England swept Wallabies aside in Autumn international at Twickenham Stadium.
Jonny May’s 3rd minute try had given Eddie Jones’s men an early lead before Israel Folau’s try and Matt Toomua’s conversion and two penalties made it 13-13 at the break. Had England cut out few errors in ball handling in the first-half score line would have been much more flattering for the home team.
England produced a 24-point second-half blitz to shock Australia and end their autumn campaign on a high. Tries from Elliot Daly, Joe Cokanasiga and Owen Farrell were reward for a vastly improved second-half display as the Wallabies fell to their sixth defeat on the bounce.
Manu Tuilagi made his long-awaited comeback to international rugby with 12 minutes remaining as England finished strongly.
England: (13) 37 full-time
Tries: May, Daly, Cokanasiga, Farrell Cons: Farrell 4 Pens: Farrell 3
Australia: (13) 18 full-time
Tries: Folau 2 Cons: Toomua Pens: Toomua 2
England starting XV: 15. Elliot Daly, 14. Joe Cokanasiga, 13. Henry Slade, 12. Ben Te’o, 11. Jonny May, 10. Owen Farrell co-captain, 9. Ben Youngs, 1. Ben Moon, 2. Jamie George (Saracens, 31 caps), 3. Kyle Sinckler, 4. Maro Itoje, 5. Courtney Lawes, 6. Brad Shields, 7. Sam Underhill, 8. Mark Wilson.
Replacements: Dylan Hartley (for George 71) 5, Alec Hepburn (for Moon 68) 5, Harry Williams (for Sinckler 64) 6, Charlie Ewels (for Lawes 77) -, Nathan Hughes (for Underhill 75) -, Richard Wigglesworth (for Youngs 57) 6, George Ford (for Te’o 75) -, Manu Tuilagi (for Slade 68) 7.
Australia: 15. Israel Folau, 14. Dane Haylett-Petty, 13. Samu Kerevi, 12. Bernard Foley, 11. Jack Maddocks, 10. Matt To’omua, 9. Will Genia, 8. Pete Samu, 7. Michael Hooper (captain), 6. Jack Dempsey, 5. Adam Coleman, 4. Izack Rodda, 3. Sekope Kepu, 2. Tolu Latu, 1. Scott Sio
Replacements: Tatafu Polota-Nau (for Latu 49) 6, Jermaine Ainsley (for Sio 67) 5, Allan Alaalatoa (for Kefu 57) 5, Ned Hanigan (for Samu 57) 5, Nick Phipps (for Genia 68) 6, Sefa Naivalu (for Maddocks ht) 5.
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