After comfortably dispatching Tonga 69-3 last weekend, it’s a swift return to Twickenham for England as they take on old rivals Australia at teatime this Saturday.
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Eddie Jones’ new-look side passed its first test with the manner of that convincing victory.
Can Jones’ re-tooled England continue to step up their game against stiffer Autumn Internationals opposition?
We’ve taken a look at the state-of-play in both camps as England meet their old enemies once more in southwest London…
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The wait was worth it for the 81,000 fans tucked inside Twickenham last weekend.
Fans returning to the home of English rugby for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic were treated to an early onslaught from the hosts as England ran riot in the first half against Tonga.
Five first-half tries saw the hosts seize the initiative in their Autumn Internationals opener, while Marcus Smith’s late try will add to the clamour for the 22-year-old to be handed more playing time as England take on Australia for the first time since the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
The Harlequins rising star is tipped to be a generational talent as Jones continues to evolve this squad in the run-up to the 2023 World Cup, but the England head coach has tried his best to play down the hype, urging his fly-half to ignore any ‘distractions’ in the wake of his breakout performance.
A lower leg injury for the emerging talent could force Jones’ hand anyway as he mulls over his starting line-up to take on the Aussies, although he should be boosted by the return of Owen Farrell, who has been freed up from his self-isolation after a false positive Covid test forced him to sit out the Tonga game.
Farrell’s return could see George Furbank drop back to the bench, with Jones reportedly eyeing up a Farrell/Smith axis at the heart of his latest line-up provided both players can prove their fitness
Jones will be keeping his fingers crossed no more unfortunate virus-related news comes to light within his ranks, with Joe Marler now officially ruled out of this fixture following the positive outcome of his most recent PCR test.
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Australia suffered a bumpy start to their Autumn Internationals schedule as they slipped to a third consecutive defeat to Scotland in a tight 15-13 battle at Murrayfield.
Finn Russell’s late penalty powered the hosts to another memorable win over the Wallabies, which saw Dave Rennie’s men slip to their first defeat in five matches.
Rennie has been forced to improvise for these internationals with several of his key stars unavailable for selection due to club commitments.
The Australia head coach saw his makeshift squad produce an error-strewn performance in that defeat to the Scots, and the Wallabies’ recent return against British or Irish opposition makes grim reading for New Zealand-born Rennie.
England could inflict the Wallabies to an eighth straight loss to British or Irish opposition with another impressive display at Twickenham.
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Saturday 13th November
- ITALY VS ARGENTINA (13:00)
- SCOTLAND VS SOUTH AFRICA (13:00)
- IRELAND VS NEW ZEALAND (15:15)
- ENGLAND VS AUSTRALIA (17:30)
Sunday 14th November
- FRANCE VS GEORGIA (13:00)
- WALES VS FIJI (15:15)