Wing Jonny May constructed a quickfire double and captain Owen Farrell was ideal with a foot as England stormed into a World Cup semi-finals Saturday with a thumping 40-16 win over Australia.
May distinguished his 50th England top with his 26th and 27th tries in Oita, while Farrell kicked 20 points for England, who equalled their biggest ever domain of feat opposite their extreme rivals and pierce on to face possibly New Zealand or Ireland in a final four.
“We did what’s needed,” pronounced Farrell. “We had a lead and apparently Australia were throwing all during us. We wanted to play a diversion during a pace, not theirs, and we did that in a second half.”
Fears England could come into a compare undercooked, after their final pool diversion opposite France was cleared out by final week’s harmful typhoon, eventually valid unfounded.
May’s early storm and Farrell’s ideal eight-from-eight kicking meant England exorcised a demons of their dire early World Cup exit 4 years ago — one of a lowest points in English rugby history.
It also extended England’s winning run over Australia to 7 matches dating behind to that contest when they cursed a hosts to a first-round exit with a 33-13 drubbing during Twickenham.
England have now beaten Australia during a quarterfinal theatre on all 3 occasions a Wallabies have unsuccessful to strech a final four, after 1995 and 2007.
After an early Christian Lealiifano penalty, a slow-burner detonate into life with May scoring twice in 3 mins to put England in a pushing seat.
Henry Slade, creation his lapse from a knee injury, had threatened before England pennyless by on 18 minutes.
After securing good lineout ball, Farrell skilfully switched play to a left and after a integrate some-more phases, Tom Curry’s discerning hands fed May to dive over in a corner.
Moments later, England’s inclusive winger was again a customer following some-more excellent work from Slade, who picked off a David Pocock pass and sent a crafty grubber flog into a same dilemma for May to finish clinically.
After a close-range Farrell chastisement had extended England’s advantage, Lealiifano nailed his third three-pointer of a half to revoke a lead during a mangle to 17-9.
The masters of knockout rugby, Australia came out banishment during a start of a second half with an bomb detonate from winger Marika Koroibete putting a Wallabies right behind in it.
Back came England, though, with a shining pass from Farrell teeing adult column Kyle Sinckler to move over for his initial exam try, triggering a run of 23 unanswered points.
“It was one of those ‘bring it on’ moments,” pronounced England manager Eddie Jones of his side’s second-half dominance. “We had to confirm either we were going to hang during it or go particular and we suspicion it was brilliant.”
Farrell stretched England’s lead behind to 11 with another chastisement before Sinckler came adult with a outrageous take to detain extreme Australia pressure.
Two some-more Farrell three-pointers effectively extinguished any hopes of a late Australia fightback before Anthony Watson’s late prevent try reliable a exit of a two-time champions.
“The improved group won — that’s a approach it is,” pronounced Australia manager Michael Cheika. “You’ve got to siphon that adult sometimes. The lads put all into it today. we wish all a Aussies during home and here to know that — they put their bodies on a line.”
After a final gong, England’s players went on a path of respect to a sound of “London Calling” looking forward to to a date in Yokohama subsequent weekend.
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