England v Australia Rugby League: Four Nations


England v Australia

Clare Balding presents as England face the might of Australia at Wembley in the second round of matches in the 2011 Four Nations. The Kangaroos beat England in 2010's tournament.


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It is a single name, a single place, a World In One world. Perhaps it is

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the passing of time, for the years since Australia last came here.

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Perhaps it is the haunting sound of rugby league at Wembley. Whatever

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it is, there is a little tenderness here, only a little, because down

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there in the pits of this soaring, revitalised theatre, is the stage

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of hard knocks. Ellery Hanley, Martin Offiah, they were in the

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cruel business -- business of winning. But as for her Shaun

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Edwards, not tender. At Wembley, there is a world with in the world.

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This will be the last time Darren Lockyer will grace the Wembley

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stage, and has one consummate performer prefers for life after

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rugby league, someone else fills the gap. Will Wembley the the stage

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for a tough -- for some Tomkins? -- Sam Tomkins? This place is haunted

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by the ghosts of greats gone by. Today it will come alive with the

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power and potential of stars of the future as international rugby

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league returns to Wembley for the first time in 14 years. For England,

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the challenge is immense because they take on Australia, the best

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side in the world, and that they beat them they will be able to say,

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remember, remember, 5th November. Sam Tomkins will relish the stage

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and the chance to add to his England tally. He's called four

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last week against Wales, and was man of the match. -- he's scored

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four. Winning fans round the international newcomers, the Exiles,

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if you like. England are unchanged for the top match in a row, and

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have bonding tighter with every game. For Australia, the old

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Wembley Stadium was a happy hunting ground. They won the World Cup here

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in 1992, at 1995. This is their first chance to make a mark on the

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new Wembley turf. For their captain Darren Lockyer, this is the

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farewell tour, and he will be looking to sign off in style. This

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will be his 50th international cap, in the side that was as good as

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ever last weekend, beating New Zealand 26-12, and looking as if

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there was more to come. The Australian players arrived at

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Wembley at about 1:30pm. They were led off by the number one, Billy

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Slater, officially the best way round the world. He was voted as

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such at a dinner this week. Johnathan Thurston, great player.

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Then came the England coach, captain once again by the go live

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with that is Jamie Peacock, and the other burgeoning talent of Sam

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Tomkins. And that is Jack Reed, he just one year ago, was still

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working as a bricklayer, and was taken out by Crispin. He's only 23,

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and made his first appearance here at Wembley in an England shirt. --

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by Kristine. -- Brisbane. I am joined pitch-side by the man who

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was the last architect of success over Australia, Brian Noble. Tell

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me, and sell everybody, the level of quality were going to see on

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this pitch. There is quality all across the pitch. With this

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Australian team, the spine of the team has the fullback, the stand

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off, the half back and the hooker postop in those four positions

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Australia the four best players in the world. Billy Slater is

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unbelievable. He is an excitement machine. Darren Lockyer provides

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experience. John McPherson is the half-back, his kicking game is

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unbelievable. The tricks that he can provide. And that hooker,

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Cameron Smith, his composure, the way that he makes the forwards won

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on the ball, these players are the best and police state of origin

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together in Australia and have won it six years in a row. Up and that

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is a big test for England today. is a daunting line-up. How do the

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England players match up? England are less impressive than the

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laurels that Ian has given to the Australian players but we have some

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world-class players as well, looking at James row the, he is

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absolutely an exciting player, he brings it too late. In Sam Tomkins

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and Tom Briscoe, two John players making their way in the Super

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League, no less a world-class threat. And when you have got

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people like Gareth Ellis, they will be considered. I am sure that

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Gareth Ellis would make this Australian team, probably the best

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compliment that I could pay to him. We have the ultimate stage, back at

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Wembley. We have players determined to put on a show, and they can.

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There will be Rugby fans around the world watching this to admire the

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skill, talent, dedication and fitness. Coming up like, England

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against Australia. We have already had a match this afternoon, and the

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crowd came early, to watch Wales against New Zealand. Wales made two

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changes with Lloyd White and Chris easily coming in. It is 78 years

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since Wales played here. Thomas Leuluai or Wigan coming in for New

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Zealand. Just checking on the Wales team. Stephen Kearney the New

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Zealand coach said, do not take anything for granted. Commentary on

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the highlights from brave French he gets in at the corner. Sue pair

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kick, a super try. First points to New Zealand from that man, Jason

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Nightingale. They are all worrying about the ball. It was a very deft

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kick. Nightingale scores. Great tackle. Sam Mackenzie will have

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felt that! It is a beautiful ball. He is going for the line, and that

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was absolute last! Perfect timing from the young fullback, Kevin luck.

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-- Locke. Chasing him out to the line, Gordon James cannot fill the

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gap. What an exciting prospect this kid is. The number 16, from the

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Parramatta Eels in Sydney. Good tackle and they have let him get

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away he has the measure Mark touches down. It seemed like a good

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tackle but it evaporated. Another try for the Kiwis. He does not run

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in front of anyone. That is a try. He runs at them with the ball going

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behind his back. But it is the defender that commits. He did not

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run in the way of anyone. Stephen Kearney played here at Wembley with

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the Kiwis, so he knows all about the wide open spaces that New

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Zealand are binding. That is a difficult kick. Right knocks on. If

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he kicks this ball he must score, and the scores. -- and he scores.

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The second of the game. He scored twice against Australia in their

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first game in the Four Nations. And try. Racing under the posts, and

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that is the try that Wales will not want to see, just before half-time.

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That is the difference. Making something out of nothing. Gerard

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Peel finishing that, something out of nothing on the last brake. --

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Beale. Tremendous applause for that. but in all the pressure back on

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Wales. -- putting. Is that a forward pass? Yes, it is. Wales,

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get away. Never, says Jason Nightingale. But it is. One man

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makes the call. Let us have a look. There was the hit. Look at that,

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bang! Going up a couple of years, New Zealand. They seem to have

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0 lead. These two packs are enjoying running at each other. He

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is in and that is the second touchdown for Gerard Beale. The Cup

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out pass up, allowing the touchdown. There is the ball. Great crew pass

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again, numbers on the blind side. The quality of the pass, and the

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vision. The Welsh fans and the crowd, a role in their favour is on.

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Looking for a consolation try. -- roaring their favourites on. He

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couldn't resist it, could he? New Zealand looking very ordinary in

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that nailed. Having said that, every time I open my mouth, there

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is a try! -- ordinary in midfield. This is the difference once again.

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The little hat-trick. That was a missed tackle. Just fatigue. Good

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support play, he does not panic. Could finish. You have said all the

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way through that this is the building process. What do you take

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from that performance? I thought they were tough and strong and

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physically matched New Zealand. We probably lack some composure in the

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early stages of the second half which allowed New Zealand to give

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us constant pressure and took lots of the energy out of us. When you

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play at international level, it is the consistent intensity that these

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guys need to get used to. You cannot afford to clock off or make

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other mistake, because you will get found out. New Zealand were very

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clinical this afternoon. They threw a lot of things at us but I am very

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proud of the players. Defensively they were strong and the McGavin,

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even when physically tired. We lost two players in the first 20 minutes

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for the rest of the game. We had a strong rotation. For them to stand

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up like they did, I am very proud up like they did, I am very proud

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of them. How did you assess the Welsh performance? I feared the

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worst that have time, but the difference is the level that they

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play at week in, week out, they got tired and then lost focus and

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concentration. They did not look threatening at all, but we did not

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expect anything different, because we know how much better England,

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New Zealand and Australia are, than Wales. But it was a fantastic

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second half ever. How would you compare New Zealand against Wales

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to England against Wales last week? A I thought New Zealand were flat,

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looking to Benjamin Marshall to do everything for them. It is going to

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be a tough game next week. Let us see how England get on to the post.

