England survive Fiji test to win Rugby World Cup opener
September 19 2015 01:47 AM

Fullback Mike Brown  scoring a try during a Pool A match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between England and Fiji at Twickenham stadium in south west London yesterday.


Hosts England endured an uncomfortable night before overcoming dogged Fiji 35-11 in their Rugby World Cup Pool A opener at Twickenham yesterday.
Seeking a second World Cup triumph, England opened up an 18-8 halftime lead through a penalty try and Mike Brown’s close-range effort while winger Nemani Nadolo took a high crossfield kick in the corner to get Fiji on the scoreboard.
The Pacific Islanders refused to be over-awed in front of 80,000 partisan fans, frustrating a sometimes ragged England with a succession of turnovers.

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