Richard Ferguson

EOYT: England v Australia


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :In the news, Wallabies on 13 Nov 2010 at 15:00
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England’s destructive scrum has won Tests against Australia before – the 2007 World Cup the prime example – and although Martin Johnson preferred to look at the positives rather than another match of missed opportunities against the All Blacks, England will still have to take advantage of their expected forward dominance and be much improved to topple the Aussies.

Andrew Sheridan has man-handled the Wallabies before, but relying solely on set-piece dominance won’t win it for England.

Their best performance in three years under Johnson came against Australia in the last meeting between the sides, and they’ll have to replicate that attacking performance if they’re to trouble Australia again.

Toby Flood was solid last week, but his tendency to take the ball too deep negates any front foot ball.

The Australian scrum is the definite weakness, and the ability of their brilliant backline to handle that associated pressure will be vital.

The way the Aussie back-three have counter-attacked has also been a revelation, and the way the English kick will be vital, as the Aussies punished Wales last week. Dylan Hartley – who is lucky to be there after escaping a citing and sanction for an illegal clearout on Richie McCaw – is the only change to England, and indicates the type of aggression they’re looking for to disrupt the Aussies up front.

Australia will be happy with the expected clear and sunny forecast, and they’ll attempt to avoid the set-pieces as far as possible and attempt to move the big English pack around with their high-tempo game. With Craig Joubert as referee, both sides will be rewarded by keeping ball in hand, and here the Wallabies have an advantage.

Teams:

England: 15 Ben Foden, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Mike Tindall, 12 Shontayne Hape, 11 Mark Cueto, 10 Toby Flood, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Nick Easter, 7 Lewis Moody (captain), 6 Tom Croft, 5 Tom Palmer, 4 Courtney Lawes, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley, 1 Andrew Sheridan.

Replacements: 16 Steve Thompson, 17 David Wilson, 18 Simon Shaw, 19 Hendre Fourie, 20 Danny Care, 21 Charlie Hodgson, 22 Delon Armitage.

Australia – revised: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 James O’Connor, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Matt Giteau, 11 Drew Mitchell, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 David Pocock, 6 Rocky Elsom (captain), 5 Nathan Sharpe, 4 Mark Chisholm, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Benn Robinson.

Replacements: 16 Saia Faingaa, 17 James Slipper, 18 Dean Mumm, 19 Richard Brown, 20 Luke Burgess, 21 Berrick Barnes, 22 Lachie Turner.

Date: Saturday 13 November
Venue: Twickenham, London
Kick-off: 14:30 GMT
Expected weather: Sunny and clear with a minimum of 6°C and high of 12°C
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Christophe Berdos (France), Simon Mcdowell (Ireland)
TMO: Jim Yuille (Scotland)



72 Comments

  • Where does this Hendrie Fourie come from?

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.11.10 15:33:11 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 1) : Have a guess. No prizes for the correct answer though. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.11.10 15:36:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • England to win.

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.11.10 15:38:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 2) : Geeeeeez I have no idea!;) But did he grow up in SA?

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.11.10 15:38:53 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 4) : Yip. Born & Bred.

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.11.10 15:39:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 5) : what works with the cricket should work with the rugby! Barrit to be there soon I guess!

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.11.10 15:41:33 by Ben Reply
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  • I’m going with a oz win here!

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.11.10 15:42:28 by Ben Reply
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  • Italy v Arg.

    0 – 0

    5min

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.11.10 16:08:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : All Italy at the moment.

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.11.10 16:09:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • Finally they get something to show for their efforts.

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.11.10 16:12:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • Ireland 3 – 0 Arg
    9min

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.11.10 16:12:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Too much rugby on at the same time. :|

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.11.10 16:13:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 9) :

    Yeah worryingly so.

    I have Arg on SB

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.11.10 16:13:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 13) : I have Italy. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.11.10 16:14:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 12) :

    only one game on now right? or am I missing one?

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.11.10 16:14:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) : Who? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.11.10 16:14:26 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) : Yip, but two more to start shortly.

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.11.10 16:15:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 16) :

    OOPS :oops:

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.11.10 16:18:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Yip and my kids are using the lounge TV. :( I’ll set them straight in a bit. ;-)

  • Comment 19, posted at 13.11.10 16:18:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) : Is that right :wink:

  • Comment 20, posted at 13.11.10 16:21:14 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 20) :

    SCORE is (was) right. :razz:

    Italy 3 – 3 Arg
    25min

  • Comment 21, posted at 13.11.10 16:28:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ita 6 – 6 Arg

    39min

  • Comment 22, posted at 13.11.10 16:44:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ire 3 – 0 Sam

    13min

  • Comment 23, posted at 13.11.10 16:44:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Eng 0 – 0 Aus

    10min

  • Comment 24, posted at 13.11.10 16:45:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ireland 10 – 0 Sam