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You name is in the programme today. There is a list of players, there

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is going to be a statue pick up, representing a great rugby league

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players, and you are one of the 10 suggested games along with Ellery

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Hanley, Martin Offiah, and others. There are great players there and I

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am privileged to be on that list. I scored a try against Australia, and

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I hope that a few of these English Yes. A statue is most definitely

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been built in honour of Diana Lockyer, the extraordinary

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Australian captain. 34 years old now, he has played in 57

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internationals. That statue has or is going up outside the Brisbane

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ground. It will go alongside the statue of Wally Lewis and this guy

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is just extraordinary. Lock and load, our tribute to one of the

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greatest players the world has ever seen. I just think he is the best

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player in the world, the most talented player in the world.

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of a sudden, he says he you go. is an absolute legend of the game.

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Inspirational leader. Beautiful by Nokia. And that is the captain's

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Brisbane Broncos, 2006 Premiership champions! This will be an enormous

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reception for Darren Lockyer. Six series in a row. On the inside, a

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passes -- the passes perfect. Superb play. Darren Lockyer, the

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master tactician. Will he get to He has got luckier with him. Cannot

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you do it? He has done it. He scores. -- can he do it. The try

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And that is why Darren Lockyer is the champion. The word champion

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says it all. What an inspiration to A great player and character and

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has huge respect from his the international captain. The New

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Zealand captain with us now. What is it like to play against him?

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is a tribute to the game, a realm role model and a professional in

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model. He is the greatest player of all time. I wanted to be like him

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growing up and to get the opportunity to play with him and

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against him is an honour for me. I will remember that for the rest of

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my career. Now your assessment of the New Zealand performance. 36-0

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against Wales. There was something missing although the first half was

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solid because the second half we'll let our -- we let ourselves down.

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There are good signed the next week. We used it here and watch England

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closely and assess them before the match next week? We have got a bit

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of a bumper and brews in our side. The coach will have a lot of the

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idea for us all week. The atmosphere here is electric and it

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will be a dream come true to play here. Thank you for coming to talk

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to us. Interestingly, the Australian players are still out on

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the pitch. They were here 10 minutes before England and they are

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out for a good five minutes afterwards. They are making sure

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they are familiar with their surroundings. Their coach is Tim

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Sheens, 61 years old now. He has been speaking to us. You haven't

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had too much of a reshuffle. How much of a boost have you had with

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players back? They are very important. But one guy, he hasn't

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played for a couple of months, so we are not expecting the world. We

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expect them to do their job. had a few gripes about the referee

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last week. Did you have some words with the powers-that-be? That has

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been pushed at me a little bit. I had something to say, nothing that

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nobody else didn't say. It would appear that looking at the game

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already today and the game after we played last week, the game has got

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little quicker. There were less illegal tactics. Everybody would

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appreciate that. You have done a huge amount in your career and seen

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and done a lot, but what is it like to send Australia out here against

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England? A once-in-a-lifetime chance and for most of the players

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not just myself. We are looking forward -- are looking forward to

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it. Any complacency? No complacency. We have a lot of respect for this

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team. The history of England and Australian games hasn't been good

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for Australia, so we need to make sure we are on our game. Good luck.

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Tim Sheens, not giving away too much but he will make sure his

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players are thoroughly prepared for the challenge that lies ahead. The

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England players were out earlier on of the pitch. Robbie Hunter-Paul

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can take us through how old he sees them playing. I spend the best part

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of my career playing at half back and one thing I knew is that I

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couldn't do anything without my front row. England have three of

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the best of them in the business. The England captain, Jamie Peacock,

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he is the first. Inspirational player. He rolls his sleeves up, he

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gets deep. He will carry the ball where nobody wants to. Morley, he

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has had a good career. There's nothing the Australians will throw

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at him if he cannot handle. And right down here, we have James

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Graham, stretching his lower back. Fantastic player. He will also

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rolled his sleeves up, it carries the ball back into the defensive

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players. He will get in behind the ruck, and he has got a great

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passing game. These things will keep a straight on the back foot.

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James Roby will have a running game as well. The more he runs, the

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better off he will be. Looking around the field, this is one of

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the biggest fields in the competition, in the world of rugby

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league. So for those guys to have that space, give the ball to Sam

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Tomkins, he could have a field day. Very exciting afternoon because a

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lot of people have the belief that England can will run Australia

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close and could just beat them. One of the men that has to have that

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belief was on the bench in 1997 for Great Britain against Australia and

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now he is the code of England, Steve McNamara.

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How is everybody? Relaxed. They are ready to play. We have had

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preparation. Everyone is ready to play. You start with the same 17.

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What is the thinking behind it? need consistency, continuity. The

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players are starting to gel and come together. We have got seven

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players ready to get the opportunity. How big is this match

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going to be? A big step. We understand what the Stradey are

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capable of doing but we like a challenge and we are pretty relaxed.

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-- what Australia are capable of doing for. Or doesn't like being at

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Wembley? Just seeing the Australians out there now, it is

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great. It is great to play at Wembley. A big crowd out there, a

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big television audience. How conference are you what that was

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Mac we just want to play well, and we understand all the

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responsibility of being a national team. At the end of the day, we

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want to perform well for ourselves. Good luck. Cheers.

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The crowd is building up out here. A very quiet in the English

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dressing room. Steve McNamara giving the final words to his team.

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What would you be saying to them? few small reminders of what they

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have done through the week and a few individual tips against the

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people they are playing. It is going to be ferocious and intense,

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and reinforced how well they have to kick today. And it is also going

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to boil down to the brilliance of your stars and for England it is

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Sam Tomkins. He has an extraordinary records -- record of

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11 tries in 11 matches and he looks stronger and faster and better

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every time we see him. A lot of people say he's mimicking police

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later what is a massive complement. He has got great footwork. The

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other thing is, he has The X Factor. He has got a pass, a kick, he

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squares it up and brings it back on the inside shoulder. He is very

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important because they are strong in the forwards, but they need him.

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He is going to be under a lot of pressure from the kicking game

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because Australia has a great kicking game. The only thing,

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Jonathan, the only thing he is criticised for his arrogance.

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have to have a little bit of arrogance. It is not ignorance, it

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is arrogance. Belief in your own ability, and he has got that. Today

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he will be tested because of the aggressive restraining kicking game

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and he might have to do the hard yards. Test rugby is all about...

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It is like chess. You have got to your exit plan, get a kicking game,

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and there might be one opportunity to win this game and you're going

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to have to win it or weight. -- or weight. They need to hang in, do

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the basics, wait for their opportunity then take it.

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opposite number Sam Tomkins is Billy Slater who, out of interest,

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was a word jockey for gay what a house, very famous racehorse

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trainer in Sydney. He is quite a small guy. Hasn't he converted well

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from racing to rugby league? He has got everything, balance, speed. He

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is a freak at times. He is very, very strong. A developed version of

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Sam Tomkins, if I could be so complementary to him. He is there

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all the time. He knows what is going on. He is an extra half back

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and a fabulous player. He has been voted the best player on the planet.

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He backs up so well. He is maybe the greatest player of all time,

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Lockyer, and then Darren Harper with the kicking game, and then

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this guide ships in. He is an amazing player. -- this guy chips

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in. How can you kick this ball? It is very interesting. We will do an

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item on this one day. So, your predictions. It depends on the

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start. If they stay close, England might get over the line. If their

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kicking game is good, they have got a great chance. Let's not forget

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how good the line speed of a string it is. Defensively, they get so

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quickly into the tackle. That is what England have to over come.

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Land of Hope and Glory ringing out all over this stadium. Can you see

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anything other than an Australian victory? They need to be composed.

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The position for Australia is vital. Australia can hold their nerve,

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stay with them, and they can get away in the last quarter. I think

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Sinfield and Rangi Chase have got to bring their club form to the

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international stage. If they do that, England have got a chance,

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but Australia are the clear favourites. I just had a shiver

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down my back and I don't think because of the temperature. We will

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now hand you to our commentary team. Him did against Australia at

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Wembley Stadium. Delicious. -- England against Australia. 14 years

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since we have had the setting for this occasion and it is an

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afternoon that is rich with potential. If you are here, good

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luck. If you are watching at home, settle back. Could be a cracker.

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Two National anthems to hit, played by the Friary Guildford band, sung

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# Australians all let us rejoice. # For we are young and free.

