London - England lock Courtney Lawes says that England have prepared
well for their fixture against Fiji and that a win is within reach.
England take on Fiji at Twickenham on Saturday and the last
time these teams played England won 35-11. But Lawes is still giving the
Pacific Islanders a lot of respect.
"We’re fairly sure we know what style of rugby they’re
going to play and it’s about being able to deal with that. We’ll try to turn
that into a weakness for them," Lawes told the English Rugby Podcast.
"We know they love playing rugby, they love throwing
the ball around and they score some unbelievable tries.
"They’ve got the best Sevens team in the world and that
influences their game a lot so we’ve been preparing for that all week.
"We’re going to go out there with a plan and if we
stick to it we’re going to be fine."
Speaking of his first ever try for England against South
Africa last weekend Lawes said that the experience was great but that it was an
important game-changing score for England and would have been so whoever had
"It was a pretty lucky try to be fair but it was good
get a try in an England shirt. The main thing for me was getting the lineout
right and I’m glad that went to plan as well.
"Obviously everyone’s liable to chase the kick and I
was lucky enough to jump on the ball as it went over the tryline but it did
turn the tide of the game a little bit."
15 Alex Goode, 14 Semesa Rokoduguni, 13
Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Elliot Daly, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben
Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Teimana Harrison, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5
Courtney Lawes, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley, 1 Mako
Substitutes: 16 Jamie George, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Kyle Sinckler,
19 Charlie Ewels, 20 Nathan Hughes, 21 Danny Care, 22 Ben Te’o, 23 Henry
15 Metuisela Talebula, 14 Benito Masilevu, 13
Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 12 Albert Vulivuli, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Josh
Matavesi, 9 Seru Vularika, 8 Akapusi Qera, 7 Peceli Yato, 6 Dominiko
Waqaniburotu, 5 Leone Nakarawa, 4 Api Ratuniyawara, 3 Manasa Saulo, 2
Sunia Koto, 1 Campese Ma’afu
Substitutes: 16 Tuapati Talemaitoga, 17 Peni Ravai, 18 Leeroy
Atalifo, 19 Nemia Soqeta, 20 Naulia Dawai, 21 Eremasi Radrodro, 22 Niko
Matawalu, 23 Kini Murimurivalu