The XV de la Rose has pulled itself together. One week after their defeat against Argentina (29-30), the English made short work of Japan (52-13) on Saturday at Twickenham. Eddie Jones’ men scored six tries against the completely overwhelmed Japanese.
The English delivered a solid start to the match. After 25 minutes of play, they were already leading 14-0 after two tries from Freddy Steward (12th) and Marcus Smith (24th), both converted by Owen Farrell. And if Japan reduced the gap by converting two penalties in quick succession, Guy Porter made the break just before the break (40th).
Returning from the locker room, Ellis Genge worsened the mark (48th) before Porter followed suit (50th), offering himself a double at the same time. The center was imitated later by Marcus Smith (74th). Meanwhile, Naoto Saito had saved the honor for Japan by flattening the ball in the in-goal (59th).