Wing Henry Arundell’s spectacular performance saw him score an impressive five tries, effectively dismantling the weakest team in Pool D and virtually securing England’s spot in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.
The 20-year-old sensation’s remarkable tally of tries against Chile equals the highest ever achieved by an England men’s player in a Test match. This remarkable feat catapulted him to the top of the tournament’s try-scoring charts, all in his debut appearance in this campaign.
As anticipated, England displayed their dominance over the spirited but limited Chilean side, utilizing their formidable forward strength and exceptional backline skills to keep the Rugby World Cup newcomers on the defensive for the majority of the match.
However, as the game drew to a close, it’s essential to shift our focus to four players who, in stark contrast to Arundell’s sensational performance, failed to meet expectations and delivered a disappointing performance during this clash.
#1. Billy Vunipola
Rugby Pass: “A first start since his Dublin red card last month, he stole a lineout ball off a Chile throw in the England 22 to put a stop to early opposition energy. Was described in recent performances as looking leggy and it was similar here with the game there to be won. Exited on 67 minutes.”
Telegraph: “Another returning veteran, Vunipola seemed to be a specialist catcher of restarts. Effective there but quiet otherwise, and was boomed backwards by Augusto Bohme.”
Replacement : Ben Earl