England Hammer Fiji

Lancaster Overhauls Backline

England have easily beaten Fiji 54-12 in the opening autumn international at Twickenham.

An inexperienced England side ran in seven tries at Twickenham, with Charlie Sharples and Manu Tuilagi both going over twice.

It took the home team 21 minutes to register their first try when Charlie Sharples powered over the line for his first international score.

A penalty try and an effort from Ugo Monye put England 25-0 up at haf-time, with the other points coming from the boot of Toby Flood.

England's attacking unit improved after the break, with the remaining tries coming from Tom Johnson, another from Sharples and two from Tuilagi.

Fiji restored some pride with two tries of their own through Nikola Matawulu and Seko Kalou Karaniqio but struggled to get the ball out of their own half for much of the match.

The win is Stuart Lancaster's first since becoming England's head coach on a full-time basis.

"We will take the positives," he told Sky Sports after the final whistle.

"There were lots of things we did well, but also some rusty areas we will have to work on before next week, no doubt."