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Australia

Internationals | Twickenham
15:00 (GMT) | 18-11-2017
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Farrell fails to add the extras and that brings the game to an end
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After the restart Australia wins the ball back and they look to attack and get some consolation points but an error out wide sees May pick up a ball an astray pass and he offloads to Care who goes over for a try
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Farrell fails to add the extras
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England attacks the blindside and Care puts in a grubber kick into space which is gathered by May and he powers his way over the try line
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Care looks to feed but again the scrum collapses. Free-kick won by England for an early shove. England opts for another scrum as they look to wind down the clock
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Scrum reset
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Australia continuing to apply pressure as they build a few phases but their momentum is stopped by a forward pass
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After the restart Australia wins the ball back but the ball is lost forward in contact and England clears
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Farrell adds the extras
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Danny Care puts in a kick and Joseph gathers the ball and goes over the try line
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England clears from their line-out and finds touch on the Aussies 10. Australia makes an error at the line-out that puts them under pressure but they manage to clear and the ball is run back by May.
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Free-kick for early engagement by Australia and England kick the ball into touch. Australia manages to create space in the midfield as Koroibete finds space. The England defense manages to scramble but Koroibete goes over the line after a couple of phases. The Ref goes upstairs to check if it's a try. Try not awarded as the ref sees clear obstruction and England wins a penalty and opts for touch
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England manages to counter the maul and make a turn-over as the ball fails to come out. 5m scrum for the English
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Penalty awarded to Australia in a very kick-able position and they opt for touch as they put up the driving maul
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English line-out as Australia kicks the ball through into touch. England clears as the Wallabies looks to run it back
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This time Foley strikes it better as the ball goes sailing through the middle
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Australia wins a penalty right in the middle of the park and they opt for goal. Foley lines it up
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After the line-out the ball is lost forward in contact by Australia and England pounces on it and a beautiful timed pass by Laws creates space on the outside but Daly is tackled into touch
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Australia still with ball in hand,they win a penalty opt for touch
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Penalty won by the Aussies and they opt for touch but Hodge fails to find touch as he kicks it over the deadball line. England clears and Australia looks to run the ball back
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After the restart England looks to run the ball but the ball is lost forward in contact and Australia wins a scrum close to the English half.
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Farrell adds the extras
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England kicks a ball through which Daly chases down. The Ball doesn't go out and Daly dribbles it over the try line. He dots it down and the Ref goes upstairs to check and the try is awared
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Hodge kicks over a penalty for the Australians from out far
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Ford gets the 2nd half on the way. Australia fields and clears. England returns the kick into space with May chasing it down and applying pressure.

