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.

Reuters
London


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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