England travel to face the USA who will soon be playing their first game of the tournament.
Eddie Jones side were fairly underwhelming in the clash of Sunday but with the 5 factors no attempts surrendered and no harm scares the direction will likely be content. With just a four day turnaround Jones has taken the choice to shuffle his 23 man squad with 10 changes.
In Jonathan Joseph the backs Willi Heinz, Piers Francis, Ruaridh McConnochie and Joe Cokanasiga all begin. Joe Launchbury, while Luke Cowan-Dickie, Dan Cole, Lewis Ludlam and George Kruis get their chance.
The two sides have met claiming victories in 1987, 1991 and 2007.
The USA will provide resistance, they have Premiership based players like Joe Taufete’e, Titi Lamositele and AJ MacGinty and also have their own professional league, therefore this much changed side will probably be skeptical of a potential banana skin.
One of these stars of England’s warm-up series has been Joe Cokanasiga, standing 6ft 4in and weighing over 19 stone he’s a mixture of size, power and pace that couple of wingers in the world could match.
In eight matches for his country he’s dotted down five times, he’ll look for price tryscorer and at best the ball early and often in this match he gets the allure.
The other Joe has even caught my eye when looking at this game and that’s USA celebrity hooker Joe Taufete’e. In just 23 games to the USA he’s an unbelievable 20 attempts (the most with a tight five forwards in the history of international rugby).
He’s played from the likes of Ireland, Scotland and Samoa while lots of his tries have come from opposition. Any participant with his sort of record is hard to ignore and is well worth a little punt??at anytime.