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England vs Australia Watch Live

England
30
Australia
6
18 November 2017, 10:00am
Twickenham
Capacity: 82000
Referee: Ben O'keeffe
England
30
Australia
6
Key Moments
  • FT
  • TRY!Danny Care
    80'
  • TRY!Jonny May
    78'
  • ConversionOwen Farrell
    73'
  • TRY!Jonathan Joseph
    71'
  • Penalty GoalBernard Foley
    63'
  • ConversionOwen Farrell
    55'
  • TRY!Elliot Daly
    53'
  • Penalty GoalReece Hodge
    48'
  • HT
  • Yellow CardKurtley Beale
    39'
  • Yellow CardMichael Hooper
    32'
  • Penalty GoalOwen Farrell
    32'
  • Penalty GoalOwen Farrell
    6'
  • KO
MATCH STATS
PLAYER STATS
  • 43%
    POSSESSION
    57%
  • 4
    TRIES
    0
  • 351
    METRES
    431
  • 34
    CARRIES
    33
  • 16
    DEFENDERS BEATEN
    22
  • 7
    CLEAN BREAKS
    9
  • 101
    PASSES
    158
  • 11
    OFFLOADS
    7
  • 14
    TURNOVERS CONCEDED
    18
  • 10
    TURNOVERS WON
    6
  • 130
    TACKLES
    82
  • 22
    MISSED TACKLES
    16
Full Match Stats
England T C P
1 Mako Vunipola 0 0 0
2 Dylan Hartley 0 0 0
3 Dan Cole 0 0 0
4 Joe Launchbury 0 0 0
5 Courtney Lawes 0 0 0
6 Chris Robshaw 0 0 0
7 Sam Underhill 0 0 0
8 Nathan Hughes 0 0 0
9 Ben Youngs 0 0 0
10 George Ford 0 0 0
11 Elliot Daly 1 0 0
12 Owen Farrell 0 2 2
13 Jonathan Joseph 1 0 0
14 Jonny May 1 0 0
15 Anthony Watson 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Jamie George 0 0 0
17 Joe Marler 0 0 0
18 Harry Williams 0 0 0
19 Maro Itoje 0 0 0
20 Sam Simmonds 0 0 0
21 Danny Care 1 0 0
22 Henry Slade 0 0 0
23 Semesa Rokoduguni 0 0 0
Australia T C P
1 Scott Sio 0 0 0
2 Tatafu Polota-Nau 0 0 0
3 Sekope Kepu 0 0 0
4 Rob Simmons 0 0 0
5 Blake Enever 0 0 0
6 Ned Hanigan 0 0 0
7 Michael Hooper 0 0 0
8 Sean McMahon 0 0 0
9 Will Genia 0 0 0
10 Bernard Foley 0 0 1
11 Reece Hodge 0 0 1
12 Samu Kerevi 0 0 0
13 Tevita Kuridrani 0 0 0
14 Marika Koroibete 0 0 0
15 Kurtley Beale 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Stephen Moore 0 0 0
17 Tom Robertson 0 0 0
18 Allan Alaalatoa 0 0 0
19 Matt Philip 0 0 0
20 Ben McCalman 0 0 0
21 Lopeti Timani 0 0 0
22 Nick Phipps 0 0 0
23 Karmichael Hunt 0 0 0
Full Player Stats
  • COMMENTARY
  • SOCIAL
  • Eddie Jones will be very happy with that display today, ahead of next Saturday's final game of the year versus Samoa. As for Australia, they remain below England in the world rankings for now - but they have a chance to notch up another British scalp after Wales when they face Scotland in seven days. Until then, thank you - and have a good weekend!
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  • After England failed to capitalise on two sin-bin spells for Hooper and Beale, this game hung in the balance on a wet, wild afternoon in Twickenham. But a ten minute finale inspired by Danny Care saw England add three more to the Daly wondertry on 56 minutes - and give them one of their biggest victorious scorelines against Australia ever. Full-time in London, it finishes England 30-6 Australia.
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  • It's a second missed conversion of the night for Farrell but as the whistle goes, a roar goes up around Twickenham. England take the win in emphatic fashion, 30-6.
    80'+4''
  • Try
    And now May returns the favour! The winger breaks, and harks off down the wing again, caught by Koroibete - only for Care to stream up in support and take the offload to slide over on the left wing. What a cameo from the Harlequins man.
    80'+2''
  • England miss their first kick of the night, the effort curling just round the back of the close right post - but it doesn't matter. England have the win with a late burst of tries here at Twickenham. They lead 25-6.
    80''
  • Try
    And that puts the icing on the cake for England! Care pokes a flat grubber down the blindside on the right from the base of the scrum and May beats all, tearing down the wing to collect a sharp bounce, step inside and slide over.
