Australia vs England player ratings third test: Care 3, Smith 8 - Ruck

Australia vs England player ratings third test: Care 3, Smith 8

Australia vs England player ratings as Eddie Jones men secured a memorable 2-1 series win with a victory against the Wallabies at the famous Sydney Cricket Ground.

The tourists started slowly and were 10-3 behind towards the end of the first half following Tom Wright’s try.

But fullback Freddie Steward stretched over from short range to snatch the lead before Marcus Smith intercepted to sprint in and score between the posts after the restart.

Walllabies forward Folau Fainga’a burrowed over but England’s defence stood firm against late pressure to triumph.

Scroll down for the Australia vs England player ratings.

AUSTRALIA: 17 (10)

  • Tries: Wright, Fainga’a
  • Cons: Lolesio (2)
  • Pens: Lolesio

ENGLAND: 21 (11)

  • Tries: Steward Smith
  • Cons: Farrell
  • Pens: Farrell (3)

REACTION:

Freddie Steward: “The boys just fought, dug in and gave everything, to win after an effort like that in a proper Test match is special. It’s been an incredible experience the three weeks we’ve been here, we’ve had some great times with some great lads, it’s a proper squad of 36. To come away with a series win is amazing. We’ve given everything. To give a performance like that at the back end of a season is awesome.”

Courtney Lawes: “Credit to the Australia team, what a challenge that was. We appreciate our fans, we appreciate the Australian fans – everyone coming to make it a special atmosphere. Thank you very much.”

RUCK’S PLAYER OF THE MATCH: COURTNEY LAWES

KEY STATS (RFU):

  • Carries: Samu Kerevi (Australia) – 12
  • Metres gained: Tom Wright (Australia) – 102  
  • Defenders beaten: Tom Wright (Australia) – 4
  • Tackles: Courtney Lawes (England) – 15
  • Tackles missed: Guy Porter (England) – 5
  • Turnovers won: Courtney Lawes (England) – 3

Australia vs England player ratings:

Australia player ratings: Hodge 5, Wright 8, Paisami 6, Kerevi 7, Koroibete 7, Lolesio 7, Whit5e, Valetini 6, Hooper 7(capt), Wilson 6, Philip 6, Frost 6, Tupou 5, Porecki 5, Slipper 5.

England player ratings: 

Freddie Steward – 8

Jack Nowell – 6

Guy Porter – 6

Owen Farrell – 6

Tommy Freeman – 7

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