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- International Match
- 10th Nov 2012
- KO 14:30
- Ground: Twickenham
- Att: 82,000
England v Fiji - Live
Full-time England 54 Fiji 10.
80 Tuilagi drives England into touch and that's full-time. Lots of positives for the hosts in Goode, Sharples and Tuilagi and Fiji should take heart from the end. One-sided, but good preparation for England ahead of Australia.
78 TRY, FIJI, KALOU! 54-12. Knock on from England at the restart and Fiji now with a chance, Goneva slicing through the gap. Penalty to Fiji who tap and go, Qera going close. Kalou burrows over for the consolation.
75 TRY, ENGLAND, TUILAGI! 54-5. England lineout ten metres from the line. Ben Youngs on the burst, Tuilagi breaks some tackles and he gets his second try.
74 Scrum against the head from England and they go wide to the right. Cute offload from Tuilagi to Barritt. Wood goes close and Brown burrows over the top for the score but is judged to have lost control. Scrum to Fiji.
71 Penalty at the breakdown and Farrell finds the corner. England set up the maul and drive towards the line, stopping just short. Not coming back, scrum to Fiji.
68 TRY, ENGLAND, TUILAGI! 47-5. Sharples with another fine burst, taking England into the 22. Barritt blasts through some tackles, Mike Brown nearly getting caught but the ball comes back. Tuilagi in the corner, try.
67 Multiple penalties from Fiji at the scrum. Youngs to Sharples who cuts inside, offloads back to Youngs who looks to have scored. Upstairs to the TMO, but the ball is dropped. Scrum to Fiji.
66 David Paice on for Tom Youngs, good debut for the Leicester star.
65 Waldrom breaks through, looks for the pass but the ball flies forward and Fiji have a scrum in their own 22.
63 Dan Cole replaced by Dave Wilson.
62 Break from Brown who is now on the wing, but Fiji turn the ball over and wearily clear. Hard afternoon for the islanders and England in control now.
61 Sharples chases a high one and offloads to Launchbury, flying down the right. Left to Tuilagi but he's tackles as the pass goes loose to Brown.
60 Ben Youngs now on to join brother Tom, Care off. Owen Farrell on for Flood.
57 TRY, ENGLAND, SHARPLES! 42-5. A second for the Gloucester winger, nice wide pass from Flood and England had too many numbers down the left.
55 Flood shanks the resulting restart but Fiji knock on at the scrum. Penalty again to England and Flood finds touch in the 22.
53 TRY, FIJI, MATAWALU! 35-5. Care taps from a penalty and Monye finds space but the pass is poor, and Fiji break. Goode does his best but great footwork from Matawalu gets the ball over the try line and he pounces, fine finish.
51 Care probes a kick forward and Sharples pace nearly carries him on to it, Talebula winning the ball and moving up field. Fiji forced into touch.
50 Joe Launchbury makes his debut, on for Tom Palmer.
48 TRY, ENGLAND, JOHNSON! 35-0. England look to drive but the control is off and Fiji clear. Quick lineout from Sharples gets England going once more. Wide left to Monye who steps inside. Vunipola crashes up, Goode jinks, Robshaw to Johnson, try.
46 Joe Marler substituted for debutant Mako Vunipola.
46 Fiji on the attack down the right but some laboured passing and kicking sees them lose the ball. England down the right again, Barritt making ground and Robshaw hits the 22. Care snipes into yards of space. Wide right to Dan Cole, who has a huge overlap but goes on his own and is held up.
43 Waldrom takes the restart and England are away up the right through Tuilagi. Turnover by Fiji and Matawalu sends a fine kick into the corner for an England lineout.
41 PENALTY, ENGLAND, FLOOD! 28-0. England win the penalty at the scrum and Toby Flood is going for the posts. Straight in front, no problem.
40 Second half is underway, Toby Flood kicking us off. Scrum straight away to England for a knock on.
Half-time England 25 Fiji 0.
40 TRY, ENGLAND, MONYE! 25-0. Fiji try to catch England out on the truck and trailer but it doesn't work. The maul drives up, good defence though, England sniping. Monye on the inside, Parling with a dart. Penalty to England in injury time. Tapped and Monye is in, weary Fiji defence and sharp from Goode.
39 Brad Barritt finding room down the left hand-side. Fiji offside again with time running out, Robshaw points to the corner. Fiji back to 15 men.
38 Goode dances his way through the middle and then Care adds the after-burners, great flair from England. Wide to Sharples, who grubbers. It hits the flag - which isn't out - but the ball hits the line so it's a Fiji dropout.
35 TRY, ENGLAND, PENALTY TRY! 20-0. Big drive from England but the scrum comes up - searching for another score. Too much power on the second time round and one for the pack to savour.
34 Awful long lineout form Fiji is pounced on by Tom Johnson. Robshaw drives for the line but is held up - scrum to England.
