ENG
NO.NAME
15Mike Brown, FB
14Marland Yarde, W
T
13Jonathan Joseph, C
T
2
12Owen Farrell, C
3
3
11Jonny May, W
10George Ford, FH
9Ben Youngs, SH
T
1Mako Vunipola, P
2Dylan Hartley, H
3Dan Cole, P
4Courtney Lawes, L
5George Kruis, L
6Chris Robshaw, FL
7Tom Wood, FL
8Nathan Hughes, N8
Replacements
16Jamie George, R
17Joe Marler, R
18Kyle Sinckler, R
19Charlie Ewels, R
20Teimana Harrison, R
21Danny Care, R
22Ben Te'o, R
23Henry Slade, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Twickenham Stadium
7:30 PM, December 3, 2016
Attendance: 81,787

Match Commentary

81'37-21 End of second half
79'Hughes held up, and that's the game. England go through a calendar year unbeaten. Second half score 24-5.
79'One last attack to put the cherry on top, scrum five metres out.
79'Ben Youngs is awarded man of the match. Deserved.
79'England have pegged Australia back in their 22 as they try their best to throw the ball around but they're going nowhere. What a turnaround for England from 12 months ago. Australia meanwhile NINE losses in 2016.
75'Ford kicks the conversion. 16 points adrift now.
75'37-21 Conversion - George Ford , England
74'TRY! Pocock with a terrible pass, Joseph latches onto it and runs away for his second to surely seal the result.
74'35-21 Try - Jonathan Joseph , England
73'Substitute on - Charlie Ewels , England
73'Player substituted - George Kruis , England
73'Substitute on - James Slipper , Australia
73'Player substituted - Sekope Kepu , Australia
73'Player substituted - Stephen Moore , Australia
73'Substitute on - Silatolu Latu , Australia
72'England opt for the line-out rather than the shot at goal. Perhaps a lack of confidence in Ford's place kicking. England lose the ball at the line-out.
72'Yellow card - Dane Haylett-Petty , Australia
71'Haylett-Petty is going to be yellow carded. He can't believe it, Cheika is laughing with disbelief. Big ask now for Australia who will play the remainder with 14 men.
71'England string the phases together, and Australia give away a penalty. Mike Brown nailed by Haylett-Petty and remains down on the ground. Fans not happy as the replay is shown at Twickenham, and Peyper wants the TMO to have a look.
69'Player substituted - Reece Hodge , Australia
69'Substitute on - Quade Cooper , Australia
69'Player substituted - Nick Phipps , Australia
69'Substitute on - Nick Frisby , Australia
69'Player substituted - Chris Robshaw , England
69'Substitute on - Teimana Harrison , England
69'Player substituted - Sefanaia Naivalu , Australia
69'Substitute on - Henry Speight , Australia
68'Ford's attempt is well wide. Remains 30-21.
68'Farrell is off, so George Ford steps up for the penalty.
67'Great chase from the kick-off from Jonny May who nails Haylett-Petty. Australia under pressure at the ruck and give away a penalty. Big moment right after Kepu's try.
67'Substitute on - Ben Te'o , England
67'Player substituted - Owen Farrell , England
67'Player substituted - Lopeti Timani , Australia
67'Substitute on - Sean McMahon , Australia
67'Player substituted - Dan Cole , England
67'Substitute on - Kyle Sinckler , England
66'Foley misses the conversion which could be crucial, England's lead cut to nine points.
66'TRY! Folau makes the initial break to get Australia on the front foot and then Kepu the tighthead prop runs around Marler and sprints his way to score.
66'30-21 Try - Sekope Kepu , Australia
64'Drop goal-missed
63'Ben Youngs exits Twickenham to some ovation, Danny Care comes on, and his first touch is a woeful drop goal attempt!
63'Substitute on - Danny Care , England
63'Player substituted - Ben Youngs , England
62'Australia claim the mark and kick it aimlessly to George Ford who turns the Wallabies around finding touch 30 metres out from the try line.
61'Australia try to attack from their half but drop the ball out wide. Israel Folau has had a poor outing so far.
61'Substitute on - Dean Mumm , Australia
61'Player substituted - Kane Douglas , Australia
60'Youngs goes for the dummy again and almost pulls it off but the attempted offload falls in Stephen Moore's lap. Australia clear but England on the attack once more.
59'Awful line-out from Australia that goes straight to Lawes. Youngs finds space in the right corner and pins the Wallabies back in their 22. The Tigers scrum half is pulling the strings now.
59'Substitute on - Joe Marler , England
59'Player substituted - Mako Vunipola , England
59'Substitute on - Jamie George , England
59'Player substituted - Dylan Hartley , England
58'Player substituted - Scott Sio , Australia
58'Substitute on - Tom Robertson , Australia
58'30-16 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , England
57'Farrell nails the penalty.
56'Drop goal-missed
55'The Wallabies are stunned here. All the momentum they had in the first half is a distant memory. England are on the march, Farrell lining up a penalty to push their lead out to 14.
52'Nick Phipps was the Wallabies player who bought the dummy. The scrum half joins Springboks lock Pieter-Steph du Toit to have been found wanting by the Youngs dummy this Autumn.
52'27-16 Conversion - Owen Farrell , England
50'Farrell has his kicking boots on this afternoon, England go from three down to 11 up in the second half.
50'TRY! Bit of Ben Youngs brilliance. Penalty awarded, Youngs takes the quick tap, sells the dummy and waltzes through untouched.
