LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Internationals

Thumb_england-ed England

14

Thumb_australia-ed Australia

20
Kick-off local time : Sat, 17 November 2012 - 14h30
Kick-off : Sat, 17 November 2012 - 16h30
Venue : London
Referee : Romain Poite (France)
Match status : Result
  England Australia
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Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

They set up a line-out on the 22 and it goes to the front. Phipps puts it into touch to seal the victory. England could have won that but wasted too many opportunities and that is a good win for the Wallabies.

79

Cummins takes it up to the gainline before the forwards take over. It is slow ball now but they don't mind as the clock ticks down. England go off their feet and that should be enough to secure victory for Australia.

78

Beale finds touch short of halfway as the Wallabies hang on, England will have to strike here. Flood goes to Brown who beats a tackle and Youngs goes to Robshaw on the outside. It goes wide but Tuilagi fumbles and that is another let-off for Australia.

76

They set another maul but there is obstruction so Australia will have another chance to clear the danger. England have not taken advantage of their opportunities in the second half.

75

Palu is caught in possession but Waldrom plays it on the ground so the Wallabies can set up a line-out on halfway. They go down the backline to Tapuai who kicks ahead. Brown returns the kick and the Wallabies go offside so Flood kicks it into the corner as England chase a dramatic victory.

73

Flood takes it up as England bash away but the Wallabies are tackling well. Wood is forced into touch eventually so Australia will have a chance to clear it.

72

Beale looks for territory and Brown runs it back. The Wallabies go off their feet so England set up a line-out on the 22, can they strike back here?

70

The Wallabies go to Cummins in midfield but England turn it over and crash over halfway with Cole. The ball is lost forward at the breakdown by Youngs so the Wallabies have a scrum as the clock winds down.

69

Moore crashes it up for Australia and Timani finds some space out wide. Ioane gets the pass away but Ashton intercepts. He is brought down quickly but the forwards arrive in support. Australia go offside and Youngs takes it quickly. They are right there now and Waldrom is just short as they bash away. England go off their feet and the Wallabies can clear it.

66

Australia have the penalty this time after hands in the scrum from England so Barnes will take aim at the poles again. The kick is straight and the assistants want the TMO to check if it went over. It is short so England have a drop-out.

64

It is a massive scrum from England and they have the penalty. Flood sets up the line-out as the hosts hunt the lead. They go wide and surge into the 22 but Youngs loses it forward and Barnes can clear it. Robshaw loses it forward at the breakdown so Australia have another scrum.

62

Palu clatters over the gainline before Barnes kicks for territory. Brown runs it back and Flood chucks a long pass wide to Ashton but it was forward so Australia have a scrum outside the 22.

60

The ball pops out the back of the scrum and Palu secures it before Phipps clears it away. England spread it down the backline but Tuilagi holds on too long so the Wallabies set up another line-out, that is great defensive work from the visitors.

59

It is another maul and Robinson goes offside so England go for another line-out and another maul. Waldrom is there and they will go to the TMO again. He lost it forward so Australia have the scrum.

57

Phipps gets it away into touch but England will come from the line-out. They maul it again and australia bring it down so they set up another attacking line-out.

56

England maul it forward and make good ground. It is sent out to Tuilagi who takes it into the 22. Waldrom makes good ground and Ashton is tackled into touch in the corner.

52

Flood kicks deep and Barnes tries a chip and they get it back. Beale sends it out to Barnes and England go off their feet so Barnes will have another shot at goal. The PENALTY is over and Australia lead 20-14.

50

Beale clears it and Goode is there. He hoists and Barnes claims it. The ball is sent wide with some good hands creating some space but the ball goes into touch so England escape.

49

Marler drops his bind again so the Wallabies set up a line-out on halfway. Barnes puts a chip over the top and Hooper collects it. The forwards drive it over the 22 and Beale sends it out to Barnes who links up with Cummins. Alexander makes good ground and it goes out to Cummins who is just short. The ball is lost forward but England were offside so Barnes puts over another PENALTY to make it 17-14.

45

Moore loses it forward so England have a scrum. Flood goes to Tuilagi who is brought down quickly. The ball is lost forward in front of the 22 so Australia have a scrum.

43

Parling did not roll away quickly enough so Barnes will have a chance to level the scores. The PENALTY is over to make it 14-14.

42

Goode finds touch near halfway so Australia will come from the line-out. Hooper takes it up and it is worked out to Cummins who makes ground down the right wing. Barnes stabs a grubber through and Ashley-Cooper gets there first. Ioane has a go down the blindside as they move into the 22.

41

Beale gets the second half underway and Flood clears to touch. The Wallabies take it quickly before Barnes kicks deep.

40

The ball is put into touch to bring an end to the first half. It has been closely fought as suspected, join us in ten minutes for the second half.

38

England bash it up as they look to respond but the ball is lost forward and Hooper snaps it up. The teams exchange a series of kicks and England secure it in midfield where Waldrom goes over the gainline. They go wide to Tuilagi who pins his ears back and stretches for the corner. This one is going up to the TMO as well and he has given the TRY. Crucial blow for England just before half-time. Flood misses the conversion but England lead 14-11.

