Cornish rugby player Luke Cowan-Dickie enjoyed a try-scoring Rugby World Cup debut on Sunday.

Exeter Chiefs forward Cowan-Dickie came off the bench to score England's all-important bonus-point sealing try in the 76th minute of their 35-3 win in their Pool C opener against Tonga in Japan.

The added bonus point from the Cornishman's try could have a big say in whether England qualify or win Pool C, which would have an impact on who they would face in the knockout stages, should they qualify.

Manu Tuilagi scored twice and Jamie George also went over as England eventually overcame a resilient Tonga side at the Sapporo Dome.

The try was Cowan-Dickie's third for the national side, having scored his other two in World Cup warm-up victories against Wales and Ireland.

Truro-born Cowan-Dickie was a doubt for England's opener after picking up an injury, but came off the bench to earn his 16th cap in the 61st minute, before landing his first World Cup try with four minutes to play.

Cowan-Dickie's Chiefs team-mate and fellow Cornishman, Jack Nowell, missed the game due to injury.

England's next pool game is against the USA on Thursday.