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England to good for Aussies


England exposed Australia with a comfortable win on Saturday beating the Aussies 37-18.

England outscore Australia 4 tries from May, Daly, Cokanasiga and Farrell.

Farrell also added 17 points with the boot which was just too much for the struggling Aussies.

The Aussies did manage two tries and ended one of the worst seasons for the Australians in recent years.

The first half was quite even between the two teams with England starting well and the Aussies coming back later in the half.

Youngs got over first for England from a scrum to take the lead with the Aussies replying with a penalty.

With another penalty from Farrell England extended their lead again.

The Aussies pushed hard in the closing stages of the half and were unlucky not to be awarded a penalty try late on as Farrell’s no arm tackle on Izack Rodda was overlooked by referee Jaco Peyper. England survived by leaking just three points.

This was the second time Farrell has escape punishment for a dangerous tackle.

With 13 points each, both teams had all to play until Daly hit a fine line off Farrell to go in from halfway. Farrell once again added the conversion to move England 20-13 in front and one sensed the hosts were growing in confidence at Twickenham.

So it proved as Cokanasiga scored on 56 minutes, bumping Haylett-Petty off en route to the line, and he almost had a double soon after but for superb scrambling work from Michael Hooper. England knew they were still not out of sight as Farrell slotted a penalty a few minutes later.

With a 17-point cushion England had a nice lead as Australia attacked late on and turnover ball almost led to May grabbing a second try of the afternoon but for the ball touching the sideline. While the try wasn’t awarded it showed real footballing skill from the speedster May.

England weren’t done though as George Ford announced his arrival onto the field on 76 minutes by laying on Farrell for their fourth try of the game before Australia had the final say, Haylett-Petty’s impressive break leading to Folau collecting a grubber from the recycled ball and dotting down.

The scorers:

For England:
Tries: May, Daly, Cokanasiga, Farrell
Cons: Farrell 4
Pens: Farrell 3

For Australia:
Tries: Folau 2
Con: Toomua
Pens: Toomua 2

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