What a win, what a performance, what a night, well morning. England through to the World Cup final on the back of a superb 19-7 win over New Zealand and it left Herts Advertiser's Neil Metcalfe with plenty of things to look back on with a smile.
A match that will be dominated by talk of another red card but it was the win that England wanted and the bonus-point success means England are through to the quarter-final. Herts Advertiser's Neil Metcalfe looks at some of the talking points from Tokyo.
Victory in their opening game against Tonga was a good start for England at the Rugby World Cup, even if the performance wasn't without its worries. It was much better though in game number two as the USA were swept aside in a 45-7 win. It was therefore a much happier Neil Metcalfe from the Herts Advertiser who watched events unfold in Kobe.
Every four years England fans have their hopes raised - and almost inevitably dashed - as a World Cup focuses the nation's attention. Sometimes it is football, this year it is rugby union and England got their campaign in Japan started with a 35-3 win over Tonga. See what Herts Advertiser's Neil Metcalfe made of the game in Sapporo.