The Wallabies are into the World Cup quarter finals after defeating England 33-13 at Twickenham this morning.
Wallabies fly-half Bernard Foley (left) was the star, scoring 28 points of his own to condemn England to their earliest exit in Rugby World Cup history.
Foley opened the scoring for the Wallabies with a penalty goal in the 8th minute, moments later Wallabies winger Rob Horne was forced off with a shoulder injury, bringing Kurtley Beale into the game.
A scrum penalty allowed England fly-half Owen Farrell to level the scores at 3-3, before Foley sliced through the English defence after a patient build up from the Wallabies, and duly converted to push the lead out to 10-3 midway through the first half.
Foley capped off a dominant first half display from the Wallabies when he crossed for his second try; Foley put Kurtley Beale into space with a short pass before Beale drew the fullback and put Foley in untouched.
Foley pushed the Wallabies lead out to 20-3 with a penalty goal 10 minutes into the second half. The introduction of reserve fly-half George Ford for England, gave the team more direction and his long cut-out pass allowed winger Anthony Watson to bust through two tackles to score, and give the home fans some hope.
A loose pass from Wallabies reserve Nick Phipps led to a Farrell penalty goal to close the gap to seven points with 15 minutes to go.
With 10 minutes to go, a moment of madness from Owen Farrell saw him receive a yellow card for tackling Matt Giteau without the ball, leaving his team down to 14 men when the game hung in balance. Giteau managed to stay on the field after receiving treatment, and capped off the wallabies victory by crossing for a try in the last minute.
The Wallabies will take on Wales in their last pool game next weekend. Despite being assured a place in the quarter finals, the Wallabies will be looking to top their pool and avoid a likely quarter final match up with South Africa. – Luke Cullen
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