England survive scare to finish off Australia

England Skipper on the bench as England rotate squad

England (6) 30
Tries: Daly, Joseph, May, Care Cons: Farrell 2 Pens: Farrell 2
Australia (0) 6
Pens: Hodge, Foley

England produced a fantastic final 10 minutes to make it five wins on the bounce against a strong Australian outfit that found themselves on the wrong end of some 50/50 decisions throughout the game.

For the Wallabies it was a gallant effort for a side that suffered the loss of their Captain Michael Hooper and Full Back Kurtley Beale to first half yellow cards, along with having two second half tries disallowed.

In what was very poor conditions at Twickenham, both sides tried to play expansive rugby, but with plenty of dropped ball the score line was only 6-0 at the break thanks to two Owen Farrell penalties.

The second half started well with Australia getting a couple of penalities to make it 6-6 before Elliot Daly scored an try that re-established an 7 point lead for the home side. The Wallabies had a try disallowed for obstruction that would have made it 13-11, but from then on it was all about England. Replacement scrum half Danny Care started the ball rolling when his clever kick found Jonathan Joseph in space to slide over the line, before another Care grubber kick found May who wriggled his way out of two tackles to score and in the final minutes Danny Care topped of a near perfect substitute performance with the final try, backing up some excellent work on the left, he was on hand to collect the final pass and dive in at the corner. With Farrell knocking over two second half conversions England finished up 30-6, recording their best every victory over the Wallabies.


England: 15-Anthony Watson; 14-Jonny May, 13-Jonathan Joseph, 12-Owen Farrell, 11-Elliot Daly; 10-George Ford, 9-Ben Youngs; 1-Mako Vunipola, 2-Dylan Hartley, 3-Dan Cole, 4-Joe Launchbury, 5-Courtney Lawes, 6-Chris Robshaw, 7-Sam Underhill, 8-Nathan Hughes

Replacements: 16-Jamie George, 17-Joe Marler, 18-Harry Williams, 19-Maro Itoje, 20-Sam Simmonds, 21-Danny Care, 22-Henry Slade, 23-Semesa Rokoduguni

Australia: 15-Kurtley Beale; 14-Marika Koroibete, 13-Tevita Kuridrani, 12-Samu Kerevi, 11-Reece Hodge; 10-Bernard Foley, 9-Will Genia; 1-Scott Sio, 2-Tatafu Polota-Nau, 3-Sekope Kepu, 4-Rob Simmons, 5-Blake Enever, 6-Ned Hanigan, 7-Michael Hooper, 8-Sean McMahon

Replacements: 16-Stephen Moore, 17-Tom Robertson, 18-Allan Alaalatoa, 19-Matt Philip, 20-Ben McCalman, 21-Lopeti Timani, 22-Nick Phipps, 23-Karmichael Hunt

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