England: 14
Tonga: 0

  • Ben Currie (14),
  • Matty Ashton (27),
  • Elliot Whitehead (45),
  • Harry Newman (65)
  • Eliesa Katoa (68)

  • Harry Smith (5/5)
  • Isaiya Katoa (0/1)

  • Jack Welsby,
  • Tom Johnstone,
  • Harry Newman,
  • Ben Currie,
  • Matty Ashton,
  • George Williams,
  • Harry Smith,
  • Tom Burgess,
  • Daryl Clark,
  • Matty Lees,
  • John Bateman,
  • Elliot Whitehead,
  • Robbie Mulhern.
  • Subs: Danny Walker,
  • Tyler Dupree,
  • Chris Hill,
  • Mike McMeeken
  • Will Hopoate,
  • Will Penisini,
  • Konrad Hurrell,
  • Moses Suli,
  • Tolutau Koula,
  • Tuimoala Lolohea,
  • Isaiya Katoa,
  • Hame Sele,
  • Siliva Havili,
  • Felise Kaufasi,
  • Tyson Frizell,
  • Haumole Olakau’atu,
  • Keon Koloamatangi.
  • Subs: Latu Fainu,
  • Moeaki Fotuaika,
  • Eliesa Katoa,
  • Siua Wong

Match report

The hosts got the first try of the game in the 14th minute as South Sydney Rabbitohs prop Tom Burgess picked a gap in the Tongan line before setting Harry Smith through and he offloaded to Currie to finish.

England extended their advantage in superb fashion as Newman broke the line and set Ashton free in the corner and he dived over for his third try in the last two games.

After Smith kicked a penalty to make it 14-0, both teams had a player sent to the sin-bin after Lees was sent to the floor by 18th man Junior Tupoa.

The England prop was being held to the ground by Koloamatangi, who in turn had his hair pulled by Lees and that sparked a mass brawl between the two sets of already heated players.

It only took five minutes for England to open their account in the second period. They broke down the left and Tom Johnstone found Currie before he gifted Whitehead a path for his 12th international try on his 27th and final cap.

Tonga's challenge to get back into the contest was made even harder before the hour when Hurrell was sin-binned for a swinging arm on Mike McMeeken.

Whitehead thought he had claimed his second try of the afternoon when he latched onto Danny Walker's grubber kick but the video referee adjudged him to lose control before grounding the ball.

England made their temporary man advantage count to put another score on the board after Smith's superb cross-field ball found Leeds Rhinos centre Newman and he powered over on his home ground for his first international try.

Tonga worked the ball from right to left and Katoa barged over the line to bring up their first score of the game, but it was nothing more than consolation as England wrapped up the series in style.

"I'm very, very happy," England head coach Shaun Wane told the BBC. "Credit to the players, they just listened, delivered, trained really well and behaved well.

"It's a proud moment for international rugby in our country, so I'm very, very happy."