England ushered in their bold new era under Martin Johnson with a thumping 39-13 victory over the Pacific Islanders at Twickenham this afternoon.
Danny Cipriani, Nick Kennedy and Lee Mears crossed - while Paul Sackey touched down twice - in a hugely promising display that gave Johnson a winning start to his reign as England manager.
Cipriani, back after recovering from a career-threatening ankle injury, also kicked 19 points.
But it was a mixed display from the London Wasps fly-half, who failed to scale the heights of his last Test against Ireland in March.
Johnson emptied his bench, taking some of the impetus out of the match, but England remained in full control.
A poor clearance fell into the arms of Delon Armitage, who paved the way for England’s fourth try.
The London Irish winger returned the ball with interest - and after some quick recycling, it popped up to Lee Mears who side-stepped his way over the line from the midfield. Cipriani converted.
Sackey appeared to have crossed the line with five minutes to go but was taken out by a flying ‘clothesline’ from Semisi Naevo.
Naevo was sin-binned for the outrageous tackle. But after several replays, the TMO decided Sackey had subsequently managed to ground the ball - giving England had their fifth and final try.