Half Time

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England opts for touch but the make a meal out of the line-out ball and Australia wins it back. The ball is lost forward in contact and that brings the 1st half to an end
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England wins a penalty and taps it quick May finds space wide and looks to pass the ball inside but Beale knocks it down and he also sees yellow. Australia with 2 men off the field now
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Australia clears and England runs it back. They manage to make a few valuable metres but the ball is lost backwards and Australia kicks it through as an opportunity looms to scores but Koroibete fails to hang onto the ball
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England opts for the line-out and they look to maul again but the Aussies defense holds up. Ford tries a drop-kick but he fails to convert it
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After the restart Australia wins a scrum and they look to attack the blind but the ball is lost forward in contact by Simmons and he holds onto it afterwards which turns into a penalty for England
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Farrell kicks the penalty over
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Penalty advantage played as Australia again collapses the maul again and England looks to bash it over but the Aussies defense holds strong. The ref gives a yellow card to Hooper and England opts for goal
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Penalty for England as Australia collapses the maul. England opts for touch
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England wins a penalty for offside play and they opt for touch. Farrell finds touch close to the Aussies 22
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The away team wins the ball back as England tries a cross-kick but fails to collect the ball. Beale launches an attack but the ball is soon lost forward. Scrum for England close to their own 10
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Australia back on the attack and they manage to create some space wide. Kuridrani puts in a grubber kick through which Hooper manages to collect and score but the try is not allowed as he was offside. Penalty to England and they opt for touch
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Penalty won by Australia and this time they opt for touch. Itoje makes a steal for England in the line-out and they clear
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England clears and Australia returns the the kick. Again they apply pressure to win a scrum
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Foley strikes the ball horribly and misses
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Australia wins a penalty as they apply pressure on a kick and May is caught out of support. Foley lines it up for poles
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Australia still with ball in hand and Robshaw makes a turn-over and they kick the ball as there is no one at the back for Australia. Beale gets back and Australia wins a penalty and they opt for touch
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Free-kick at the scrum and Australia opts to scrum again. Genia feeds and Australia attacks the openside. They build a few phases before they kick into space and apply pressure to win the ball back
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Possession changes hand a few times as Australia clears. The English looks to run it back but the ball is ripped out by Hooper in a tackle and Australia wins a scrum
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England attacks the blind before they bring it back and hoist it up in the air with chasers on it.They manage to win the ball back
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English line-out close to the halfway line. They look to attack the midfield but a big hit dislodges the ball and Australia pounces on it and looks to attack but their momentum is stopped by a forward pass by Genia. English scrum inside their own half
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England attacks the blind as they put in a stab kick. Beale collects and runs it forward but he is taken down by Lawes in thumbing tackle but he gets the ball away and they take it wide. Penalty won by England and they take it quick
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Scrum reset
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Solid scrum and Australia looks to attack the English midfield but the ball is passed forward. England scrum in the middle of the park
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After the restart England clears and Australia runs it back. The away team manages to build a couple of phases before the ball goes wide. The ball is almost intercepted by May but unfortunately it's a knock on.Aussie scrum just over the halfway line
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No mistake by Farrell as he kicks over the penalty
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English scrum on the opposition's 10. England manages to create some space in the midfield and they spread the ball wide. The ball is lost forward in the attack but the ref goes back to penalty advantage and Farrell lines it up
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Australian scrum inside their own half. They win a free kick and puts it up high. A couple of kicks exchanged again before Australia looks to run but the ball is lost forward in contact
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Australia gets the game on the way with a relatively short kick-off. England fields and clears . Both teams look to make use of the boot early on. Foley kicks the ball into touch and England gets a line-out on the halfway line. They attack wide and look to cross-kick to May but he knocks the ball forward.
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The players are doing their final preparations before taking to the field
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Players to look out for in the English outfit wpuld have to be Jonny May, Owen Farrell and Mako Vunipola while the Australians will expect strong performances by Kurtley Beale, Will Genia and Michael Hooper
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England coach Eddie Jones has accused Michael Cheika of 'playing games', suggesting his Australian counterpart is attempting to influence the referee for Saturday's match between the teams.New Zealander O'Keeffe is one of the youngest elite-level referees at just 28. Cheika criticised a number of his decisions in the wake of September's 27-27 draw with South Africa. Jones, who led Australia in the 2003 World Cup final against his current employers, has regularly sparred with his former team and home nation in the past couple of years. The Australian newspaper mocked up an image of Jones as a grinning clown while Cheika accused him of having "a chip on Cheika has predicted 'bully' tactics from England, including late tackles on his half-backs, at Twickenham. "We play by the rules. Australia want to play a lot of games at this stage," said Jones. "Obviously Australia enjoy the media more than the referee." England have won all four matches they have played against the Wallabies since Jones took charge in December 2015. Jones shrugged off the suggestion his side had illegally targeted key players during that run and said Cheika, who he played with at Australian domestic side Randwick, should raise any concerns privately with the officials.We've played four games against them and we haven't had a player penalised for late hits at all. What do you make of that?" added Jones. "Obviously Cheika feels the referees haven't done a good job so possibly he should be taking that up with the referee and not the media." Both coaches are expected to meet referee Ben O'Keeffe for the usual eve-of-match meeting despite earlier suggestions Cheika might skip the engagement. New Zealander O'Keeffe is one of the youngest elite-level referees at just 28. Cheika criticised a number of his decisions in the wake of September's 27-27 draw with South Africa. Jones, who led Australia in the 2003 World Cup final against his current employers, has regularly sparred with his former team and home nation in the past couple of years. The Australian newspaper mocked up an image of Jones as a grinning clown while Cheika accused him of having "a chip on his shoulder" before 2016's autumn internationals. In the run-up to this weekend's match Australia assistant coach Stephen Larkham said that Jones was "a little bit spoilt" by the resources available to him as England coach, adding that they come with additional pressure
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Welcome to Twickenham, where England will take on Australia in what promises to an epic encounter
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Australia
START LINE UP
  • 1 Ellis Genge
  • 2 Jamie George
  • 3 Dan Cole
  • 4 Joe Launchbury
  • 5 Charlie Ewels
  • 6 Maro Itoje
  • 7 Chris Robshaw
  • 8 Sam Simmonds
  • 9 Danny Care
  • 10 George Ford
  • 11 Elliot Daly
  • 12 Alex Lozowski
  • 13 Henry Slade
  • 14 Jonny May
  • 15 Mike Brown
RESERVES
  • 16 Dylan Hartley
  • 17 Joe Marler
  • 18 Harry Williams
  • 19 Nick Isiekwe
  • 20 Courtney Lawes
  • 21 Ben Youngs
  • 22 Piers Francis
  • 23 Semesa Rokoduguni
START LINE UP
  • 1 Scott Sio
  • 2 Stephen Moore
  • 3 Sekope Kepu
  • 4 Rob Simmons
  • 5 Blake Enever
  • 6 Ben McCalman
  • 7 Michael Hooper
  • 8 Sean McMahon
  • 9 Will Genia
  • 10 Bernard Foley
  • 11 Reece Hodge
  • 12 Samu Kerevi
  • 13 Tevita Kuridrani
  • 14 Marika Koroibete
  • 15 Kurtley Beale
RESERVES
  • 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau
  • 17 Tetera Faulkner
  • 18 Taniela Tupou
  • 19 Lukhan Tui
  • 20 Lopeti Timani
  • 21 Nick Phipps
  • 22 Karmichael Hunt
  • 23 Henry Speight
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PREVIEW: England v Australia

