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Summary

  1. England 28-9 Samoa (FT)
  2. Wales 16-34 New Zealand (FT)
  3. Ireland 26-23 Australia (FT)
  4. Scotland 37-12 Tonga (FT)

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By Mike Henson and James Standley

All times stated are UK

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That's your lot

So then, that's it for today.

Next week there are two crackers to finish off the autumn Tests as England host Australia and Wales take on South Africa.

Both matches kick off at 14:30 GMT, see you then.

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Ken Smith: 3 tries scored and none of them involved Farrell or Barritt....coincidence? Robshaw can tackle but what else..NOT A 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Awards of the day

Best team performance: For 68 minutes Wales were tremendous, but this will have to go to Ireland after they took a second southern hemisphere scalp inside a month.

Best individual performance: I'm going to give this to George Ford, Yes, it was 'only' Samoa, and yes, it was not perfect. But he showed enough in his first start to suggest he is the future for England at fly-half.

Biggest (ruled to be legal) hit: Filo Paulo on George Ford

Most resilient tackle bag: George Ford (see above)

Best try: Tommy Bowe's gem of an interception for Ireland against Australia

Most impressive team in history: The All Blacks, perhaps?

Schadenfreude corner

For those needing a little boost after a trying day, can I just point out that France are losing 15-3 to Argentina at half-time.

Full-time reaction

England 28-9 Samoa

More from England coach Stuart Lancaster, speaking on Sky Sports: "I thought Samoa were very, very good in the intensity they brought to the contact area.

"When we look back there were one or two opportunities to score there at the end that we didn't take.

"We've got to make sure we finish well for this series as Australia will be a big game for us next week."

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England 28-9 Samoa

England coach Stuart Lancaster speaking on Sky Sports: "It feels good to get a win and it has been a long time.

"There's still areas we need to improve on and I think we recognise that."

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England 28-9 Samoa

More from England fly-half George Ford speaking to Sky Sports: "We had some good meetings in the week and worked hard on where we needed to.

"There was some OK stuff from me out there today, but there's a lot I need to improve on still.

"I think we'll get better the more we train and the more we work together.

"It was massive for us to get a win today coming off the back of two losses.

"It will be another big week and we'll work hard again as it'll be a huge test against Australia next week."

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England 28-9 Samoa

England fly-half George Ford speaking on Sky Sports: "I think we got there in the end.

"Samoa are a very physical side and came out flying and I don't think we coped with that to start."

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James Standen: Lovely scene post game with both sets of players and prayers #respect

John M Butt: Lancaster lost. England needs an experienced International coach. Have done for 11 years, Set up to fail in my view.

Samoa captain David Lemi speaking on Sky Sports: "We learned a lot from this game today.

"I think the scoreboard reflected our discipline and I'm really proud of the effort the boys put in today.

"We came here on this tour to work hard and put in some preparation ahead of next year's World Cup."

More from England captain Chris Robshaw on Sky Sports: "We still feel we left a couple of opportunities out there.

"But, a lot of stick has come our way in the last week so credit to the guys for keeping it together.

"It will be a step-up next week and a very expansive game and Australia will make for a great game."

England captain Chris Robshaw on Sky Sports: "We want to thank the Samoan guys for the way they played, it made for a lovely spectacle.

"It's great to get a win, it's a very results-based industry. It was great to play a game here at night."

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George Hill: How was George ford not man of the match!?!?

Michael Bairstow: I think that the BBC sport website need to reopen that rugby vote. Suprised to see England going the furthest...

Charlie Rhodes: Well done George Ford! May and Watson also lively, Twelvetrees looked good off the bench.

Full-time score summary

England 28-9 Samoa

England:

Tries: May (2), Brown

Cons: Ford (2)

Pens: Ford (3)

Samoa:

Pens: T Pisi (3)

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England 28-9 Samoa

Paul Grayson

Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

"Stuart Lancaster will be happy England won and ended a losing run.

"In terms of the performance, there were some bright points. Samoa played some enterprising rugby and put England under pressure.

"England had a chance to really rack up some points in the second half, but they didn't approach it with an attacking mindset."

Full time

England 28-9 Samoa

And that's that.

Good and bad from England, but they won comfortably enough against a competitive Samoa side.

George Ford looked good on his first start at fly-half and the usual suspects grafted hard, while the scrum and line-out were as dominant as expected and Jonny May confirmed he can most definitely finish.

But Owen Farrell must have left the pitch with a heavy heart - will he start against the Wallabies next Saturday?

England 28-9 Samoa

Here comes the final play... and England win a scrum against the head.

Oh, agonies for England!

They go left then right and George Ford shows his superb footwork and uncanny ability to manipulate space as he dances through the Samoa defence, but the thundering Davie Attwood cannot take the scoring pass.

