Rugby U


Hello friends, can they do it? England go for an unbeaten year against the old enemy, Australia return to Twickenham for the first meeting on these shores since THAT night in the World Cup.

I'm Rob Sutton here to guide you through this Cook Cup clash, it's a lovely afternoon in South-West London and this should be a lot of fun.

England 3/3 in this Autumn series but they've failed to hit top gear so far, Australia lost a thriller in Dublin last weekend but posted impressive wins against Wales, Scotland and France.

To the team news then England are missing two key players, Elliot Daly suspended and Billy Vunipola injured. Nathan Hughes make his first start in white at number 8.

England: Brown, Yarde, Joseph, Farrell, May, Ford, B Youngs, M Vunipola, Hartley (C), Cole, Lawes, Kruis, Robshaw, Wood, Hughes Replacements: George, Marler, Sinckler, Ewels, Harrison, Care, Te'o, Slade.

Australia: Folau, Heylett-Petty, Kuridrani, Hodge, Naivalu, Foley, Phipps, Sio, Moore, Kepu, Douglas, Simmons, Pocock, Hooper, Timani. Replacements: Latu, Slipper, Robertson, Mumm, McMahon, Frisby, Cooper, Speight.

Let's go!! The teams enter the field at Twickenham, loads of fire about as ever.

Time for the national anthems, Advance Australia Fair up first.

Fair amount of gold around the ground and here comes God Save the Queen.

The choir murdered that, thankfully the home crowd drowned them out.