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Summary

  1. Pool A FT: England 60-3 Uruguay
  2. Watson 2, Easter 3, Slade, Nowell 3, penalty tries for England
  3. Fans sing defiant chorus of Swing Low at final whistle
  4. England are first hosts not to reach quarter-finals
  5. Click speaker icon at top of page for Radio 5 live commentary

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  1. Goodbye

    England 60-3 Uruguay

    Is this the last time that Stuart Lancaster walks down the tunnel as England boss? Time will tell. But what is certain is that the hosts have waved goodbye to their own World Cup party. 

    Australia, Wales, South Africa, Scotland, New Zealand, Argentina, Ireland and France are the eight revellers left standing, as England shuffle out of the side door.

    The knockout phase begins next week, but make sure you join us again tomorrow when the pool stage is wrapped up with the final four games. See you then!

    Stuart Lancaster
  2. Stats of the day

    England 60-3 Uruguay

    • England scored 10 tries in this game; they have only managed more in three World Cup games
    • This was England’s sixth biggest World Cup win overall, and their biggest since beating Romania 67-3 in 2011
  3. Time to reflect

    England 60-3 Uruguay

    Henry Slade's dazzling performance also caught the eye of BBC Sport's chief sports writer...

  4. Coach reaction - Lancaster

    England 60-3 Uruguay

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster speaking to ITV: "The reaction of the crowd at the end was fantastic. It’s been a hard week for the players, but the crowd were brilliant from when we got there and throughout the match and it’s given the boys a lift."

  5. What does the future hold?

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  6. Coach reaction - Lancaster

    England 60-3 Uruguay

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster: "The second half performance was the sort of performance I was after. Uruguay took some breaking down but we managed that and scored some good tries.

    "Overall we put some good shapes together, our attack was cohesive and the younger players put their hands up for the future."

    On his own future: "It is not just on my mind, there are a lot of other people who will have a say. It has been a tough week, I just wanted to get through the week and get a good win."

  7. Coach reaction - Lancaster

    England 60-3 Uruguay

    Stuart Lancaster after the match

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster is down in the Manchester City Stadium tunnel, and he is pretty upbeat as he chats to the post-match interviewer. Talk quickly turns to his future, with him conceding: "It's not just in my hands."

  8. Full-time

    England 60-3 Uruguay

    Earlier on, England outcast Steffon Armitage's presence at the Super League Grand Final across town was noted, and he had some well-known company while at Old Trafford.

  9. Full-time

    England 60-3 Uruguay

    England scrum-half Danny Care speaking to ITV: "It was not the circumstances I would have liked to make my first appearance of the tournament, but I thought the fans were great from the moment we stepped off the coach and we wanted to put a few smiles on people’s faces. We owed the fans and ourselves a big performance. Fair play to Uruguay, they were a physical side, but it was nice to get a performance under our belts.

    "We knew we had to finish on a high. People are disappointed, none more than the players in the dressing room and all we could do was throw it around out there so I thought that was tremendous."

  10. Full-time

    England 60-3 Uruguay

  11. Full-time

    England 60-3 Uruguay

    Jack Nowell after the match

    England hat-trick hero Jack Nowell on ITV: "We had a bit of fun towards the end, and I felt a bit sorry for Anthony Watson because I went over to his wing and scored two tries! The big thing for us today was to enjoy the game and go out on a positive.

    "It was a big team effort and we wanted to give the fans something to smile about."

  12. Full-time

    England 60-3 Uruguay

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on Radio 5 live

    "I'm not going to wrap this up - it's been a tremendously disappointing three or four weeks for England and the aftermath is just about to begin."

  13. Pool A final table

    Australia and Wales qualify

    finak pool A table

    Hindsight is a brilliant thing, but if England had opted for that penalty in the dying minutes of the Wales game and secured a draw then after today's results they would be celebrating a quarter-final spot. Wonder if that decision will be on the minds of Stuart Lancaster and Chris Robshaw when they go to sleep tonight?

