2 game ban for Curry. Still have no idea how Kriel avoided any sanctions, can they not even cite after the match now? Hopefully Curry can play all of the Samoa game and then be in a good place for the knockouts.
Summed up the half, poor from both sides generally. Poor ball management by England, daft game management by the Blossoms (like that last premature clearance that gave England another lineout before the half that then led to 3).Jesus Jonny. Both cynical and pointless.
Likely cost us 3 points too. Yup. 10-9. Fair reflection.
Lots of silly mistakes, far too much kicking and no real threat with ball in hand (barely any breaks through the gain line). It did improve after 50, helped by Japan beginning to tire.Reading the comments is weird as I caught the game from about the 50th on and we played pretty well in what were obviously tough conditions. Smith surprisingly adept in his brief role as a 15.
Can't speak to the first 50 of course, but been a better start to the tournament than expected.