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England beat Australia in Melbourne




Australia’s Wallabies will head into this week’s Test under pressure to turn around last week’s loss as they know that another England victory will win the series for England.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

Australia kick off and the match is underway.

0.30: Australia win a penalty for going off the feet at the breakdown. Foley’s kicks for touch but its awful.

1.00: England kick the ball back so Australia kick it back and Mike Brown boots it into touch.

2.00: Australia win the line out but England turn the ball over. They get the ball into the Australian 22 but concede a penalty for side entry.

3.00: Foley kicks for touch with the penalty and sets up a line out near the half way line. Sekope Kepu shoves Maro Itoje in the line out so England have a penalty for foul play. Farrell lines up the posts.

4.00: Farrell takes the shot but misses.

6.00: Australia knock on so England have a scrum. It has to be reset. The Australian scrum collapses so it is reset. The pitch is already tearing up.

8.00: Australia win the ball from the scrum and run it.  They get into the England 22 but England shove the attack into touch.

10.00: Australia are dominating the territory. They go through 9 phases on attack in the England half testing the English defence. Penalty to Australia. Everyone piles in for a fight! Dan Cole’s shirt has been completely ripped off. The officials have a chat about what happened. Chris Robshaw tackled a player high and Stephen Moore went in with a shoulder charge. The penalty is overturned  – against Moore.

11.00: Farrell kicks for touch. England win the line out. They run the ball to the other side and then kick the ball away.

13.00: Australia counter attack and then kick the ball back to England.

14.00: England go on the attack in the Australian half but Australia turn the ball over and run the ball. Hooper however gets a foot in touch.

15.00: England win the line out and change sides. They go wide but they get stopped and Australia knock on.

16.00: England win the scrum and run at Australia on the half way line. Ford chips the ball ahead and England chase and regain the ball. They continue the attack in the Wallabies 22.

17.00: England chip the ball wide for Jack Nowell but he gets wrapped up in a double tackle. He releases the ball but Australia hold on to it and concede a penalty. England have a 5m line out.

18.00: England win the line out and drive over the line – Dylan Hartley has scored. TRY!

19.00:  Farrell tales the conversion – he curls it in. For the first time in a long time England have scored first in a Test.

21.00; Both teams enjoy some running with the ball but England win a penalty at the breakdown. They take the line out.

22.00: England win the line out and run the ball up to the Australian 22. They chip the ball ahead and Australia have to scramble and dot the ball down behind the line.

23.00: England win the line out but the ball goes to ground and Australia will get the put in.

24.00: The ground is tearing up which is causing problems at the scrum. Australia clear the ball and then kick ahead. Nowell counter attacks but gets isolated and concedes a penalty.

26.00: Foley kicks for touch and sets up the line out. The ground staff are on the field trying to repair the grass in the background. Australia knock on so England have a scrum.

27.00: England win a penalty from the scrum for wheeling. Farrell kicks for touch.

28.00: England win the line out and get the ball into the Australian 22. The attack slows and England win a penalty for leaving the feet. Farrell will take a shot at goal. That is the sixth penalty against Australia.

30.00: Farrell nails the penalty and extends the lead to 10. Last week England were 10 down and went on to win.

32.00: Australia go through 14 phases on attack and they get to the England 5m line. 15 phases and they get to 1m out. Penalty to Australia. England get a warning. Haskell is on the edge of getting a card.

33.00: Australia take the line out and go for the corner. Rory Arnold has to come off for blood. Australia win the line out but their maul goes sideways. They straighten up and drive over. TRY! Stephen Moore.

34.00: Bernard Foley takes the conversion kick and nails it.

36.00: Penalty after the restart to Australia as England are caught offside. Foley kicks for touch.

Twitter is erupting with this which has been spotted.

38.00: Australia on the attack. They press England back into their 22 but England scramble and Australia lose the ball forward.

39.00: England win the scrum even though the field tears up. Vunipola kicks the ball into touch to end the half as the stadium clock shows time is up. However the refs time is different. Australia have a line out.

40.00: Australia win the line out and attack England in their 22.

41.00: Australia go from side to side stretching England’s defence to the limit. Kerevi and Haylett-Petty get close but England hold them out. They go wide to the other side.

43.00: 18 phases on attack but England hold them out time and time again. 20 phases and Australia are 1m out. Phipps goes down with the ball and England survive.

It’s half time.

The half time score was Australia 7 England 10 

George Ford kicks off and the match is underway.

42.00: England’s line out goes long and Australia get to the ball but Sean McMahon knocks it on. England scrum.

43.00: England win the scrum and work the ball up-field.