  14. Full-time

    England 60-3 Uruguay

    final scoreboard

    Little expression from Stuart Lancaster though as the camera pans on the beleaguered England boss. He knows he faces a tough few weeks ahead. No wonder he wants to go on holiday, to somewhere remote and lacking mobile phone reception, as soon as possible.

  15. Full-time

    England 60-3 Uruguay

    England players celebrate

    The Manchester City Stadium finds its voice to bawl out 'Swing low...." as the final whistle goes on England's woeful World Cup campaign. Ten tries and some sharp attacking play - particularly after the break - has provided some crumbs of comfort to the despondent home fans.

  16. Converted try - England 60-3 Uruguay

    Penalty try, con Ford

    Time for one last England try? They want one. England attempt to run the ball from deep through Jonathan Joseph, but the tiring Uruguayans manage to scramble back. 

    England have the momentum as George Ford is held short, But wait! Uruguay were offside when the tackle came in - penalty try. Ford picks himself up to knock over the extras - his first conversion - from in front of the posts.

  17. England 53-3 Uruguay

    Jack Nowell on the attack

    Hat-trick hero Jack Nowell has run 122m against Uruguay, a fifth of his team's total 560m.

    But he is pipped to the man of the match award by England's other hat-trick hero...veteran number eight Nick Easter. He manages a smirk as he hears his name announced over the PA system.

  18. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on Radio 5 live

    "I want to be so positive for this England side. Give it four years and they could be very special. I am frustrated because I've seen quick-thinking from Ford and Slade making a very difficult two-on-one look very simple."

  19. Try - England 53-3 Uruguay

    Jack Nowell, missed con George Ford

    England are purring. Yes, yes, I know it's only Uruguay. But you can only beat the opposition in front of you...it's a positive performance from England's young guns...etc, etc. They go out to the right flank again, a smart offload from Jonathan Joseph puts in Henry Slade, who draws in the Uruguay full-back before timing his pass to Jack Nowell to perfection. Nowell does the rest - and that's his hat-trick.

  20. Replacements

    England 48-3 Uruguay

    Couple more changes for England. Scrum-half Danny Care - who has been bright throughout - and prop Mako Vunipola are replaced.

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  23. Try - England 48-3 Uruguay

    Jack Nowell, missed con George Ford

    Jack Nowell scores a try

    Jack Nowell might have switched wing, after Anthony Watson was replaced by Mike Brown, but the result is the same for the Exeter flyer. Try time. After Danny Care is clobbered by a loose Uruguayan forearm, England go wide to the right, quick hands teeing up Nowell for his second of the evening. George Ford still can't find his range with the boot, sliding his kick from the touchline past the near post.

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  25. No try

    England 43-3 Uruguay

    Mike Brown, just moments after entering the action, is penalised for a knock-on, just before Alex Goode crossed. Easy decision for the officials.

  26. Try review

    England 43-3 Uruguay

    Here's one of the three tries that Matt Dawson demanded (see below). Or is it? TMO time...

  27. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on Radio 5 live

    England fans in the crowd wave flags

    "I want at least another three tries in the last 15 minutes from England."

  28. England 43-3 Uruguay

    Nope - Uruguay are not celebrating a try. Not yet anyway. England hold firm as the Uruguayans run out of ideas in the England 22 and are eventually penalised by the referee. England survive.

  29. Post update

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    England 43-3 Uruguay

  31. England 43-3 Uruguay

    England have not been forced into much manful defending this evening - as the tackle count below shows - but they are now. Uruguay press for the try-line, England are scrabbling back. The South Americans would celebrate a score here like they have won the whole thing.  

    tackles and metres
  32. England 43-3 Uruguay

    Daily Telegraph rugby correspondent Mick Cleary agrees with Matt Dawson that Henry Slade should have been seen at this tournament before now...

  33. Try - England 43-3 Uruguay

    Nick Easter, missed con George Ford

    Oh hello! Nick Easter has a hat-trick. The veteran number eight lurks with intent at the back of the England maul, shielded by Quins team-mate Danny Care before launching himself over the whitewash. George Ford is a little rusty from the tee, kicking well wide as he acts up in Owen Farrell's absence.

