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14
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Samoa
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International Rugby
Saturday 25 November 2017, 10:00am EST

England v Samoa

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  • FT
  • TRY!Semesa Rokoduguni
    80'
  • ConversionGeorge Ford
    78'
  • TRY!Elliot Daly
    76'
  • ConversionTim Nanai-Williams
    73'
  • TRY!Christopher Vui
    72'
  • ConversionGeorge Ford
    70'
  • TRY!Henry Slade
    69'
  • Yellow CardPiula Faasalele
    68'
  • ConversionGeorge Ford
    61'
  • TRY!Elliot Daly
    60'
  • HT
  • ConversionGeorge Ford
    29'
  • TRY!Charlie Ewels
    28'
  • Penalty GoalGeorge Ford
    18'
  • ConversionTim Nanai-Williams
    13'
  • TRY!Piula Faasalele
    12'
  • TRY!Alex Lozowski
    8'
  • ConversionGeorge Ford
    2'
  • TRY!Mike Brown
    1'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
779
362
Metres
64
39
Carries
34
17
Defenders beaten
20
4
Clean breaks
242
132
Passes
19
4
Offloads
20
11
Turnovers conceded
4
13
Turnovers won
122
160
Tackles
17
34
Missed tackles
England T C P
15 Mike Brown 1 0 0
14 Jonny May 0 0 0
13 Henry Slade 1 0 0
12 Alex Lozowski 1 0 0
11 Elliot Daly 2 0 0
10 George Ford 0 5 1
9 Danny Care 0 0 0
1 Ellis Genge 0 0 0
2 Jamie George 0 0 0
3 Dan Cole 0 0 0
4 Joe Launchbury 0 0 0
5 Charlie Ewels 1 0 0
6 Maro Itoje 0 0 0
7 Chris Robshaw 0 0 0
8 Sam Simmonds 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Dylan Hartley 0 0 0
17 Joe Marler 0 0 0
18 Harry Williams 0 0 0
19 Nick Isiekwe 0 0 0
20 Courtney Lawes 0 0 0
21 Ben Youngs 0 0 0
22 Piers Francis 0 0 0
23 Semesa Rokoduguni 1 0 0
Samoa T C P
15 Ahsee Tuala 0 0 0
14 Paul Perez 0 0 0
13 Kieron Fonotia 0 0 0
12 Alapati Leiua 0 0 0
11 David Lemi 0 0 0
10 Tim Nanai-Williams 0 2 0
9 Dwayne Polataivao 0 0 0
1 Jordan Lay 0 0 0
2 Motu Matu'u 0 0 0
3 Donald Brighouse 0 0 0
4 Josh Tyrell 0 0 0
5 Christopher Vui 1 0 0
6 Piula Faasalele 1 0 0
7 TJ Ioane 0 0 0
8 Jack Lam 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Manu Leiataua 0 0 0
17 James Lay 0 0 0
18 Hisa Sasagi 0 0 0
19 Fa'atiga Lemalu 0 0 0
20 Ofisa Treviranus 0 0 0
21 Melani Matavao 0 0 0
22 Rey Lee-Lo 0 0 0
23 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi 0 0 0

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  • Thanks for joining our commentary this afternoon. Until next time, goodbye.
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  • England pour on the quality at the end of the match to see off Samoa comfortably this afternoon. They didn't have it all their own way due to solid defending from the visitors, but Eddie Jones will be satisfied with the margin of victory. Elliott Daly notched two tries, while scores from Mike Brown, Alex Lozowski, Charlie Ewels and Semesa Rokoduguni drove them over the line.
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  • FULL-TIME: ENGLAND 48-14 SAMOA
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  • The contest comes to an end.
    80'+4''
  • MISS! Ford misses the chance to take the score to 50, firing wide of the posts.
    80'+3''
  • England do get another score with swift passing through the backs and they spread the ball across the pitch. Slade releases the final pass to release Rokoduguni for the simple score.
    80'+2''
  • Try
    TRY! ENGLAND 48-14 SAMOA (Rokoduguni)
    80'+2''
  • England are still hungry for more tries here and are emulating New Zealand in their desire to score until the final whistle blows.
    80''
  • Ford sends the kick through the posts and England will end the match on a high note.
    79''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! ENGLAND 43-14 SAMOA (Ford)
    79''
  • Try
    TRY! ENGLAND 41-SAMOA 14 (Daly)
    78''
  • Daly beats a man and surges over the gainline. He speeds past tiring Samoa defenders and goes for the line. Daly slows towards the posts, but he just has enough energy left to dive over for the score.
