Factbox: World Cup - England v Tonga


  • Rugby
  • Friday, 20 Sep 2019

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup - Tonga Training - Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan - September 20, 2019. Tonga's Sonatane Takulua. REUTERS/Edgar Su

(Reuters) - Factbox on the Rugby World Cup Pool C fixture between England and Tonga:

WHERE

Sapporo Dome, Sapporo

WHEN

Sunday, Sept. 22 at 7.15pm local time (1015 GMT)

ENGLAND

World ranking: 3

Coach: Eddie Jones (Australia)

Captain: Owen Farrell

Team: 15-Elliot Daly, 14-Anthony Watson, 13-Manu Tuilagi, 12-Owen Farrell, 11-Jonny May, 10-George Ford, 9-Ben Youngs, 8-Billy Vunipola, 7-Sam Underhill, 6-Tom Curry, 5-Maro Itoje, 4-Courtney Lawes, 3-Kyle Sinckler, 2-Jamie George, 1-Joe Marler

Replacements: 16-Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17-Ellis Genge, 18-Dan Cole, 19-George Kruis, 20-Lewis Ludlam, 21-Willi Heinz, 22-Henry Slade, 23-Jonathan Joseph.

TONGA

World ranking: 15

Coach: Toutai Kefu (Tonga)

Captain: Siale Piutau

Team: 15-David Halaifonua, 14-Atieli Pakalani, 13-Siale Piutau, 12-Cooper Vuna, 11-Viliami Lolohea, 10-Kurt Morath, 9-Sonatane Takulua, 8-Maama Vaipulu, 7-Fotu Lokotui, 6-Sione Kalamafoni, 5-Leva Fifita, 4-Sam Lousi, 3-Ben Tameifuna, 2-Sosefo Sakalia, 1-Siegfried Fisiihoi

Replacements: 16-Siua Maile, 17-Latu Talakai, 18-Ma'afu Fia, 19-Dan Faleafa, 20-Nasi Manu, 21-Leon Fukofuka, 22-James Faiva, 23-Nafi Tu'itavake.

OFFICIALS

Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)

Assistants: Mathieu Raynal (France), Shuhei Kubo (Japan)

TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

POOL C FIXTURES (date/opponent/venue)

ENGLAND

Sept 26 v U.S. Kobe

Oct 5 v Argentina Tokyo

Oct 12 v France Yokohama

TONGA

Sept 28 v Argentina Osaka

Oct 6 v France Kumamoto

Oct 13 v U.S. Osaka

(Compiled by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru)


   

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