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# We've golden soil and wealth for toil.

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# Our home is girt by sea. # Our land abounds in nature's

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gifts. # Of beauty rich and rare.

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# In history's page let every stage. # Advance Australia fair.

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# In joyful strains then let us sing.

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Long live our noble queen god save our queen send her victorious.

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Happy and glorious. Long to reign Rangi Chase and Kevin Sinfield

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start again. Jack Reed up against those he faces week-in, week-out,

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for the spine. Simon the backers. James Graham and Jamie Peacock

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providing the grant down the middle. -- grunt. Greg Inglis comes back

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into the centre for Australia after a ten-week absence. Willie Tonga

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out with a chest injury and four members of that pack have won

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international player of the Year awards in their position this week.

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On the bench, England again unchanged. Cooper Cronk and David

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Shillington bought survive injury scares for Australia. The referee

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is Henry Perenara from New Zealand. He's an ex-NRL player, So he knows

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what goes on. Is this going to be one of those days? England start

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with possession. The second hour for up by Ellis who command out of

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the 20 metre line. Two teams with great expectations, England against

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Australia at Wembley. We have perfect playing conditions out

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there. It might seem like there is a bit of mist hanging around, but I

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think it is small, fireworks. Wembley's red carpet has been ruled

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out for rugby league royalty, in the shape of Darren Lockyer. Billy

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Slater, almost finding a way through, but Westwood, making the

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tackle. Slater takes to tackle one, on the 40 metre line. The coach,

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Tim Sheens, if they are up to that interference in the build up. And

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there is the first penalty to Australia. It has been a major

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difference from what Australia experienced last week and what

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England experienced in terms of refereeing. They are going to have

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to be a lot sharper. The explanation from the referee, that

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there was a flop down. Australia being made to wait for the ball.

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England prepare for their first real test in defence. Here is

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Cameron Smith. Looking down at blind-side. Dealt with by three

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England defenders. He and it was held. But what has happened? Taken

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a way, by Greg Inglis. The referee decided the ball had already gone

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matter player. And it is England's head and feed at the scrum. Good

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defensive work from England. Reed, Sam Tomkins, Westwood, all with

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numbers and the tackle, taking Australia over the sideline and

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for his family moved out to Australia. -- before his family

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moved down to Australia. A star for Brisbane now. The Australian

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defenders are up there in numbers. England found themselves 10 metres

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short of the halfway line. He he read that very well. But it comes

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again. Bustling effort, by Westwood. Here comes the kick. It is an

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awkward one, for Billy Slater. It is a good chase, by England.

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England's line is absolutely perfect. Good play, using Tomkins

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as the option. And that was a very good kick indeed. England need to

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do that consistently throw it the off load. -- on that goes to

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Matthew Scott. Darren Lockyer will be looking to find the kicking

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position, which they have found. It is not the best of kicks. That was

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a very good defensive sect from the England. Restricting the yardage

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for Australia and putting pressure on the Australian kickers. That was

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the reason why they got the ball in midfield. Cagey opening, five

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Peacock, who only knows one way, and that is forward, with endeavour.

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It is well read by Darius Boyd, who is back there to defend it. We keep

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speaking about the kicking game and I'm sure that Steve McNamara will

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be disappointed with the end of that set. England are working very

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hard indeed in this opening. And it really isn't it and tuck in this

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first by minutes. -- is nip and there. Australia found themselves

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again having to kick, just inside England's territory. And there is a

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mixed up, and England come away with possession. Rangi Chase Hall

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down by Greg Inglis. Good scrambled defence by England, and it had to

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be. The chance has for England, turning them from defence into

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attack, it has been very, very penalty. Penalty for England up.

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Typical of Sam Tomkins. He is a competitor in every situation. He

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attempts to regain his feet and play the ball. Here is the chance,

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Uate almost opening the England defence up. Wembley finds its role.

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England lost their first real attack in a good position. --

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green and gold. Still an under pressure. Sinfield, great

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ball. Just short. Great defending by Billy Slater. That is world

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class. We talk about how exciting he is with the ball in hand, but

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that tackle was sensational, one on one. And the fullback becomes a way

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with the ball. Absolutely sensational defence from Billy

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Slater. England where all but over the line. But Australia and Slater

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it the first time. But, look how it beat Australia have you, on this

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themselves involved. England are just edging this, if it is an arm

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wrestling match at the moment. They at that in the Aussies on the side.

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That was terrific from James Roby. Good food work. Peacock, down, and

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back it comes. Look at the gap, Rangi Chase looking to exploit it.

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Australia hanging on at the moment. It is back to Sinfield. And just a

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handful Greg Inglis, otherwise, Sam Tomkins had glory. You see why

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Australia are such a great team because they have defensive

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commitment is first class. That is a try saving hand. Sam Tomkins

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always gets to the ball but Greg Inglis gets to the ball first. He

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parried the ball over the dead ball line which will mean a restart.

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Greg Inglis has not played for 10 weeks. He has been out injured.

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There has got to be some doubt about his match fitness. Yes, but

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if he is fit, he is on the field, I'll tell you. Any coach in the

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world would tell you that. This is James Roby, now, from dummy half.

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It is a very good start by the side and white. -- in white. Good

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possession former England. He and it has gone over as the mission

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marked Ryan Hall is convinced. there was a flat. The corner flag

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comes into play. Great commitment. Has that Camilla -- has that

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collision forced Ryan Hall out of the field of play? That is an

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impossible try! That is an impossible try as the nation Mark

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my word! Outstanding spatial awareness from Ryan Hall! He is

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heading towards the corner flag. And for me, he grounds that

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legitimately, and that should be four poised. -- 4 points. The

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referee has had a look at that, unbelievable as the nation Mark

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get that down and England's good start has been turned into a very

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good start. Absolutely outstanding start. They built pressure, and the

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result of that pressure has been four points. Billy Slater is

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leaving the field with a shoulder injury. The result of that

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collision. Ryan Hall finished absolutely superbly. What a

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magnificent try Bob this is -- try This is. Great commitment from

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Slater, no doubt about that. Watch this long pass. The collision is

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there, but his skill level to ground the ball back, first class.

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International-class. Kevin Sinfield with a conversion attempt. It just

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slides wide. But it is 4-0. Ryan Hall, an absolute hero. Lovely ball

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movement. Left to right, Chase to Sinfield. That is a master pass

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selection. But what a finish! That is all about the finish from Ryan

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Hall. And the resulted injury to Billy Slater. Slater will be going.

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What news? I am surrounded by smiling faces. If you wanted to

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know how to play Australia, that is how you play against Australia.

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Five minutes ago, England had an opportunity to kick a goal. They

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didn't. They wanted to leave that - - to leave Australia on the back

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foot. And they did. A great start but there are still 67.5 minutes to

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play. Nobody is getting carried dislocated his shoulder. -- the

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reshuffle. Darius Boyd will Jack Reed. Billy Slater is back

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Interesting kicking strategy from field possession because it has

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been positioned England so far. England's defence has to organise

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itself. Darius Boyd is world class. Slater is the international Player

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of the Year, but Darius Boyd is a very good rugby league player.

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years and one day since Great Britain last beat Australia. That

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spill -- spun it away. Luckier drops on it. Australia keep it,

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for Australia. The first bit of pressure from Australia. Rangi

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Chase, great scramble but that was a tough drop the ball that put it

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back to one. And they have conceded this penalty. A good chance for the

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green and gold. A good drive by Watmough. They are getting closer.

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They have five tackles to Hama the careful. England's defenders are

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over but I don't think they have stopped them from getting the ball

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down. The referee is absolutely certain. It is all-square again.

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That was the first bit of pressure the Australians had. My word, they

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have taken full advantage. Luke Lewis has had to come to left-wing.

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They held the shape very well and finished a very competently indeed.

