Feb 04, 2019
International round-up: Wins for eight Sarries
England began their Six Nations campaign with a victory over Ireland in Dublin.
Owen Farrell captained the side and featured alongside five other Sarries in Jamie George, Mako Vunipola, Maro Itoje, George Kruis and Billy Vunipola.
The quintet of forwards produced destructive performances at the Aviva, Mako earning the man of the match award, while Farrell marshalled his troops expertly, adding 12 points from the boot in the 32-22 win.
Liam Williams began at full-back for Wales who staged a remarkable comeback in Paris.
Trailing 16-0 to France, Warren Gatland’s fought back to record a 24-19 win at Stade de France.
In the Americas Rugby Championship, Titi Lamositele started at loosehead in USA’s huge win over Chile.
The Eagles put 70 points on their hosts and face Argentina XV next.
Joel Kpoku played for England Under-20s who suffered an opening round defeat to Ireland Under-20s in Cork.