The 2017 Rugby World Cup has not started as planned for England.
England got off to the worst possible start last week, as they lost 18-4 in their opening Group A clash against Australia.
It was always going to be tough against the tournament favourites, but that defeat meant that Wayne Bennett's men needed to bounce back against Lebanon to ensure they didn't suffer an early exit from the tournament.
And they did just that as they won 29-10, with tries being scored by Kallum Watkins, Jermaine McGillvary, Ryan Hall and Ben Currie and Thomas Burgess.
However, despite the comfortable score-line, it was not a convincing performance from England, with many suggesting they had taken a step back from their opening day performance against Australia.
England will now travel to Perth for their final group game against France next Sunday, where they will need a win to confirm their place in the knockout stages of the World Cup.
GAME MARRED IN CONTROVERSY
However, an incident in the game took the gloss of what was a vital victory for England.
Just after the resumption of the second half, Jermaine McGillvary was accused of biting Lebanon captain Robbie Farah.
Farah reported McGillvary to the match officials immediately after the incident, and spoke more about it after the game.
The Lebanese captain said: "Things happen in a split second on the field and you react. I made a complaint on the field and I’ll leave it at that.
"I don’t think I need to say much else. There is a bit of footage there. It’s pretty clear for everyone to see what happened on the replay."
MCGILLVARY COULD BE GIVEN A LENGTHY BAN
This was a big claim by Farah, and if McGillvary is found guilty, he could be given a lengthy ban.
Biting is a disgusting act; but unfortunately this is not the first time that it has happened in sport.
Luis Suarez has accumulated bans of over 6 months for three separate biting incidents, having been found guilty of biting Otman Bakkal in 2010, Branislav Ivanović in 2013 and Giorgio Chiellini in 2014.
There is no place for biting in any sport, and if found guilty the English winger should be punished accordingly.News Now - Sport News