  34. Replacement

    England 38-3 Uruguay

    And that conversion - his fourth of the evening - is Owen Farrell's last action. The Lancashire-born centre receives warm applause as he is replaced by Jonathan Joseph.

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    England 38-3 Uruguay

  36. Converted try - England 38-3 Uruguay

    Jack Nowell, con Owen Farrell

    Jack Nowell scores a try

    Like a knife through hot butter. Danny Care scurries down the left flank, throws a cheeky dummy, and offloads to the supporting Jack Nowell. The scrum-capped Exeter wing coasts in to join his club-mate Henry Slade on the try-sheet. Owen Farrell rediscovers his kicking touch to add the extras from the touchline.

  37. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on Radio 5 live

    "That fella Slade has to be in the team. End of. You have incredible talent at your fingertips, Mr Lancaster, Mr Farrell, Mr Catt and Mr Rowntree. Any other team would be itching to have that talent in the side."

  38. Try - England 31-3 Uruguay

    Henry Slade, missed con Owen Farrell

    Henry Slade scores

    Alright Matt Dawson, calm down. You've just proved your point. Henry Slade shows why he is so highly-rated, having the vision to charge down Agustin Ormaechea's kick before showing footballing skills that David Beckham would be proud of before touching down.

  39. 'Slade would get in NZ & Australia sides'

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on Radio 5 live

    "I could quite easily have a rant here because every former player sees Henry Slade as potentially world-class. New Zealand and Australia would have him in the side. He's that good."

  40. Watson's eight of the best

    England 26-3 Uruguay

    Anthony Watson celebrates

    Anthony Watson has now scored eight Test tries this year, the most by any player.

    South Africa's Bryan Habana (who scored a hat-trick against the USA on Wednesday) is second with seven tries, though he may add to that when the Springboks play Wales in the quarter-finals.

  41. England 26-3 Uruguay

    Chances are coming quicker for England than Tube trains turn up at Oxford Circus station. Henry Slade sidesteps through the Uruguay defence, teeing up Anthony Watson, but the wing is stopped in his tracks by some desperate defending. Then back rower James Haskell sees the ball slip out of his hands like a wet bar of soap when he had two men on the outside.

  42. England 26-3 Uruguay

    That is England's bonus-point try secured. Always a matter of time. With Uruguay still down to 14, England try to put their foot down but another sloppy handling error from the back row - this time Chris Robshaw - sees the chance go begging.

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    England 26-3 Uruguay

  44. Post update

    England 26-3 Uruguay

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on Radio 5 live

    "Lovely skills from a rock-solid platform. No messing around. Nick Easter popped it to Danny Care, beautiful hands from Ford to Goode to Watson. I love watching a team walk in a try."

  45. Try - England 26-3 Uruguay

    Anthony Watson, missed con Owen Farrell

    Nice. Neat hands from England quickly works an opening out wide on the right, after they maintain their 100% record at the scrum. And Anthony Watson is on hand to dive over in the corner. Owen Farrell, for the first in this tournament, fluffs his lines with the kick,

    Anthony Watson scores
  46. Kick-off

    England 21-3 Uruguay

    Nick Easter on the attack for England

    Right, here we go then. George Ford kicks high into the Manchester night to start the final 40 minutes of England's World Cup campaign. Nick Easter shows sharper legs than a man half of his age to collect and tee up an England attack...

  47. Half-time

    England 21-3 Uruguay

    England well in the ascendancy in Manchester.

    They have also run 236m with the ball, compared to Uruguay's 129m.

    Bu the dominance tells the most in the scoreboard where it is three tries to nil.

    But a warning is that they have conceded seven turnovers, one less than Uruguay.

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  48. Home World Cup emotional - Billy Vunipola

    England 21-3 Uruguay

    Injured England forward Billy Vunipola is part of the Radio 5 live commentary team tonight and has been speaking about the difficulties of playing in a home World Cup.

    He said: "The pressure of the World Cup is a tough situation to be in. It's very emotional.

    "You have to get that right balance to carry out the instructions the coaches give you."

