Henry Arundell was praised by captain Owen Farrell for delivering a whole efficiency after the England wing starred in a 71-0 rout of Chile that gives clear sight of the World Cup quarter-finals.
Arundell crossed 5 instances at Stade Pierre-Mauroy to equal the document for the variety of tries scored in a match by an Englishman and was duly recognised with the person of the match award.
While the 20-year-old wing starred on his World Cup debut via his medical ending, it was the unseen, unglamorous work that caught Farrell’s eye.
“Everybody knows what talent Henry’s got. He’s shown it before this game,” Farrell stated.
“He’s shown it for London Irish and he showed it when he got his first touch in international rugby against Australia last year.
“A big thing that Henry showed against Chile was that he got after everything in between. He didn’t just finish tries. He got balls back in the air, he chased hard and worked hard for the team.
“Ultimately, he got his rewards off the back of that. He does what he does unbelievably well.”
England amassed 11 tries in opposition to the weakest crew in Pool D as their attacking sport exploded into life, impressed by Marcus Smith’s full of life contribution in his first begin at full-back.
Smith scored two tries, together with an excellent solo effort, and supplied a leading edge to counsel he might be a long-term possibility within the place.
“Marcus played really well. The decisions he made, he looked dangerous constantly, as he normally does,” Farrell stated.
“All I can say is I enjoyed it and I thought he played really well. George Ford added when he came on as well.”
Smith’s efficiency was acclaimed by head coach Steve Borthwick, who introduced on Ford for the final half hour as England closed out the sport with three fly-halves on the sector.
Once the 24-year-old Smith had recovered from butchering two early possibilities, he dazzled Chile together with his pace, footwork and creativity.
“Marcus did a lot of very good things. Playing at 15, there is a different amount of space there compared to playing at 10,” Borthwick stated.
“The way Marcus took those opportunities, found the space and linked with Henry in particular was a positive. It shows there is a lot of hard work from everybody on the training field.
“There was a lot of exciting talent on the pitch. This squad is packed full of talent and packed full of options. The starting configuration did a really good job after working through a challenging spell.
“To be able to change that during the game and have Owen, George and Marcus on the pitch brought another dimension and certainly gives options for the future.”
Chile captain Martin Sigren admitted his World Cup newcomers are a piece in progress.
“It’s a tough lesson. Four years ago we were getting the same result against Canada and the USA,” Sigren stated.
“We were losing games against Brazil. Four years later look at us – we’re here, so I have to hold on to that.
“We will keep on working. Maybe four years later the results will be different.”