    79''
  • It's a double collapse off the scrum which just eats up the clock for England - they won't be bothered by the wait.
    78''
  • Now a forward pass from the Wallabies as the look to put Phipps away, with Launchbury landing a decisive tackle. Scrum to England.
    76''
  • Australia try to shift it wide and left at speed as they look for a late strike back, but 40m out from the England line, Kane puts it to ground. England recover the ball and Care clears it downfield.
    75''
  • Conversion
    Farrell adds the extras to make it 20-6 - and also equals the English record for most points against Australia in a career, the 114 of Jonny Wilkinson.
    73''
  • Try
    Try to England! It's Joseph, who races onto a flat low chip from Danny Care off the base of a phase, and the centre shows the pace to collect the ball five metres shy on the left and despite the attempts of two Wallabies defenders, slides over for the score. Surely, that's the game for Eddie Jones' men.
    72''
  • Farrell punts deep for the hosts from that penalty, determined to keep Australia down in their own end. They lose the ball backwards twice from the lineout and only a hurried return punt from Beale gets them out of immediate danger!
    71''
  • No try! The referee deems that Moore obstructed Robshaw - after a prolonged look at whether the ball was grounded too - and England get a penalty. Australia coach Michael Chieka is furious.
    70''
  • What a break from Koroibete! He tears downfield and slips the offload outside to Foley, who is brought down just shy. Only seconds later, Koribete bursts over the line to the right of the posts and tussles with Robshaw - who claims to have held him up, whilst Farrell screams about Moore running obstruction for the Wallabies. To the TMO we go...
    69''
  • Great defence from England, lead by Itoje, and they earn a penalty turnover. They tap and put out on halfway - Australia will get a lineout now - the Wallabies have had four times as much possession as England in the last quarter-hour.
    68''
  • Quick thinking from Daly sees him hack out a loose ball that goes bobbling away from Foley as he looks for an intercept try. Australia get the penalty though for a previous infringement and will opt to play for the try.
    66''
  • A few changes now for both sies, including the arrival of Sam Simmonds in place of Vunipolo, who has had a rather quiet afternoon/.
    65''
  • Penalty Goal
    Foley slots it calmly and we're back to a seven-point ball game; England lead 13-6.
    64''
  • After a quick exchange of knock-ons in midfield leads to an Australia scrum, the Wallabies then get a penalty after a Foley offload heads straight to Itoje - in an offside position. Foley points to the sticks - the visitors will go for the three points.
    63''
  • The Wallabies get a let off now, as Beale is clouted late off the ball by Robshaw on the back of a Cole knock-on - and Australia get the penalty.
    62''
  • It goes from bad to worse for Beale as he drops another sitter in midfield from a Hiughes kick. England have a chance to put more pressure on the Australia line.
    60''
  • Australia get a penalty after Vunipolo collapses a scrum in midfield again, only Foley to put it dead on the full in goal. Terrible kick from the Wallabies man.
    58''
  • Conversion
    Farrell floats the extras in what is now torrential rain. England lead by ten points, 13-3.
    57''
  • Try
    And it's given! Blimey, talk about playing to the whistle. Daly does and is rewarded with the first try of the afternoon. What a kick, what a score and what scenes at Twickenham.
    56''
  • My word, it's the smallest of fractions between the ball and the whitewash. The referee is taking a long time.
    55''
  • And is that a gamebreaker down the other end? Farrell puts a flying kick downfield to the left touchline that Beale expects to go out - except by the tiniest of margins, the bounce keeps it in in time for Daly to race on and hack it downfield, before grounding just to the side of the sticks. Wow. The referee is going to put it upstairs to the TMO...
    54''
  • What a golden chance for Australia! Koroibete breaks in his own 20m on a return collection and steams towards the England line, only for his offload to be put to ground by Kuridrani. That could have been a gamebreaker.
    53''
  • England find themselves on the Australian line after Lawes spies a knock-on and collects. They go close over six phases - with Hartley and Launchbury - before Farrell is trapped in possession by a supert tackle from Koroibete. Australia get the penalty for no release.
    51''
  • Penalty Goal
    After a prolonged setup, Hodge strikes it well. He's got the distance - and he's got the angle too! Australia get their first points - and for good measure, Beale returns at the same time too. 6-3 to the hosts.
    49''
  • With Beale still off the field, Australia are looking to keep the game in midfield - and then then earn the penalty after Hodge catches Itoje offside. It's Hodge who will go for goal now, with a 45m penalty from the left.
    46''
  • May puts a kick out now  as the returning Hooper comes up with a brilliant tackle to skew the angle. Australia get the scrum - which Robshaw somehow pinches, only to come up with another ball drop in the messy conditions.
