ENG
NO.NAME
7Chris Robshaw, FL
9Danny Care, SH
3Dan Cole, P
2Jamie George, H
4Joe Launchbury, L
8Sam Simmonds, P
6Maro Itoje, FL
5Charlie Ewels, L
T
1Ellis Genge, P
15Mike Brown, FB
T
14Jonny May, W
13Henry Slade, C
T
12Alex Lozowski, C
T
11Elliot Daly, W
T
2
10George Ford, FH
5
Replacements
16Dylan Hartley, C
17Joe Marler, H
18Harry Williams, W
19Nick Isiekwe, FL
20Courtney Lawes, SH
21Ben Youngs, FB
22Piers Francis, C
23Semesa Rokoduguni, SH
T

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Twickenham Stadium
8:00 PM, November 25, 2017
Attendance: 81,911

Match Commentary

81'George Ford misses the final conversion - but England have wrapped up a comfortable 48-14 victory at Twickenham.
81'George Ford misses the final conversion - but England have wrapped up a comfortable 48-14 victory at Twickenham.
81'48-14 Try - Semesa Rokoduguni , England
81'+248-14 End of second half
80'England are streaming forward once again now - and score again. Semesa Rokoduguni makes it four in four appearances for England after Henry Slade tees him up to run in off the wing.
79'43-14 Conversion - George Ford , England
77'
77'Elliot Daly grabs another as England counter again.
77'41-14 Try - Elliot Daly , England
74'Player substituted - Dwayne Polataivao , Samoa
74'Substitute on - Melani Matavao , Samoa
74'36-14 Conversion - Tim Nanai-Williams , Samoa
74'Player substituted - David Lemi , Samoa
74'Substitute on - Jamie-Jerry Taulagi , Samoa
73'The Samoans are into double figures. The captain does brilliantly to scoop up a stray ball and dives for the corner. A potential knock-on from Manu Leiataua is soon dismissed. Samoa are still down to ten men.
73'36-12 Try - Christopher Vui , Samoa
72'Wow, Samoa respond with a score at the other end and after extensive TMO analysis, Chris Vui grabs his maiden Test try.
71'36-7 Conversion - George Ford , England
70'34-7 Try - Henry Slade , England
69'England are starting to get the scoreboard ticking as Henry Slade eases over, with a sharp Ben Youngs the provider as the Exeter man cuts a brilliant line to cross the whitewash.
69'Yellow card - Piula Faasalele , Samoa
68'Player substituted - Jack Lam , Samoa
68'Substitute on - Ofisa Treviranus , Samoa
68'Player substituted - Alapati Leiua , Samoa
68'Substitute on - Rey Lee-Lo , Samoa
64'England are on the attack again. Samoa look to have tired a bit - but still manage to turn the ball over. TJ Ioane brilliantly tackles a try-hunting Mike Brown and England can't match Samoa's pace at the breakdown.
64'Jamie George is subbed off to make way for none other than Dylan Hartley. The starting hooker has put in a real shift today.
64'Player substituted - Charlie Ewels , England
64'Substitute on - Nick Isiekwe , England
64'Player substituted - Jamie George , England
64'Substitute on - Dylan Hartley , England
63'It took England the best part of 20 minutes to score in this half, but they've got what they've been looking for. Eddie Jones' men are playing with momentum now.
62'Player substituted - Josh Tyrell , Samoa
62'Substitute on - Fa'atiga Lemalu , Samoa
62'29-7 Conversion - George Ford , England
61'27-7 Try - Elliot Daly , England
60'Ford converts and there's now some real daylight between the two sides. Samoa have a mountain to climb from here.
59'Elliot Daly grabs his second after some patient build-up play from England. Harry Williams before George Ford finds the Wasps winger, who still has work to do as he charges towards the line.
58'Player substituted - Jordan Lay , Samoa
58'Substitute on - James Lay , Samoa
57'The crowd's excitement is audible as England work the ball intelligently towards the right wing and to Semesa Rokoduguni, who does well to side-step a few Samoan defenders before being bundled out on the touchline.
57'Substitute on - Piers Francis , England
57'Player substituted - Alex Lozowski , England
57'Substitute on - Ben Youngs , England
57'Player substituted - Danny Care , England
57'Substitute on - Harry Williams , England
57'Player substituted - Dan Cole , England
55'Maro Itoje can't recycle and England are penalised once again. Samoa are enjoying the upper hand at the breakdown.
54'Samoa are playing with a lot of energy so far this half - they're getting in England's faces and the men in white are not winning the contest at the ruck.
54'Samoa make a mess from Mike Brown's kick but England chase and go again. But Samoa aren't letting up - they win a penalty at the breakdown after England fail to release the ball.
50'Samoa have enjoyed a fair bit of possession and are looking for the gaps in England's defensive line - which is holding. Joe Marler's tackle is enough to win a penalty for England.
47'Maro Itoje has been instrumental in the line-out for England this match. The Saracens lock has won 5 balls in the air.
47'Player substituted - Donald Brighouse , Samoa
47'Substitute on - Hisa Sasagi , Samoa
47'Substitute on - Semesa Rokoduguni , England
47'Player substituted - Jonny May , England
46'Substitute on - Joe Marler , England
46'Player substituted - Ellis Genge , England
45'Dan Cole musters all his strength to rip a fantastic ball off the Samoan forwards.
