ENG
No.Name
15Mike Brown, FB
T
2
14Anthony Watson, W
13Jonathan Joseph, C
12Brad Barritt, C
11Jonny May, W
10George Ford, FH
2
9Ben Youngs, SH
1Joe Marler, P
2Tom Youngs, H
3Dan Cole, P
4Geoff Parling, L
5Courtney Lawes, L
6Tom Wood, FL
7Chris Robshaw, FL
8Ben Morgan, N8
Replacements
16Rob Webber, R
17Mako Vunipola, R
18Kieran Brookes, R
19Joe Launchbury, R
20Billy Vunipola, R
T
21Richard Wigglesworth, R
22Owen Farrell, R
2
23Sam Burgess, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Twickenham
3:00 PM, September 18, 2015
Capacity: 82,000
97%
Attendance: 80,015
2320dPA Sport

England battle to bonus point victory

England made a lackluste start to their Rugby World Cup campaign with a performance that will leave Australia and Wales scenting the hosts' blood

Match Commentary

88'England captain Chris Robshaw acknowledged that it didn't entirely go to plan on the Twickenham pitch - "We always knew it was going to be tough and come down to the last five or ten minutes. We got what we wanted to. We were a little cagey out there but I think it comes down to emotion for the opening game of the Rugby World Cup. They put us under a lot of pressure but we got what we wanted."

"We always knew how well Fiji have been playing recently. They're an extremely talented side, ninth in the world and credit to Fiji for making us work. We'll take that, it's a good start and we have a massive two weeks coming up."
87'England winger Jonny May had this to say - "We went out and established a hold on the game, everything was going to plan, but with some loose play we lost some discipline. I feel frustrated as when we played the way we wanted to we could have won by a lot more than that."

"A great team effort, the subs brought a great impact of the bench and we're happy to get the win."
86'Read the full match report here

Match Stats

ENG
Possession
FIJI
59%
41%
Territory
62%
38%
ENG
FIJI
129Runs79
528Meters Run315
11Clean Breaks2
96Tackles138
16Missed Tackles35
9Turnover Knock On9

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