50'25-16 Try - Ben Youngs , England
48'Forward pass by Youngs goes unnoticed by referee Peyper and England march on. Awarded a scrum inside Australia's 22.
46'Tom Wood finds acres of space, but Youngs drops Wood's offload. Australia play on before they knock on, England scrum.
46'Farrell nails the conversion from the sideline.
46'20-16 Conversion - Owen Farrell , England
45'TMO disagrees, and awards the try! Big moment.
45'Potential try here for Marlan Yarde! Pinpoint grubber through by Joseph, Yarde chases through beats Folau to the ball, but some great camera work looks as though he's knocked the ball on with his left hand..
45'18-16 Try - Marland Yarde , England
42'England awarded a penalty at the scrum. Not interested in a long range attempt at goal, Farrell finds touch.
42'Australia drive from the line-out but England bring the maul down and earn a scrum.
41'Some stat this...
41'Back underway at Twickenham!
41'
41'13-16 End of first half
41'13-16 Penalty goal - Bernard Foley , Australia
40'Entertaining first half. Australia went over the try line four times but only have 16 points to show for it. Took England 15 minutes to wake up, they've battled their way back, making the Wallabies pay after a clumsy error.
40'Foley slots the penalty. And that's half-time.
40'13-16 Start of second half
39'England give away a penalty 25 metres out and Foley will have a shot at goal to give the visitors the lead.
37'Haylett-Petty makes a fantastic break one off the scrum, chips and chases but can't regather. England clean up inside their 22 and Youngs clears to touch.
35'Foley levels it up with five to play before the half.
35'13-13 Penalty goal - Bernard Foley , Australia
34'Australia hot on attack, but the last pass doesn't stick. Peyper playing advantage for a high tackle. Cheika blowing up in the coaches box, nothing new there.
32'First scrum penalty given away by Dan Cole. Michael Cheika will be pleased. Wallabies opt for the kick to touch over the shot at goal.
30'TRY! Loose play by Australia and an England boot kicks it through to open pasture where Jonathan Joseph chases, collects and scores. England have the lead!
30'13-10 Conversion - Owen Farrell , England
30'11-10 Try - Jonathan Joseph , England
28'
28'Farrell splits the posts.
28'6-10 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , England
27'England have the advantage, Farrell puts a grubber in for Yarde to chase but Australia get back and ground the ball. Farrell will have a shot at goal.
25'Big scrum, Hughes peels off the back and Michael Hooper makes a massive hit on the England no. 8.
23'End to end play there. Wallabies make a break but England turn the ball over and Ford finds some space, kicks through for Yarde to chase who put Haylett-Petty under all sorts of pressure, taking it back and grounding it in goal.
21'England string a few phases together but David Pocock ends the attack with some great work at the ruck.
19'Another great box kick from Ben Youngs gets England out of trouble. Jonny May gets up and forces a mistake from Haylett-Petty. Scrum England.
19'3-10 Penalty goal - Owen Farrell , England
18'Farrell splits the posts and England are on the board.
18'Australia concede a penalty at the lineout and Owen Farrell will have his first shot at goal of the afternoon.
17'England finally get some time with the ball. Youngs with a pinpoint box kick which Yarde taps onto Robshaw. Australia give away a penalty and England march into the Wallabies half.
15'Foley adds three points.
15'0-10 Penalty goal - Bernard Foley , Australia
14'No clear grounding so no try, that's three decisions the TMO has made already! Peyper was playing advantage for a penalty, Foley is lining up a shot at goal.
13'Australia are over the line again, Peyper going upstairs for another potential try. Joseph appears to have held up his opposite Kuridrani.
12'George Kruis has done enough to hold up Kepu over the line. Wallabies get a scrum five metres out. It's all Australia so far.
12'Peyper going upstairs again for a potential Australia try. No clear grounding, big run by the front rower Kepu.
10'George Ford has a look at the Wallabies rush defence and drops the ball cold. Pressure back on England.
10'Respite for England who are awarded a penalty at the ruck. The hosts have had 15% possession and 2% territory so far!
9'Big run from the try scorer Naivalu from the kick-off and the Wallabies march into England's half.
9'0-7 Conversion - Bernard Foley , Australia
8'Foley makes no mistake with the conversion.
7'And TRY! Sefanaia Naivalu walks it in out wide, terrible read on defence by Jonny May. But it all goes back to the scrum, Hartley kneed the ball forward which gave the Wallabies a sniff and they've taken it with both hands.
7'0-5 Try - Sefanaia Naivalu , Australia
6'And it's a tighthead would you believe it!
6'First scrum, so much chat from both sides midweek..
5'Farrell dropped the ball, but there's a knock on by David Pocock in the lead up. So no try. England get out of jail.
5'England make a complete mere at the back from a chip through from Haylett-Petty and Kuridrani is claiming a try. Peyper wants the help of the TMO before making a decision.
3'Foley sprays his attempt wide and the England fans give him an earful.
2'Australia have the first chance with the ball and make some inroads into England's half. Penalty goes the way of the Wallabies and Foley will have a shot at goal.
1'Anthems belted out around Twickenham, the players are ready, Jaco Peyper blows his whistle and Bernard Foley gets us underway!
1'
1'Our reporter Tom Hamilton is at Twickenham where there are no late changes to either side.
1'Welcome to the live commentary for England's last Test of 2016 against Australia in Twickenham. Around 15 minutes from kick-off, can Eddie Jones' side go unbeaten through a calendar year or will the Wallabies exact revenge for a 3-0 series loss on home soil in June.
1'0-0 Start of first half