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:50

NOVEMBER INTERNATIONAL SEASON: Eddie Jones has urged England to "physically dominate" Australia when the old rivals contest the Cook Cup at Twickenham on Saturday.

Recent Anglo-Australian fixtures have been portrayed as clashes between the power of England's pack and the skill of Australia's backs.

But Australia, bidding to end a run of four straight defeats by former Wallaby boss Jones's England, will be desperate to show their forwards are no pushover.

Meanwhile, Jones acknowledged that in centres Samu Kerevi and Tevita Kuridrani his native Australia have backs who can pack a punch while also boasting plenty of ball-playing talent.

Australia, who recently beat world champions New Zealand, come into Saturday's match on the back of an impressive 29-21 win over Wales in Cardiff last weekend.

Under Jones, England have emerged as serious challengers for the All Blacks' global title but he said that, on current form, Australia were the team to beat. 

"We're playing against the best team in the world team at the moment. They’ve beaten New Zealand and had two draws with South Africa, beaten Argentina and beaten quite an impressive Wales side at the weekend, so they're doing well."

Jones, Australia's coach when they lost the 2003 World Cup Final to England in Sydney, added: "We want to physically dominate them. Their backs are as big as their forwards and we've got to get stuck into them early."

England launched their November campaign with an error-strewn 21-8 win over Argentina at Twickenham last weekend.

First-choice goal-kicker Owen Farrell rested from the Pumas match, returns at inside centre while fellow British and Irish Lion Maro Itoje is on the bench.

With Mike Brown ruled out following the concussion he suffered against Argentina, Anthony Watson moves across to fullback, with Jonny May taking his place on the right wing.

Joe Launchbury has been recalled after Jones dropped lock George Kruis in a pack featuring captain Dylan Hartley at hooker.

"We need someone to match [Adam] Coleman who has been quite dominant for them and Joe has got that job," said Jones.

Jones has yet to lose a home Test as England coach, with the lone defeat in his 21-Test Red Rose record coming against Ireland in Dublin in March.  

