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RECAP: England v Tonga

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our live coverage of the year-end international between England and Tonga at Twickenham.


After a disappointing Six Nations campaign earlier this year, England head coach Eddie Jones believes he now has a squad that can go on to achieve big things.

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England: 15 Freddie Steward, 14 Adam Radwan, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Jonny May, 10 Owen Farrell (captain), 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Tom Curry, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Courtney Lawes, 5 Jonny Hill, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Ellis Genge.
Replacements: 16 Jamie Blamire, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Charlie Ewels, 20 Alex Dombrandt, 21 Alex Mitchell, 22 Marcus Smith, 23 George Furbank.

Tonga: 15 Telusa Veainu, 14 Walter Fifita, 13 Mailetoa Hingano, 12 Afusipa Taumoepeau, 11 Solomone Kata, 10 Kurt Morath, 9 Sonatane Takulua (captain), 8 Sione Vailanu, 7 Mateaki Kafatolu, 6 Lopeti Timani, 5 Tanginoa Halaifonua, 4 Halaleva Fifita, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Paula Ngauamo, 1 Siegfried Fisi’ihoi.
Replacements: 16 Siua Maile, 17 Loni Uhila, 18 Ma’afu Fia, 19 Setofano Funaki, 20 Onehunga Havili, 21 Leon Fukofuka, 22 James Faiva, 23 Viliami Fine.

Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)
Assistant referees: Adam Jones (Wales), Andrea Piardi (Italy)
TMO: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)

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