England vs Tonga player ratings | Rugby World Cup

England started their Rugby World Cup with a 35-3 bonus-point win against Tonga in Sapporo.

Below, we run through our star men, underperformers and finally our England vs Tonga player ratings.

BEST PLAYERS:

England: Jamie GeorgeImpeccable at the lineout and scored a try off the back of a rolling maul. Showed he’s one of, if not the best hooker in the world. Also made seven tackles. Other star performers include double try-scorer Manu Tuilagi and second-row Maro Itoje.

Tonga: Zane Kapeli – Made 10 tackles, more than any of his teammates, including that incredible hit on Billy Vunipola. He was relentless for his team.

UNDERPERFORMING PLAYERS:

England: Elliot Daly – Wasn’t bad but didn’t individually impress. The fullback’s defence wasn’t questioned (he didn’t make a single tackle) but his kicking appeared pretty aimless. Also got in an awkward position when he should have had a walk-in try late on.

Tonga: Cooper VunaThe experienced winger struggled. In defence, he missed four tackles while in attack he made just seven metres. Also, give away a silly penalty.

England vs Tonga player ratings

England: Elliot Daly – 6, Anthony Watson – 6.5, Manu Tuilagi – 8, Owen Farrell – 7, Jonny May – 7, George Ford – 7, Ben Youngs -7, Joe Marler – 6.5, Jamie George – 8.5, Kyle Sinckler – 7.5, Courtney Lawes – 7, Maro Itoje – 8, Tom Curry – 7.5, Sam Underhill – 7, Billy Vunipola – 7.5.

Tonga: David Halaifonua – 6, Atieli Pakalani – 5, Siale Piutau – 5.5, Cooper Vuna – 4, Viliami Lolohea – 5, Kurt Morath – 5, Sonatane Takulua – 6, Siegfried Fisihoi – 6, Sosefo Sakalia – 6.5, Ben Tameifuna – 7, Sam Lousi – 6, Leva Fifita – 6, Sione Kalamafoni – 6.5, Zane Kapeli – 7.5, Maama Vaipulu – 7

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