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Kick-off local time : Sat, 02 November 2013 - 14h30
Kick-off : Sat, 02 November 2013 - 16h30
Venue : Twickenham
Referee : George Clancy (Ireland)
Match status : Result
  England Australia
Tries Matt Toomua (31min)
Penalties Quade Cooper (10min) and Quade Cooper (35min)
Conversions Quade Cooper (32min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
Minute Commentary


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Big Kuridrani hits it up but England hold him up to force a maul and power their way to another scrum penalty, which sees Farrell kick the ball into the stands to signal FULL-TIME! England come from behind to beat the Wallabies 20-13 and clinch the Cook Cup!


The line-out now fully-functional with Hartley on and they maul it up but a knock-on slips in. The Wallabies will have one last chance.


The Wallabies wheel the scrum so it'll be a reset as time ticks away. They do it again the English scrum; winning a penalty to relieve the pressure.


The Wallabies set-up the line-out and make a few metres with their driving maul. Cooper goes wide to Folau but he's marked so the Wallabies recycle only for White to knock-on.


Yarde is stripped of the ball from the line-out and Cummins counter-attacks with venom. Brown makes a key tackle but England concede a panic-stricken penalty.


The Wallabies win a penalty on the deck but White can't find touch! Poor mistake by him. England are happy to kick for territory. Ashley-Cooper chips and chases and Ashton counters, which sees Mowen pinged at the tackle.


Douglas absolutely smashes Farrell but the flyhalf does well to hold onto the ball. Aerial ping pong ensues and White's kick is out on the full.


Sloppy play by the England back three sees Brown isolated and forced to hold on. Cooper steps up but he hooks it.


Cooper judges his kick well to put the Wallabies in the right area of the field but Hartley hits the target at line-out time. England toe ahead into the in-goal but Kuridrani wins the chase.


The Wallabies look to quicken the tempo on attack but Genia knocks at the base. He's had a mare!


England are rampant as they attack from a Toomua clearance. It's good continuity by England and it's Farrell who slices through to score. The TMO is called in for possible obstruction but the TRY stands with Farrell adding the CONVERSION!


Youngs throw is skew so England's line-out woes continue. The Wallabies opt for the line-out and get go-forward before England manage a turnover and Farrell finds touch inside the Wallabies' 22 with an excellent kick.


Play is stopped as Fardy is stretchered off after a collision. Lawes contests the line-out but Horwill just secures it. Genia tries to clear but his kick is charged down and Robshaw is on hand to score a crucial TRY! Farrell adds the CONVERSION and it's game on!


The miss ignites England only for the hosts to be blown up immediately. The Wallabies fail to find touch and England counter. They kick to Folau but England come away with the penalty and take it quickly. Yarde is into space down the left and it takes a brilliant tackle by Ashley-Cooper to deny the No.11 a try and force him into touch.


Yarde escapes a yellow card as he takes out Ashley-Cooper with a late shoulder. Cooper, though, misses to the left.


Tomkins makes his first mistake at Test level as he knocks on in midfield.


England have their work cut out for them after failing to convert their opportunities into points in the first 40 as Farrell - who's missed three penalties - starts the second half.


Genia errs as he kicks out on the full with seconds to go before the break. England win the line-out but are blown up for truck-and-trailer. So that's HALF-TIME, the Wallabies lead 13-6.


England look unstructured and Farrell throws a forward pass. He's been rather indecisive, perhaps as a result of his shaky goal-kicking.


PENALTY! Twelvetrees now is pinged at the breakdown so it's quite a meltdown for him, which allows Cooper to add three more.


Folau breaks the line for the Wallabies who look to make the most of the opportunity and they do just that as Toomua smashes over for the TRY, running straight over Twelvetrees. Cooper adds the CONVERSION!


Farrell slots the PENALTY this time so England get some reward for their dominance.


England secure their ball and look to get their driving maul going but the Wallabies infringe. Farrell strikes the uprights and misses his third straight. The Wallabies fail to find touch though and concede a penalty inside their 22. No cards but the Wallabies are given a final warning.


The Wallabies win the line-out but England do well to hold up Genia ball-and-all and win a turnover. The hosts monster the Wallabies in the scrum, earning a third penalty, with Farrell setting up the line-out.


Youngs misfires again so the Wallabies are let off the hook. They attack through the air but Yarde fields and finds touch.


England win a second scrum penalty so Farrell kicks for territory. How crucial will this scrum dominance be?


Kuridrani drives the ball up as the Wallabies look to enter England's 22 only to lose the ball in contact thanks to a big hit by Launchbury.


Folau and Cooper show their skills and Ashton has to clean up at the back and dot down an attacking grubber for a 22m restart.


Aggressive work by England win them a scrum feed inside Australian territory from where they win a penalty through brute strength in the set-piece. Farrell again hooks it to the left.


Brown does exceptionally well to win his up-and-under in the air to get England on the front foot and force the Wallabies to go offside. Farrell, though, is off target.


Youngs misses his jumper and the Wallabies set off. The hosts scramble but are penalised for offside and Cooper slots the PENALTY!


The Wallabies concede a free kick at the first scrum after a knock-on by England. A kicking duel ensues and England win the territorial battle.


Tomkins executes a top tackle on Folau and England get a shot at goal after flooding the breakdown and Farrell lands the PENALTY!


The Wallabies retain possession as Robshaw can't field the kick-off. Cooper stabs a crossfield kick to Ashley-Cooper but it rolls into touch. England clear from the line-out.


Toomua gets us underway!


Tomkins will make his Test debut in a fairly inexperienced England outfit that includes Yarde, Dickson and Billy Vunipola. The big news from the Wallaby camp is the appointment of new leaders Mowen and Cooper as captain and vice-captain respectively.


Australia, though, have endured a nightmare year with McKenzie having to pick up the pieces. After testing a few players and combinations, the new Wallaby mentor has a better idea of the way forward from a personnel and strategy perspective but it’ll remain a massive challenge for the rebuilding visitors this evening.


England will be looking to make a statement ahead of hosting the 2015 World Cup, that statement being that they can knock off the Wallabies as they did the All Blacks last year. Their recent record against Australia, however, is all but rosy (pun intended). The English have won just four of their last 12 matches against the Wallabies and just one of the last four at Twickers, with the Aussies triumphing 20-14 last year.


Welcome to our build-up to the Game of the Weekend – England playing host to Australia at Twickenham.
15 Mathew Tait
14 Christian Wade
13 Elliot Daly
12 Henry Slade
11 Marland Yarde
10 Danny Cipriani
9 Lee Dickson
8 Josh Beaumont
7 Jack Clifford
6 Mark Wilson
5 Joe Launchbury
4 Ed Slater
3 Kieran Brookes
2 Luke Cowan-Dixie
1 Matt Mullan

23 Alex Lewington
22 Shane Geragthy
21 Will Chudley
20 Jonathan Fisher
19 James Gaskell
18 Gareth Denman
17 Alex Waller
16 Tommy Taylor
15 Israel Folau
14 Adam Ashley-Cooper
13 Tevita Kuridrani
12 Matt Toomua
11 Joe Tomane
10 Bernard Foley
9 Nick Phipps
8 Ben McCalman
7 David Pocock
6 Scott Fardy
5 Rob Simmons
4 Will Skelton
3 Greg Holmes
2 Stephen Moore
1 James Slipper

23 Kurtley Beale
22 Quade Cooper
21 Nic White
20 Michael Hooper
19 Dean Mumm
18 Sekope Kepu
17 Scott Sio
16 Tatafu Polota-Nau