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Farrell: England have so much more to give

Farrell: England have so much more to give
  • England beat Ireland 57-15 at Twickenham, scoring eight tries in an impressive display
  • England have won two of their first three Rugby World Cup warm-up matches
  • England face Italy in Newcastle next

Owen Farrell warned England’s World Cup rivals they will only get better despite easing to a comfortable 57-15 victory against Ireland at Twickenham.

The hosts ran in eight tries, with Joe Cokanasiga bagging two and Elliot Daly, Manu Tuilagi, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Tom Curry and Luke Cowan-Dickie crossing for one each.

It marked England’s second win from three warm-up games and steered them back on track following last weekend’s loss to Wales in Cardiff.

And Farrell, whose side face Italy in their final warm-up match in a fortnight, is convinced there is more to come before they suit up to tackle Tonga in their opening match in Japan in little under a month.

“I think we are still building, I think there is a lot more left in us,” he said.

“We are looking forward to playing our best rugby in front of us and it is very exciting.

“You can only play what is in front of you and the conditions were perfect. We moved it around a bit and did well off the back of it.”

Ireland struck first thanks to Jordan Larmour’s score but England quickly took over and led 22-10 at the break, with Tuilagi’s punchy running, Itoje’s industry and Farrell’s creativity wreaking havoc.

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And while Ireland faded, England strengthened after the break to secure a second straight win against Joe Schmidt’s men – who they beat in Dublin during the Guinness Six Nations.

“I love it every time I put this jersey on, Twickenham is a fantastic place to play,” Farrell added.

“We are building. We have to make sure it stays that way and build forward.”