his upper nose. A red card has certainly been coming this World Cup and now we have it. That one was in little doubt.
69'Player substituted - Luke Cowan-Dickie , England
69'Substitute on - Jack Singleton , England
69'38-0 Conversion - George Ford , England
67'England were queuing up to score there. American legs were in short supply as the ball moved left from a ruck. Ford got his pass off as the final U.S. body made contact with him, with three England players, including the try scorer Lewis Ludlam, lining up to add to the total.
67'36-0 Try - Lewis Ludlam , England
65'Winger Anthony Watson, on the back of a strong showing last time out against Tonga, is really looking to attack and open his legs up. Joseph fakes three times to pass to Watson before being hit hard as he kicks down the pitch into space. American lungs are being tested.
63'Substitute on - Mike Te'o , United States of America
63'Player substituted - Martin Iosefo , United States of America
61'Meanwhile, England head coach Eddie Jones has made seven changes in total thus far.
61'Not much to add from a U.S. perspective. They've failed to take any prolonged control of the ball. They knew that a win would be unlikely, but there have been few bright moments to mentions.
61'Just as they looked disjointed five minutes ago, England go up a gear. They're attacking with greater pace than they have for much of this contest.
61'Substitute on - Anthony Watson , England
61'Player substituted - Ruaridh McConnochie , England
61'Player substituted - Tony Lamborn , United States of America
61'Substitute on - Hanco Germishuys , United States of America
61'Substitute on - Bryce Campbell , United States of America
61'Player substituted - Paul Lasike , United States of America
60'Substitute on - Dylan Fawsitt , United States of America
60'Player substituted - Joe Taufete'e , United States of America
60'31-0 Conversion - George Ford , England
58'England got a penalty from an attacking scrum, opted to run, and were straight onto the front foot. The ball moved from left to right before Jonathan Joseph found Ruaridh McConnochie who put England well out of sight.
58'29-0 Try - Ruaridh McConnochie , England
54'The game has lost a lot of its shape in the last five minutes. England have lost some of their flow as they look to force the ball. USA are fatiguing though and must try to keep up with a reinforced England side.
53'Player substituted - Mike Te'o , United States of America
53'Substitute on - Will Hooley , United States of America
51'England bring on reinforcements but, just as U.S. coach Gary Gold said earlier in the week, they haven't sacrificed any quality.
50'Player substituted - Nick Civetta , United States of America
50'Substitute on - Greg Peterson , United States of America
50'Substitute on - Ruben De Haas , United States of America
50'Player substituted - Shaun Davies , United States of America
50'Player substituted - Piers Francis , England
50'Substitute on - Owen Farrell , England
50'Substitute on - Courtney Lawes , England
50'Player substituted - Joe Launchbury , England
50'Substitute on - Ben Youngs , England
50'Player substituted - Willi Heinz , England
48'A cute offload from Tom Curry, combined with some great movement from Jonathan Joseph led to the latter breaking the line before being brought down one yard out. Ford gets up to the ruck, palms off to Joe Cokanasiga as the winger makes the final yard and extends England's lead.
48'24-0 Try - Joe Cokanasiga , England
44'A rare mistake from George Ford as the fly-half goes too aggressive with a penalty kick and knocks the ball out behind the tryline. A short-lived USA attack ensued, but the Americans have possession back again in a better territorial position than they've had for much of this game.
43'England have picked up where they left off, comfortably moving the ball side-to-side with centre Jonathan Joseph looking particularly dangerous in attack. His link up play with fullback Elliot Daly is one that could prove fruitful soon.
43'Player substituted - Will Hooley , United States of America
43'Substitute on - Mike Te'o , United States of America
43'Substitute on - Paul Mullen , United States of America
43'Player substituted - Titi Lamositele , United States of America
41'We're back underway. USA have a mountain to climb.
