Cornish rugby player Luke Cowan-Dickie scored his second try of the 2019 Rugby World Cup during England's win over the USA on Thursday.

Exeter Chiefs forward Cowan-Dickie, making his first World Cup start, dotted down following a driven maul off a line-out deep into American territory to score England's third try of their 45-7 win in their second Pool C match.

George Ford scored England's opening try after just four minutes before Billy Vunipola went over for the second midway through the half. Ford converted both kicks but struck the post following Cowan-Dickie's try as England led 19-0 at the break.

Joe Cokanasiga sealed England's bonus-point try in the 47th minute before 2016 Olympics Rugby sevens silver medallist Ruaridh McConnochie finished off a move in the corner, with Ford's kick taking England into the thirties.

Lewis Ludlam added try number six, converted by Ford, before John Quill was sent off for the USA for a dangerous tackle on Owen Farrell, with Cokanasiga making the most of the man advantage to score his second try and England's seventh late on, before Bryce Campbell scored the USA's only try in stoppage time.

The try was Cowan-Dickie's fourth for the national side, having scored in England's first game against Tonga on Sunday and in each of their World Cup warm-up victories against Wales and Ireland.

Truro-born Cowan-Dickie enjoyed a try-scoring World Cup debut in England's 35-3 win over Tonga on Sunday, coming off the bench to score England's all-important bonus-point sealing try in the 76th minute of their Pool C opener.

The added bonus point from the former Cornish Pirates man'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.

Cowan-Dickie's Chiefs team-mate and fellow Cornishman, Jack Nowell, has missed both games due to injury.

England's next pool game is against Argentina on Saturday, October 5 (kick-off 9am).

  • Cornish Pirates forward Sam Matavesi came off the bench to play the final ten minutes of Fiji's shock 27-30 defeat to Uruguay in their second Pool A match.

The Camborne-born former Plymouth Albion player played 74 minutes of Fiji's 39-21 defeat to Australia, but had to settle for a cameo appearance in Wednesday's surprise defeat to the South American side.

Sam's brother Josh, also Camborne-born, made his first appearance of the tournament and was the Flying Fijians' designated kicker, but the Newcastle Falcons man struggled, kicking just one of five conversion attempts and also missed a penalty.

The win was only Uruguay's third from 12 World Cup matches.

Fiji's remaining pool matches are against Georgia on Thursday, October 3, and Wales on Wednesday, October 9. The Flying Fijians will likely need to win both games to have a chance of progressing to the knockout stages.