England v Chile LIVE: Rugby World Cup result and final score as Henry Arundell stars with five tries

England secured a third Rugby World Cup victory in a row with a dominant win over Chile

Lawrence Ostlere
Saturday 23 September 2023 18:58 BST
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Winger Henry Arundell scored five tries as England tore up the safety-first playbook from their first two matches at the Rugby World Cup in a crushing 71-0 defeat of Chile on Saturday to hand coach Steve Borthwick a selection quandary.

England, who made 12 changes from the starting lineup against Japan, scored 11 unanswered tries, including the five for 20-year-old winger Arundell, equalling an England record, albeit against the lowest ranked team in the tournament who are playing at their first World Cup.

The changes included captain Owen Farrell returning from suspension but arguably it was another flyhalf, Marcus Smith, starting for the first time at fullback, who stole the limelight, with flashes of the spontaneous touches England have missed in past matches. Capping his efforts was his kick-through and impressive acceleration to touch down in the first half.

Chile also came wanting to play an open game but after a see-saw first 20 minutes they were largely on the back foot, with a malfunctioning line-out.

The victory means England have taken a decisive stride towards the quarter-finals. They top Pool D on 14 points after three victories and can only be denied a knockout berth if they lose to Samoa and results conspire to produce a three-way tie, when points difference would be decisive.

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Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 18:58

Full-time: England 71-0 Chile

Smith was a joy to watch tonight.

Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 18:51

Full-time: England 71-0 Chile

Marcus Smith, on being deployed at full back: “I think it’s given me a different perspective on the game. I understand why the wingers get frustrated when they don’t get the ball. It was a pleasure to play with these backs today.”

Marcus Smith flies into the corner to score England’s fifth try

Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 18:49

Full-time: England 71-0 Chile

Owen Farrell speaks: “Enjoyable. It’s always enjoyable to wear an England shirt. We settled in the first half, I thought our attitude was great throughout. We want to keep progressing, and I think the work that we’re doing feels good.”

Owen Farrell converts England’s 10th try of the game

Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 18:45

Five-try Henry Arundell provides X-factor as England put Chile to the sword

Our report from Lille:

For Henry Arundell, nothing could break a sense of reverie. There are dream World Cup debuts and then there was this, Arundell becoming only the fourth Englishman to score five tries in a single match as Chile were put to the sword. Who knows what the future holds for a player still with years, but aside from a sip from the Webb Ellis Cup, this first experience of tournament rugby will surely not be topped.

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Five-try Henry Arundell provides X-factor as England put Chile to the sword

England 71-0 Chile: The 20-year-old wing became only the fourth Englishman to score five tries in a single match

Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 18:39

Full-time: England 71-0 Chile

After a slow start, England scored 11 tries and secured their biggest win for 20 years in a thrashing of Chile. Henry Arundell scored five tries and Marcus Smith and Theo Dan both got two.

Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 18:30

Try! England 71-0 Chile (Willis)

80 min: England’s 11th try is scored by Jack Willis after being teed up by Stuart with a clever offload and he charges under the posts. Farrell kicks the two extras, and that’s that.

Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 18:28

Try! England 64-0 Chile (Smith)

Smith starts the attack with a brilliant line-break, and it’s his jinking feet that secure the try a minute later with a short dart over the line. Farrell makes this more simple kick. Smith has been brilliant.

Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 18:26

England 57-0 Chile

73 min: Lots for Steve Borthwick to think about in the days ahead. It may ‘only’ be Chile but Arundell has scored five tries and Smith has been inspirational at times. A lot depends on England’s style of play going forwards, and whether Borthwick decides to loosen the shackles in an attacking sense. The oddest part of this performance for England is that Owen Farrell will probably leave the field in a bit of a huff, having missed several kicks.

Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 18:22

England 57-0 Chile

71 min: No player has ever scored six tries in a test match for England, incidentally...

Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 18:19

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