"A colossus in Marseille" - England's five best players against Fiji - Ruck

“A colossus in Marseille” – England’s five best players against Fiji

fter a gripping encounter against Fiji at Stade de Marseille on Sunday, England has punched their ticket to the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup 2023.

While the team as a whole shone, we highlight the top five standout players from this thrilling 30-24 victory:

#5. Joe Marchant

RUCK 7.5/10: “Received a hospital pass for his first involvement that saw him take a heavy hit, and was then turned over on the deck. However, he soon fired back with key running lines, and scored England’s second try of the match. A nice line break cut back inside and over the try-line. Awesome defence, and goaded Fijian defenders to fly off their feet for a 37th minute penalty. Presented his versatility in defence as he was pushed out wide, following Ollie Lawrence’s introduction.”

Evening Standard 8/10: “A fine turn from one of England’s World Cup success stories. Playing with real confidence and grit.”

Express 8/10: “Scored a first half try with a neat finish in one of his best performances in his time with England.”