England Rugby Union Team England swept aside Australia to claim a sixth successive victory over the Wallabies and complete a successful autumn series at Twickenham marred only by a controversial defeat to New Zealand. The old enemies were deadlocked at entering half-time but blistering tries from Elliot Daly and Joe Cokanasiga opened up daylight before the win became a rout when Owen Farrell touched down in the closing stages. Apart from losing their way in the second quarter, England dominated the Cook Cup showdown with man of the match Kyle Sinckler, Jonny May and Cokanasiga outstanding. Victory was secured against one of the poorest Wallaby teams seen at Twickenham in recent years, the tourists enfeebled by the loss of David Pocock to a neck injury and tumultuous build up due to senior players Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper being disciplined for bringing women back to their hotel rooms.
Share on Linked In England has secured its place in the final four of the Rugby World Cup with a convincing win over Australia in their quarterfinal match in Oita.
Four years after the Wallabies sent England packing out of their own tournament, Eddie Jones's side gained a measure of revenge, while extending their winning streak over the Australians to seven matches. Australia played a full part in an engrossing contest but in the end were well beaten by a team who defended stoutly, took their chances ruthlessly and had a flyhalf in Owen Farrell who managed the game maturely and kicked flawlessly for 20 points.
England, who scored four tries in all to Australia's one, have now won three out of three World Cup quarter-finals against Australia following their upset wins of and and will move on with confidence to the clash with the All Blacks or Ireland, who play later on Saturday.
They attacked throughout but our boys did well in defence and managed to get some field position off the back of it," said skipper Farrell. We did what was needed.
We had the lead and Australia were throwing everything at us again.
We wanted to play the game at our pace and we did that in the second half. We are really upset, we emptied into this and didn' get it.
|Preview...||The Big Picture Eddie Jones will discover if he has transformed England from embarrassed hosts into genuine contenders for the Rugby World Cup when they face Australia, one of his former teams, in the quarter-finals in Oita on Saturday. Four years ago, as RWC hosts, England failed to get out of their pool after defeats by Wales and Australia — the latter going on to lose to New Zealand in the final — and the coaching clear-out that followed brought Jones into the head coach role.|
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We are gutted. The lead would only last seven minutes before the first of May's double strike, England giving the Wallabies an object lesson in how to make pressure pay when the winger went over on the overlap after a beautifully delayed pass from flanker Tom Curry.
Australia went straight back on the attack but a David Pocock pop-pass went through the hands of Lealiifano and Henry Slade swooped onto the ball, the centre racing 40 metres before putting May into the left corner again with a neat grubber kick. The Wallabies were stunned but still avoiding kicking out of defence, making good ground with ball in hand and again working their way deep into England territory only to spill the ball in the tackle.
The referee was playing advantage, however, so Lealiifano was able to cut the deficit to from the kicking tee, with another penalty apiece before halftime sending England into the break with an eight-point advantage. Three minutes into the second half and it was one point, a lofted pass from Reece Hodge setting centre Jordan Petaia free on the left, the teenager finding Marika Koroibete who turned May inside and out before touching down.
Another England double whammy almost immediately put the Australians on the back foot again, however.
Farrell first provided a sublime flat pass to put prop Kyle Sinckler in for his first test try and then, after his pack had monstered Australia at the scrum, the flyhalf stepped up to extend the lead to Australia knew they needed to score next but, when offered the opportunity with a penalty in front of the posts just before the hour mark, Michael Hooper elected to go for a scrum.
England's eight held firm, the defence held firm, and soon they were back in the Australia half hammering away at the try line and earning a penalty that Farrell slotted to take the lead to 14 points. The champions were now in full control and Farrell slotted a fourth penalty after Australia collapsed a rolling maul in desperation.
The Wallabies were forced to throw caution to the wind and Anthony Watson scored a fourth try from an intercept four minutes to ensure England would match their record winning margin over Australia, the win in