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.

Follow all of the reaction here live from Stade Pierre-Mauroy. Plus get the latest Rugby World Cup odds here and tips on England vs Chile here.


Try! England 57-0 Chile (Arundell)

69 min: Jack Willis wins a turnover and England go on the attack. They work it right where Smith joins the attacking line once more and darts through a gap. He could probably score himself but selflessly flings a pass to Arundell for try No 5 on his World Cup debut. Farrell drags his kick wide from the touchline.

Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 18:18

England 52-0 Chile

67 min: Chile rebuild again but they are now back in their own half. England, and the game as a whole, has lost some flow and momentum as a result of the many replacements, and perhaps the lop-sided scoreboard too.

Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 18:15

England 52-0 Chile

64 min: Chile are on the attack, now trying to roll a maul through England’s defence from a lineout... but England defend stoutly and the whistle blows. Scrum to England.

Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 18:13

Try! England 52-0 Chile (Arundell)

60 min: What a World Cup debut this is by Henry Arundell! Ford launches a pass to the right wing where Arundell sets off once more. This time he has a lot more work to do but he does it brilliantly and creatively, kicking over the full back’s head and collecting the bouncing ball on the try line before rolling over the line. Four tries, now. Farrell adds two more.

Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 18:06

England 45-0 Chile

From our reporter Harry Latham-Coyle in Lille:

This is starting to get ugly for Chile. England, after those couple of early missed chances, have been accurate and clinical and just have too much athleticism for their overmatched opponents.

George Ford is on for Elliot Daly, meaning England have Ford, Owen Farrell and Marcus Smith all on together for the first time. It will probably have little bearing on the final scoreline here but how the trio combine is worth watching as Steve Borthwick ponders his playmaking options for the matches to come.

Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 18:02

England 45-0 Chile

54 min: A few replacements by England, as two of their try-scorers are replaced, Theo Dan and Bevan Rodd. Walker, Marler and Stuart are on in an entirely new front row.

Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 17:59

England 45-0 Chile

52 min: Chile enjoy a brief spell of possession in midfield but it’s fumbled – though Game then snatches a turnover straight back, and they win a penalty. Well deserved, too. Can Chile now build to a sight of goal?

Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 17:57

Try! England 45-0 Chile (Arundell)

48 min: Another! And Henry Arundell has his hat-trick. The wing finishes off another sharp move and darts under the posts thoughtfully to leave Owen Farrell a simple kick.

Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 17:54

Try! England 38-0 Chile (Dan)

45 min: England maul from a lineout and Theo Dan gathers the ball in his midriff before burrowing over the line for try No 6. A simple kick for Farrell, too.

Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 17:50

England 31-0 Chile

43 min: Chile’s scrum crumbles and England have a penalty, which they kick into the corner for a lineout...

Lawrence Ostlere23 September 2023 17:46

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