International Rugby Union

England v Australia

England v Australia



Highlights of England v Australia, played earlier at Twickenham.

The other touring sides have packed up and gone home, but Australia are sticking around the grim north for one last match before returning to sunny Christmas climes.

Facing them are the English, the side who embarrassed them at home in June. Australia will be seeking reprisals, and they have the players to do it. Adam Coleman and Rory Arnold are Australia’s tallest ever combination at second row, at 6ft 8in and 6ft 10in respectively. Bernard Foley at fly half gives the giants the guile they need.

We can talk up the Aussies, but arguably the best of that nation is in England’s ranks. Coach Eddie Jones still appears to have the magic touch.


England v Australia. John Inverdale presents highlights from Twickenham, where the autumn international schedule was completed with this match against the touring Wallabies. England coach Eddie Jones picked the uncapped Sale full-back Mike Haley, Saracens fly-half Alex Lozowski, Bath lock Charlie Ewels, Harlequins prop Kyle Sinckler, Wasps forward Nathan Hughes and Worcester centre Ben Te'o for this series. Northampton flanker Tom Wood also returned to the squad amid an injury crisis in the back row, with Gloucester pair Ben Morgan and Jonny May, alongside Bath second row Dave Attwood, also coming back into the fold. Commentary by Andrew Cotter and Brian Moore.

Cast & Crew

Presenter John Inverdale
Commentator Andrew Cotter
Commentator Brian Moore
Director Matthew Griffiths
Editor Richard Hughes