it's two wins and two bonus points for england who hit their stride at the rugby world with seven tries in their 45—7 win in kobe. patrick gearey reports. to face the united states, here was new england, ten changes from the team that took on tonga, we were promised this england would play faster and sometimes speed is in the mind. today's captain, george ford, spotted a highway to america, a short trip for the first try. it went quiet for a while before england realised the best way to crack the states was through strength in numbers billy vunipolo went over and then luke cowan—dickie was escorted into american territory, 19—0 at the break. the eagles, as the us team are known, are fast rising but england were quick still. jonathanjoseph whirled his way to the brink of the line and joe cokanasiga batted away any remaining resistance. opportunities now for personal landmarks, like ruaridh mcconnochie. who has worked his way from division
five rugby to become a world cup try scorer. and lewis ludlam, whose very future as a professional was in doubt little more than a year ago and whose dream—like journey continued to the us line. 38—0, the special relationship was being stretched, this charge on owen farrell earned him the first red card of the world cup. joe cokanasiga ran over his second and england's seventh try but in the closing seconds the eagles finally landed as bryce campbell made a hollywood ending to an english evening. we are pleased where we are. after two games we are ten points and conceded one tribe. but fantastic experiences. tonight, 27,000 people, first major rugby game here for a while. a great rugby city. great occasion and we are pretty humbled to be part of it.
and we are in a good position. can we play better? yes. and we will need to play again. so englnad six points clear at the top of pool c. but they have played a game more and tougher games are to come against argentina and france. italy also have ten points after two matches after they thrashed canada in fukuoka. like england they also scored seven tries 48—7 the final score. italy — like england — they have much tougher games coming up in their pool, new zealand and south africa still to come. italy sitting pretty for now, it's a rest day tomorrow in japan. an incredible cricket season is finally over. and fittingly the county championship went down to the final day. essex are champions after a draw at their rivals somerset who tried desperately to force
the win they needed for the title by forfeiting their second innings. but they couldn't get the 10 wickets they needed on the final evening handing essex another trophy. henry moeran was at taunton for us. a second county championship title for essex in the space of just three years. somerset, meanwhile, the long wait to get their hands on a trophy goes on. coming into this final date needed a miracle for the hosts to get them the win to get the title but despite the efforts of jack reacher, five wickets for him, it was sir alistair cooke that held firm in the second innings having been put under pressure, that meant essex will be heading back to chelmsford with the trophy. somerset will be frustrated. this match has been badly affected by the weather. they will have to wait till next year to see if they can break their duck but for essex, these elevations will begin. this is the reason why i carried on.
to have these memories. i have been growing up with these guys, people like bradley and tom wesley. and scott in particular in terms of the most i've played in nick brown comes in the scene of there's the guys i spent a lot of time and out of the dressing room with them. it's great to have but a whole season with them and to win a trophy is so special. these things don't come around often. i know we want to read three but a lot of people are lucky enough to only do it once but to do it like we've done is a very special thing. bury‘s hopes of an immediate return to the football league are over. a vote of the efl‘s other 71 clubs rejected a proposal for them to to be readmitted to league two next season bury, who were in league one, were expelled in august following the collapse of a late takeover bid. but instead of allowing them back the clubs decided that one team will be relegated from league two at the end of the season and three clubs from league one — restoring the efl to 72 teams. derby county captain richard keogh has been ruled out until the end of the season due
to a serious knee injury sustained in a car crash that led to the arrest of two team—mates. tom lawrence and mason bennett were both charged with drink—driving. keogh was a passenger in a range rover driven by lawrence, the collision happened on the outskirts of derby on tuesday night following team—building dinner organiused by the club. the club said ‘those involved know they will pay a heavy price for their actions' but they will be supported with their " rehabilitation back into the squad and team". glasgow city ladies and wsl champions arsenal are both through to the last 16 of the women's champions league. arsenal beat fiorentina 2—0 in their second leg to progress 6—0 on aggregate. and despite conceding a goal early on, glasgow scored four, including this great strike from rachel mclauchan to make it through 5—1 on aggregate against chertanovo. the draw for the last 16 takes place on monday. salford are one match away from their first super league grand final after beating castleford
in the playoffs. their elimination semi final was completely one sided with salford in control throughout. jackson hastings rounding off their 22—nil win with their third try of the match. salford will play the loser of tomorrow's game between wigan and st helens for a place in the grand final. let's have a quick look at the day's other headlines after winning his first singles match since a hip ioperation in january, andy murray has been knocked out of the zhuhai championships in china. he lost in three sets to alex de minaur. judd trump's is—match winning run has ended. he was beaten by fellow englishman joe perry, 5—2 in the last—i6 of the china snooker championship in guangzhou. and they have the same name. and telling them apart on the golf course was difficult at times today. justin rose and justin timberla ke played together in the dunhill links pro—am. and that was the singer.
the event is played over three courses. st andrews, carnoustie and kingsbarns he was one of boxing's big names in the 1990s. but now at the age of 55 nigel benn wants one more shot at glory. he's going to step back into the ring to face another former world champion, sakio bika, in november in birmingham. emma jones reports. the fittest 55—year—old man on earth. that is how nigel benn is being built as he confirmed he is getting back into the ring just one more time. i am fit, i don't mind the training now. i was suffering with something i cannot break, now i am in a good place. he was a world champion in two weight classes before his final fight until now, almost 23 years ago. the british boxing control said they were not license his comeback
because of his age and how long he was away from the sport. instead it has been sanctioned by the british and irish boxing authority. we have paramedics at ringside, ambulances and portable brain scan unit at ringside. we have gone the extra mile, it does not get better than that. we will ensure his safety. there is an element of risk, boxes going into the ring know that. two people aware of the risk are his sons, connor and harley. there is a concern, there is the danger of the sport itself, getting hit at that age, who knows? but he has the fire in the belly. this is about himself. when it comes from such a... from his heart, it is only right you let him do what he wants to do, it is passion. as for him, he says there's one last fight is not to make money. it is not about that, it is me having closure for myself. where you have been where
i have been, you have had and ferraris, you have had all this, that did not bring me happiness. he was known as the dark destroyer. 23 years later he says he should now be called nigel benjamin button benn. iam back, iam ready, one more time. and finally to someone who if they were still going at 55 they'd have been in the game for four decades. luke matheson was supposed to be revising for an a level psychology last night but instead the 16 year old was scoring against manchester united at old trafford. the rochdale defender might have been allowed to miss school to play in the efl cup match on wednesday. but on thursday he was back at it. yeah, i was in school today. has a psychology test nature i did not miss that again. it went all right.
as well as last night because of not as well as last night. nothing will ever top that my life time comes that was a special moment for me. what was everyone saying to you at school this morning? people i've known for five plus years community fa ns known for five plus years community fans and non—united fans everyone was just buzzing for me. fans and non—united fans everyone wasjust buzzing for me. just 16 talking to our colleagues from bbc northwest tonight. that's all from sportsday. coming up nexzt on bbc news, the papers. goodnight.