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It was the ball movement that was very clinical from the Australian

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side. This is the Moray Bar from Darius Boyd. He was rushed by Jack

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Reed, put him under pressure, got the ball away and that is a very,

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very good finish indeed. Watch the ball from Bory to. There is the

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pressure from Reed. Excellent pass. posts. He is the man that went

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right at the two to give Australia the lead. It is not a bad record,

0:51:260:51:36
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swings it in. That is magnificent from Johnathan Thurston and

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Australia have the lead, 6-4. Marvellous work, this, wasn't it?

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Look at that pass. It had no time. His skill was put under pressure.

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But he answered the question with that lovely pass to Luke Lewis. He

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finished really well. Tanya, what news?

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Garreth Carvell, what do you make of it? Pretty good start. It is

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disappointing to concede the try, but so far so good. They are going

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out really fast. And we have answered. There are no nerves from

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England. We are quite confident, to be honest. The squad, they

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complement each other with the players in there, so there is no

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real nerves of, sort of... So far, anyway. Just you lot watching?

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Wonderful break from Sam Tomkins. That is what he is all about.

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is absolutely world-class fullback play from Sam Tomkins. It was a

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good chase, but it was his evasive skills and footwork that put

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wrong come as. He should have kept seen a few of those today. And we

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saw in the other game, Australia verses Wales. That was a borderline

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call, but a correct call. England with a chance to capitalise upon

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that error. They are starting this just inside the Australian half, a

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great place to build pressure and come in the last couple of minutes.

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They need to maintain the intensity and concentration and keep knocking

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is out, and keep building pressure. The referee has given a knock-on.

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That is against Australia. It looked like an English hand that

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knocked it back. There was good play from England. They are putting

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I am very impressed with him, he sit back and let Tomkins show his

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It will go over to Australia. are creating some chances. And that

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was one. But they are working hard on both edges to put people under

0:57:330:57:37

pressure. That was Sam Tomkins. That was a little high, you could

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argue. And a penalty may well have He has an air of authority. He is

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very composed. His decision-making has been excellent up until now.

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And that was fought from Sinfield. And they know that was half a

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game in July and now referee, in arguably the biggest game of them

0:58:450:58:55
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giving the Australians their collision... Look at the line speed,

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almost as he is receiving the ball, he is receiving the descent -- the

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defender. It is a good position once again to build further

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half. The record pastels top -- quickly. Pony is on the touch line.

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good, hard grind from both sides and occasional flashes of

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brilliance. Uate on the outside. He was tackled, he put a pass away,

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and then the flight him up well stocked bus - at the flag came up.

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Just pits the sideline, where he thoughts? No tea my scoring points,

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but this is where the game is won or lost. This one period, in the

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middle of this half. A little bit of nonsense going on her. It's

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relishing the police -- the physical challenge, Adrian Morley.

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You comes Graham. For England. Three, four tackles gone, just on

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the halfway line. A good carry, with a bit of momentum. Three

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England players chasing it. Barriers Lloyd has got his work cut

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out. Australia having to start from very deep inside their own half.

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just need a full line, at team chase. It is now edging back

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towards that the-turkey, the possession, but England have

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dominated the territory ---what's Darren Yorke there will be happy

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with that because it takes Sam Tomkins out of the occasion. --

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equation. That was a high risk play, and it was not executed that well,

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and it has given Australia good field position. It was not a kick

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to be chased. It never looked as if it was going to find touch. And it

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could cost England. It than this his game, Rangi Chase, he does take

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gambles. Darren your club, with a push and a shock, and a drive by

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the man they call he wrecks. All muscle and power and acceleration.

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-- T-Rex. Rangi Chase was trying to play it very clever. To get some

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cheap build position, but it is a high-risk play, and it has not

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worked out. And that man, he is a big Atwick. He has gone over with a

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crucial try. -- a big athlete. England went for that way, it did

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not work. After initially stopping the momentum, there was an offload

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and a lovely inside pass and it is Chris Heighington there was pushed

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off. By the big T-Rex, Tony Williams. And it is see you later

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there to Chris high-end and, hand over egos, the big fellow. -- and

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themselves into a two scored late. If this goes over, it is still

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higher than 4. And he has put it over. Australia lead 12-bore.

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England, eight points back and two Williams. That was allowed to

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bounce. It was a very funny bounce. It did not hit anybody. Australia

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just about recovering their possession and their toys and

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keeping possession. -- position and their poise. But two very efficient

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drives forward by Australia have resulted in scores. They are

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absolutely with was. But they get an opportunity anywhere within the

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20 metres on, they take those opportunities. And that is the

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difference between the teams. Terrific ball. That is a terrific

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ball. You have got to stand back and admire that. It has given a

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Australia another good positioned. That was forward, surely. It is

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worth the admission fee. Look at that sleight-of-hand. And this is a

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pretty good pass, as well. Lovely skill, and great weight of the pass,

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and almost a good pass from Burston creating an opportunity. All that

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in an intense pressure situation. Tom Robbie has had a terrific game

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so far. Not many of their -- quite a few of the England players have.

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It has been quite an even contest, remaining, England would like to

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get some scores on the board before the hooter sounds. That was a

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rocket. You have to make it a contested kick from midfield or

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just build possession and that was neither here nor there from Jon

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prop of the year. It is interesting that Kevin Sinfield has gone to

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hooker and Paul Widdop is at stand- off. That is a good kick by

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Prescott. But it clear England. -- a good, clearing run. That will be

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a great moment for Tom Briscoe. He'll remember that game at the JJB

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Stadium, where he got rather isolated. He is a to season but a

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player, because he has got that experience. He is emerging into a

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he loves to run. He was not ready for that. Sinfield, applying the

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middle channel. Was not expecting the offload. He is not looking at

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the Plough. -- play. Rangi Chase is a risk-taker. We have come to

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expect that will stock -- expect Interesting that him, Paterson and

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Smith are on the field at the moment. There is so much creativity

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from this position. Good defence once again by England. It thus then,

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lost a little bit of balance, but he is still going. -- Thurston.

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England have got will be, Sinfield, Widdop and chase out there, so it

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is like for like. Roby, and Chase. They just did not quite get the

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timing right. Good work from Kirk Yeaman, taking the space from

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Williams, forcing the hour, and putting him under pressure. --

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forcing the error. 12-4 Is not a great reflection of the way the

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game has gone. Unfortunately, at this level, it is about posting

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points on the board, and it is results that matter. England are

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looking to make up the yards. Jones-Buchanan will to kick in. Up

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lots of experience at this venue for England. Out of the 24, 19 of

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that squad have played at Wembley Stadium, so they know all about

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this setting. Tomkins with a fantastic ball. Outstanding finish

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at! From Ryan Hall it! He had every right to go there, and Ryan Hall

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insisted. We have gone to the video referee. That is magnificent work

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from Ryan Hall. That is a great try. What a finish. We speak about Greg

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Inglis and his athleticism, but that is one for the Brits. The try

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go then. No doubt at all about that. He has been absolutely world-class.

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He really has. Both tries he has scored was there and it has given

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Steve McNamara some real hope. We have Kevin Sinfield out there,

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playing Liz for what, and it was that about opened up the gap was

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Sam Tomkins. The little drop ball from Single. Lovely pass, and that

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created a bit of space. Good centre play, from Jack Reed. But this is a

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great finish. World-class! Sublime past, great centre play. And he

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straightened up, found some space for Ryan Hall. But, what a finish!

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Off you go, barriers boy, I control the ball and I am going to get that

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half for this conversion attempt. It has been a very good first half

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so far. It remains in the balance. It hits the post! It hits the post.

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So he hasn't landed either of his conversions, but England have

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landed a couple of real blows on the Australian Sheahan. Half-time,

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England aid, Australia 12. It is a contest that is rare much alive. --

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that is very much alive. With the last watching in a string vest or

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not, you have to admire England's start. They had chances early on,

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the grubber kick was nearly met, but when the try pain, wasn't it

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spectacular? Ryan Hall, they've never seen a better tries scored,

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some people are saying. Australia have come back strongly, Luke Lewis

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scoring. Then again diving over for Australia but then Ryan Hall

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touching down again on that corner. He loves that corner post. He has

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ensured that two tries for England, two for Australia, the difference

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being the conversions. Australia lead, 12-aid. -- 12 -8.