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    England 21-3 Uruguay

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    SMS Message: This game is reminiscent of England's last group game in Brazil last summer- no one really cares. Discipline at the breakdown & not knowing our strongest team has been our downfall. from Kyle, East London
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  51. Half-time

    England 21-3 Uruguay

    Former England hooker Brian Moore, not shy of saying what he thinks in 140 characters or less, is less than happy about what he has seen so far...

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    England 21-3 Uruguay

    Should Stuart Lancaster stay or go? Let us know what you think.

  53. In the (fan)zone

    England 21-3 Uruguay

    BBC Sport's Piers Newbery reports: "There's a decent showing in the Manchester fanzone, but it's not the celebration of progressing to the knock-out phase England were hoping for."

    Fanzone Manchester
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    Should England ring the changes?

    SMS Message: I would love to see Lancaster given a stay until the Six Nations to see if any lessons have been learned. Anything less than a series win would be indicative that he should go. from Ken Rose, London
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  56. Half-time

    England 21-3 Uruguay

    Injured England forward Billy Vunipola on Radio 5 live:

    "The England players are probably leaning towards getting this game done and dusted and getting back to their clubs and re-focusing."

  57. Half-time

    England 21-3 Uruguay

    half-time score

    England's half? Slow start, rocketed the middle bit, and then laboured a little towards the end. Tremendous defensive effort from Uruguay, but the England doubters probably won't be overly-encouraged by that 40 minutes against the Pool A whipping boys.

  58. Sin-bin - England 21-3 Uruguay

    Santiago Vilaseca

    Santiago Vilaseca is sent to the sin bin

    Right one last chance for England. The Red Rose look for another gap, and are helped when Uruguay captain Santiago Vilaseca sees yellow in the dying seconds as referee Chris Pollock loses patience. But the Uruguayan defence hold out, win the turnover and go down the tunnel without further damage.

  59. England 21-3 Uruguay

    England have another chance before ref Chris Pollock toots his half-time whistle. They are successful at the line-out for the 11th time, but then are penalised for not releasing and let Uruguay off the hook.

  60. Get involved

    England 21-3 Uruguay

  61. Old head

    England 21-3 Uruguay

    He may be the oldest English player out there but Nick Easter is in the thick of the action.

    The number eight has a game high 16 carries and importantly two tries to his name.

    Nick Easter
  62. Say hello, wave goodbye

    England 21-3 Uruguay

  63. Post update

    Ian Robertson

    BBC Rugby Correspondent Radio 5 live

    "England not quite as lethal in attack as one would have hoped."

  64. England 21-3 Uruguay

    Santiago Gibernau of Uruguay gets tackled

    Excellent break from Uruguay wing Santiago Gibernau, who shimmies into a gap in the English defence after a neat offload from Felipe Berchesi. But England soon force the turnover and go hunting for their bonus-point try before the break.

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    England 21-3 Uruguay

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  66. Fantastic support from fans - Dawson

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on Radio 5 live

    A general view at the City of Manchester Stadium

    "We're on our third rendition of Swing Low and we've had Mexican waves. You've got to tip your hat to the England fans for turning out even though it's a dead rubber. It's symptomatic of how fantastically this World Cup has been supported."

  67. England 21-3 Uruguay

    Uruguay force their way into England territory for the first time since the opening minutes. They win a line-out but then blow their chance with a clumsy forward pass. The English fans, either oblivious to their team's wider troubles or determined to have a good time regardless, enjoy themselves with a very premature Mexican wave.

  68. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on Radio 5 live

    Danny Care passes the ball

    "Uruguay defended like professionals then. At the moment England seem to be flinging it around, going through the middle when they're tackled and then flinging it around again. It's crying out for a pick and go. They need a little bit more strategy to out-fox this Uruguayan side."

  69. Replacement

    England 21-3 Uruguay

    A few anxious looks from the England coaching staff as hooker Tom Youngs needs some medical attention. His World Cup is over. Saracens man Jamie George is given his tournament bow.

  70. England 21-3 Uruguay

    Silky handling skills from the England midfield - which would lead some people to question why Stuart Lancaster have faith in his young guns earlier in the tournament - as they work the ball out to the right flank. This time, however, Anthony Watson finds his path blocked.

