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England vs Fiji live: Nine-try victory sees England rout Pacific Islanders 58-15 to maintain Eddie Jones's unbeaten streak

Follow the latest from England second Autumn international at Twickenham

Jack de Menezes
Saturday 19 November 2016 10:22
Semesa Rokoduguni scores England's third try against Fiji
Semesa Rokoduguni scores England's third try against Fiji

England made it 11 matches unbeaten under head coach Eddie Jones on Saturday when they beat Fiji 58-15 at Twickenham to record their second victory of the Aumtun internationals with a dominant display that saw the red rose score nine tries to Fiji's three. Re-live the action here.

  • England thrash Fiji 58-15 at twickenham
  • Home side score nine tries to back up last week's win over South Africa.
  • Jonthan Joseph, Semesa Rokoduguni and Joe Launchbury all score twice
  • Elliot Daly, Teimana Harrison and Aex Goode also score
  • Fiji score three tries in response but are soundly beaten

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England: Goode; Rokoduguni, Joseph, Farrell, Daly; Ford, Youngs; Vunipola, Hartley, Cole; Launchbury, Lawes; Robshaw, Harrison, Vunipola.

Replacements: George, Marler, Sinckler, Ewels, Hughes, Care, Te’o, Slade.

Fiji: Metui Talebula; Benito Masilevu, Asaeli Tikoirotuma, Albert Vulivuli, Nemani Nadolo; Josh Matavesi, Seru Vularika; Campese Ma'afu, Sunia Koto, Manasa Saulo; Api Ratuniyawara, Leone Nakarawa; Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Peceli Yato, Akapusi Qera.

Replacements: Tuapati Talemaitoga, Peni Ravai, Leeroy Atalifo, Nemia Soqeta, Naulia Dawai, Eremasi Radrodro, Nikola Matawalu, Kini Murimurivalu


Good morning and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of today's Autumn international between England and Fiji, brought to you from pitchside at Twickenham Stadium.

England made it 10 wins from 10 under Eddie Jones last weekend as they recorded an impressive 37-21 win over South Africa, registering their first victory over the Springboks in 10 years in the process.

However, Jones was still demanding more from his side in the aftermath of the match, and given they gave away six penalties in the first 20 minutes, there's plenty to improve on. He's made a few changes to the side, some through injury and some rotational, but has refused to make wholesale changes in a sign of respect to the Pacific Islanders.

Northampton Saints flanker Teimana Harrison comes into the pack for just his second start for England as he replaces club colleague Tom Wood, while Jonathan Joseph, Semesa Rokoduguni and Alex Goode comes into the backline at the expense of Jonny May, Marland Yarde and Mike Brown - with Elliot Daly moving to the wing to accomodate Joseph.

With the match due to kick-off at 14:30, we'll bring you all the build-up and latest news throughout the day before we get underway.

Jack de Menezes19 November 2016 09:51

Who will win today's Test match?

Jack de Menezes19 November 2016 09:52
Jack de Menezes19 November 2016 09:55

England had to wait on three key players before naming their side for today's match, meaning that Eddie Jones delayed naming his side by 24 hours until Friday morning. But it was good news when the announcement finally came, with Billy Vunipola and Elliot Daly both fit to start the match while Nathan Hughes makes the bench against the country of his birth...  

Jack de Menezes19 November 2016 12:14

Alex Goode gets a rare chance to impress today at full-back, but former England full-back Ben Foden told Jack Austin why he believes that he needs to do more than just perform in the Premiership to displace Mike Brown for good. Read the full interview below...

Jack de Menezes19 November 2016 12:15

There's been a lot of controversy in the build-up to the match over what Fiji will earn from their trip to Twickenham, with the RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie having some strong words to say over the rejection of a £150,000 payment from the £10m that will be earned today. 

Jack de Menezes19 November 2016 12:30

There's also been a lot of chat over the future of George Ford and his decision to activate a release clause in his contract with Bath... 

Jack de Menezes19 November 2016 12:45

Elsewhere today, Ireland look to pull off an incredible double over New Zealand, two weeks after beating the All Blacks in Chicago. One of their star players that day was scrum-half Conor Murray, and Brian O'Driscoll told Jack Austin why the Irishman has developed into the finest No 9 in the world. 

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