England Stun Australia in Brisbane

Wednesday 18 November 2020

England stunned Australia with a first ever victory in Brisbane to take a 1-0 series lead over the Wallabies.

In a sensational game, Australia looked to be in control in the first quarter but Eddie Jones’ men roared back. Inspired by a monumental performance from James Haskell, England roared to a 39-28 victory that pushed them up to third in the world rankings. 

England skipper Dylan Hartley said the players must not get carried away: "I'm really proud for the guys that they can etch their names in history, but we need to keep our feet on the ground - our egos in check - we now need to go again next week.”

Tries by Jonathan Joseph, Marlon Yarde and Jack Nowell fired England to victory and they will now head to Melbourne looking to win the series on Saturday.