FORMER Bournemouth Rugby youngster Charlie Ewels scored his second international try in England’s 48-14 victory over Samoa at Twickenham yesterday.

Ewels, who attended Moordown St Johns and Bournemouth School, earned his sixth cap as the Three Lions ran in seven tries in their final match in the Autumn International series.

The Bournemouth-born lock, who plays for Bath, was joined on the scoresheet by club team-mate Semesa Rokoduguni, who once played for Lytchett Minster.

England triumphed thanks to tries from Ewels, Rokoduguni, Mike Brown, Alex Lozowski, Henry Slade and two from Elliot Daly, while George Ford finished with 13 points.

Ewels and Rokoduguni will be hoping to feature when the squad reconvenes in the new year ahead of the NatWest Six Nations when England will be seeking to become the first side to win the championship on three successive occasions.

"I am excited about the Six Nations as we have a chance to create history," said head coach Eddie Jones.

"We reassemble in eight weeks' time. The next eight weeks is a great opportunity for players to show how much desire they've got to be part of a World Cup-winning side.

"A lot of it goes out the window because some blokes could now not show that they've got the desire to work hard, so we start again.

"That's the great thing we've got here, we've got great competition."

Jones relishes the competition from the Six Nations, which begins for England in Italy on February 4, adding: "Every side wants to beat us. Whether they're playing here at Twickenham or away, this is their big game of the Six Nations.

"That's a great thing for us: we're put under enormous pressure every game we play in the Six Nations."

"You don't want to find these things out in the 60th minute of the game against Tonga in Kobe (during the 2019 World Cup opener), that some players aren't up to it."

England finished 2017 with nine wins from 10 games - March's loss in Ireland Jones' only defeat in his 23 games in charge.