    78''
  • England are still looking for tries and Itoje carries out from the back to get his side moving towards the half-way line.
    76''
  • Nanai-Williams is right in the corner and dispatches his effort through the posts with ease. A good ending to the game for the visitors.
    74''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! ENGLAND 36-14 SAMOA (Nanai-Williams)
    74''
  • Vui is awarded a try for a great effort in the corner to stretch out under pressure. A great individual effort from the lock.
    73''
  • Try
    TRY! ENGLAND 36-12 SAMOA (Vui)
    73''
  • TMO! Samoa are almost in for the try as Vui pounces on a loose ball in the corner. He reaches out for the score, but his fingertips might have touched the whitewash before he grounded the ball. This will be close.
    73''
  • Samoa power forward through Tuala and he wins a penalty for his team as Robshaw ends on the wrong side of the ruck.
    72''
  • It's a simple kick for Ford right under the posts and he extends England's lead.
    71''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! ENGLAND 36-7 SAMOA (Ford)
    71''
  • Slade notches his first score of the afternoon as he collects Youngs offload from the maul and races into the chasm of space left in the Samoa defence to tap down under the posts.
    70''
  • TRY! ENGLAND 34-7 SAMOA (Slade)
    70''
  • England kick for touch five metres out and will be looking for another score here.
    70''
  • Yellow Card
    SIN BIN! Faasalele goes into the sin bin for charging over the top of the ruck off his feet.
    69''
  • The England backs move the ball with speed, but Brown's charge inside the 10-metre line leaves him isolated and the visitors are able to generate the turnover. Samoa's defence has been impressive this afternoon.
    68''
  • England win a penalty at the scrum with their new arrivals making instant impacts. Ford kicks deep to send England in the Samoa 22, but the visitors hold firm at the lineout to stop the Red Rose on the charge.
    66''
  • Hartley replaces George at hooker, while Isiekwe comes for Ewels in the second row.
    64''
  • Daly and Simmonds link up down the left flank and England are on the move again as the number eight powers through a couple of tackles.
    63''
  • Ford sends his kick through the posts from a difficult angle on the left flank.
    62''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! ENGLAND 29-7 SAMOA (Ford)
    62''
  • England get the breakthrough in the second half as Ford pulls the strings on the edge of the tryline. He zips the ball for Daly to come off his wing and touch down after bursting through two tackles.
    61''
  • Try
    TRY! ENGLAND 27-7- SAMOA (Daly)
    61''
  • England put together quick ball inside the Samoa 22 and are on the verge of the tryline after spreading the ball from flank-to-flank.
    60''
  • Quick ball allows England to break down the right flank through Youngs. Robshaw and Rokoduguni combine down the wing, but the latter runs out of space inside the Samoa 22.
    58''
  • Williams replaces Cole and Francis arrives for Lozowski, while Youngs comes on for Care at scrum-half for England.
    56''
  • Care and Robshaw combine to drive England into the 22, but once again the home side lose their discipline at the ruck and Samoa are afforded the chance to clear the danger.
    55''
  • England surge forward through Rokoduguni, but are unable to get support around the winger and they lose out at the ruck. The Red Rose have not been at their best this afternoon.
    54''
  • Perez makes a vital claim on the edge of his 22 to gather Brown's grubber kick. The England full-back was almost through, but the winger recovered for the visitors.
    52''
  • Marler wins the ball at the breakdown for the home side with a strong challenge on Ioane. England get the penalty as the flanker is penalised for holding on to the ball in the ruck.
    50''
  • Simmonds almost snatches the ball at the breakdown for the home side, but in the process of losing out, he commits a penalty and Nanai-Williams kicks into the England 22.
    49''
  • May took a knock to the head in the process of that offload and is forced off for now for a head injury assessment. Rokoduguni replaces him.
    47''
  • May crashes through the first line of Samoa defenders and tries for the offload before he hits the ground, but for the second time in the half Care's hands let him down as he fumbles under pressure.
    47''
  • Genge makes way for Marler for the home side.
    46''
  • England push forward in numbers once again, but an error by Cole at the breakdown allows Samoa to clear their lines from a penalty.
    44''
  • Brown breaks through the Samoa line with a great surging run and he offloads to Lozowski, who in turn sends the ball across to Care, but the scrum-half fails to gather. Samoa have a scrum on the edge of their 22 following the knock-on.
