England trounce Samoa 48-14 to end autumn internationals undefeated

Elliot Daly scored two tries in England's win against Samoa
Elliot Daly scored two tries in England's win against Samoa
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England 48-14 Samoa, Twickenham Stadium
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England ended their autumn international campaign undefeated for the second successive time under head coach Eddie Jones as they trounced Samoa 48-14 at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.

It took England just two minutes to score their first points with fullback Mike Brown going past the line and George Ford slotted the conversion to make it 7-0. The domination from the home side continued as Alex Lozowski capitalised on the good work done by Elliot Daly and Jamie George to score the second try to make it 12-0.

Samoa made a brief comeback when Piula Faasalele danced past the post in the 12th minute that was converted by Tim Nanai-Williams to bring down the gap to five points but a crossover from Charlie Ewels with Ford's conversion and penalty on either side meant Jones' side completed the first half with a 22-7 lead.

England were expected to steamroll Samoa but the visitors were strong at breakdown as England struggled to find opportunities to breach their defence. Daly finally managed to get one past the line in the 61st minute to make it 29-7 and soon a sin-bin to Faasalele saw Henry Slade also contributing with a try in the 69th minute.

Even though Christopher Vui scored a try for Samoa, further touchdowns from Daly and Semesa Rokoduguni ensured a resounding 48-14 win for England.

 
 

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