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England v Australia 2017 - Cook Cup

By K
November 17 2017

England take on the 'Wallabies' at Twickenham knowing full well that much, much more is expected of them this weekend.

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Saturday, November 18 -  Twickenham - Kick-off: 15:00 GMT

England have won six of the last eight encounters with the 'Wallabies' and I am hoping that this weekend will be WIN lucky number 7.   Owen Farrell is back having been rested last week.  Jonny May is also back after injury.  Maro Itoje, is on the bench having gone through a rigorous training assessment.










Anthony Watson moves from the wing to start at full-back for the first time in an England jersey.  

England really must put on a better performance this week, for pride alone don't you think?   This is the first time since Head Coach Jones took over that I am feeling really nervous again about watching England play.   

With all the talent we have in England we really should be confident but those niggles are starting to surface again and although I want to call a WIN for England........... that old nervy feeling exists again.   

However, please let us have a better match than last week's prformance.   

                      Good Luck England! 


 England's Elliot Daly and Henry Slade during a training session at Twickenham - All pictures PA/images


England: 15 Anthony Watson, 14 Jonny May, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Elliot Daly, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 Courtney Lawes, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley (c), 1 Mako Vunipola
Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Harry Williams, 19 Maro Itoje, 20 Sam Simmonds, 21 Danny Care, 22 Henry Slade, 23 Semesa Rokoduguni

Australia: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Marika Koroibete, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Reece Hodge, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia, 8 Sean McMahon, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Scott Sio
Replacements: 16 Stephen Moore, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Allan Alaalatoa, 19 Matt Philip, 20 Ben McCalman, 21 Lopeti Timani, 22 Nick Phipps, 23 Karmichael Hunt, 24 Henry Speight

Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), George Clancy (Ireland)
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)


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England v Australia 2017 - Cook Cup
Unofficial England Rugby Union (IP Logged)
17/11/2017 12:29
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Re: England v Australia 2017 - Cook Cup
Tigersfan1 (IP Logged)
18/11/2017 10:18
We certainly need to show up this week - last week we just didn’t. Hopefully Launchbury will come in with a big, high intensity performance now he has his chance. Among a number of others of course!

I will retain my faith - England by 4.

Re: England v Australia 2017 - Cook Cup
almostatyke (IP Logged)
18/11/2017 21:46
well done England. rub of the green perhaps, but an excellent victory.
Danny Care MOTM surely?

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