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Much of the conversation around England’s Rugby World Cup opener has centered around how it will deal with Tonga’s physical threat, but flanker Sam Underhill said the Pacific islanders bring more to the table than just smash-mouth rugby.

The 23-year-old will make his World Cup debut when England takes on the Tongans in Pool C at the Sapporo Dome on Sunday, with coach Eddie Jones keen to see him reprise his effective combination with Tom Curry.

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