"We've put some foundations down, what we want to do is build on those foundations now," said Jones, who had made no secret that his ultimate goal with England is to win the 2019 World Cup in Japan. 

"It seems like since we had an 'ordinary' game against Argentina, the whole place has exploded and I don't think it's like that."

He was equally curt when told Australia coach Michael Cheika, his former teammate at Sydney club Randwick, had accused England of deliberately late-tackling the Wallaby halfbacks.

"I don't have a response," said Jones.

"We play the game legally," he insisted.

Cheika said the fact Itoje was on the bench demonstrated England's strength in depth.

"Those things don't surprise me because there is so much talent over here," explained Cheika. "They could probably field two teams and do pretty well.

"Obviously they are a big side, strong, they are a very powerful side, they will try to bully us around."

As for once again going up against Jones, Cheika indicated the novelty was wearing off.

"We get the same questions every time," he said. 

"There will be a few more encounters I hope." 

Australia are seeking a first win over England since Cheika's men knocked them out of the pool phase of the 2015 World Cup with a 33-13 win at Twickenham - a result that led to Jones' appointment after Stuart Lancaster was sacked.

Cheika named an unchanged XV on Thursday led by flanker Michael Hooper despite a thumb injury Coleman suffered against Wales.

"We would not pick him if we did not think he could do his job," said Cheika of Coleman.

"He is a tough lad."

Players to watch:

For England: Owen Farrell returns to the midfield and he adds a lot of quality to the England backline. His midfield partner Jonathan Joseph always seems to be at his best when he is playing outside Farrell. Flank Sam Underhill was impressive against the Pumas, while Maro Itoje is a big name on the bench.

For Australia: Kurtley Beale has been outstanding this year and he will be a threat out wide. Centres Tevita Kuridrani and Samu Kerevi are imposing figures in the midfield. while scrumhalf Will Genia is a general when controlling play. In the pack, captain Michael Hooper is a workhorse for his team.

Head to head: The Wallabies have plenty of big bodies in the backline and it will be interesting to see how the likes of Owen Farrell and Jonathan Joseph handle the physicality of Samu Kerevi and Tevita Kuridrani in the midfield. The set piece will also be a focus area again, particularly in the scrums where Scott Sio will come up against Dan Cole.

Recent results:
2016: England won 37-21, London
2016: England won 44-40, Sydney
2016: England won 23-7, Melbourne
2016: England won 39-28, Brisbane
2015: Australia won 33-13, London (World Cup pool match)
2014: England won 26-17, London
2013: England won 20-13, London
2012: Australia won 20-14, London
2010: England won 35-18, London
2010: England won 21-20, Sydney

Prediction: England have made Twickenham into a fortress in the last two years and they also won their last four matches against the Wallabies. But that will change on Saturday. The Wallabies have improved with each game this year and they look a lot smarter and dangerous in open play. The Wallabies will win by seven points. 

Teams:

England: 15 Anthony Watson, 14 Jonny May, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Elliot Daly, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 Courtney Lawes, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley, 1 Mako Vunipola. 
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, 8 Sean McMahon, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Blake Enever, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Scott Sio.
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

Date: Saturday, November 18
Venue: Twickenham, London
Kick-off: 15.00 (15.00 GMT; 02.00 AEDT, Sunday, November 19)
Expected weather: It will be partly cloudy with a couple of afternoon showers. There will be a high of 9°C and a low of 4°C.
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), George Clancy (Ireland)
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

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Daly leads try-rush as England beat Australia

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:30

MATCH REPORT: Elliot Daly scored the decisive try of the match as England beat Australia 30-6 at Twickenham on Saturday.

The hosts ran in four tries to none from Australia, who had two potential scores disallowed on replay.

Victory gave England a fifth straight win over the Wallabies under Australia coach Eddie Jones.

But they were only 6-3 ahead when left wing Daly broke the game open in the 54th minute.

Australia were on the attack through Samu Kerevi's burst only for fellow centre Tevita Kuridrani to drop his pass at a rainswept Twickenham.

England scrumhalf Ben Youngs fly-hacked the ball downfield and Daly, with the ball bouncing infield, won the sprint.

