Rugby U


Morning All - Australia v England in Brisbane is the perfect way to start a Saturday morning. Settle back and get ready for this one. It promises to be a feisty affair.

Eddie Jones has been spicing things up back in his homeland in the build up to this first of three tests as the Grand Slam winners look to seek revenge on the World Cup finalists who spoilt the party a little bit back in October!!

Just about ready for kick off so let's have a look at the teams shall we.

England are on the field and the Aussies come out to a great reception in the Suncorp Stadium. Anthems are next and hopefully the England football team bill we watching for lessons on how to belt it out tonight.

Players are wanting to get on with it and the Welcome To Country message precedes the Anthems. Bradley Daley, dressed as Rio Ferdinand, sings God Save the Queen

And singing Advance Australia Fair is a similarly dressed Luke Kennedy. I have no idea who either of them are. Quite possibly the Australian branch of Il Divo.

Right then, that's the pomp dealt with and now it's time for the circumstance as we start this three game series. Eddie Jones has promised that England will come out swinging. Let's hope Dylan Hartley doesn't take that too literally.

Bernard Foley has the ball in hand and we are away!!

1 - Early penalty for England as they catch and drive from the kick off and Holmes is pinged. England clear the lines

2 - Aussies turn it over in midfield and Haskell smashes into Fardy, drawing oohs from the crowd. Plenty of air from Australia as they spin the ball from side to side in a blistering start.