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He used said you jumped up and said, we have got a game!

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Definitely. England came out exactly how the crowd wanted them

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to play. They want to play aggressively and positively, and

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they have taken the game to Australia. Eight minutes into the

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game, England had a penalty and they elected to run the ball. That

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was positive. And on the front foot. It became a game of two halves

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because Australia what Oh What -- always gonna come back. Actually,

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Tony Williams has been a big handful for the England defence.

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Did England get carried away with themselves? I think by the looks of

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it, Steve McNamara has told them to be very positive about the game.

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They need to take the opportunity when they can. You don't get that

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many against Australia. I don't mind what they are doing. Maybe it

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is going too far, may be kicking the ball out, but, on the whole,

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very positive performance. They've got the players there, they've got

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the talent, they've got weapons all over the field. Sam Tomkins is the

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player to go to. Keep your eye on Sam. And absolutely cracking

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The other major headline from the first of his departure of Billy's

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later with what is likely to be a dislocated sold -- dislocated

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Errors made, lots from both sides. Australia making one more than

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England so far. Tackle completion rate is very high. Offload pear,

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Jonathan, that was frustrating in parts. The question is, why are

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they behind? They created opportunities, and what an

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absolutely nightmare mistake by a Chase. But the differences

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Australia have had two chances and scored tries. And England have had

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about five. It is a test -- it is a chess match. They don't have to

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score every time. It is about position, getting the tackles,

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completing sets, and then, slowly, taking chances. Whereas some silly

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mistakes were made and poor execution. They should be three

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tries in front. We will look at detail in a moment at this. But

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first, the standard of play. We will see a few mistakes first of

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all. That is one of the trances. You have got a fullback. He

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stumbles. It is the greatest deal. But the money is on Westfield

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scoring. First trams. That is the first opportunity. And then, there

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we go. Great play by Inglis. Another one off the bounce. It goes

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flatter. Two chances and unfortunately they don't come away

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with any thing. Ian, what do you make of it was like the completion

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rate from Australia his 63%, way off what they are normally. If you

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look at both teams, they are not working together as a unit,

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Australia. England, on the right side, they are playing well. Greg

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Inglis for the Australians is looking rusty. England for the

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majority of it had a better kicking game. They need to get their

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composure, Australia, when England have possession. And they will have

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to win this game. Key moments. The departure of Billy Slater.

1:21:091:21:19
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absolutely brilliant finish. The anybody's books, that is world

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class finish. Great vision from Sinfield. For all intents, he is

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out. I had a really good look at that. The guy is a big hunk of meat.

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Upper body strength. Look at those hips, and it is incredible, the

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skill to do this. If one goes in, you all go in. But the pass was

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fantastic with the vision and the finish. He is a real, real big man.

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From that distance, he is tough to stop. Billy Slater, a good defender,

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stop. Billy Slater, a good defender, but a good pick one will be to a

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small one. That is a skill that has come in through to the game. The

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acrobats. The way they can contortion their body, they are

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taking the game to another level. Lots of reaction to that on Twitter.

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Ryan Hall, take a bow. One of the best finishes you will ever see. We

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will go through those tweets later on. An awful lot of people saying

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that was the best try. And he did it again before half-time so Steve

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McNamara... James Gray he has had - - James Graham, he has problems

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with his back and again he looks flat. That is just composure.

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looks that but he is excited? Steve McNamara has to say is we are

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in this game. I don't know why in this game. I don't know why

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we're behind. Again, Tony Williams goes on a short run and Sinfield is

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dragged in. Once the pass has been pulled away, that is a fantastic

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finish. Tony Williams... If he goes in, he has got to be nailed. Once

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the ball goes out, the defence was good, but we have had exceptional

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We will talk about that try came back later on. England were showing

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patients but also the lack of execution in some key phases of not

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execution in some key phases of not getting things right. Look, they

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work the left-hand side, they have three on to. They have overrun that

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ball. If you hold and hold and hold... Again, why is road be

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kicking that? It goes dead, and pressure is off. -- James Roby

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kicking that? This is a moment of madness. He wants to kick it and

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get a tap further down the field but he doesn't get anywhere near

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the touch line. So if he does at, you have got to zip it. And that is

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T Rex, flattening Chris Hind in. He originally was going to play for

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New Zealand, you know. That play should have been taken in the

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Australian 20 metre area. At 18.5 stone, you can be called T Rex, or

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whatever, but he is a beast of a man and he was never going to be

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stopped. England can play better, stopped. England can play better,

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that is what we are saying, and that is what Steve McNamara will be

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saying. Let's get to the right again. Those are the messages he

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will be reinforcing. You are furious with all the things they

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have done wrong. But you are saying that if you are coaching them, you

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would focus on the positives, look at the chances. And don't worry

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about the offload. You have got to throw something different at

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Australia. You have to avoid the brain explosion, kicking for the

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ball and not executing because you invite field position, and they are

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too good. Going back to what Jiffy said, it is about opportunity. You

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have got to get some first and then execute. We have seen to from two

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from Australia and two from five from England for. Talking about

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attack, but England are setting up from -- for the big play. They need

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to be supported. It is a bit like training, build and build an them.

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Australia want to play on every ruck. Let's look at some of this

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damn lucky a magic. -- lock key a some of this short passing. He

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expects to come up with these players. He knows he has got a

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support players are now his instincts are, I will provide the

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ball. Sometimes when we think about things, we slow the process down,

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but they want to play and if you look at Australia, they haven't had

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look at Australia, they haven't had a lot of ball in the opposition,

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and that is the negative. It was usually, hugely crucial for England

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to finish that half on a positive which they did. It is this guy

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1:27:181:27:18

again. Inglis goes in again. Lovely offload, lovely centre play.

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Fullback... It is another great finish. This is Sam Tomkins, goes

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in. Offloads. Jack Reed holds and holds. He doesn't hold him enough

1:27:301:27:35

because the winner, great finish but the fullback, he goes lower.

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The touch line is an extra defender. He goes low, takes him on the lakes,

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and that is a scrum for Australia. A great finish, but you cannot go

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high on that block because you're not going to get any change from it.

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You have got to cut him low. Tomkins, then. Huge excitement

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about this guy. He seems to have matured. Nothing fazes him. He is

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ready for this stage. We have been asking a world-class player to

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stand up for England for a while. Brilliant agility on his feet. He

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can move on a sixpence, and he is stronger than people think he is.

1:28:171:28:21

He has been picking holes in the defence. There is his strength and

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footwork. He is deceptively big. The metres he has made coming out

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of his half. I thought that it was what they were going to struggle

1:28:321:28:37

for. He believes he can get through and brick those tackles. And a lot

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of it is conference. He wants to express himself with the ball. He

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wants to generate something with the ball. He is like Slater, he

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doesn't want to just take the run. You mentioned earlier, they need to

1:28:531:28:59

keep their composure. They need to relax. But because of England's

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lack of match play, why not do the plays let's go down the right side

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and attack because they are unsure of what they're doing, where they

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are coming from. A genuine opportunity for England to beat and

1:29:191:29:23

Australia at Wembley. It would be a huge step forward in terms of

1:29:231:29:28

international rugby league in this country. A quite exciting match to

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come. It was one-sided between New Zealand and Wales earlier with news

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and then scoring entrust four when. -- four minutes. New Zealand were

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immensely strong. They had five tries in the first half. It was 26-

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0 in the first half. Wales held New Zealand in the second half for a

1:29:541:30:03

long time. Then they had another try, making it 30-0. It ended 36-0

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How tough was that I have there? was very tough. Everybody has got

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to realise was that we have got guys who have only been playing

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well before five years, and to step on a stage like that, it is a

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credit to everyone involved with Ross Roby. -- with Welsh rugby. The

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difference between the top sides and the Middle says is at the top

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sides build pressure. I could not be more proud. The can see them

1:30:421:30:47

building the side, you can see it happening. So or are we, we are

1:30:471:30:51

building for the World Cup. I could not be more proud. It is tiring out

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there. We were caught another week to go against Australia. And there

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is better to come from us, that is for sure. Was it the disappointment

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that you could not score a try? Free has there, telling us how

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tough it was against Australia -- minutes to settle this one. What

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Wales have done in that game against New Zealand, in holding New

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Zealand in the second half, they have given a real boost to England.

