England vs Australia score and updates from Twickenham clash

England will go in search of a record-extending eighth consecutive win over Australia at Twickenham today, with Eddie Jones unbeaten in this fixture since joining the Red Rose.

The former Wallabies coach has handed starts to captain Owen Farrell and Marcus Smith, who will line up in the same XV for the first time as the rugby world watches to witness the final product.

England were confident 69-3 victors over Tonga last Saturday and hope to carry that momentum in their second autumnal outing, while Dave Rennie's men are hoping to bounce back after they lost to Scotland in their last outing.

The visitors' last win in this fixture happened to come at Twickenham when they helped ease England out of the 2015 Rugby World Cup group stage in their home tournament.

A lot has changed since then, however, and a new-look Red Rose will hope to flourish against top-tier opposition with Smith and Farrell at the wheel

England XV

Freddie Steward; Manu Tuilagi, Henry Slade, Owen Farrell (c), Jonny May; Marcus Smith, Ben Youngs; Bevan Rodd, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler; Maro Itoje, Jonny Hill; Courtney Lawes, Sam Underhill, Tom Curry

Australia XV

Kurtley Beale; Andrew Kellaway, Len Ikitau, Hunter Paisami, Tom Wright; James O'Connor, Nic White; Angus Bell, Folau Fainga'a, James Slipper; Rory Arnold, Izack Rodda; Rob Leota, Michael Hooper (c), Rob Valetini

England 32-15 Australia (Jamie Blamire try)

The substitutes are running rampant!

Sam Simmonds plays a big role in forcing England upfield, stripping the ball before launching a quick-fire counter, and Jamie Blamire of all people is running a superb support line to cross over from 30 metres out.

Marcus Smith kicks a not-so-simple conversion to end the Test with a flourish.

Sam Simmonds England sighting

More than a little overdue for many, Sam Simmonds is playing in an England jersey for the first time since March 2018.

He won't be in his preferred position, however, as he replaces Courtney Lawes at blindside flanker.

Australia chances running low

It's worrying for Dave Rennie that his side have conceded just short of 20 penalties compared to England's nine.

With only five minutes to go, the Wallabies need to get some territory and threaten the line if they're to overturn this 10-point deficit.

England 25-15 Australia (Smith pen)

Nic White strayed a little too much in hisd attempt to block Max Malins' kick chase, and Marcus Smith takes over kicking duties to push England 10 points ahead.

Raffi Quirke debut

Highly rated Sale Sharks scrum-half is on for his senior England debut.

The first of many caps, anyone who has seen the 20-year-old play would agree.

Owen Farrell limps off

Some concern ahead of next Saturday's clash with South Africa as captain Owen Farrell limps off.

Saracens team-mate and winger Max Malins is his replacement, which should see Tuilagi recommence his centre duties.

Eddie Jones uneasy

England 22-15 Australia (Farrell pen)

The latest penalty swing goes in favour of England as Farrell starts his kicking streak anew.

French flavour

You can almost feel Twickenham quake as Wallabies lock Will Skelton replaces Rory Arnold.

The La Rochelle man—formerly of Saracens—replaces Toulouse titan Arnold and should make an impact in these last 15 minutes or so.

Alex Dombrandt is also back on the field, this time as a permanent replacement for Underhill.

Close margins

Despite their relative dominance thus far, England can't escape Australia's reach and even give up a penalty that could reduce their lead back to one.

The penalty is reversed thanks to a seatbelt tackle from Pete Samu, but Eddie Jones' side are still struggling to open up daylight as Bell returns to the field.

Australian discipline

The Wallabies give England another chance to increase their lead after giving up a 13th penalty of the evening (almost double England's seven), but Farrell misses the mark.

Their breakdown fortunes aren't likely to improve without captain Michael Hooper, who hobbles off and is replaced by Pete Samu.

England 19-15 Australia (Farrell pen)

Captain Farrell has an easy job from the resulting penalty and nudges England back four points ahead.

