England’s first Autumn Nation series match saw 11 tries scored in a 69-3 win over Tonga.
Adam Radwan, Jamie George, Johnny May, Maro Itoje, Ben Youngs, Marcus Smith, Jamie Blamire and Alex Mitchell all helped England’s scorecard in their opening encounter.
England captain Owen Farrell was forced to miss last weekend’s match after testing positive for Covid but has been given the all clear to return for their fixture against the Wallabies this weekend.
England had seen a rocky start to the year in their Six Nations Campaign ending the tournament in fifth place, losing to Ireland, Scotland and Wales for the first time in a Six Nations. However their recent victory over Tonga will have given Eddie Jones’s side some much needed confidence heading into their next test against Australia.
Australia however had less success in their first Autumn Nation Series as they lost 15-13 to Scotland at Murrayfield. Australia had previously won their last five games and were hoping to win their sixth consecutive match but were overpowered by Gregor Townsend’s side and a decisive penalty from Finn Russell.
Here’s all you need to know about England’s upcoming test against Australia
When is England vs Australia in the Autumn Nation Series?
England will play Australia on Saturday 13 November 2021.
What time does England vs Australia kick off?
The match is due to start at 5.30pm GMT.
Where is England vs Australia taking place?
Australia will travel to play England at Twickenham Stadium, London.
How to watch England vs Australia in Autumn Nation Series
The matches will be available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. The first month is free, after which the subscription fee starts at £7.99/month.
How to book tickets for England vs Australia
Tickets are available through the Twickenham Stadium website and England Rugby Website for the Autumn Nation Series. The tickets start from £62.
What’s the England vs Australia team news?
England Rugby have announced that England prop Joe Marler has tested positive and will be unavailable for selection.
All of the England players and staff took lateral flow testing with Marler’s coming back positive on Monday. He then took a PCR test on Monday evening and the results on Tuesday morning confirmed he had tested positive for the virus.
England Captain Owen Farrell has been given the all clear to return to the squad for the fixture against Australia after testing positive ahead of England’s first match against Tonga.
The return of Farrell to the squad begged the question around Marcus Smith and whether the Harlequins’ fly-half would start the match against Australia on Saturday.
Eddie Jones had previously expressed interest in Farrell and Smith working together in the number 10 and 11 positions, however Smith’s success and performance on last Saturday’s fixture against Tonga has led Eddie Jones to keep Smith as Number 10 with Farrell moving to number 12.
Maro Itoje is set to earn his 50th cap for England this weekend while Bevan Rodd and Raffi Quirke could make England debuts as they are named as finishers.
- 15. Freddie Steward
- 14. Manu Tuilagi
- 13 Henry Slade
- 12 Owen Farrell
- 11 Jonny May
- 10 Marcus Smith
- 9 Ben Youngs
- 1 Ellis Genge
- 2 Jamie George
- 3 Kyle Sinckler
- 4 Maro Itoje
- 5 Jonny Hill
- 6 Courtney Lawes
- 7 Sam Underhill
- 8 Tom Curry
- 16 Jamie Blamire
- 17 Bevan Rodd
- 18 Will Stuart
- 19 Charlie Ewels
- 20 Alex Dombrandt
- 21 Sam Simmonds
- 22 Raffi Quirke
- 23 Max Malins
England vs Australia win predictions
England and Australia have played each other 51 times overall and have both won 25 times each with one draw. Since June 2016, England have won all seven meets between the two sides both home and away.
England to win: 1/5
Australia to win: 4/1
Odds courtesy of Betfair.
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