41'Substitute on - Kyle Sinckler , England
41'Player substituted - Dan Cole , England
41'Substitute on - Ellis Genge , England
41'Player substituted - Joe Marler , England
41'Player substituted - Billy Vunipola , England
41'Substitute on - Mark Wilson , England
41'19-0 End of first half
40'
40'19-0 Start of second half
39' We reach the halfway point with England firmly in control. It was always going to be an uphill battle for the underdog Americans. A monumental comeback will be required if we're going to see an upset in this one.
39'Jonathan Joseph finds space deep into USA territory on the left side, with the Americans left short facing three opposing shirts. But the first handling error made this game by England means it's a false alarm this time.
38'A risky pass back to save the ball going into touch from Billy Vunipola was caught by USA's Tony Lamborn, who was running with forward momentum. But a knock-on from Lamborn when met my an England body quells the attack.
35'Illegal scrimmaging from the USA front-row meant another George Ford penalty kick into touch, and another threatening England attack. Just as they did for the second try, a maul ensues from the linout with hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie scoring the try. But American pressure on the conversion, compiled by a wide angle, means Ford misses the kick.
33'19-0 Try - Luke Cowan-Dickie , England
32'USA have finally seemed to establish themselves as we head into the final stages of this first-half. The Americans are taking greater care of possession but are yet to look a threat.
30'The first real attack from USA brings a lineout. Fly-half AJ McGinty kicks high to the line where Martin Iosefo catches. The ball is quickly turned over.
27'The stats don't lie: England have had 68 percent possession so far, with the ball spending 82 percent of the time in Japan territory. There doesn't look to be a shock on the cards thus far.
26'14-0 Conversion - George Ford , England
25'Ford clips the ball over the top and the ball bounces around before almost stopping on the USA three. Play brought back for a penalty on George Kruis before Ford again delivers a quality quick in to touch. An ensuing England maul leads to Billy Vunipola crossing the try line.
25'12-0 Try - Billy Vunipola , England
21'USA's Marcel Brache makes a mighty tackle on Joe Launchbury and turns the ball over. It was a little high, but it does the job and the ref seems happy with the hit.
18'A pin point kick from George Ford off the back of an England scrum set up a lineout at the USA 22, setting up an ominous attack. The ball moved side-to-side along the lines before Piers Francis made a break through the middle of the USA line, only to be met by a tackle. England give away another penalty to set up a scrum on the USA five.
15'Although England do not look particularly threatened, they have given away a number of early penalties.
12'A indicator of USA's test today: The Americans tip an England lineout but quickly lose the ball, setting up another opposing lineout. One step forward, one step back for USA in these early stages. They've struggled to maintain possession thus far.
9'George Ford is certainly making his mark in this game with a glut of well placed kicks. USA have a tough test to keep up with the experience of their opponents.
7'7-0 Conversion - George Ford , England
6'And it's an early score. The first chance England have had to establish themselves in the game and George Ford runs through a gap without challenge from an American body. Ford, who has tested USA with some excellent kicks to gain territory, sends the conversion through the posts to make it 7-0.
6'5-0 Try - George Ford , England
3'USA quell the first England attack, winning two penalties in the first few minutes. Not much to report just yet.
3'Player substituted - David Ainuu , United States of America
3'Substitute on - Olive Kilifi , United States of America
1'We're underway!
1'The anthems are out of the way, and we're moments away from kick-off.
1'The majority of the USA squad are yet to appear in a World Cup, with 14 of their 23-man side ready to make their major tournament debut. But USA do have some talent among their ranks, notably Worcester Warriors hooker Joe Taufete'e who has 20 Test tries in 23 international appearances.
1'England head coach Eddie Jones has made 10 changes from the side that beat Tonga in their opening Pool C game. Centre Manu Tuilagi has been rested for this one along with a host of other first-choice players. England should easily have enough to see them through, but it's the Rugby World Cup! Anything could happen.
1'Hello and welcome to ESPN's live coverage of today's Pool C fixture that sees USA get their campaign underway against huge favourites England in Kobe. If USA are to get a win here, it would likely rank as the biggest moment in American rugby history. Kick-off is in 15 minutes.
1'0-0 Start of first half

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