Angus Bell yellow card (Australia)

No sooner is Tom Wright back on and Australia are once again reduced to 14 men following a dangerous tackle from loosehead prop Angus Bell.

Just asd he trots off, Harlequins No. 8 Alex Dombrandt replaces Sam Underhill—who is off for a head injury assessment (HIA)—to win his third England cap.

Jonny Hill on the rampage

Australia have a line-out on their own 22', but the ball pops out at a ruck as England lock Jonny Hill nicks possession and proceeds to bare down on the enemy line.

He actually crosses the whitewash with aid from about five team-mates, but it's held up as the Wallabies are perhaps fortunate to remain within a point.

England 16-15 Australia (O’Connor pen)

It may be a new half, but the old patterns remain as O'Connor kicks the visitors to within one point of England.

Jamie George off

One change for England at half-time as Jamie George fails to return for the second period following that knock after almost scoring.

Newcastle Falcons hooker Jamie Blamire is his replacement

Second half underway!

The players are back and ready to resume as James O'Connor kicks to get us back underway at Twickenham!

Half-time festivities

England’s ‘variations’

A dapper-looking Dylan Hartley praises the versatility of England's backs who—as Eddie Jones warned they would—have been very flexible in varying their positions.

The Red Rose coach was open regarding his intention to field his strongest 15 players, and that malleability between roles has been clear to see so far.

Half-Time: England 16-12 Australia

And that's half-time!

The Wallabies will be over the moon that they kept the scores level while Tom Wright was in the bin, with Australia set to be boosted back to 15 men just after the restart.

A promising first half from England, who enjoyed the majority of the ball and 65 per cent possession, though a four-point advantage wouldn't necessarily tell you as much.

England 16-12 Australia (O’Connor pen)

Australia may be yet to threaten England's line much, but they'll take a four-point deficit at the interval as James O'Connor clots his fourth penalty of the day.

Tuilagi tactics

Manu Tuilagi may have been named as a winger on the team sheet, but there's plenty about his work so far today that is very much still that of a centre.

Henry Slade is the man defending some kicks in the back field, while he's spent plenty of energy coming into midfield off his flank.

Jamie George goes close!

Speaking of Saracens stars, George peels off the back of a scrum and looks certain to score, only for the wily Nic White to chase back just in time to clatter the ball out of his mitts on the line.

As if that wasn't a big enough disappointment, England's No. 2 has stayed down with what looks to be a knee complaint…

Maro Itoje’s half-century

Maro Itoje has quietly been going about his business in typically high-quality fashion on his 50th England appearance.

If the British and Irish Lions tours of South Africa fatigued some players, the Saracens star isn't one of them.

England 16-9 Australia (Farrell pen)

Owen Farrell has an easy opportunity to put England back ahead by seven points.

Tom Wright yellow card (Australia)

Australia winger Tom Wright is sent to the sin bin for failing to use his arms in that tackle on Jamie George.

Referee Jaco Peyper explains it's not a red because it isn't a high level of danger, which seems to be the right call.

Fainga’a to the rescue

Jamie George cuts a superb line to storm into the Australia 22', but England fail to capitalise as Folau Fainga'a steps in to claim the free ball left at the base of the ruck.

It would have been an England scrum from the knock-on, but Tom Wright could be in trouble here for a shoulder hit..

Marcus Smith down

Samu Kerevi may be missing, but Hunter Paisami has been a defensive menace for the Wallabies in his place.

The centre rushes out of his line to clatter Marcus Smith, who stays down following the collision. He's soon back on his feet, but that one will leave its mark.

England surging

Owen Farrell unleashed a mighty touch-finder after England earned a penalty from that scrum on halfway, gifting the hosts a line-out on Australia's five-metre line.

The Wallabies defend well to force England out and deny a Jonny May chance on the opposite flank, but if kicks from hand were worth points, Farrell would have notched a couple there..

England 13-9 Australia (O’Connor pen)

The kick tennis continues as O'Connor opts for the posts and moves the Wallabies back within four points of their hosts.

England have a scrum on halfway as they hope to stretch their legs a bit…

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