April 13, 2021

England beat Australia 40-16 to make Rugby World Cup semi-finals

Britain are into the World Cup semi-finals without precedent for a long time as they heartlessly dispatched old opponents Australia.

Two first-half attempts in quite a while from Jonny May on his 50th top built up a 17-9 half-time lead before a hair-raising score from Marika Koroibete carried the Wallabies to inside a point.

Be that as it may, prop Kyle Sinckler crushed through from Owen Farrell’s level go as England recaptured control, the fly-half landing 20 points with his boot to smash Australian expectations before Anthony Watson applied the final blow with a late interference attempt.

It was England’s best execution of a World Cup when they have rarely been tried, the choice of mentor Eddie Jones to begin Farrell instead of George Ford vindicated by a seventh progressive success over his nation of origin.

Four years back England were asked to take a hike at the gathering stage from the competition they were facilitating by Michael Cheika’s side.

However, with the youthful back-push mix of Tom Curry and Sam Underhill extraordinary, this was sweet retribution, a last-four gathering with New Zealand in seven days’ time the rich reward.

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Australia turned out quick and battered away at the England safeguard, the men dressed in white constrained into 30 handles in the initial three minutes, Christian Lealiifano’s punishment mirroring the early level of influence.

Be that as it may, after England had twice squandered covers in the resistance 22, they struck twice one after another to shock the Wallabies.

First Farrell went left after Watson had made advances down the right, and with the barrier extended Curry submitted the last man before putting May into the corner.

Farrell twisted the transformation over from the touchline and with English festivals as yet ringing round the arena Australia gave over another invaluable blessing.

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