44.00: The attack is slow so Ford kicks upfield. England chase but Australia get the ball and Phipps kicks for touch.

45.00: Australia win the line out and kick. England begin the counter attack, they get into the Australian half and Youngs chips the ball to the corner and sets up a line out near the 5m line. Greg Holmes on for Sekope Kepu, James Slipper off for Toby Smith for Australia.

46.00: Australia win the line out and kick upfield. Billy Vunipola keeps the ball in but is tackled.

47.00: Australia win the ball back and run at England. Effectively Australia make half the field in territory.

49.00: England win the ball from the breakdown and pass back to Ford who kicks deep and the ball goes straight to Haylett-Petty. As Australia attack, the whistle goes as Nigel Owens as spotted a potential shoulder charge by Owen Farrell. Th replays show that there is nothing in it – but wait – Foley changed his line and England get a penalty !

50.00: Farrell lines up the penalty kick – he nails it. First points of the second half.

52.00: England kick the ball behind Australia. Folau gets the ball but M.Vunipola puts him down. Australia recycle and continue the attack.

53.00: Australia get the ball into the corner and continue the attack.

54.00: England hang on in defence and Robshaw wins a penalty as Australia are ruled to be holding on to the ball. Ford clears.

55.00: Stephen Moore’s night is finished with Tatafu Polota-Nau replacing him. Courtney Lawes comes on for George Kruis.  England have a scrum just inside their half.

56.00 Australia win a penalty from the scrum. Fresh front row won that. Foley kicks to the corner – and the try. His kick goes out on the 22m line.

58.00: Australia win the line out and send the ball out to Folau, he is tackled but Australia keep the attack alive. Haylett-Petty comes close but the ball is lost by Foley – England chip the ball up and chase.

59.00: The ball changes sides and Ford kicks deep and the ball rolls over the tryline. Haylett-Petty dots the ball down.

60.00: This is a proper arm wrestle. Both sides doing whatever they can. England concede a penalty and Australia kick to the 22m line. Christian Lealiifano comes on for Samu Kerevi.

61.00: Australia attack England again and again. They get to the corner. Somehow England hold them up.

62.00: Australia win the scrum but Lealiifano loses the ball – England attack and get out of their 22 but Australia turn the ball over and build the attack again.

63.00: Penalty to Australia. England get a warning. Next one could go to the bin. Australia kick to the corner again.

65.00: Australia come away with the ball from the line out and attack. They are in the England 22. Folau goes for the line, Robshaw comes away with the ball and kicks it well upfield taking the pressure off England. Ben Youngs and Dan Cole have been replaced.

68.00: Australia still playing the match in England’s half and keeping them under real pressure. Phipps and Haylett-Petty come off so the whole of the Australian bench is on. England have made almost three times the tackles Australia have made.

71.00: England win the scrum and kick to the corner. England are only now going to the bench. Haskell, Robshaw and Hartley are coming off. Australia win the line out but they try to run it it and then have to kick, Itoje charges down Foley;s clearance kick.

73.00: Australia have the ball on attack but England are keeping them pushed back in their half. Australia are now struggling to get over the half way line.

74.00: Australia lose the ball on attack and England get a boot to it. There is a mad dash after Courtney Lawes makes ground. Owen Farrell races for the ball and scores. TRY!

75.00: Farrell adds the conversion. Swing Low erupts around the stadium.

76.00: England empty their bench.

78.00: England win a penalty from the scrum. Front row collapsing. Almost every stat in the second half favours Australia with the exception of the scoreboard. Farrell will kick for posts.

79.00: Farrell takes the kick and nails it. The siren sounds.

Ausutralia restart but lose the ball and it goes into touch.

Thats it. England have won. The series has been won.

The full time score is Australia 7 (7) England 23 (10) 


Tries – S.Moore
Pen –
Con – B.Foley
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – D.Hartley, O.Farrell
Pen – O.Farrell 3
Con – O.Farrell 2
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant Ref 1:Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant Ref 2:Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
TMO : Glenn Newman (New Zealand)



15 Israel Folau, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Sean McMahon, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore (c), 1 James Slipper

Replacements: 16. Tatafu Polota-Nau , 17. Toby Smith , 18. Greg Holmes , 19. Dean Mumm , 20. Ben McCalman , 21. Nick Frisby , 22. Christian Leali’ifano , 23. Luke Morahan,


15 Mike Brown, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Jack Nowell, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 James Haskell, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 George Kruis, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley, 1 Mako Vunipola

Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Matt Mullan, 18 Paul Hill, 19 Joe Launchbury, 20 Courtney Lawes, 21 Jack Clifford, 22 Danny Care, 23 Elliot Daly

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