July international highlights: England beat Wallabies to claim series win

Colin Newboult

Check out the highlights from the Sydney Cricket Ground where England overcame the Wallabies 21-17 to win the series 2-1.

Unlike the opening two Tests, Australia began the brighter but that did not tell on the scoreboard as Owen Farrell moved the tourists ahead.

Dave Rennie’s men were finally rewarded for their dominance when Tom Wright touched down before Noah Lolesio added a penalty for a 10-3 lead.

England respond

The Red Rose then began to edge into the contest and, after Farrell had added a second three-pointer, Freddie Steward went over to give Eddie Jones’ charges an 11-10 advantage at the break.

England’s centre was on target off the tee early in the second period and Marcus Smith’s converted try opened up an 11-point buffer.

Although Folau Fainga’a crossed the whitewash for the Wallabies to give them hope, the visitors defended resiliently to claim a series triumph.

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