Referee Ben O'Keeffe made lengthy checks to see if Youngs's kick had gone into touch but, with replays inconclusive, he awarded a try that Owen Farrell converted to put England 13-3 ahead.

Bernard Foley reduced the deficit with a 64th-minute penalty and, with 10 minutes left, Australia thought they had a try when wing Marika Koroibete made a surging break. 

He passed to Foley, who was tackled close to the line and the ball was recycled to Koroibete, who appeared to be held up over the line by England flank Chris Robshaw.

But O'Keeffe eventually disallowed the try for an illegal block by Australia replacement hooker Stephen Moore.

England then put the result beyond doubt eight minutes from time when centre Jonathan Joseph slid over for a try following a well-judged kick by substitute scrumhalf Danny Care.

They gave the scoreline a flattering look when, with Australia chasing the game, both wing Jonny May and Care crossed late on.

Farrell returned after being rested from England's 21-8 win over Argentina in their November international opener last weekend.

Meanwhile, Joe Launchbury replaced George Kruis at lock in a bid to give England extra power up front in a bid to help deny Australia the quality possession their talented backs thrive on.

Australia came into this match as the form team in world rugby courtesy of a seven-match unbeaten streak that included a win over world champions New Zealand and last week's 29-21 defeat of Wales in Cardiff.

England took an early 3-0 lead after Farrell kicked a 41-metre penalty following strong drives by flanker Chris Robshaw and Launchbury.

Anthony Watson, moved to fullback after Mike Brown was ruled out with a concussion suffered in England's 21-8 win over Argentina last week, was repeatedly tested under the high ball but made several safe catches.

The Wallabies should have been level in the 22nd minute but, from a central position 40 metres out, Foley pulled a penalty chance well wide of the left post.

The wet weather led to handling errors by both sides but Australia nearly scored the game's first try in the 27th minute.

Kuridrani's grubber kick caused chaos in the England defence but Korobiete missed with a fly-hack just metres from the line.

Australia captain Michael Hooper, however, slid over with the loose ball only to have his try disallowed on video review by referee Ben O'Keeffe for being offside in front of the kicker.

Hooper's half then got worse when he was sent to the sin-bin for persistent infringing.

It was the second week in a row he had been temporarily ordered off the field after seeing yellow against Wales.

England tried to capitalise on their man advantage by kicking a penalty for an attacking line-out close to Australia's line.

British and Irish Lions star Maro Itoje, on as a head injury replacement for Sam Underhill, helped gather the ball and England drove to within a metre of the posts. 

Australia held out but at the cost of an easy penalty which Farrell kicked to make it 6-0.

And on the stroke of half-time, the Wallabies were reduced to 13 men when fullback Kurtley Beale was sin-binned for a deliberate knock-on.

England's lead was reduced to three points when Reece Hodge landed a 48-metre penalty early in the second half but that was as close as the Wallabies got, with Launchbury leading a brilliant effort by the home pack. 

Man of the match: Joe Launchbury was massive for the English in open play and in the set piece. 

Moment of the match: Kurtley Beale going to sleep leading up to Elliot Daly's try is certainly a memorable moment.

Vilain of the match: Well the Australians might be looking at the officials for this award.

The scorers:

For England:
Try: Daly, Joseph, May, Care
Con: Farrell 2
Pens: Farrell 2

For Australia:
Pens: Hodge, Foley  

Yellow cards: Michael Hooper (Australia, 33 - repeated infringements); Kurtley Beale (Australia, 40 - cynical play, deliberate knock down) 

Teams:

England: 15 Anthony Watson, 14 Jonny May, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Elliot Daly, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 Courtney Lawes, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley, 1 Mako Vunipola. 
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, 8 Sean McMahon, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Blake Enever, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Scott Sio.
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

Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), George Clancy (Ireland)
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

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Elliot Daly (55min), Jonny May (78min), and Danny Care (81min)
TRIES
 
CONVERSIONS
 
PENALTIES
Reece Hodge (48min) and Bernard Foley (63min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
Michael Hooper (31min) and Kurtley Beale (39min)
 
 
VENUE Twickenham
REFEREE Ben O'Keeffe