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Watch: Cokonasiga unleashed against Wallabies


Watch: England's new 'Jonah Lomu' Joe Cokanasiga brutalises Wallabies in breakout display

England’s new wing Joe Cokanasiga exploded against the Wallabies in an uncontainable display of power running, giving England fans serious excitement and Eddie Jones a serious selection conundrum ahead of the Six Nations.

After scoring on debut against Japan last week, he clocked up 107 metres on seven carries, beating seven defenders and making three line breaks.

He will give Dane Haylett-Petty nightmares after slipping his tackle and racing away to score with ease.

“It was like watching Dane Haylett-Petty run into a brick wall as he tried to stop Joe Cokanasiga,” former England captain Mike Tindall said on BBC Sport.

He wasn’t finished with Haylett-Petty yet, showcasing his physicality with a tearing kick-return through the Wallabies defence.

With the line in sight, Cokanasiga opted to detour so he could run directly at Dane Haylett-Petty, flattening him before being held just short by a desperate tackle from Michael Hooper.

The 21-year-old has been labeled by some as England’s ‘Jonah Lomu’ after the breakout match, with fans salivating over the prospect. He received his second straight fans’ man-of-the-match award after the performance.

The addition of Cokanasiga on the end of a backline with Ben Te’o and Manu Tuilagi gives Jones a possible power back line-up nothing like he has had since taking over in 2016.

The Fijian-born winger, who moved to Bath this year after his club London Irish was relegated, is sure to feature in next year’s Six Nations and could be a bolter for England’s World Cup squad.

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Watch: England's new 'Jonah Lomu' Joe Cokanasiga brutalises Wallabies in breakout display
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