    42''
  • Nanai-Williams gets the action back underway.
    41''
  • The players are back out for the second half, so we should be underway shortly.
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  • England lead at the break against Samoa, but Eddie Jones will not be satisfied with his side's performances. Early tries from Mike Brown and Alex Lozowski put the home side in command, but Piula Faasalele brought the visitors back into the contest following a mistake from Charlie Ewels from the restart. However, the lock atoned for his mistake by scoring Englands third try of the afternoon, but there's still room for improvement at the break for the Red Rose.
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  • HALF-TIME: ENGLAND 22-7 SAMOA
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  • England are sloppy at the breakdown as Care loses possession and it allows Nanai-Williams to boot the ball away. Brown collects, but he opts to end the half by firing into touch.
    40''
  • England put the pressure on at the breakdown as Robshaw surges forward. Matu'u concedes a penalty in his bid to stop the home side, giving the Red Rose another platform for an assault.
    39''
  • Robshaw gives the ball away on the offoad and it allows Leiua and Tuala to power forward through the England line. Lozowski gives away a penalty at the breakdown, but the resulting kick to touch from Nanai-Williams fails to go out and Daly brings England away.
    37''
  • Samoa hold their own at the breakdown twice as Polataivao does well to stop an England surge. There's plenty of room for improvement from the home side in the final third.
    35''
  • England lose the ball from the lineout even though Itoje makes an impressive grab. However, the visitors are unable to clear their lines as they knock the ball on at the breakdown.
    33''
  • Lawes makes an impact from the off as he carries the ball into the 22 and Samoa are penalised for not releasing the lock, allowing England to kick to the corner. Another try-scoring opportunity arrives for the home side.
    32''
  • England win a penalty from the restart and are on the offensive once again.
    32''
  • Launchbury goes off clutching his shoulder and is replaced by Lawes.
    31''
  • Ford sends his kick through the posts and England have control of the game once again.
    30''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! ENGLAND 22-7 SAMOA (Ford)
    30''
  • Care chooses the right pass on the five-metre line as he skips Itoje and tees up Ewels to crash through the line for the score. A fine run from the lock to beat two challenges and touch down over the line.
    29''
  • Try
    TRY! ENGLAND 20-7 SAMOA (Ewels)
    29''
  • Only foul play stops England short of the line. They win a penalty five metres from the line and Genge powers through a tackle from Matu'u to kickstart a new wave of pressure.
    28''
  • England turn the power on at the scrum and win the penalty. The Red Rose need to find their attacking rhythm again and a lineout on the edge of the Samoa 22 will give them a try-scoring opportunity.
    27''
  • Samoa continue to carry the ball well through contact and Lem drives his side over the half-way line before a mistake at the breakdown allows England respite.
    26''
  • Care puts the ball up in the air on the edge of the Samoa 22, but Slade cannot gather the ball cleanly, handing the visitors a scrum.
    24''
  • England ease the pressure on their line with a dominant scrum and get the penalty as Samoa bring down the set-piece.
    22''
  • Fonotia runs at the England line and crashes through a hole, but solid defending from May and a knock-on from the Samoa centre stops the visitors breaking in for another score.
    21''
  • England go for the posts to take them two score ahead of Samoa and Ford sends his effort through the posts from 25 metres.
    19''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOOD! ENGLAND 15-7 SAMOA (Ford)
    19''
  • The Red Rose put the pressure on the visitors with quick ball down the flank and Leiua wipes out Lozowski in the process. England have the penalty for Samoa coming in at the side of the ruck, but that was a promising position for the home side.
    17''
  • May does well on his flank as he takes a lineout to himself and charges through a number of blue shirts before being brought down just short of the 22.
    17''
  • Jones will be furious with England for allowing Samoa back into the game. One mistake from Ewels opened up room for the visitors to attack.
    15''
  • Nanai-Williams has a simple kick to bring his side within five points.
    14''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! ENGLAND 12-7 SAMOA (Nanai-Williams)
    14''
  • Samoa collect the scrum and put the pressure on with their forwards at the line. Faasalele collects and drives through Launchbury to record the try under the posts.
    14''
  • Try
    TRY! ENGLAND 12-5 SAMOA (Faasalele)
    14''
  • Nanai-Williams surges through the England line after a mistake from Ewels from the restart. Ioane keeps the momentum going for the visitors, but as he crashes over the line, the home side make a last-ditch effort to hold him up. It forces the five-metre for the visitors.
