England are through to the Rugby World Cup semi-finals after surviving a late Fiji comeback in Marseille.

Owen Farrell kicked the crucial points to propel Steve Borthwick’s side to a final four clash against either hosts France or defending champions South Africa, but only after Fiji tied the game 24-24 with two quick tries from prop Peni Ravai and flyhalf Vilimoni Botitu.

Fiji will rue three relatively simple shots at goal that were missed, as well as unforced errors that eased the pressure on England. Centres Manu Tuilagi and Joe Marchant scored first-half tries and Farrell wasis unerring with the boot, including a late drop-goal. England led 21-10 at halftime and looked in total control of the game for the first 60

England has reached its sixth World Cup semi-final and will be looking for a fifth final appearance when they face hosts France or South Africa in the last four. They will perform later on Sunday in Paris.

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PENALTY! England 30-24 Fiji (Farrell, 78 minutes).

DROP GOAL! England 27–24 Fiji (Farrell, 72 minutes)

TRY: England 24-24 Fiji (Botitu, 69 minutes)

TRY: England 24-17 Fiji (Ravai, 64 minutes)

TRY: England 15-10 Fiji (Mata, 28)

 

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