England 40-16 Australia: Eddie Jones’ side book first RWC semi-final since 2007

England will contest their semi-final against either New Zealand or Ireland in Yokohama on Saturday October 26.

England booked a first Rugby World Cup semi-final place for 12 years on Saturday, courtesy of a hard-fought 40-16 victory over Australia in Oita’s enclosed stadium.

The Wallabies started brightly and had more than their fair share of the play, but England proved clinical with tries from Jonny May (two), Kyle Sinckler and Anthony Watson, as well as four Owen Farrell penalties – the skipper finishing 100 per cent off the tee.

Australia notched their points via a superb Marika Koroibete try and the boot of Christian Lealiifano (three penalties), but were outdone by England in the turnover stakes, which ultimately proved crucial.

Eddie Jones’ side extended their winning run over the Wallabies to seven Tests – stretching back to the last World Cup in 2015 – and will now face the winner of Saturday’s other quarter-final between New Zealand and Ireland in Yokohama next Saturday for a place in the final.

Source: SkySports

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