September 26, 2019 / 12:50 PM / 20 days ago

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

    KOBE, Japan, Sept 26 (Reuters) - 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. 

 (Writing by Nick Mulvenney in Tokyo, editing by Tony Lawrence)
  
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