Henry Arundell got five of England's 11 tries in the 71-0 win.
You would argue that Chile started the better of the two teams. Their attacking endeavour against England was excellent, while the more storied side failed to convert any opportunities for 20 minutes. But when they did, the England next gen – led by the lethal Henry Arundell – were finishing things off ruthlessly. England won 71-0.
After scoring five in his only outing so far, Arundell is now atop the competition’s chart for the 2023 Rugby World Cup top try-scorer. That equals the record for most tries by any England man in a single Test.
With Owen Farrell back in the squad it is clear the veteran fly-half pulls so many of the strings. But with Marcus Smith as a secondary playmaker from full-back there were plenty of chances to attack. Even after squandering a few gilt-edged chances to score, the opportunities kept coming.
And while Chile did well to keep the ball alive with inside passes and offloads as the game broke up, they didn’t hve the finisher’s edge in the first half.
In the second quarter, England dotted down five times, claiming the try bonus. As well as two from Henry Arundell (20), we saw Theo Dan (22), Bevan Rodd (23), and Marcus Smith (24) score. The Smith try in particular deserves to be watched over and over…
Check out a handful of tries from England’s next gen below.
Theo Dan try
Henry Arundell scores twice
Arundell didn’t have to do any of his trademark flash running to finish off his first two tries, but he was in the right place at the right time.
But by the time he had his fifth, England were in rampant, ruthless mood.
Imagine scoring that many tried in one game – one World Cup game – your first World Cup start.
Brilliant Marcus Smith try
Smith’s score wad the pick of the half.
Being put into space by Farrell, he took the gap, and after lacing through a grubber, he burned around the cover to pick it up and go in at the corner.
Of course, the try-scoring didn’t just halt in the second half. Theo Dan got himself another score, and Arundell got onto a grubbered ball to geti his hat-trick score too.
The youngster were allowed to cut loose.
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