    45''
  • Australia get the scrum on their own 20m mark now after a Hughes knock on, which they pump deep to Watsom immediately, desperately trying to get the ball away from their line whilst men down in the game. May looks to sneak through the midfield put then chooses to push it down to the wing with a chip-kick that doesn't quite come off.
    44''
  • A roar around Twickenham as Ford flicks short and right to Hartley, who then opens the space for Itoje, only for the Saracens man to run into trouble as he locks himself in too little space to slip round.
    43''
  • We're back underway in London as Farrell kicks off long. Foley is the firt man in the now driving rain and he pumps long to Hughes. Australia still playing with thirteen men as it stands.
    41''
  • It's a been a gripping, rain-soaked, error-prone game thanks to the conditions in London today but both sides are very much trying their best to adapt to the turf. England have probably been the more clinical side of the two and better disciplined - their lead after the first forty though still leaves it very much in the balance. Half time at Twickenham, it's England 6-0 Australia.
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  • Yellow Card
    It's a second man in the bin for Australia as Beale goes for a deliberate knock-on when Youngs sparks a quick break from a penalty in England's own half down the right and May tries to turn it back inside. He argues with the referee before the yellow card comes out and the Wallabies fullback is off for ten. England pump the ball downfield and take two phases of tackles, content to play out as the referee blows for half time!
    40''
  • After a lengthy stoppage for Hanigan to recieve treatment, Hughes and Lawes make some superb runs - and then a Kepu hit sends Robshaw sprawling. Australia try to hack the ball downfield and do through Foley - only for Robshaw to double back at lightning speed from that tackle to collect and save his side's skin from a potential freak try.
    39''
  • England take the quick kick and put it deep out in the Australia half on the 20m mark for a Wallabies lineout which Itoje then colelcts. It's a messy two phases before Farrell opts to go for a drop goal - only to pull it wide by a good seven or eight metres to the left on that flank.
    37''
  • After two false starts, Australia finally get the scrum away and McMahon breaks down the blind right side - only for Hughes and Itoje to force the knock-on.
    36''
  • Hughes knocks on in midfield from a high bomb off Hodge and Australia get a chance, with a man down, to make some serious yards from a scrum in the England half.
    35''
  • From bang in front, Farrell could knock those ones over all day and he duly does, making it 6-0 to the hosts.
    34''
  • Yellow Card
    Hooper is sent to the sin-bin, the captain genuinely surprised by the decision - and England opt to go for the three points this time.
    33''
  • It's a brutal effort from Australia, as Hughes and Robshaw go close with both packs pushing in attack and defence around the sticks. They go close - and then get another penalty too, for offside in the tackle on the fifth phase from Wallabies captain Hooper.
    32''
  • It's a great penalty in terms of distance, landing on the Australian 25m on the right - and the hosts then get a penalty too for an infringement on Itoje in the lineout. England opt for the corner rather than the sticks - they're going to aim for a try instead.
    30''
  • It's a messy scrum, but Hughes get it out and pumps long for Daly - before catching the Australian defence offside from the base of the scrum itself. England get the penalty.
    29''
  • Scrum to England now, 20m out on their right flank as Sio knocks on in the slippy conditions.
    28''
  • No try - Hooper was a metre and a half offside at least. England pump the penalty from the spot on their own 40m mark from right to left, looking for a speedy Daly out wide, only for Beale to rise above him and return with interest. Australia more than a match for the hosts right now/.
    27''
  • Are Australia in here? Hooper slides in on a kick from Koroibete, but the referee sends it upstairs to see if it was offside,
    26''
  • Penalty to the Wallabies after a scrum collapse from the hosts, and Hodge puts it downfield into touch. They knock-on immediately through Hanigan to Robshaw, only for his kick crossfield to fall back in Australian hands only 25m out.
    25''
  • Testing times for England now as May is deemed to have knocked on a high-ball after a messy in-the-air collection. He appeared to take a mid-air knock from Foley too, though no official notices.
    24''
  • And he misses! Foley pulls it wide to the left and Twickenham cheers loudly.
    23''
  • Now a second penalty for Australia - and in kickable distance too - as May fails to release in time. Foley to take from 30m out, just a few feet left of centre...
    22''
  • A nervy moment for England as Watson bobbles a soft Hooper kick near the touchline and nearly goes out, though he manages to whip it back in. England recover and Youngs pumps it downfield - far downfield in fact, which Beale has to collect before May, subsequently earning a penalty for holding on.
    20''
  • Australia earn a second take of the scrum as England form too early.
    18''
  • Hughes is caught in a powerful hit from Hooper and Australia earn the scrum for the knock-on. Underhill has taken a knock to the head though and is replaced by Itoje whilst he is assessed for injury off-field.
