England thrash United States 45-7 in Rugby World Cup
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By Tom Fordyce
Sports author in Kobe
England hit a seven-try demolition of the USA against their World Cup straps to make it 2 wins out of two.
Following skipper George Ford moved under the posts after six minutes Luke Cowan-Dickie and billy Vunipola scored first-half attempts from mauls.
Four more in the next half - two from Lewis Ludlum and latecomers Ruaridh McConnochie from Joe Cokanasiga, one apiece - were a reward for a much-improved functionality from Kobe's humidity and heat.
US flanker John Quill was sent off on replacement Owen Farrell, At a World Cup becoming defined by procedure.
However, Piers Francis to, the guy Farrell had come on, may himself confront retrospective action after a questionable struggle at the game's opening moments.
England's set-piece is dominant, the US forwards unable to find an answer when the maul was set by their competitions or to cope at the scrum.
England will travel this weekend in disposition although tougher tests lie in the form of France and Argentina.
Eddie Jones had guaranteed a start and his staff delivered, Ford slicing through a defence after the foray of Francis and Vunipola run down the left - over the angle to touch down under the posts.
Four penalties slowed down the charge, World Cup debutant Willie Heinz over-exuberant and indisciplined in a scrum and ruck and spilling the ball forward three yards out.
But Cowan-Dickie moved to Tom Curry in the back of the line-out with Ford yanking on the strings England kicked a penalty to the corner along with Vunipola rumbled over in the Rear of the maul.
The US pack
was splintering in the set-piece, and yet another maul sent in to get the right tries down, Cowan-Dickie after off a scrum penalty was kicked by Ford in touch.
And England had their attempt just before the period as Ford's adorable chip was gathered by Jonathan Joseph, Cokanasiga unable to collect the centre's pass .
Their 19-0 half-time lead was a honest reflection of their equilibrium of electricity, England with 66% of possession and 76% land.
Jones took Vunipola, Dan Cole and Joe Marler off at the break with Kyle Sinckler, Mark Wilson and Ellis Genge coming to the fray.
Sinckler and Wilson mixed in midfield prior to Cokanasinga appeared over, before Joseph's dummy foxed the centre spinning and stepping to within two metres, the staying cover.
On arrived Farrell, Ben Youngs along with Courtney Lawes, Jones attempting to manage the workload on his players.
Winger McConnochie withdrew one opening once he opted to step in rather than pin back his ears to the corner , but the bolter for England's World Cup squad left amends moments later as he wrapped in after another scrum penalty ran.
Ludlum was yet another who was nowhere close to this group six months ago however his performance was fraught with a test of his own following Ford's cut down the abandoned.
And Cokanasiga caught England's seventh following a storming 70-metre run and his second from Genge, who left defenders scattered in his wake like tenpins.
Referee Nic Berry because of his bill on Farrell dismissed quill prior to a late consolation rating from Bryce Campbell with the clock reddish.
10 points out of the tee and A wise try a confident display, England's skipper at night making the most of the time by his dominant pack.
England head coach Eddie Jones:"The conditions weresuch it was like a moist weather match but we found our rhythm and rhythm well in the second half. We made some managing mistakes but we will improve.
"They had 14 players in the line and it was hard to have a numerical benefit. When we began to play through them we were much better."
England World Cup winner Matt Dawson on Radio 5 Live:"The highlight for me was the discipline. I think there were just three penalties, which were all in the first halfof the It is in stark contrast and the team required to proceed.
"If they could get anywhere near four or five penalties against Argentinathey will blow them off. Should they keep progressing like that, they will be a difficult team to beat."
England: Daly, McConnochie, Joseph, Francis, Cokanasiga, Ford (capt), Heinz; Marler, Cowan-Dickie, Cole, Launchbury, Kruis, Curry, Ludlam, B Vunipola.
Replacements: Singleton, Genge, Sinckler, Lawes, Wilson Farrell, Watson.
United States: Hooley, Scully (capt), Brache, Lasike, Iosefo, MacGinty, Davies; Ainuu, Taufete'e, Lamositele, Landry, Civetta, Lamborn, Quill, Dolan.
Replacements: Campbell, Fawsitt, Kilifi, Mullen Germishuys Haas, Te'o.
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