English beat Australia by 20 points to 3 in the Rugby Union International at London's Twickenham ground on Saturday (November 17th).
English beat Australia by 20 points to 3 in the Rugby Union International at London's Twickenham ground on Saturday (November 17th). England's victory was based on the solid and powerful play of their forwards rather than any individual brilliance. According to Reuters news agency, Australia did not deserve to lose by so much on the last match of their tour.
England got off to a flying start when in the second minute wing forward Tony Neary scored a try after a line-out. With the aid of a penalty by full back, Rossborough, England went in at half time 7-0 in the lead. The scoreline could have been different if McClean had not missed three possible penalties in the space of five minutes. In the second half Andy Ripley and alan Old scored tries and Rossborough landed a conversion and a penalty to give England their twenty points. Fairfax scored Australia's only points with a penalty in the 61st minute.
In the space of fifteen months, England have now beaten the three major rugby sides outside the U.K. - South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.