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Wallabies vs England highlights: England finish Cook Cup whitewash

25th June, 2016


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Australia Vs. England

2016 Australia v England, 26 June, 2016

Allianz Stadium
England 44 defeated Australia 40
Australia England
0/1 DROP GOAL 0/1
Top scorers:
  • Australia - Foley
  • B 20pts (1T 3C 3G)
Important moments:
  • England took the lead at the 67 min. mark 2nd half
  • Naiyaravoro, T (AUS) try at the 83 min. mark 2nd half
Referee: N Owens
Touch judges: C Joubert & M Fraser
Kickoff: 8:00pm (AEST)
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Melbourne
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wal)
TV: Live Channel 10 (and TenHD) from 7:30pm (AEST), Live FoxSports 2 from 7:20pm (AEST)
Betting: Australia $1.92, draw $21 , England $1.92

1. James Slipper, 2. Stephen Moore (c), 3. Sekope Kepu, 4. Will Skelton, 5. Rob Simmons, 6. Scott Fardy, 7. Michael Hooper (vc), 8. Sean McMahon, 9. Nick Phipps. 10. Bernard Foley, 11. Rob Horne (vc), 12. Matt Toomua, 13. Tevita Kuridrani, 14. Dane Haylett-Petty, 15. Israel Folau

Tatafu Polota-Nau, Scott Sio, Greg Holmes, Adam Coleman, Wycliff Palu, Nick Frisby, Christian Leali’ifano, Taqele Naiyaravoro

Mike Brown, Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Owen Farrell, Jack Nowell, George Ford, Ben Youngs, Billy Vunipola, Teimana Harrison, Chris Robshaw, George Kruis, Maro Itoje, Dan Cole, Dylan Hartley (capt), Mako Vunipola.

Jamie George, Matt Mullan, Paul Hill, Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes, Jack Clifford, Danny Care, Elliot Daly.
Stephen Moore is back to the Reds' bench. (Photo: AFP)
25th June, 2016
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Match result


Wallabies: 40
England 44

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Match preview

Here we are. The final June Test of 2016, and the Wallabies will be hoping for some revenge as they take on England in the third match of the series. Join me on The Roar for live scores and commentary of Australia vs England.

It’s been a case of two games, two disappointments for Wallabies fans.

Brisbane was a huge letdown, but Melbourne was worse; a frustrating, calamitous mess in attack that meant the Wallabies were unable to capitalise on a mountain of possession to take a win that should have been theirs.

But through all that, credit has to go to the combative, effective way England have played their football this series. Led by Dylan Hartley they’ve been abrasive, cheeky, physical and they’ve won, which really is the most important thing.


James Haskell, who was immense in the first two games, earns a break for England here.

For Australia, Dean Mumm drops off the bench while Samu Kerevi and the two second-rowers both make way in the starting line-up. Rob Simmons returns with Will Skelton, and Matt Toomua will take on playmaking duties as a second five-eighth.

Whether the Wallabies can make a dent in the so-called ‘white wall’ by injecting a bigger body in Skelton remains to be seen, because it wasn’t so much about the bodies last Saturday, but where they were being thrown at the wall.

I would love to see a more dynamic approach from the forwards, offering inside passes and interplay to get further over the advantage line.

Taking the points might also be an idea for Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore and sub skipper Michael Hooper.

This is the Wallabies’ last chance for a couple of months to woo the fans, and if they can’t do it in Sydney then what hope can they possibly have in the Rugby Championship this year?

Follow the live scores of the game here, as the Wallabies take on England in the third Cook Cup Test of 2016.