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Rugby World Cup – England move on, Aussies going home


Australia was in key moments their own worst enemy giving away tries on a platter to England who took all the changes that came their way.

England put a massive statement to the rest of the teams still in this World Cup beating Australia 40-16.

It was Australia that started well with ball in hand and took it through the phases testing the English defence.

Australia had the better of the field position and ball in the first 10 minute of the match and the first time England got some ball a turnover saw Beale break through and force a penalty inside England half.

This gave Australia the first points of the game.

England kept the pressure on Australia and again taking it to Australia with some great running line to create space fro May to go over in the corner.

England was over the try line again with May scoring his second try of the match when Slade intercept and kicked down field for May to pick up and score in the same corner.

This gave England a 14-3 lead after 20 minutes.

The two teams traded penalties to take the score to England 17 Australia 6 with still England looking the better side on attack. Australia were making some crucial handling mistakes on attack.

The last few minutes of the half was wasted with reset scrums inside England twenty two which resulted at the end in a penalty for Australia.

Christian Lealiifano made no mistake as he kicked his third penalty over to go into the change room reducing England lead to 17-9.

Australia hit immediately in the second half with a great try from Marika Koroibete who had some nice steps and the speed to burn and making it a one point game.

England did not wait long to respond as they again put pressure on Australia defence to create space this time for Kyle Sinckler to get over and extend the lead again to 8 points.

Farrell extend the lead by three with a penalty from a great scrum from the men in white.

Australia was again inside England twenty two and had some changes to go for points but decided to keep with scrums and lineouts. England defence was good enough although side entry at ruck time was not seen by referee.

England exit their half and was back at the Aussies with a drive which almost gave them a try but a knock over the line resulted in another penalty.

Farrell made no mistake and extend the lead again.

Australia kept on making mistakes from their set pieces to their attack which gave England the easy way out every time they did get a little pressure.

Farrell had his kicking boots on with another penalty to extend the score to more than two scores with 7 minutes to go.

As if Australia did not had enough bad luck in this game they again try to exit from their own twenty two with ball in han and another skip pass resulted in another try by England.

This put the game beyond Australia with 40-16.


England: Tries – Jonny May(2), Kyle Sinckler, Anthony Watson Conversions – Owen Farrell(4) Penalties(4)

Australia: Tries – Marika Koroibete Conversions – Christian Lealiifano Penalties – Christian Lealiifano(3)

What was said after the match

Man of the Match