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    England 21-3 Uruguay

  72. England 21-3 Uruguay

    Jack Nowell is tackled

    Plenty of vocal support from this Manchester crowd, who are standing on their feet and howling their appreciation whenever the England players look to stretch their legs. Wing Jack Nowell is one who particularly sparks excitement, but on this occasion he can't unlock the Uruguayan defence.

  73. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on Radio 5 live

    "If England keep their heads and keep the error count down, it could be a cricket score."

  74. 100% record for Farrell

    England 21-3 Uruguay

    Owen Farrell has not missed a conversion or penalty in his four games at the Rugby World Cup.

    The England fly-half/inside centre has a perfect record of 15 out of 15 kicks.

  75. Nice one Nick

    Nick Easter
  76. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on Radio 5 live

    "Danny Care is causing a little bit of mayhem in this Uruguayan defence, whether it's pop-passes or little darts."

  77. Converted try - England 21-3 Uruguay

    Nick Easter, con Owen Farrell

    Owen Farrell places the ball

    Nick Easter was stood on the Twickenham touchline working as a media pundit at the start of the tournament. Now the veteran number eight is celebrating his second try. Easter, a late call-up for the injured Billy Vunipola, watches Harlequins team-mate Danny Care bounce off a pair of Uruguay tacklers, before bounding up to collect his offload and dive over from close range.

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    England 14-3 Uruguay

  79. England 14-3 Uruguay

    No surprise that England are dominating possession in Manchester...

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  80. Converted try - England 14-3 Uruguay

    Nick Easter, con Owen Farrell

    Simple stuff. England leap to win the line-out, hand possession to Nick Easter and then shove the veteran number eight over the line as a wall of blue-shirted bodies crumble backwards. Owen Farrell does that slightly-disturbing imaginary line from ball to the posts with his eyes, before making sure his kick arrows over as perfectly as he envisaged.

  81. England 7-3 Uruguay

    England are starting to dominate now. First, they force Uruguay into a scrum infringement and then another offence at the breakdown allows Owen Farrell to kick into the left corner, just metres from the Uruguay line.

  82. 'Calm heads required'

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on Radio 5 live

    Anthony Watson is tackled

    "This is fairly symptomatic of England throughout the tournament and that is about direction. It just needs a cool, calm head to go through the phases."

  83. England 7-3 Uruguay

    England win the line-out but then more careless hands from England - this time skipper Chris Robshaw is the culprit - let Uruguay off the hook again. 

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  85. England 7-3 Uruguay

    England might as well have a flagpole and some pegs - they are camped in the Uruguay 22. But Uruguay's defence remains firm, leading to Henry Slade to lose possession and cough up the turnover.

  86. England 7-3 Uruguay

    Moment of hope for Uruguay as prop Mateo Sanguinetti blasts his way through the line. The problem for the visitors is that he was put in by a forward pass. England back on the attack...

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    England 7-3 Uruguay

    Should he stay or should he go?

  88. Should England try have been ruled out?

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on Radio 5 live

    Anthony Watson of England

    "I think Watson was in front. He was a good couple of yards in front. The referee and TMO have not looked at the offside, just the grounding. He's got away with it.

    "I find that really strange. If you're Uruguay, you've got to be furious."

  89. Converted try - England 7-3 Uruguay

    Anthony Watson, con Owen Farrell

    Anthony Watson scores a try

    Phew! Normal service resumed. England's pack far outweighs their Uruguayan opponent and, unsurprisingly, they dominate the set-piece,. A raking ball out left ends up in the palms of Jack Nowell, one of the England newcomers, whose kick forward is met by speedster Anthony Watson. He beats a cluster of blue shirts in the footrace and touches down for England's 1,500th Test try. A suspicion of offside? Possibly.

  90. Post update

    England 0-3 Uruguay

    England work the ball out to the right flank, but are hauled back by referee Chris Pollock. The misdemeanour? Tom Youngs grabbing a Uruguayan opponent by the neck at the breakdown.

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    England 0-3 Uruguay

  92. Post update

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on Radio 5 live

    "Danny Care has a fantastic running game and is very busy, fizzy around the breakdown."

