26 Oct 2019
- Tuilagi has scored six tries for England this year, no other centre in Test rugby has scored as many tries in 2019. - Sam Whitelock lost a World Cup match for the first time in his career, his 18-game winning run was the longest of any player in the tournament's history. - New Zealand were kept scoreless in the first half of a World Cup match for just the second time (also vs Australia in their 1991 quarter-final) and for the first time in any Test since their 2012 defeat to England. - Lock Maro Itoje won three turnovers in a match for the third time at this year's World Cup, no other player has managed that more than once at this edition of the tournament.
? ENGLAND CLAIM THE FIRST POINTS ?What a great start from England, after a well worked try in the first 2 minutes of the match. Watch live: https://t.co/QmnX1bfvkI pic.twitter.com/cOjyBGIEfb -- SuperSport ?? (@SuperSportTV) October 26, 2019
- England won 16 turnovers against New Zealand, the most by any side at this year's World Cup and England's second-most ever in a match at the tournament, also winning 16 against Japan back in 1987.
After 3 turnovers won (most of any player) and 7 lineouts won (most), @maroitoje won the @mastercard Player of the Match for England v New Zealand #StartSomethingPriceless #POTM #RWC2019 #ENGvNZL pic.twitter.com/lcNPbaTty4-- Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 26, 2019