Disagree? First try was born out of his brute strength as he burst through a tackle attempt from Kalamafoni and carried two over the line with him. Strong defensive display and chipped in well with his ever-reliable boot too. He was put clear for his second try with an inside ball from wing Jonny May after England created an overlap on the left. Like their Polynesian neighbours, the Tongans start their matches with a war dance – the Sipi Tau. Kept the ball coming out quick in the latter stages of the first half where England showed they were much the better team. England got their 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign underway with a 35-3 win over Tonga in Sapporo. For more details about your data privacy and your rights please see our privacy policy. Players from clubs in England, France, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, USA and Tongan based players will come together to represent the side. Manu Tuilagi scored two tries in seven minutes to put England in control. Not as prominent as Itoje but still got through plenty of carrying for the side. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Nice break and awareness to set up Tuilagi for his second try. But after being knocked out of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup in a controversial 20-18 loss to England in the semi-final, this was a match Tonga were … You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Second try was more of a case of right place, right time, and he was a constant problem for Tonga to deal with all afternoon. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. SAPPORO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 22: Tonga players line up for the national anthem prior to the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group C game between England … Tuilagi threw off Tongan defenders and muscled his way over after a five-meter scrum and a move down the short side in the 24th minute. England got their Rugby World Cup 2019 campaign underway with a convincing victory, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. 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A really good performance by Lawes, who was fantastic in the lineout, in particular. Doesn’t really offer much by way of an attacking threat but did his job around the breakdown. Your email address will be stored by Read Rugby Union so that we can send you Read Rugby Union updates by email. Excellent at the lineout and deserved his try, which he picked up shortly before coming off, as the pack got the rolling maul going. Here’s how we rated the England players in the game. You can unsubscribe at any time. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment.