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23 Nov 2018 by Ben Morse

2018 Autumn Internationals – England vs Australia Preview

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AT A GLANCE

When is England vs Australia taking place? Saturday 24th November, 15:00

Where is England vs Australia taking place? Twickenham Stadium

What is the playing surface? Hybrid Grass

What is the expected weather at England vs Australia? Cloudy, 9°

What channel is England vs Australia on? Sky Sports Main Event

Where can I stream England vs Australia? Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for England vs Australia? https://www.autumn-internationals.co.uk/tickets.html

LAST MEETING
England 30-6 Australia

THE LOWDOWN

ENGLAND

Head Coach: Eddie Jones

  • England have been a mixed bag during the Autumn Internationals. They scraped by South Africa, narrowly lost to New Zealand and, most recently, survived a scare from Japan to eventually come through and win.

  • Head coach Eddie Jones made 11 changes to the England side to face Japan, with the likes of Joe Cokanasiga making their debut. However, he’ll likely revert to his strongest XV for the visit of the Wallabies.

  • Chris Ashton has been ruled out for the game after picking up a calf injury during the Japan match, meaning Jack Nowell and Jonny May are likely to start on the wings. Jones has kept hold of Manu Tuilagi as well so he could be in-line to feature.

AUSTRALIA

Head Coach: Michael Cheika

  • Australia will be looking to finish their Autumn Internationals after struggling themselves. They’ve already been beaten by New Zealand and Wales but clawed back some respectability by thrashing Italy 26-7 last weekend.

  • With the World Cup just around the corner, head coach Michael Cheika will be looking to get the Wallabies in form and hopefully get one over his old rival, Eddie Jones, at the same time.

  • Australia are undergoing a bit of selection crisis at the moment after the squad was hit by a stomach bug. Full-back Israel Folau and fly-half Bernard Foley haven’t trained this week and David Pocock also has a neck problem.

THE PREDICTION

The Cook Cup will once again be on the line as these two rugby behemoths clash once again. Whilst Australia have the edge in the all-time record - 25 to 23 - England beaten the Wallabies on the last five occasions. Australia haven’t beaten England since their 2015 World Cup pool clash at Twickenham, and they’ll be looking to repeat those scenes on Saturday. However, after enduring a miserable 2018, Australia’s poor form may just catch up with them and enable to England to claim their sixth straight win over their Southern Hemisphere rivals.

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