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If England win here today, four points from two games, then their

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game against New Zealand, they could afford to lose that game by a

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reasonable margin and still qualify for the final. Let's not get

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carried away. We have to concentrate on this match, which

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England have the wind, to set up prospect. And here is a man who

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really has starred in this game. Ryan Hall. He cut a sad figure last

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year, limping on the touchline, a man with a hamstring injury, but he

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has rocketed into form. Tanya Arnold is on the touch line.

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the England coach says that they have to keep up the defensive line

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and keep up the good work. Australia need to cut out the

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mistakes, but the Williams drive shows what they can do when they

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get beyond the 22. Briscoe has been accused of knocking on. It was a

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loose cannon. He was targeted by the shoulder of the Australian. But

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it was nothing illegal. A an hour early chance for Australia to pile

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Australia beginning to wind themselves up. England's defending

1:33:471:33:57
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remaining resolute for the moment. He Galloway, pushing forward. He

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and the referee said there were two English players in there, and a

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penalty to Australia. It will be interesting to see this. I was a

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plodding the English defensive effort, for forcing the answer. --

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I was applauding. At the ball was stolen, so it was the right

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here, for Australia. Thurston with the short pass, And Greg Inglis and

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1ZN. But it might be there was an obstruction in the build up. I just

1:34:581:35:08
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think this is so poor play. From right to left. -- superb. We are

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looking out towards the centre of the screen. Has the Australian

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player interfered with the England player making that Everett,

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defensively? This might well be judged out by the letter of the law,

1:35:251:35:32

but I think it is very unfortunate. It is behind the defender, but it

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is whether there is interference there, the Australian players

1:35:361:35:45

running through as a lead runner, passing the ball behind them.

1:35:451:35:50

there is contact before the ball is thrown, and it is a letter of the

1:35:501:35:59

law situation. By the spirit of the lock, that should not be disallowed.

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The referee might have decided that this was a good selection of dummy

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runs from Australia. That is what he has given. Greg Inglis guess his

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try. Phenomenal. When he played against England. Six tries in four

1:36:151:36:21

appearances against the English, or Great Britain. A think the video

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referee got that exactly right. You must reward creative play and good

1:36:271:36:35

skill, and that is exactly what the video referee's decision has done.

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He was the original penalty. Lovely selection there from Thurston. He

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passed the ball behind John Reid, and found Greg Inglis and plenty of

1:36:521:37:02
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space. So that he could just cruise kicking has been superb, today,

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three out of three. It was a lovely pass from Thurston to Reed. The

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timing and a line of the run from Greg Inglis was superb. That is

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what Tim Sheens' ham time -- have time message would have been a, to

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get some space, and that is exactly what they have done. Don't forget

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the red button for room at half past five. Send us your views by e-

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mail and by Twitter. A good discussion of what we have seen,

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and getting a bit of reaction from both sides. Here comes Dan Lockyer.

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Throwing it wide. Another try would be very damaging to England's holds.

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Lockyer. He sends it high and spinning. Ryan Hall has got away

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with that. He has more than got away with it, he has made a decent

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fist of it in the end. Australia have improved over the half-time

1:38:401:38:47

break, with the pressure they are building. Looking much better than

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what the Australian coach, Tim Sheens, has seen in the first half.

1:38:541:39:04
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He has taken one for the team, if you like. Tony Williams! He didn't

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miss him. It will be interesting to see what the referee next of that

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piece of foul play by Tony Williams. You can see there, he really does

1:39:241:39:34
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catch him high. Ben Westwood is in a little bit of trouble. Tony

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Williams, the perpetrators. It was Will it be a telling off or will

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there be a card? Did he just say that it was off the shoulder? Of

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that is off the shoulder, you would hate to see a high shot. His

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shoulder must start a roundabout his ear. England, having got the

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themselves up. Morley driving in. Back to Tomkins, quick hands, and

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that is a penalty. Now, this is controversial. The referee has

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decided that he was tackled and that he had a second attempt after

1:41:061:41:16
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the tackle was completed. That is a try. He has not touched the floor.

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The momentum of the tackle was not stop. That is or Brewer decision.

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Some great build up play. And England can count themselves very

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unlucky, and so can Steve McNamara, the England coach. That is two

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controversial decisions by the referee, Henry Perenara, first from

1:41:491:41:57

the tackle by Tony Williams, and then disallowing that drive. Maybe

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showing his inexperience there, the referee. It looked like a double

1:42:031:42:07

movement, but it wasn't. And that is what the video technology is

1:42:071:42:17
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there or. Australia still leading blocks his part. -- path. Cricket

1:42:341:42:40

from Cameron's with. They have lost the ball. A great opportunity for

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Australia. Uate carried out of play. want to see that. Ben Westwood ran

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in as well. I think the penalty will go to Australia. Watmough over

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reacted And then there was some more of a reaction from the guys in

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white. The referee has got a job one-year, trying to calm things

1:43:461:43:56
1:43:561:43:57

down after a couple of controversial decisions. -- a job

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on here. The touch that judges telling them who swung the first

1:44:041:44:14
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punch, so the penalty goes England's with. -- way. What a

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great kick that is, good yardage, from Kevin Sinfield. The atmosphere

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1:44:321:44:36

is intensifying at the moment. Morley drives forward. England on

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the brink. Looking to drag themselves back into this

1:44:401:44:50

competition. Come on, England, it says it. Wembley stadium awaits.

1:44:501:44:54

This is Sam Tomkins. Stepping off the left foot, twice, across the

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line. Up England now, 10 points back, needing to score next. He

1:45:051:45:15
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could take by Rangi Chase. Good feet. England looking for the flags.

1:45:161:45:25

Inches away! And they are none to be pushed back. The referee says no

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advantage. And Steve McNamara is in the away Jack the moment, because

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everything is going against England from the referee. Great defence by

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Australia. They have used the border with the pass, the advantage

1:45:411:45:48

has been taken. Jake Reed let's go. They have taken advantage. That

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should be a drop out from underneath the posts. Very harshly

1:45:511:45:57

dealt with once again there, England. It went past the line

1:45:571:46:07
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so even if England lose, they still have the chance of making the final

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and they have really said things up here because they will compete and,

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boy, will they compete for the next masters of turning a high pressure

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situations into their favour, playing it cool, playing by numbers.

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Driving of their opponents back. They sense a real feeling of

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injustice in this English side, and they will want to wind that up a

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bit. They will provide a sucker punch. Cameron Smith, a dummy half.

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are in. Australia embrace. Of the finger has been pointed, and it is

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very much advantage of the green and gold. Exquisite. A real sense

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of injustice for those in white and red. That was an exquisite piece of

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skill from Cronk. He sold the dummy to me and I am high up in the

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stands, looking down on it. What a peach of a pass that was. You see

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that? Watch it. My word, everybody thought the ball was going behind

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to lot year. It didn't. -- Gareth Lockyer. He crosses for a great try.

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This has raised and his team are very good at that. When everybody

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is losing their heads, they tend to keep theirs and do the little

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things right. And the big things a England. 24 for Australia. That is

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a harsh scoreline. Look out his ideas. He looked behind Gallen, he

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looked at Gareth lock here, and that little deception it allowed

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the half a gap to open and gallant timed his run superbly and went

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through to score a very good try indeed. England are being urged on

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tries from Ryan Hall. His finishes Straight forward. You know what you

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match against New Zealand. That is going to be a cracker but we still

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have 24 minutes of this game. It is a fair deficit, but England have

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played it very well. They need the next score and belief will grow.