  93. Post update

    England 0-3 Uruguay

    Owen Farrell in action for England

    Danny Care, in for his first 2015 World Cup start, nails a kick to set up field position for England. That allows the Red Rose side to launch their first attack, Owen Farrell rampaging inside as he tries to punch a hole in the Uruguayan line. 

  94. Post update

    England 0-3 Uruguay

    Matt Dawson

    2003 World Cup winner on Radio 5 live

    James Haskell in action for England

    "We're in for an upset!"

  95. Penalty - England 0-3 Uruguay

    Felipe Berchesi

    Ah. Just the start England didn't want. Caught offside, gifting an easy chance. Uruguay fly-half Berchesi makes no mistake with his right boot. Stuart Lancaster stands up, arms folded, face expressionless.

  96. Kick-off

    England 0-0 Uruguay

    Uruguay fly-half Felipe Berchesi has the honour of kicking off the action. The home fans quickly break into a hearty rendition of 'Swing Low' but then the hosts concede an early penalty in front of the posts...

  97. Post update

    England v Uruguay (20:00 BST)

    England line-up

    Both anthems have been belted out - if the rugby is as impressive as the singing then these two teams would already be in the last eight. Seconds from kick off...

  98. Let's be positive - Lancaster

    England v Uruguay (20:00 BST)

    England head coach Stuart Lancaster speaking to ITV: "The message I’ve given is that this is the lasting memory of this tournament. This last memory needs to be positive.

    "The players have been excellent this week, I’ve had to pick them up but there are plenty of reasons why these lads want to perform.

    "People are obviously disappointed but we know the country is behind us and it is hugely important we put in a performance today."

  99. Uruguay team news

    England v Uruguay (20:00 BST)

    Uruguay are able to name influential scrum-half Agustin Ormaechea in their starting XV after his red card against Fiji was overturned.

    That means Uruguay coach Pablo Lemoine makes two changes, Felipe Berchesi replacing Alejo Duran at flyhalf and Mateo Sanguinetti coming in for Alejo Corral at loosehead prop

    England v Uruguay
  100. England team news

    England v Uruguay (20:00 BST)

    England have named a young team to face Pool A whipping boys Uruguay - but there is no place in the squad for cross-code convert Sam Burgess.

    Henry Slade comes into the side at outside centre, with Owen Farrell at inside centre and George Ford - controversially dropped earlier in the tournament - starting at fly-half.

    Nick Easter, who did not play for England for four years after 2011 World Cup, starts at number eight at the age of 37.

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  101. Post update

    England v Uruguay (20:00)

    England run out onto the pitch

    Almost show-time. Both players stroll out of the Manchester City Stadium tunnel, not one pair of English eyes glances at the William Webb Ellis trophy as they pass that sparkling prize handed out to the eventual winners. 

  102. Out on the town

    England v Uruguay

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport in Manchester

    "It would be easy to only focus on the discarded England flags on the floor, and it is not exactly jumping, but in fairness there's a pretty good turnout at the official Fanzone in Manchester's Albert Square. Sorrows are being cheerfully drowned."

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    England v Uruguay (20:00 BST)

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  104. Aussies edge out Wales

    England v Uruguay (20:00 BST

    Earlier England looked on envious as Australia and Wales, both already safely through, battled it out for the right to win Pool A.

    And it was the Wallabies who weathered a storm to win 15-6 victory at Twickenham.

    Now Australia face Scotland in the quarter-final on 18 October, with Wales against South Africa the day before.

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  106. Loneliness of a rugby coach

    England v Uruguay (20:00 BST)

    Stuart Lancaster has cut a lonely figure at times during this tournament. And he could be forgiven for feeling isolated again tonight.

    His right-hand men Andy Farrell and Graham Rowntree have both been banned from the dressing room after breaking World Cup rules.

    The pair were found guilty of speaking to match officials at half-time during the defeat by Australia on 3 October.

    So World Rugby has told them to stay away from the bowels of the Etihad Stadium. Although there's no truth in the totally-fabricated rumour that they have employed a few beefy doormen to stop Farrell and Rowntree trying to sneak in...