35

Care clears from the base and Beale collects it. He gives it to Phipps who shows some good pace to go through a gap and then spins a pass out to Cummins who dives over for the TRY in the corner. Barnes misses the conversion but Australia lead 11-9.

33

The Wallabies try to drive it out of their 22 but the ball is lost forward in the tackle by Polota-Nau so England have an attacking scrum. Waldrom goes blindside to Tuilagi and the forwards arrive in support in the 22. It is slow ball but the Wallabies go off their feet so Flood will have a chance to take the lead back. The PENALTY is over to make it 9-6.

30

Marler drops his bind in front of the poles so Barnes pops over the easy PENALTY to level the scores at 6-6.

29

England go off their feet so Barnes sets up a line-out inside the England 22. Hooper claims it at the back and takes it close as the forwards drive on. Alexander is just short now as England defend desperately. The referee calls for the TMO but there is not enough evidence so Australia have a scrum.

26

England shift it quickly and Palmer finds some space on the left. Flood kicks it into the corner and finds a good touch near the 22. Tapuai bangs it away and Goode runs it back with support from sharples. It goes out to Ashton but he loses it forward. Barnes chips over the top and Beale chases but Care gets across and secures it for England.

23

The throw is not straight so England have the scrum as the errors continue to hold both sides back. Australia go early this time and Waldrom takes it quickly. Flood takes it up and Australia go off their feet so Flood will have another shot at goal. The PENALTY is over and England lead 6-3.

20

Beale clears it into touch and England will come from the line-out near halfway. It goes to Ashton who breaks a tackle in midfield. Flood provides support but they go off their feet so the Wallabies can clear it.

18

Sharpe loses the line-out forward so England have a scrum. It is a great scrum from Australia and Palu comes away with it. Barnes sends it out to Cummins and he bursts into the 22. Beale fumbles it and it is hacked into touch by Ashton.

16

Tapuai puts a little chip over the top but Ashton is there and England regroup. They go wide to Johnson and Flood attacks the line. Marler makes good ground and it goes to Tuilagi. They go to Sharples who gets it on the back foot, it has been ten phases now and still they bash away. There is finally some obstruction so Barnes sets up a Wallaby line-out on the 22.

12

Ashley-Cooper crashes it up in midfield and it goes wide to Hooper who breaks a tackle and then finds Cummins who is brought down in the 22. They go to the right again and Cummins comes close before Barnes puts over a left-footed DROP-GOAL to make it 3-3.

11

Waldrom takes it off the back and Australia go offside so Flood can set up the line-out. Robshaw crashes it up and the referee gets in the way so England have a scrum just short of halfway. They go to the blindside but the ball is lost forward so the Wallabies have the scrum this time.

8

They work a move at the front of the line-out but Polta-Nau is forced into touch short of the line but it came off an England player so the Wallabies set up a maul. Sharpe is just short and then they go to the backline. Adam Ashley-Cooper crashes it up and loses it forward so England have a defensive scrum.

6

Beale looks for territory and Sharples is there to find a good touch near halfway. They take it through the phases before Barnes puts a kick over the top. Goode is there and he slices it into touch so Australia will stay on the attack.

4

The Wallabies drive it up in midfield with Sharpe and the ball is knocked on so England have the scrum. England go early and the Wallabies take it quickly.

2

Care hoists it and Timani strays offside so Flood will have a go at goal. He slots the PENALTY and England lead 3-0.

0

Flood gets the game underway and Palu takes it up as the Wallabies drive out of their 22. Beale clears and England will have the line-out.

-5

It is quite cold at Twickenham, but it is dry so we should be set for an exciting match as the teams take the field for the anthems.

-10

With coach Robbie Deans under increasing pressure following a string of disappointing results the Wallabies will be determined to turn things around against an England side that has won the last three matches between the sides.

-20

England welcome back wing Chris Ashton from suspension, and they will be full of confidence following their convincing win over Fiji last week.

-30

Welcome to live coverage of the clash between England and Australia from Twickenham. Although the visitors are ranked higher than England, they are under significant pressure following a heavy injury toll and defeat to France last week.
England
Players
15 Mike Brown
14 Anthony Watson
13 Brad Barritt
12 Billy Twelvetrees
11 Jonny May
10 George Ford
9 Ben Youngs
8 Ben Morgan
7 Chris Robshaw
6 Tom Wood
5 Courtney Lawes
4 Dave Attwood
3 David Wilson
2 Dylan Hartley
1 Joe Marler

Substitutes
23 Marland Yarde
22 Owen Farrell
21 Richard Wigglesworth
20 James Haskell
19 George Kruis
18 Kieran Brookes
17 Matt Mullan
16 Rob Webber
Australia
Players
15 Israel Folau
14 Henry Speight
13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
12 Matt Toomua
11 Rob Horne
10 Bernard Foley
9 Nick Phipps
8 Ben McCalman
7 Michael Hooper
6 Sean McMahon
5 Rob Simmons
4 Sam Carter
3 Sekope Kepu
2 Saia Faingaa
1 James Slipper

Substitutes
23 Kurtley Beale
22 Quade Cooper
21 Nic White
20 Luke Jones
19 Will Skelton
18 Ben Alexander
17 Benn Robinson
16 James Hanson