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The Challenge Cup final against Wigan, when they thought they were

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going to bring it back from the brink, maybe that self-belief is

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You can see highlights of this game for the discussion. The reaction to

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what we have seen. We will be pitch that have had a really good

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game. We talked about the scratchy performance against France and the

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OK performance against Wales, but they have stepped up today. They

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Briscoe, he put the kick in. Australia start within sight of

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their own line. Thurston, he was on the defensive line and he swept

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around the back four that kick. There was a little question about

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that treatment of Sam Tomkins which was less than friendly. Three

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menu where they are looking after the ball, putting a good kick in

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nothing! -- and Reed will score. From the depths of despair, sheer

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jury. And England are back in the context -- in the contest. Good on

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you, feller. That was a great take from him. It wasn't the best kick.

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It is about the chase. They have turned it into a great kick simply

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by that. He has ignited the game once again. The kick, it isn't the

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best. But it was really well read. There was so much space. It is a

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contest, fullback verses centre. Reed climbs high a. He looks to

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pass at but then, no. And he's cause. What a great try. It is

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still only four tries to three. Kicking has been so important.

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Sinfield needs to nail this. And here it goes. The flags are up. 14-

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24. 20. -- 10 points in it. 19 minutes to play. It is on. I would

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love to see a genuine contest. The English lad came out on top. And in

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different kick was turned into his six-point turnaround. It gives

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England hope for the last 18 minutes. Saturday afternoon in

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November and rugby league on the grow. Sinfield puts the kick away.

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It will be traced by Boyd. -- they have to spin the ball around.

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They've got to play loose. They have got more than two tries to

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make up and they will want to play players behind the line. A missed

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opportunity. That is a shame. There was a bit of momentum there to Sam

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Tomkins. He wanted to speed the game up but the referee was exactly

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England given hope. Are they should be a lot closer than this. A

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mistake by the referee, otherwise it would have been a lot closer.

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buying some time for his defensive line. It is a great field position

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for England. You know, another score and there will be doubt in

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the minds of the green and gold. Let's see what they have got in the

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offside. The agony on the face of Steve McNamara. It was the lack of

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concentration. It has crept up. Errors made, England 9, Australia 6.

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That is why are as rare have gained a little bit of ascendancy. You

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have got to admit the resolve in the English players, they have put

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in a good game. There is still time. This English side have got a lot of

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and territory in the second half and that has allowed in to score

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the boys. -- points. Jamie Peacock thought he should have been allowed

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to play on, then. He should. The referee was quick to blows whistle.

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Jamie Peacock was off. The third man in the tackle, targeting the

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ball, forcing the hour. There are not many times in his career that

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Jamie Peacock has scored a try from 30 yards plus, and he had the

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chance there, had it not been for 61 years of age. One of the most

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Sinfield has been outstanding. Rangi Chase, with a couple of

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dummies. The Australians get to him in numbers. Sinfield, not the time,

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they have Wing to have to run it, and it is taken by Greg Inglis.

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That was a rush of blood. They would have been better putting the

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ball through hands. It was a poor kick, the wrong decision, but that

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is what pressure like this does, it forces you to make difficult

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decisions in the blink of an eye. massive effort from Kevin Sinfield.

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He is playing his 40th game of the year. He has been involved in every

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round of the Super League and was a difficult bounce. They have

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gone back to the kick and chase. That is the way they regain

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composure and control within the game. But this England side have

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given them a good shake up. Tanya Arnold is on the touchline.

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options are narrowing for Steve McNamara. Gareth Ellis is

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struggling with a back injury and has not been on the field for some

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The referee called that the ball had been held because he was not

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tackled. He is giving the scrum. The shouldn't it be to the

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attacking team? If the referee makes a mistake. That is a puzzler.

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been a free to England. The referee has found it tough as the heat of

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this Test match has picked up. will certainly want to talk about

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England's performance today, it has been good, but the Australians with

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that ten-point advantage. You can talk about that on the red button

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forum and through Twitter. 10 minutes left to play. Uate! Knocked

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on. Sigh of relief from the England supporters. It was there. And it

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was Greg Inglis, the ball came off him and a forward direction, so it

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was a knock-on. That allows England to regroup. But it is a long way to

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the Australian goal line. The they are ticking along time. The clock

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has been stocked and now it starts of Tom Briscoe. He he works very

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hard. All of the England back three have what really are up to bring

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the ball back into play, quickly. And there was an extra grand of the

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leg, into fears at the ruck, and, rightly, the penalty is given. --

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holds onto. After their causing problems again here, either. He and

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Thurston is away. Terrific defending by Tomkins! Australia are

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Foden numbers. -- forward in numbers. Now, Dan Lockyer, and

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barriers board is over. He touches down. -- barriers buoyed -- Darius

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Boyd. Australia harbour tried outbreaks English hearts. -- up

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this is why Australia are such a great team. They show such

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composure and control. And ultimately ended up with a try, for

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pariahs boy. -- Darius Boyd. Rangi Chase, again, taking the rest. And

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intelligent tracking by Jack Reed, to defuse that situation, but this

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is the control and composure and skill and execution under intense

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pressure. Three lovely passes, to Boyd. Then it goes out to Darren

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Lockyer. By packing off, Kirk Yeaman gave them the space, and

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that was the try. 28-14 With a kick to come. Thurston Has not missed

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the kick so far. Looking for success No. 5. Just inside the far

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post. Five out of five. 14 per England, 34 Australia. Looked at

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that scoreline, and you shake your head, and you see, it has not been

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that one-sided. You can admire some lovely skill, left to right passing.

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It is the composure and control, just camped up there, after that

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you intercept, but England can take great heart from this, but they

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have to admire the goal kicking from Johnathan Thurston. Five out

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of five. Absolutely first-class kicking in the intense situation of

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the sidelines at the moment. Maybe whose continue performance in this

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game has been cut short, because of injury. We have lost some pretty

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influential figures in the pack. They are not going to win this game

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now, Anthony to focus on building to New Zealand next week, obviously,

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away. It is a winner-takes-all game. Australia, as a result of this,

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almost certainly in the final. And England are over his omission Mark

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magic from Sam Tomkins. --!. We had been waxing lyrical, and that was

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better, because that ended up with a try it. Some great sharp passing.

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Tomkins attracts three players, and then it is a right hand offload

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with three players around him, and Chris Heighington is over. Well

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done to Kevin Sinfield and Sam Tomkins were creating the

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opportunity for Chris Heighington to score. Although England are

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defeated, coach Steve McNamara will be very happy with what he has seen

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on the field today. There is then points of a difference. Not enough

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time left, really, for England. But it is all about finishing with a

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little momentum. Chris Heighington, the try scorer. And they may meet

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again. He lovely in to clear. -- Lovely interplay. Super,

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international quality drive. -- try, West with throws it wide. Never had

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the pace to test them, so to the safer option of going inside. They

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are taking gambles and it has not come off. They will take a lot of

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self-belief from his performance. Should we meet again in the final,

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injustice inside this English side over the next week, maybe the next

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fortnight. Now, is thus a double movement? He has got the video

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referee this time. He is quite right about that. Chris Lawrence,

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this is his momentum. It pains me to say it. His arm and it's the

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floor, but the momentum of the tackle is continuing, and he has

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every right to police the ball whenever he sees that, and that is

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over the line. He cannot stop himself. And I think he will give

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that us a try. Again, it is a superb left-to-right passing. Up he

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has scored one try and created two, should this try be given. It is

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cruel on England because they were taking risks. And that resulted in

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that try. No arguments from the England crowd. That was a decent

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decision by the video referee. Nothing wrong with that. There-4-20.

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-- 34-20. This is a superb, accurate and weighted pass, which

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allowed him to hit the gap, and his momentum to come over for a very

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good tries. The conversion to the Try being lined up by Johnathan

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Thurston, to make it six out of six, and they have all been difficult

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Johnathan Thurston might move to six. Next season, he looks he is

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going to be playing at stand-off. We will have to wait and see

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It is a heck of a difference in scoreline. Johnathan Thurston,

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quite rightly named Man of the Match. A superb game from him. They

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have got the heir-apparent to Gareth luckier -- Darren Lockyer's

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crown. Lawrence has pushed out of play. The referee says that is the

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end of the game. It is a crawl scoreline as far as England are

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concerned. Australia winning 36-20. That disguises how well England

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have played today. It said sudden exit's match against his Zealand as

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an apps at Blockbuster and the winners of that will join Australia

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in the Four Nations final and England will feel that they have a

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little bit of injustice to put right. We shall see. Full-time at

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A lot of reaction from you watching at home. Matt says, a cracking game,

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and so much to analyse. The decisions by the referee making a

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crucial impact on the direction of this match after point won it would

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have been told-18, had the referee gone to a video referee. He decided

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not to. That made an awful lot of difference but Australia were

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deserved winners. They win 36-20. The players embrace each other and

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swap shirts. Lots of discussion there for Sinfield and the rest.

