Match Report: England 37-21 Australia – Jones’ men come from behind to win
England beat Australia at Twickenham to end 2016 unbeaten under Eddie Jones
The boot of Bernard Foley and a try from Sefa Naivalu helped the Aussies build an early lead
Owen Farrell’s kicking brought the hosts back into it before Jonathan Joseph’s try gave them the lead
Foley hit back with two penalties to give the Wallabies a 16-13 lead at the break
Tries from Marland Yarde and Ben Youngs saw England build a healthy lead
The Aussies hit back through Sekope Kepu but Joseph crossed for a second to secure the win
BY STEVE SMITH
England came from behind to make it four Autumn wins from four against Australia at Twickenham and in the process end 2016 unbeaten.
The Red Rose were 16-13 behind at the break but rallied in the second half with tries from Marland Yarde and Ben Youngs giving them a healthy lead before Jonathan Joseph’s second secured the win in what was a brutal Test match in South-West London.
The Wallabies made a frenzied start, with speedster Sefanaia Naivalu going over for a try and two more being ruled out.
Australia gifted Joseph a try before two Bernard Foley penalties gave the visitors a deserved 16-13 half-time lead.
But England were excellent after the break with Marland Yarde, Ben Youngs and Joseph touching down, while Sekope Kepu scored a lone try for Australia.
England last won 14 Tests in a row between 2002 and 2003, during the build-up to their World Cup triumph in Australia.