    19min

  • Comment 25, posted at 13.11.10 16:52:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Eng 3 – 0 Aus

    18min

  • Comment 26, posted at 13.11.10 16:53:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Boring :twisted:

  • Comment 27, posted at 13.11.10 16:55:23 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 27) : But keep the scores coming :razz:

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  • Ire 10 – 7 Sam

    26min

  • Comment 29, posted at 13.11.10 16:59:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Eng 10 – 0 Aus

    26min

  • Comment 30, posted at 13.11.10 17:00:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 30) : that worries me a bit :???:

  • Comment 31, posted at 13.11.10 17:02:24 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 31) :

    ME as well. :oops:

  • Comment 32, posted at 13.11.10 17:03:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ire 13 – 7 Sam

    31min

  • Comment 33, posted at 13.11.10 17:04:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ita 6 – 6 Arg

    43min

  • Comment 34, posted at 13.11.10 17:05:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Oconnor goes 1 from 4 as he finally gets one over

    Eng 10 – 3 Aus

    32min

  • Comment 35, posted at 13.11.10 17:07:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) : What’s wrong with the Arggies? :shock:

  • Comment 36, posted at 13.11.10 17:07:34 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 36) : missing kicks at goal. :cry:

  • Comment 37, posted at 13.11.10 17:10:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Craig Joubert Yellow Cards Giteau

  • Comment 38, posted at 13.11.10 17:11:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 38) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 37) : :roll: The way things are going, we are going to have all our picks wrong :oops:

  • Comment 39, posted at 13.11.10 17:14:55 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • HALF TIME SCORES

    Ireland 13 – 7 Samoa

    England 16 – 6 Australia

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  • Ita 6 – 13 Arg

  • Comment 41, posted at 13.11.10 17:26:03 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Italy 6 – 13 Arg

    62min

  • Comment 42, posted at 13.11.10 17:26:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Eng 19 – 6 Aus

    44min

  • Comment 43, posted at 13.11.10 17:31:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 43) : :roll: :evil:

  • Comment 44, posted at 13.11.10 17:32:16 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 44) :

    Then you’re gonna hate this

    Eng 26 – 6 Aus

    48min

  • Comment 45, posted at 13.11.10 17:36:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ita 9 – 16 Arg

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  • Eng 26 – 13 Aus

    56min

  • Comment 47, posted at 13.11.10 17:43:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ire 13 – 10 Sam

    58min

  • Comment 48, posted at 13.11.10 17:44:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Eng 29 – 13 Aus

    57min

  • Comment 49, posted at 13.11.10 17:45:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Matfield TRY!!!!!

  • Comment 50, posted at 13.11.10 17:45:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ita 9 – 19 Arg

  • Comment 51, posted at 13.11.10 17:47:05 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Ita 16 – 19 Arg

    70min

  • Comment 52, posted at 13.11.10 17:50:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ireland 20 – 10 Samoa

    68min

  • Comment 53, posted at 13.11.10 17:55:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Eng 29 – 18 Aus
    67min

  • Comment 54, posted at 13.11.10 17:56:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Fulltime
    Ita 16 – 22 Arg

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  • Eng 32 – 18 Aus

    71min

  • Comment 56, posted at 13.11.10 18:00:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 56) : Well done Poms :sad:

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  • Eng 35 – 18 Aus

    71min

  • Comment 58, posted at 13.11.10 18:06:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Is this England team good, or was the Aussies kak?

  • Comment 59, posted at 13.11.10 18:08:53 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • FULL TIME

    England 35 – 18 Australia

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  • Full TIME

    Ireland 20 – 10 Samoa

  • Comment 61, posted at 13.11.10 18:12:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Got 2/3 and a margin point

  • Comment 62, posted at 13.11.10 18:13:52 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Well done England.

  • Comment 63, posted at 13.11.10 18:23:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 62) : make that 3/4

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 64) :

    same for me, with 1 margin point.

  • Comment 65, posted at 13.11.10 18:25:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • WOOOHOOO!!!

    So happy that the bloody cons took a lose! :twisted:

  • Comment 66, posted at 13.11.10 18:26:01 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 66) :

    So now which jersey do I wear tomorrow, White or Green? :grin:

  • Comment 67, posted at 13.11.10 18:27:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 59) : Eng were good.

  • Comment 68, posted at 13.11.10 18:34:46 by McLovin Reply

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  • The 2nd Ashton try was magic.

  • Comment 69, posted at 13.11.10 18:37:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 67) :
    Green jersey, white tanga. Problem solved. :lol:

  • Comment 70, posted at 13.11.10 18:39:45 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 70) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 71, posted at 13.11.10 18:47:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 70) :

    I’ll wear the white one, seeing as i’ll be wearing the green one on the 27th.

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