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Australia vs England live: Latest England defeat the Wallabies 39-28 to seal record victory Down Under

Follow the latest from Brisbane as England take on the Wallabies

Jack de Menezes
Saturday 11 June 2016 10:01
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George Ford and Marland Yarde celebrate after Jonathan Joseph scores a try
George Ford and Marland Yarde celebrate after Jonathan Joseph scores a try

England got their three-Test tour of Australia underway at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium with a 39-28 victory as they held off a spirited Wallabies fightback in their own backyard, with revenge on their mind after last October’s Rugby World Cup defeat. Follow the latest here.

  • England start three-Test tour of Australia with a 39-28 victory
  • Tries from Jonathan Joseph, Marland Yarde and Jack Nowell
  • 24 points from the boot of Owen Farrell secures win
  • Australia outscore England four tries to three
  • Michael Hooper (2), Israel Folau and Tevita Kuridrani all touch down
  • England can win series in Melbourne next week with a match to spare

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Teams:

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

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

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 Lealiifano

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19 mins: England break! Joseph sprints away from Arnold and offloads to Brown after committing Folau. Brown is caught by Foley, and his offload attempt to Watson can only find Haylett-Petty, much to England's angst. Australia try to counter but are stopped and kick the ball away, and England are quickly back into the Australian 22.

Jack de Menezes11 June 2016 11:29
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20 mins: Penalty to England in front of the posts as Fardy kills the ball deliberately. Wallabies' captain Moore had blood pouring from a cut on his head and he'll need treatment, while Farrell will go for the easy shot at the posts.

Jack de Menezes11 June 2016 11:30
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21 mins: Farrell duly converts the easy penalty effort and England are on the board. 10-3.

Jack de Menezes11 June 2016 11:32
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Hooper and Folau have been the standout players so far 

Michael Hooper is tackled by George Kruis 

Jack de Menezes11 June 2016 11:34
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24 mins: Kruis takes a hard run up at Hooper and bounces the Aussie flanker, but his team-mates can't follow suit and England are pinged for not releasing. They've got a man hurt though in Simmons, and he appeared to hurt his leg on the way down in a lineout. Clearly looked in pain there and he hasn't got up.

Jack de Menezes11 June 2016 11:35
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 Well, the answer is he's not. Simmons is off, and James Horwill, former captain and current Harlequins lock, returns to Australian rugby after missing the World Cup. 

Jack de Menezes11 June 2016 11:37
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26 mins: An error from Folau (they actually exist) as he kicks out on the full to hand England superb postioning on the 22. The lineout is scrappy but Itoje does well to retrieve the ball. Offside from Australia at the ruck in front of the posts again and this should be another three points for Farrell.

Jack de Menezes11 June 2016 11:39
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28 mins: Farrell slots the easy kick to reduce the gap as Hartley has a quiet word with referee Poite:

If they're cheating, what can we do? Something needs to be done.

He's quickly sent on his way, and the lead is down to 10-6. Much better from England.

Jack de Menezes11 June 2016 11:40
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29 mins: TRY FOR AUSTRALIA!

Jack de Menezes11 June 2016 11:41
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29 mins: I barely had time to tell you that Horne was off with a head injury with Christian Lealiifano coming on, but that man again Bernard Foley spotted a gap in the line to surge through, round Brown and score in the corner. We're taking a look at it though, as there's a suspicion of obstruction back towards the 10m line...what's the TMO saying?

Jack de Menezes11 June 2016 11:43

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