43'England make a bright start with Mike Brown opening up Samoa's defence. He offloads to Lozowski, but the ball slips through the hands of the Wasps' man and an onrushing Danny Care cannot gather. If he had, the scrum-half would have been through.
41'And what can this man do as we approach the start of the second half?
41'The scoreline might not suggest it, but Samoa have fronted it up physically so far. The hosts have certainly been put through their paces and have taken some big hits from the men in blue. Ellis Genge took a huge one from Motu Matu'u towards the end of the first 40 minutes. But the Samoans will need to have more in their arsenal if they are to take the game to England in the second half and overturn the 15-point margin.
41'Our reporter Rob Bartlett assesses England's first-half performance.
41'But Eddie Jones' men squander their chance and Samoa clear downfield. Mike Brown gathers and coolly kicks the ball out of play, deciding enough is enough for now.
41'22-7 End of first half
40'22-7 Start of second half
39'England have one last chance before the break to grab a try. Jamie George with a throw-in.
38'Elliot Daly boots a mammoth kick downfield. The ball defies all expectation to bounce off the line and remain in play, before it eventually trickles out to the relief of the Samoan fullbacks.
37'Alapati Leiua is again called into action as he intercepts and England pass. England seem to have lost some of their shape within the last five minutes.
34'Earlier Mike Brown took a massive upper-body hit from Alapati Leiua. To the shock of the Twickenham crowd, England's try scorer remarkably stays on his feet.
33'Samoa clear their lines but England come again. Sam Simmonds finds a gap on the right wing but the Samoan defence holds.
33'Maro Itoje displays fantastic athleticism in grabbing an England line-out. England on the attack again.
31'Substitute on - Manu Leiataua , Samoa
31'Player substituted - Motu Matu'u , Samoa
31'Player substituted - Joe Launchbury , England
31'Substitute on - Courtney Lawes , England
30'George Ford completes the conversion. The fly-half has enjoyed the ball a lot in this half and has dictated a lot of England's play. He's also reached a defensive milestone too.
30'22-7 Conversion - George Ford , England
29'England up the ante and show the speed and power in their arsenal. They stretch Samoa and Danny Care pops up a finely timed pass to Jamie George, who goes to ground. The ball is recycled quickly and Charlie Ewels runs in for his second try in a white jersey.
29'20-7 Try - Charlie Ewels , England
27'It's been a very lively half hour at the home of England Rugby.
24'TJ Ioane has picked up two low balls from his feet, nearly stumbling on both occasions, in the last passage of play to keep the ball alive for his team.
22'Samoa have held their composure after a very shaky start. The visitors have enjoyed some territory in England's half and are very much still in this.
20'A fiery burst from Kieron Fonotia sees Samoa creep into England's 22. The centre tries to offload to his outside man but the ball is knocked on.
19'George Ford slots a penalty through the posts as we reach the midway point of the first half.
19'15-7 Penalty goal - George Ford , England
17'Jonny May showcases some real magic as he takes a line-out to himself and side foots his way through the Samoan defence. England look back on the front foot.
14'12-7 Conversion - Tim Nanai-Williams , Samoa
13'A great response from the tourists. How will England respond?
13'But the Samoans keep their resilience - Piula Faasalele powers towards the try line to dot down under the posts.
13'12-5 Try - Piula Faasalele , Samoa
11'Samoa storm down the other end from the re-start and catch England's defence napping. Sale Sharks' TJ Ioane dives towards the line from the breakdown but is held up short.
9'And England have a second. Alex Lozowski bags his first international try with Jamie George the provider. The hooker does brilliantly to hold off his outside man and find the Wasps play maker.
9'12-0 Try - Alex Lozowski , England
7'Maro Itoje performs a spontaneous football-like dive to block a grubber from Samoan fly-half Tim Nanai-Williams. Ingenious defence from the British and Irish Lion.
6'Some good build-up play from Samoa - their first real period of possession in the game.
4'England were nearly in again there through none other than one of the heroes of last week - Danny Care - had referee Andrew Brace not blown for a forward pass.
3'
3'And the try is given, with George Ford adding the extras.
3'7-0 Conversion - George Ford , England
2'Mike Brown looks to have got England off to the ideal start. But the TMO are checking whether there was a knock-on by Danny Care in the breakdown.
2'5-0 Try - Mike Brown , England
1'The anthems have been sung, the Samoans have performed their Siva Tau...and we're off!
1'Perfect conditions for today's encounter. A sunny but crisp day at Twickenham.
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1'Hello and welcome to our live commentary of England v Samoa. England have won all seven meetings head-to-head by a double-figure margin against Samoa. No doubt the hard-hitting tourists will be looking to record their first win over Eddie Jones' side.
1'0-0 Start of first half