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Tanya, she will get as many players as she can. Tim, the scoreline. Was

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it easier than it was? Yes. The scoreline doesn't reflect the game

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because England kept us honest. We struggled for lots of periods. I

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was happy the way the guys pull together, having to play slate on

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the wing. How is he? That will be the end of him for that tour

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because he has fractured his shoulder. You must have been

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pleased with how clinical they were in terms of scoring. We were under

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the pump for a fair bit and gave away a lot of penalties. We allowed

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England to get down on our line. We scored some good points as well,

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nevertheless. You have had a few comments about the referees before,

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what about this one? After looking at the game, I will comment. There

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were a number of issues and I am sure both coaches wouldn't be 100%

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happy with them. It was a fairly strong game, by the same token.

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What do you make of this England team? They can get a lot of belief

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from that. They have got a big game against New Zealand next week.

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Obviously, you think the winner of that is going to come through and

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we have got to take on Wales. We have got to get through that yet.

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It will be a tough game. The England match will be the big match

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next week. Have you enjoyed the Wembley experience? Yes, because we

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have won. That aside, I hope people enjoyed a good game. Thank you for

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your time. Now, man of the match, Johnathan Thurston. He is getting

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congratulated. Getting his Gillette trophy. Congratulations. That looks

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like a tough game. It was. I said during the week that they stuck it

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-- they would stick it to us. And they did. They exposed us on the

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left edge quite a bit. And we need to be better. How difficult in

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terms of rearranging the team is that now with Billy Slater gone?

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is the best player in the world, he does so much for us. We will have

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to reshuffle a few boys around. We will have to continue to play.

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must be delighted with your kicking today. I have been a bit rusty but

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it was good to get a few over. about playing at Wembley? Look, I

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really enjoyed it. The crowd were outstanding. So much atmosphere. My

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first time here, hopefully not the last. Who do you think you might be

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facing in the final? It is too hard to say now but when you play in

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England, you would like to play them in the final. It would be

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great if they get there, but we will wait and see. How much belief

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do you think they will get from this? Heaps. They really started to

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was. They exposed us on both edges so they will take a lot out of it.

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Thank you and congratulations. Thank you. Now, Jamie Peacock, the

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England captain. That wasn't very fair, was it? That scoreline, no.

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We got injured, a couple of things and go our way. We need the small

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things to for our way and they didn't. You must be a huge belief

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from that, though. PS, we have got to beat New Zealand next week if we

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want to get through to the final, so we have got to get on with it.

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Thank you very much. Quickly, Ryan Hall. You might be on the wrong

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side of that, but he's got two cracking tries. I get the glory

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position. I did it in spectacular fashion, but we're disappointed

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that we lost. We need to get these Australian players sooner or later

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and it would be great at Elland Road two weeks -- in two weeks.

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We've got to get our heads down. Marshall said it was their great

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Grand Final, it is for you to. No disrespect for Wales, but

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Australia are on good form and we expect them to get the win.

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Commiserations, Ryan, but a great performance.

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Ryan Hall already looking forward to the match next weekend against

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New Zealand, which, if England win, they will be in the final of this

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Four Nations tournament against Australia and we will have

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highlights of that match on BBC Two next Sunday, 13th November, 4pm.

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This is how of the table stands. Australia are through to the final

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and chances are they will beat Wales. England... England and New

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Zealand on two points each and they need each other next weekend. So

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many things to get through and we will have a lot to discuss on the

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Red Button for him as soon as we come off the air. We will try to

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get more play interviews as well. Now, the crucial moments of the

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second half. First of all, the try for Greg Inglis. Was this

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obstruction? Was that a penalty? is a penalty. He has got his hands

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on the ball. Again, this is the try. Is it obstruction or not? I think

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we'd mac pops out anyway. If he stays where he is, that's fine. He

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made a couple of errors. But I think that is the right call.

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enough. So don't feel hard done bye-bye that. If you think it is a

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50-50 call, in the context of the game, don't give it. What are you

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trying to say? I have no idea what he is trying to say! There were a

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few decisions one after another that went against England. There

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was a high tackle on Ben Westwood from Tony Williams. And this was

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judged to be the shoulder, so when did the elbow become the shoulder?

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I was playing devil's advocate. There was an Englishman going crazy.

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As an Australian I felt it came off his shoulder. If you look from a

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defensive point of view, both teams had some problems on the edges and

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both wingers were outstanding, but how he doesn't score first half,

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but why he doesn't go to the video... This is judged to be a

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double move. Why doesn't he go to the video referee? That is why we

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have a video referee. I can't believe they didn't score in the

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first instance because he was so strong, but you have got to go to

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the video referee. Red card and then a try. To explain, the ball

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carrying arm hadn't touched the ground so he was able to carry on

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playing for stop so it is not about the ball touching the ground? And

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no. If his elbow had touched it. don't think the defender had

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control over him anyway. You have got to stop the progress and commit

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the player to play the ball, so he didn't have it. If Tony Williams

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had been sent off, for his high tackle, Briscoe given the try, the

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whole match... That is the thing! Referee calls play a major part in

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the game. Red card first of all for Tony Williams, and then the try for

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Briscoe. Just watch this. I thought Ian was right. He does deflect off

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the shoulder, but I had a look at that a couple of times and that is

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a red card. The report system is very good. But what you do is if

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you put on report, if he doesn't play against Wales, it doesn't

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matter, does it? Because England have missed out. You'd two were

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missing out on biology. If that is the shoulder, there is something

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wrong with my anatomy! It is a red card and a Briscoe try. Poor

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England. They have got to feel... On the positive side, Steve

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McNamara will focus on the positives. They did play a fabulous

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match and this is not the final. These things were not in their

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control. They will be talking about things in their control. At times

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they missed a couple of tackles and they will be talking about those

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decisions which could have changed the game, but they have got a whole

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lot more improvement in what they can do next week. He has got the --

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the attitude and he has got to put Humpty dumb t Together again. They

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have lit the tournament alive! need to look at how clinical

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Australia are at closing down opportunities. England had

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opportunities and they did not convert them. Whereas Australia did.

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And Paul Gallen putting the score beyond reach. This was to make it

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24 -8. Westwood was tired, involved and the penalty, he was late

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getting back into the line and he missed the tackle. He was tired

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because you were struggling to get back in the line because after the

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penalty they went down 50 metres, Paul Gallen hit a short ball. 20

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minutes earlier, you would have made that tackle. And moments their

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confidence and hope for the future. Jack Reed scoring for the third

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match in a row. Intern -- in terms of time left here we have a fairly

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limited amount. Press the Red Button as soon as we come off their.

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We will pick up all of your comments. Next week, highlights of

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England versus New Zealand. That is the crucial match, the winner of

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that will go into the final to me to Australia. Tonight, on BBC One

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at 10:30pm, there will be Match Of The Day. QPR against Manchester

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City and Manchester United against Sunderland. Sum up this match for

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us, Brian Noble. A great game. Excitement, drama, referee's's

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Clare Balding presents coverage as England face the might of Australia at Wembley in the second round of matches in the 2011 Four Nations.

The Kangaroos beat England 34-14 in Melbourne in last year's tournament and will be favourites to win again. This is the third year that the Four Nations has been contested since the format was changed from the Tri-Nations in 2009. That year, Australia beat England 46-16 in a horribly one-sided final.

England coach Steve McNamara has this time picked a squad that leans heavily on seven players from Leeds's triumphant Grand Final winning side and which will be skippered by Rhinos forward Jamie Peacock.