31 Nice take from Alex Goode and England on the attack again. Barritt looking for options and nearly gets bundles into touch, Marler keeping the move going. Nice line from Chris Robshaw up to eight metres out. Goode to Parling to Marler and the pass... is forward. A great chance goes begging.
29 England lose the ball at the scrum and Fiji break, only for Sharples to intercept. Wide to Monye on the left who brings the power. Care to Waldrom, but his next pass goes to ground and Marler knocks on.
28 SIN-BIN, FIJI, MANU! Too many offsides and captain Manu heads to the sidelines. England looking for the knockout blow.
28 Waldrom breaks off the back of the maul and England go wide to Goode, who drives forward. Offload from Waldrom to Cole, Care bursts off the fringes but the ball goes forward and advantage is over. Fiji need to be careful with the offside.
27 Forward at the restart from Fiji and another England penalty at the scrum. Kick goes deep and England execute at the lineout, into the 22 with a rolling maul.
25 PENALTY, ENGLAND, FLOOD! 13-0. No problems for the Leicester fly-half as England stretch the lead.
24 Ugo Monye gets a chance to run and England are back in the 22. Wide right to Johnson who bounces a Fijian tackler, advantage to England. Sharples tries to sling one round the back of a tackler but it goes forward, back for the penalty.
23 Penalty to England from the restart, clearing the ball to halfway. Tuilagi's power, Goode's hands and then Sharples' finishing abilities all showcased then. Fiji threatening in attack but patchy defensively.
21 TRY, ENGLAND, SHARPLES! 10-0. Care bursts onto a ball from Waldrom and England are hungry. Wide right to Goode, on to Charlie Sharples who riggles, burrows and scores! Fine finish.
20 A high kick causes Fiji all sorts of problems and England win the penalty. Danny Care back on the field and England kick into the Fiji 22.
17 PENALTY, ENGLAND, FLOOD! 3-0. Advantage played and England get the chance from seven metres out. Robshaw elects to go for the posts. Straight over by Flood.
16 Goode in at scrum-half and Tuilagi drives up the middle making metres. Flood finds Waldrom on a nice line and Sharples darts down the right wing. The ball comes left, numbers for England and Tom Youngs drives on. Pressure now on Fiji.
15 England penalised for holding on at the breakdown and Talebula gets another shot. Around 45 metres out, it falls short and Charlie Sharples clears the ball away.
14 Penalty at the scrum and England clear to great relief. Minimal possession so far for the hosts and that is hurting them.
13 Ball lost by Gloucester's Akapusi Qera as he drives towards the line - intense pressure form Fiji so far and England are feeling the heat.
12 Loose scrum from England by their own try line and Waldrom struggles, losing the ball. Fijian scrum, five metres out...
11 Desperately close for Fiji as first Naikatini and then Qera drive towards the try line. The ball comes left but possession is lost. A real warning sign. Possession: England 19% Fiji 81%
11 SIN-BIN, ENGLAND, CARE! Joubert reports a spear tackle on a Fijian player by Danny Care and it's a soft call, but rules are rules. England down to 14.
10 Another penalty for England as Dan Cole strikes at the breakdown. England go quick but play is stopped as Craig Joubert reports on an offence.
9 Lineout trouble for England results in a scrum and then Fiji win a penalty shortly after, on the attack but going nowhere. All the possession for Fiji so far but little to show for it as England's defence holds.
6 Fiji with the lineout in England's half, Qera carrying the ball up in midfield. The visitors are off their feet at the breakdown and Toby Flood clears, good work from Dan Cole to win the penalty.
4 Talebula gets an early strike at goal but it's wide to the right. England look to counter but the ball is intercepted and Fiji once again attack outside England's 22.
2 Static attack from England goes nowhere and they knock on. Fiji win a free kick at the scrum and start to attack, taking it through the forwards.
1 Enormous scrum from England wins the penalty with alarming ease. Could be a long afternoon for the visitors.
Kick-off After an impeccable minute's silence, two rousing anthems and Fijian war dance The Cibi, we're ready to get started. Talebula gets us going. Waldrom knocks on and Fiji have the scrum outside the 22.
Weather Drizzle this morning over south-west London threatened to spoil what on paper is an entertaining spectacle, but the showers have stopped and the pitch looks superb. Cloudy and 10°Celcius with an easterly wind.
Team News Fiji have a couple of Premiership stars in Sireli Naqelevuki and Vereniki Goneva making up the centres, with Deacon Manu captaining the side at tighthead prop. Akapusi Qera represents a potent threat at number eight.
Team News England are fielding plenty of new faces from their last outing against South Africa back in June. Alex Goode starts at full-back whilst Tom Youngs makes his debut at hooker. Other uncapped players Mako Vunipola and Joe Launchbury are on the bench. Chris Robshaw is captain.
Welcome Hello and welcome to Twickenham for the November International between England against Fiji.
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