    Stuart Lancaster
  107. 'England needs grassroots reform'

    England v Uruguay (20:00 BST)

    England's short-term World Cup legacy is bleak but grassroots reform is the way to a brighter future, says my BBC Sport colleague Ben Dirs.  

    "Let's not forget, the performance of England at this year's World Cup was not a blip. Since winning the Webb Ellis Trophy in 2003, they have won one Six Nations title and no Grand Slams," he writes.

    "During that time, France and Wales have won four Six Nations titles each and Ireland three. It doesn't take a genius to work out that England are not making the most of their superior resources."

    Read Ben's thoughts on England's exit here.

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    John Beadle: England's choice to not take the draw against Wales even worse now. Bonus point win tonight and we'd be going through!

    James Mitchell: Well #ENGfalse we've had back to back epic games @RWC. Now it's time to finish today off with a game the fans will be proud of. 

  109. BBC coverage

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  110. Armitage crosses codes

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    Steffon Armitage, arguably, should be in an England shirt tonight but because he plays for Toulon in France, the Red Rose currently will not consider the back-row forward for selection. So he has gone to the rugby league Grand Final at Old Trafford instead...

  111. Red Rose to bloom in the north?

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    England rarely venture away from HQ, but when they do it is Manchester which has benefited. Six years ago the Red Rose played Argentina at Old Trafford, which also played host when they previously ventured outside the M25 back in 1997.

    "There's a lot of people who've waited a long time to see England play in the north of England," says England head coach Stuart Lancaster.

    "We have a lot of young talent on show and that talent will excite the crowd and it's up to us to do that. We want to leave people with the feeling that actually this is a good team."

  112. Get involved

    #bbcrugby

    To nick that famous line from 70s rockers The Clash...should he stay or should go now? You tell us, England fans. Should Stuart Lancaster's reign be over?  Why? And if so, who should be the man to replace him? Grab your mobile phones, open your laptops and tell us in 140 characters or less on #bbcrugby. Or if you need to sound off in more than a Tweet than text 81111. Don't forget to include your name and location if texting in.

  113. Billy takes the mic...

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    England forward Billy Vunipola was ruled out of the tournament after suffering a knee ligament strain in the 28-25 defeat by Wales and joins us on BBC Radio 5 live this evening...

  114. Birthday blues

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    As far as birthday weeks go, Stuart Lancaster has had a stinker. Accountable for his nation's failure at a home World Cup. Calls for him to leave his job. Claims that somebody else - former South Africa and Italy coach Nick Mallett - has been offered it. Revelations about training ground bust-ups. All those dramas combined puts an unwanted present from your partner into perspective...

  115. Part of the queue

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    Nick Hope, BBC Sport

  116. What's in a name?

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    Tonight's game comes to you live from Etihad Stadium - except that it doesn't. Can we go retro and call it the City of Manchester Stadium, just for tonight?

    Manchester City Council must have the old stadium sign kicking about somewhere surely? 

  117. Welcome to Madchester

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    Dead rubber. Meaningless. Complete waste of time. However some might have described England's final World Cup match, the people of Manchester don't miss the chance to have some fun. Plenty of England shirts, St George flags and face paint have been spotted around the city, with a full house of 50,000 at the Etihad Stadium - known as the Manchester City Stadium during this tournament - still expected. And it doesn't look like many have decided to bin their tickets and stay at home instead...

  118. Out in the cold

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    Now England face the sporting equivalent of spending another week in the office after being told that you've been made redundant.

    Defeats by Wales and Australia mean that Stuart Lancaster's men have no chance of reaching the quarter-finals at their own World Cup. But instead of being able to escape out of the side door, they are contractually obliged to work one more evening.

    At least they have the opportunity for a morale-boosting win. Pool A minnows Uruguay should not provide any more shocks...

  119. Post update

    The plan was clear: invite all of your peers, provide some dazzling entertainment, bust out some impressive moves, then send them home one by one feeling rough and a little sorry for themselves.

    But England didn't bank on their shindig being ruined by some brutish behaviour from their Welsh and Aussies guests. The hosts have been hustled out of their own party, bundled through the back door and left in the freezing cold peering in from the outside.

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