    12''
  • MISS! Ford cannot add the extra's as he scuffs his strike off the tee. Not the best kick from the England fly-half.
    11''
  • England capitalise on a huge mistake from Nanai-Williams as he fails to catch Ford's up and under. Daly pounces to snag the ball before offloading to George. The hooker spots the run of Lozowski and releases him to notch his first international try.
    10''
  • TRY! ENGLAND 12-0 SAMOA (Lozowski)
    10''
  • England get the turnover as their forwards mass around the ruck and force the mistake from the visitors.
    8''
  • Itoje tries an acrobatic stop on the floor to slide to stop Nanai-Williams' kick forward. He gains possession, but only after knocking the ball forward. Samoa will have the put-in at the scrum at the half-way line.
    7''
  • Samoa hammer away at the England line in response, but the home side hold firm at the half-way line.
    6''
  • England open up the Samoa defence once again, but the final offload from Brown to Daly down the flank goes forward. The full-back just hesitated before passing to his team-mate there, leading to the error.
    5''
  • Ford sends a kick deep into Samoa territory and Nanai-Williams attempts to respond, but he slices his kick out just outside Samoa's 22.
    4''
  • Ford sends his kick through the posts from close range and England have a seven-point lead in the early stages.
    3''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! ENGLAND 7-0 SAMOA (Ford)
    3''
  • After a brief check for a knock-on, England are on the board. Itoje pounces on a mistake at the breakdown from Samoa as they leave the left flank vacant. The flanker offloads first time to Brown, who is able to run in for the score unopposed.
    2''
  • Try
    TRY! ENGLAND 5-0 SAMOA (Brown)
    2''
  • Slade breaks through the gainline to take England into the Samoa 22 following a fine offload from Lozowski.
    1''
  • Ford gets us underway at Twickenham.
    1''
  • Before kick-off Samoa will perform the Siva Tau.
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  • The players are out on the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.
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  • STAT ATTACK! England have won 13 games in a row at home, only on six occasions in Test history has any side gone on a longer winning run at home. 
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  • STAT ATTACK! A win for England in this match would be their 200th at Twickenham, they would become the first team to win as many games at a single venue.
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  • STAT ATTACK! England have faced Samoa seven times in Test rugby, winning all seven meetings by margins of 13+ points. 
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  • Alapati Leiua, Josh Tyrell and TJ Ioane all return to the fold for Samoa this afternoon after missing out in their sides's defeat to Romania last week.
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  • England have made several changes to the side that beat Australia. Danny Care gets the start at scrum-half following his performance last week. Jamie George replaces skipper Dylan Hartley at hooker, leaving Chris Robshaw to take over the captaincy duties. Ellis Genge, Charlie Ewels and Sam Simmonds also come into the back, with Simmonds making his debut at number eight. Alex Lozowski replaces Owen Farrell at 12, while Mike Brown returns from a concussion.
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  • Samoa replacements: Leiataua, Jay Lay, Sasagi, Lemalu, Treviranus, Matavao, Lee-Lo, Taulagi.
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  • SAMOA: Tuala, Perez, Fonotia, Leiua, Lemi, Nanai-Williams, Polataivao; Jordan Lay, Matu'u, Brighous, Tyrell, Vui, Faasalele, Ioane, Lam.
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  • England replacements: Hartley, Marler, Williams, Isiekwe, Lawes, Youngs, Francis, Rokoduguni.
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  • ENGLAND: Brown, May, Slade, Lozowski, Daly, Ford, Care; Genge, George, Cole, Launchbury, Ewels, Itoje, Robshaw, Simmonds.
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  • Let's have a look at the two teams this afternoon.
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  • Samoa produced a strong performance against Scotland, putting the Scots under pressure late in the game, only to lose out by six points. However, Samoa were stunned last week by Romania in Bucharest, losing the contest 17-13 minnows. Titimaea Tafua's men will be desperate for a response this afternoon, although they've never beaten England.
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  • England put forward a dominant final five minutes against Australia to hammer the Wallabies 30-6 last week. Elliott Daly put the Red Rose in command, but a try from Marika Koroibete looked to have brought the visitors back into the game, only for the score to be ruled offside. Eddie Jones' men capitalised and scores from Jonathan Joseph, Jonny May and Danny Care put Michael Cheika's men to the sword.
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  • Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Autumn International clash between England and Samoa at Twickenham.
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