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England beat Australia in Brisbane




The second of the Big Test matches this month is in Brisbane, Australia where the Wallabies host England.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The anthems have been sung. The teams are lining up for the kick off.

Bernard Foley kicks off and the match is underway.

1.00: Early penalty to England for not rolling away (M.Hooper). England kick for touch.

Australia come away with the ball at the line out and run the ball at England. They go through 6 phases and press England back into their 22.

3.00: Australia go through 10 phases and get the ball to the 5m line. Australia are immense but England survive. They turn the ball over and Youngs kicks for touch.

4.00: Australia win the line out and use the maul. The maul moves across the field but England win a penalty. Kerevi could have to come off for blood.

5.00: Penalty for playing the math to England. The teams are given a talking to as there is some aggression already. England miss touch but Australia kick the ball back to England who run and then kick.

6.00: The ball goes back and forth like a ping pong and then Marland Yarde kicks it into touch.

8.00: Australia win their line out and attack England in the England half. Seven phases. Then 8 and they get to the 22. Folau slips through and passes wide to Hooper on the wing but he is stopped. Australia recycle and Hooper gets the ball again and scores. TRY! Watson tackled Kerevi which blocked Burrell from getting to Hooper who was able to get through the gap.

9.00: Foley misses the conversion.

11.00: England win their line out on the half way line. They ball is recycled after a tackle but its slow. They get the put in for the scrum but the attacking moment is lost.

14.00: Australia get the ball on attack and they go wide. It’s all Australia on attack. Australia go through 5 phases and England can only defend. 8 phases.

15.00: It’s relentless from Australia and Foley slips a pass to Israel Folau who shrugs off Owen Farrell who goes through to score. TRY!

16.00: Foley hits the post with the conversion.

18.00: England get the ball on attack and Mike Brown races into the Australian 22. He is isolated and Australia try to counter attack. They go through two phases and England win the ball back and attack in the Australian 22.

19.00: Penalty to England in front of the posts for not rolling away. Australian captain Stephen Moore has to get some attention for blood. England will take the shot at the posts.

20.00: Farrell takes the penalty kick and nails it. England are on the board.

22.00: Australia go through 7 phases on attack just inside the England half. They concede a penalty so Farrell kicks for touch.

Penalties conceded Australia 5 England 0.

23.00: England win the line out but the ball is slow. They go through 4 phases and concede their first penalty at the breakdown. There is a break in play as Rob Simmons has taken a blow. He has to come off. James Horwill – a local hero – comes on as replacement.

24.00: Australia miss touch and Brown sends the ball back. Australia kick it back and England begin their attack. Farrell boots the ball away and then Folau boots the ball into touch on the full.

25.00: England almost lose the ball at the line out but Maro Itoje dives through to save it. England go through 6 phases on the Australian 22 in front and there they win a penalty.

27.00: Farrell slots the penalty and England trail by four.

Last 5 mins possession 87% to England.

28.00: Rob Horne comes off. Australia attack England and Foley slips through a gap and goes off to score. The TMO will check for obstruction. England have a case. Replays show Luther Burrell is taken out (only just( by an Australian player. No try. George Ford has come on – Farrell moves to centre. Luther Burrell is off and Danny Care comes on.

England get a penalty for the obstruction and Ben Youngs takes it quickly. England win another penalty from the breakdown.

29.00: Farrell takes the penalty kick and he nails it. England trail by one.

31.00: Australia run the ball but Foley loses it Kerevi gets back but lose control of the ball and Jonathan Joseph gets to the ball and dribbles it to the line and scores. TRY!

32.00: Farrell slots the conversion and England have scored 16 unanswered points and now lead.

34.00: Mike Brown knocks on so the first scrum of the game takes place. It collapses.

35.00: Penalty to Australia – front row collapsing. It kicks off. Everyone jumps in and then it dies down. Foley will have a shot.

36.00: Foley takes the shot and nails it.

38.00: England look dangerous as Brown offloads to Yarde on attack but he is caught and gets the ball away before it goes into touch.

39.00: Penalty to England from the scrum.

Penalty count conceded – Australia 8 England 3

40.00: Farrell slots the penalty and it’s half time.

The half time score was Australia 13 England 19

Farrell kicks off and the second half is underway.

