USA vs England Live Stream: USA vs England Live Stream, The creation and expansion of Major League Rugby in the States means that for the first World Cup, every member of the squad plays professional rugby.With the USA two places higher in the World Rugby rankings than Tonga, England cannot afford to take them lightly.England will be out to silence critics when they face USA at Kobe’s Noevir Stadium in Thursday’s Rugby World Cup Pool C encounter.
Despite opening with a 35-3 win over Tonga, Eddie Jones’ men were underwhelming in their first match. Frustration was evident on the face of the veteran coach as his team laboured to secure the bonus point win.
Throughout the 80 minutes, England repeatedly handed Tonga a lifeline through handling errors and penalties. Manu Tuilagi was the juggernaut with two tries in the first half, but there was little else to celebrate for the 2003 champions.
Next up after the USA fixture for England will be crunch clashes with Argentina and France. This is therefore the last game which they can reasonably expect to dominate and they have little time to right their wrongs.
Meanwhile, USA will surely have smelled blood while watching England’s opener. Gary Gold’s men have won four of their last five fixtures, although in all fairness, three were against Canada.
With six English-based players in their matchday 23, USA have players who will know their opponents well.
This match comes at the right time for the Eagles, but they need to be wary of falling prey to an England backlash.
“I know they’ve been down in Okinawa and they’ve had a two-week prep, so they’re going to come out all guns blazing,” said Jones of Thursday’s opponents.
“It’s going to be like 15 Donald Trumps out there, so we’ll have to be on our job, because we know they’re going to give it everything they’ve got, just like Tonga did. That’s great for us because we’ll have to be at our best.”For the RWC, we’ll be using a prediction algorithm from a New Zealand anorak.
Prediction: Despite a difficult start to the tournament, England should be far too strong for a team with only three wins in their Rugby World Cup history. Eddie Jones’ men are better than their opening performance suggested and a backlash is expected in Kobe. [That’s from our writer – Ed]. The algorithm is heavily in England’s favour, tipping them to win by more than 30 points.England coach Eddie Jones is expecting a tough World Cup contest against the USA and has used a bizarre comparison to illustrate that point.
Jones said “it’s going to be like 15 Donald Trumps out there” when the teams face-off in Kobe on Thursday.
England go into their second pool match of the tournament as huge favourites, but Jones expects a tough contest from USA, who will be playing its first.You can’t accuse Eddie Jones of not putting his money where his mouth is. The England boss has preached of the 31-man effort that it will take in Japan, yet this match against the United States was when those words would be truly put to the test.
As it is, Jones will back up his words with his actions. All available players in the squad will have featured across the two games so far at the Rugby World Cup if Jack Singleton and Mark Wilson come off the bench against the USA on Thursday, which given the four-day turnaround imposed on the squad is highly likely.
But while there could be justification for Jones, there is an equal amount of risk.
Three of the five players retained from the victory over Tonga played 80 minutes on Sunday, just four days before the USA fixture. Joe Marler and George Ford, the other two players backing up, played 50 and 68 minutes respectively, and with five of the replacements also having featured in that match, there is a danger that this physically proves too much an ask.