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England through to Rugby World Cup semi-finals after victory over Fiji | UK News

today15/10/2023

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England are through to the last four of the Rugby World Cup after a 30-24 victory over Fiji in their quarter-final.

Steve Borthwick’s men will now face France or South Africa in the tournament’s semi-finals. The hosts and the holders meet later this evening.

First-half tries by Manu Tuilagi and Joe Marchant put England 21-10 ahead at the break in Marseille.

Viliame Mata, Peni Ravai and Vilimoni Botitu crossed for Fiji.

Solid kicking by captain Owen Farrell, who scored 20 points, made the difference.

It means England are into the semis for the second world cup in a row as they seek a second win in the tournament.

Fiji's Viliame Mata scores his side's opening try. Pic: AP
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Fiji’s Viliame Mata scores his side’s opening try. Pic: AP

Fiji had only beaten England once before Sunday, winning 30-22 in a warm-up game at Twickenham six weeks ago.

England topped their group after four wins from four, despite rarely impressing critics with their style.

The Princess of Wales was among the crowd in Marseille.

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