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17 Nov 2012 18:41
England's Manu Tuilagi tries to break through the defence of Australia's flankers David Dennis, right, and Michael Hooper, left, during the International rugby union test match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium in south-west London, England. (Adrian Dennis, AFP)
England led 9-6 with three Toby Flood penalties after 35 minutes but Nick Cummings then scored the opening try for Australia, only for Manu Tuilagi to reply to give the hosts a fortunate 14-11 halftime lead.
Australia, hammered 33-6 last Saturday when their scrum was obliterated, came out fired up for the second half and with some clever chip kicks and strong scrummaging allowed Barnes to land three penalties.
England, looking for a third successive victory over the Wallabies, piled on the pressure in the last 20 minutes but paid a heavy price for trying to run kickable penalties as great Australian defending kept them at bay. – Reuters.
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