Courtney Lawes scores BIZARRE try for England after Joe Marler knocked on George Ford’s pass with his HEAD against Japan… as the prop jokes he was practising his headers pre-game
- Courtney Lawes has scored a bizarre try in England’s match against Japan
- Joe Marler knocked it on with his head – and the try stood after the TMO review
- England beat Japan 34-12 in their second group match at the Rugby World Cup
- Latest Rugby World Cup 2023 news, including fixtures, live scores and results
England closed in on a place in the World Cup quarter-finals last night thanks to a clunky win over Japan that was sparked by a ball bouncing off Joe Marler’s head.
Steve Borthwick’s side made it two wins from two after skipper Courtney Lawes scored a bizarre try set up by a pass that cannoned off Marler’s Mohawk, before Freddie Steward and Joe Marchant crossed to secure a bonus point.
England can book their spot in the last eight with a game to go against Chile on Saturday.
Speaking in jest post-game, Marler said: ‘It was planned. You won’t believe me, but Cole and George in our activation warm-up, part of it was practising our headers and it came to fruition tonight.’
Earlier, Fiji stunned Eddie Jones’s Australia with a brilliant 22-15 win in Saint-Etienne.
England closed in on a place in the World Cup quarter-finals last night thanks to a clunky win over Japan that was sparked by a ball bouncing off Joe Marler’s head
Courtney Lawes picked up the ball and ran it in for the try when the scores were still close
Following a TMO review, the decision of referee Nika Amashukeli stood and a try was awarded
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