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  • Robshaw, Farrell,
    Penalty goals: Farrell (2),
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  • Toomua,
    Penalty goals: Cooper (2),
    Conversions: Cooper,
  • International Match
  • 2nd Nov 2013
  • KO 14:30
  • Ground: Twickenham
  • Att: 81,500

QBE Internationals: Chris Robshaw delight as England beat Australia

By Paul Higham Twitter: @SkySportsPaulH   Last updated: 3rd November 2013   Subscribe to RSS Feed

QBE Internationals: Chris Robshaw delight as England beat Australia

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England captain Chris Robshaw praised the second half adjustments his side made to come out with a 20-13 victory over Australia in their first QBE International of the autumn.

The skipper crossed the try line himself to go with a clinching try from Owen Farrell as England made it five straight wins at Twickenham for the first time in a decade.

A number of missed Farrell penalties and a try against the run of play from Matt Toomua put the Wallabies 13-6 in front at half time.

England emerged with far more intensity and purpose for the second 40 minutes, and that helped them to power to the victory, to the delight of the England captain.

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"We went out we started well, but lost a bit of momentum in that first half and they scored a try probably against the run of play," Robshaw told Sky Sports after the match.

"But the endeavour from the guys was great - we came out for the second half and played well - the fans were brilliant and we gave them something to shout about and they spurred us on.

"We lost a bit of territory focus and lost some of the high balls and at the breakdown they started to get on top a bit at the end of the first half.

"But we addressed our intensity and physicality and we came out all guns blazing after half time, we had a great run by Marland (Yarde) down the wing and that kind of got us back into the game.

"We'll rest up tonight - there'll be some sore bodies tomorrow, but we're looking forward to getting back here next week against Argentina."

Australian captain Ben Mowen had few arguments with the result and said the greater urgency shown by England won them the game.


"I think they certainly did deserve to win - particularly given the urgency they showed in the second half," said Mowen.

"We started the second half pretty well - they built a bit of pressure down on our own line and we didn't get the exit we were after and that led to the try and that was probably the turning point in the game.

"I thought they scrambled pretty well in defence and there was definitely a step up in gear in the second half, it was what we were talking about at half time but we didn't get the reaction we were after

"You have got to give it to the English today they scrambled really well, showed greater urgency, especially on the high ball chase, and came out with the result.

"We probably didn't exit our last 30 metres as we would have liked so we'll have a look at that.

"It's another learning process for us, we'll take a lot of good things out of today especially from the first half so we'll take them and try and fix the things that didn't go so well in the second."

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