42.00: Penalty from the breakdown to Australia (Pocock). Foley kicks for touch.

43.00: Penalty to England from the breakdown (Itoje). Farrell lines up the penalty kick. He misses – to the right.

45.00: England win a line out and use the maul. Haskell breaks off and almost gets all the way – he is stopped but England go wide with the recycle and Marland Yarde gets the cross kick and scores. TRY!

47.00; Farrell slots the conversion and extends the lead.

48.00: Australia look to hit back. They go on the attack and after 5 phases they get the ball into the English 22. Penalty to Australia for holding on. Foley kicks to the corner.

49.00: Australia win the line out but there is a knock on at the 5m line. England 5m scrum.

50.00: The scrum is reset. The scrum then wheels and England win a penalty. England clear the ball.

52.00: England win the line out but knock on which gives Australia a scrum.

53.00: The front rows are called in for a chat as the scrum can’t complete. As the scrum resumes Scott Sio is yellow carded. England kick for touch.

54.00: Scrum penalty to England again. Farrell lines up the posts. He nails it and extends the lead.

56.00: As Australia’s scrum is battling Tatafu Polota-Nau comes on to replace captain Stephen Moore.

57.00: Australia get the ball on the attack – Samu Kerevi breaks through the England defence but is then caught. The Wallabies recycle the ball and Folau slips the ball out to Michael Hooper who goes over for his second TRY! Important score as Australia have a man in the bin.

59.00: Foley takes the conversion from out wide but he misses.  George Kruis comes off and Courtney Lawes is on.

62.00:  George Ford is caught offside so Australia have a penalty. Foley kicks for touch.

63.00:Australia win the line out and attack in the England 22. Haskell however wins the ball and England send the ball upfield. England follow up and regain the ball and kick deep.

64.00: Foley kicks the ball back and Ford returns it. Australia begin their counter attack by running the ball and then kicking it to Ford who makes the mark in his 22.

Scott Sio has been replaced from the bin by James Slipper.

65.00: England win yet another penalty from the scrum. Farrell will take the shot at the posts.

66.00: Farrell slots the penalty kick.  England lead by 14 with 13 minutes remaining.

68.00: Folau breaks from the Australian half. He is caught but he gets the ball away. England scramble in defence but after 12 phases Australia win a penalty. Pocock has to go off. Danny Care comes back on. Australia have a scrum in the corner. 5m out.

70.00: Australia win the scrum. Foley almost gets through but Tevita Kuridrani slips through and scores. TRY! it’s four tries to two.

71.00: Foley slots the conversion. Australia trail by 7.

73.00: Australia are throwing everything at England now. England are having to scramble in defence. Kuridrani is shoved into touch ending a very promising attack from Australia.

74.00: England win a penalty after the line out. They kick for touch.

75.00: Australia steal the England line out and then win the put in for a scrum.

76.00: Australia win the penalty from the scrum – front row collapsing. Foley says they will kick for posts.

77.00 : Foley slots the penalty. Australia trail by four.

78.00: Australia have the ball. They go through 8 phases but are being pinned back in their half.

79.00: Australia lose the ball and Danny Care races through, he is caught and England chip for the corner and Jack Nowell races for the ball and scores TRY!

80.00: Farrell takes the conversion from out wide. He nails it.

England have won.

The full time score is Australia 28 (13) England 39 (19)


Tries – M.Hooper 2, I.Folau, T.Kuridrani
Pen – B.Foley 2
Con – B.Foley
Drop –
Cards – S.Sio (53rd min yellow)

Tries – J.Joseph, M.Yarde, J.Nowell
Pen – O.Farrell 6
Con – O.Farrell 3
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant Ref 1:Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant Ref 2:Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
TMO : Ben O’Keefe



15. Israel Folau, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 David Pocock, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Scott Sio.

Replacements :16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 James Slipper, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 James Horwill, 20 Dean Mumm, 21 Sean McMahon, 22 Nick Frisby, 23 Christian Leali’ifano.


15 Mike Brown, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Luther Burrell, 11 Marland Yarde, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 James Haskell, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 George Kruis, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley (c), 1 Mako Vunipola.

Replacements : 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Matt Mullan, 18 Paul Hill, 19 Joe Launchbury, 20 Courtney Lawes, 21 Danny Care, 22 George Ford, 23 Jack Nowell.

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