England 28-9 Samoa

Paul Grayson

Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

"A nightmare scenario for Samoa having put every player in the line-out.

"It was then an overthrow from the hooker.

"But Marland Yarde dithered there on the break-away and England should have scored."

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Charlie Rhodes: Satisfied that a win is guaranteed, but England still lacking the clinical nature they showed in the Six Nations.

England 28-9 Samoa

England have the chance to go coast to coast after stealing a Samoa attacking line-out, but Marland Yarde holds on too long and his pass to Mike Brown goes forward. You sense the All Blacks would have scored that.

Australia too probably - they're up next week for England by the way.

England 28-9 Samoa

Owen Farrell
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This game is subsiding like a poorly cooked souffle, certainly from England's perspective.

Samoa are actually looking quite lively but England's defence is holding firm.

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Paul Simpson: play like this against the Aussies and we will be put to the sword

England 28-9 Samoa

Good advice Grace (Grayse?) because Samoa have a throw-in five metres out, but they (almost inevitably) knock on and England will clear their lines after a brutal scrum rumbles forwards for 10 metres.

England 28-9 Samoa

Paul Grayson

Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

"This is practice for England now. Giving away penalties gives away possession.

"They've got an opportunity to practice the things they do in training in reality.

"Just stop kicking the ball away."

England 28-9 Samoa

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Chris Robshaw far out in front with 19 tackles for England, Brad Barritt second with 11, but it's hardly revelatory, we knew that pair is good in defence.

England 28-9 Samoa

Paul Grayson

Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

"Owen Farrell, out of form at fly-half for the last two weeks, gets pushed to inside centre and has a moderate afternoon.

"George Ford has done what's been asked of him and he'd be very disappointed if he didn't get another go at 10 next week."

England 28-9 Samoa

A brilliant take by Mike Brown from George Ford's booming high kick, but the position is wasted as Richard Wigglesworth elects to kick - something he is renowned for - but sends the ball dead.

England 28-9 Samoa

Paul Grayson

Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

"Beautiful passage of play.

"Samoa drove towards the line and through the heart of England but Leiua couldn't quite get his offload away as he was still sliding on the floor.

"They opened up England all too easily there."

England 28-9 Samoa

Unlucky Samoa. Lovely stuff from the Pacific Islanders as Maurie Fa'asavalu's offload frees Ken Pisi.

The Northampton player makes 20 metres before feeding Wasps winger Alapati Leiua, who gets within five metres before the ball goes loose as he tries to find his support.

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Grant Dommen: Wales must be fit, looks like they're playing Samoa at Twickenham as well

England are playing in their red change strip today. Nope, no idea why as Samoa play in blue. Well, I do have an idea but probably best not to say.

England 28-9 Samoa

Paul Grayson

Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

Owen Farrell
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"It's not been a brilliant hour for Owen Farrell. Some things have not gone his way in attack and defence.

"He's certainly not had an influence on the game."

Replacement

England 28-9 Samoa

England have new props on the pitch in Kieran Brookes and Matt Mullan, and they are promptly penalised at a scrum.

Also on is scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth and Billy Twelvetrees, who is in for Owen Farrell at 12.

England 28-9 Samoa

Bad miss by England there, although good scrambling defence by Samoa. A sweeping move sees Brad Barritt get to within a couple of feet but England lose control at the ruck and the visitors clear.

England 28-9 Samoa

Paul Grayson

Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live

"George Ford has been very tidy.

"Some of the things you'd recognise from him are carrying the ball to the line, not being afraid of taking an opportunity.

"All round, it's looked very accomplished."

England 28-9 Samoa

A promising England attack loses momentum as Owen Farrell's pass fails to find George Ford on the wraparound, and Anthony Watson's attempt to reinvigorate the move ends only with the ball landing in Ken Pisi's hands for a mark in the Samoa 22.

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David Staines: try to be objective about Ford. Good player, but stop the hype. We're playing Samoa- most top 6 Prem teams would beat them

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Nick in London: Farrell needs to come off soon for his own good. He's playing badly, has no confidence and we cant have him shot for 6 nations and WC.

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Greg Pearson: Can someone tell David Wilson he's not playing fly half #getintheruck

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Northampton and England winger Ben Foden

tweets: Don't think it was a yellow, fair play
@George_Fordy gets straight back up and on with the game! #ENGvSAMOA

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Sean Cansell: Surely that was just a shoulder barge? Fair play to Ford for standing straight back up!

Jonathan Chase: That yellow seems harsh, looked like a hard but legitimate tackle to me.

Cliff B: England as always benefitting from biased replays on the big screen - high tackle but not a yellow