Australia vs England player ratings: Smith 5, Vunipola 9 - Ruck

Australia vs England player ratings: Smith 5, Vunipola 9

Australia vs England player ratings as Eddie Jones’ men fought back to level the series with a 25-17 win in Brisbane.

RUCK’s player of the match Billy Vunipola powered over for an early try before Owen Farrell added four penalties to give the visitors an early 19-0.

Taniela Tupou reduced England’s lead just before half-time and a Samu Kerevi try after the restart piled pressure on the visitors.

Bu England rallied and a sixth Farrell penalty enabled them to level the series and end their miserable four-match losing run.

Scroll down for the Australia vs England player ratings.

AUSTRALIA: 17 (7)

  • Tries: Tupou, Kerevi
  • Cons: Lolesio (2)
  • Pens: Lolesio

ENGLAND: 25 (19)

  • Tries: Vunipola
  • Cons: Farrell
  • Pens: Farrell (6)

RUCK’S PLAYER OF THE MATCH: BILLY VUNIPOLA

KEY STATS (RFU):

  • Carries: Billy Vunipola (England) – 14
  • Metres gained: Billy Vunipola (England) – 69
  • Defenders beaten: Samu Kerevi (Australia) – 5
  • Tackles: Angus Bell (Australia) – 14
  • Tackles missed: Guy Porter (England) – 4
  • Turnovers won: Courtney Lawes (England) – 2

Australia vs England player ratings:

Australia

Jordan Petaia, Tom Wright, Hunter Paisami, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete, Noah Lolesio, Nic White, Rob Valetini, Michael Hooper (C), Rob Leota, Caderyn Neville, Matt Philip, Taniela Tupou, David Porecki, Angus Bell

England player ratings:

Freddie Steward – 8

Jack Nowell – 8

Guy Porter – 5

Owen Farrell – 7

Tommy Freeman – 6

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