    16''
  • England kick downfield again which Hanigan claims but then finds himself losing the ball on the back of a crunching Hartley hit. Vunipola tries to force his way down the left channel from 30m out, only for him to lose the ball too from a Polota-Nau hit.
    15''
  • England get the ball in open play from a Sio error, but Kepu lands a massive tackle on Underhill that dislodges him of possession and allows Koroibete to make a great pick-up. They look to race downfield once more - only for Genia to fling his effort forward as Watson comes up on him. Scrum to the hosts.
    14''
  • England now get a breakdown penalty which Youngs boots downfield  at pace almost immediately. Genia doubles back to collect and Robshaw and Underhill are there to pin him back.
    13''
  • After an initial scrum collapse in midfield, England kick through Hughes straight down to Beale, who is smashed by Lawes. He loses the ball in play backwards but Australia improvise, hurling it wide to Kuridrani on the left who races 20m down the touchline before he is caught.
    12''
  • Australia's potential for an attack from the base of the scrum fizzles out straight away as Kerevi throws a forward pass straight to first reciever Beale.
    10''
  • Launchbury and Cole put a crunching hit on Enever - making his debut for Australia today - and force the visitors to push it wide and right for Koroibete. May trys for an intercept and knocks on - the Wallabies get a scrum just inside the England half.
    8''
  • Penalty Goal
    It's a great kick from Farrell, who strikes it wonderfully in the worsening conditions - and England take the lead, 3-0.
    7''
  • A tremendous attack from the hosts, as Robshaw breaks the tackle and helps Farrell shift it wide to the left. They have the man on the outside through Daly, but knock-on - only for the referee to signal advantage play from a high-shot on the fly-half. England get a penalty, 35m out on the right from near the scrum location.
    5''
  • Frequent exchanges of flying kicks so far at Twickenham before Underhill puts a drive in on Hooper. It's a drizzle-covered London this afternoon and coniditions with ball in hand are very slippy - as Beale then knocks on down the left, gifting England the scrum.
    4''
  • An early ghost of a chance for England - Ford pings a high bomb out wide to the right for May after a Foley return kick, to try and catch the Wallabies fly-half out. The winger can't quite take it in and Australia will get a scrum out on their own 20m mark.
    2''
  • The whistle goes and they're off at Twickenham! Australia kick off through Foley which towers towards the back right corner. May claims, with a superb lift, and then Youngs punts back downfield.
    1''
  • The teams are out for the national anthems and we're about to get underway!
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  • Subs: Moore, Robertson, Alaalatoa, Philip, McCalman, Timani, Phipps, Hunt
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  • AUSTRALIA: Sio, Polota-Nau, Kepu, Simmons, Enever, Hanigan, Hooper, McMahon, Genia, Foley, Hodge, Kerevi, Kuridrani, Koroibete, Beale
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  • Subs: George, Marler, Williams, Itoje, Simmonds, Care, Slade, Rokoduguni
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  • ENGLAND: Vunipola, Hartley, Cole, Launchbury, Lawes, Robshaw, Underhill, Hughes, Youngs, Ford, Daly, Farrell, Joseph, May, Watson
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  • Teams just coming in now...
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  • The Red and Whites were in clinical form last week against Argentina, winning all of their set pieces, with six lineouts and seven scrums. In addition, they made the most tackles in a game since they faced Australia in the second test of the 2016 Tour, coming up with 196 of them against an insistent Pumas pack.
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  • We’re waiting on final team news, but perhaps the pairing of Saracens men Maro Itoje and Owen Farrell could bode well for the hosts; in the 48 games they’ve started together at club level, plus England and the Lions, they’ve only lost the twice. In addition, Ben Youngs is in line to make his 12th appearance against the Wallabies today; if so, he will tie the record for most games versus Australia by an Englishman alongside Mike Catt.
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  • Australia have had a cracking 2017 to put it mildly though; they’re unbeaten in seven, with a win or a draw today matching their joint-best streak of eight in the modern era. They’ve also crossed the whitewash 55 times alone since January, their third best try haul ever in a calendar year – after 2003 (64) and 1998 (56).
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  • Recent history between the two bodes well for the Red and Whites against their Antipodean opposition; England have won their last four meetings with Australia, having only enjoyed a better streak of five consecutive victories between 2000 and 2003. Furthermore, they posted 37 points on the Wallabies when the pair last met in London; the highest total they’ve ever notched in a game.
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  • Hello and welcome to the Old Mutual Wealth Series 2017, as England host Australia at Twickenham in the third weekend of the November internationals. Eddie Jones’ men got off to a flyer last week against Argentina, as the Wallabies edged out Wales – but who will walk away with the spoils from the hallowed turf today? Kick-off is just around the corner.
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