England beat Australia after strong second-half to end year on a high

England beat Australia 37-18 to end a tumultuous 2018 with a sweet victory over an Australia side in turmoil. Tries from wingers Jonny May and Joe Cokanasiga, as well as a flying solo effort from Elliot Daly were enough to ensure that England will head into a World Cup year with a successful Autumn International…

What did we learn from England’s tight victory over Japan?

With only a year until the World Cup and a mounting injury list halting Eddie Jones’ bid to build consistency in his selection, England used their Autumn International clash against Japan to test the second-string. It looked as if it would backfire, but the introduction of numerous star players helped England overturn the 10-15 half-time…

England have late try ruled-out as New Zealand edge Twickenham clash

New Zealand triumphed 16-15 over a pugnacious England side in a rainy clash in South-West London. England raced into a 15-0 lead through tries from Chris Ashton and Dylan Hartley, but the All Blacks hit back with Damian McKenzie’s try before half-time, and 11 points from the boot of Beauden Barrett ensured that they can…

England overcome horror first-half to beat South Africa

South Africa were left to rue missed opportunities as England repressed a difficult first-half to kickstart their Autumn Internationals campaign with a 12-11 win. Owen Farrell kicked nine points, but his huge tackle – ruled legal by referee Angus Gardner – with the clock dead will be debated endlessly in the coming days. Farrell smashed…

England’s Lions roar to the Semi Finals with victory over limp Sweden

Josh Bartholomew Headers from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli ensured England will play in their first World Cup semi-final since 1990. England now face a semi-final on Wednesday against Croatia or Russia, but the palpable dream of another World Cup trophy moves ever closer given the toppling of football’s traditional powerhouses over the course of…