The England vs Australia Rugby Match This Weekend is set to be one one of the all-time classics in rugby Union test history. The Australians are Still Smarting from the embarrassing 3-0 Series whitewash they suffered at the hands of the wasps on their home turf in June. The attacking prowess of the wallabies is being touted as the most potent Force if anyone is to end England’s seemingly unassailable red hot streak that has seen them ride roughshod over every manner of opposition all year long.
After that forgettable defeat in summer, the Australians have performed admirably well. They finished second to the indomitable all blacks in the Rugby Championship and they come to this Match at Twickenham having won three out of their last five end of year tour matches.
Here is our detailed Australia vs England Rugby Match preview providing you with all the statistics and talking points for the Match.
Fixture Details Match: England vs Australia
Match Status: Rugby Union Test Match
Tournament: Australia Autumn 2016 tour of Europe
Date & Time: Sat 3rd December 2016; 1430h GMT
Venue: Twickenham Stadium
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Australia last Five Match Result
- Ireland vs Australia – loss (27:24)
- France vs Australia – Win (23:25)
- Scotland vs Australia – Win (22:23)
- Wales vs Australia – Win (8:32)
- New Zealand vs Australia – Loss (37:10)
England last five match Result
- England vs Argentina – win (27:14)
- England vs Fiji – Win (58:15)
- England vs South Africa – Win (37:21)
- Australia vs England – Win (40:44)
- Australia vs England – Win (7:23)
Australia vs England head to head Record (Last 5 Matches)
- Australia vs England – (40:44)
- Australia vs England – (7:23)
- Australia vs England – (7:23)
- England vs Australia – (13:33)
- England vs Australia – (26:17)
England’s Recent Performances:
England’s Recent Performances have been nothing short of imperious. In the most recent match against Argentina, England were not outstanding but they did what was needed of them to win with a comfortable seven point margin. Even after they were reduced to 14 men when Elliot Daly saw red in the 5th minute of the game, the team showed character, commitment and excellent defensive organization to see off the Argentinians 27-14. Exactly a week earlier England had seen off a shell shocked Fiji 58-15, scoring a record nine test tries in the process. But it was perhaps the assured performance against South Africa, a team they had not won against in over a decade, which really showed the pedigree of Eddie Jones’ men for all the world to see.
Australia’s Recent Performance Australia went into last weekend’s match against Ireland brimming with hope, if not confidence, that they could complete and epic grand slam against the home nations after they convincingly beat wales 32-8 and barely snatched a 23-22 win in Scotland. In between they had also squeezed another narrow 25-23 win in France. Those lofty grand slam dreams crash landed in spectacular fashion when the Irish’s crisp passing game as well as dominance at scrums and up front proved decisive in a 27-24 win.
Our Australia vs England Rugby prediction:
Who will win the England vs Australia 2016 test Match? As our summary of the recent Australia and England Matches as well as their head to head record shows, England has a distinct advantage over Australia, at least on paper. The three lions have won all their last Five International matches while Australia has lost two out of five. Indeed, as detailed in the England vs Fiji preview posted a fortnight ago, England has won all their Fixture going back well over a calendar year. Their last defeat was however against Australia during the group’s stage of The Rugby world Cup 2015 . Since then England has gone on to win 13 international matches on the bounce. This is why they are the outright favorites with all the bookmakers for this fixture. We predict a convincing England win but with a much tighter margin than they have managed to win by in their last three matches.
England’s player to watch Joe Launchbury –
those who watched our exclusive England vs Fiji Rugby live were not only treated to a great attacking brand of rugby but a defensive masterpiece. Joe Launchbury was the English wasp who epitomized this all-round performance. In lineouts he was as dependable as ever, he showed excellent attacking intent and his defensive solidity was impeccable. Against a wallabies’ lineup intent on making a statement, he is just the man poised to rise to the occasion.
Australia’s player to watch Tevita Kuridrani –
Against Ireland Kuridrani scored his fourth try in as many test matches on this tour, a remarkable feat for any player at the prime of their career. Looking at this imperious form, the record currently held by mark Ella as the only wallaby to score one against each of the home unions on the trot is in real danger of being broken.