Spring Tour: Power Wins the Day As England Edge World Cup Warm-Up

  by Paul Cook - Missed opportunities, handling errors, scrum woes and poor discipline. Sounds like the template for much of the Wallabies 2014 season as yet another nearly men script was written at Twickenham in the final test of the year. England eventually won it 26-17 to leave the Wallabies with the unwanted distinction of being the worst performed side to tour Europe from Australia since 2005 but again, as they had against Ireland and less so France, they fostered enough chances to have turned a close run loss into a hard earned victory. An early Bernard Foley penalty gave them the lead but after a bright start, England then controlled proceedings up until the break, their forward power to the fore as they opened up a 13-3 advantage. Foley struck himself after the restart after good link-up play with Rob Horne and another
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