Wallabies’ Gritty 20-14 Win Over England

by Brendan Bradford - The Wallabies put on a gritty display to reclaim the Cook Cup with a brave 20-14 win over England in front of 81,000 fans at Twickenham overnight. Ravaged by injury, the underdog Australians bounced back from an embarrassing loss to France last weekend with a stirring defensive effort to keep the home side scoreless in the second half. With one first-half try apiece, the Wallabies capitalised on their limited opportunities while the English squandered theirs and a 15-point haul from the boot of Berrick Barnes proved to be the difference. "We spoke about character and resolve this week and that's something we certainly proved tonight and I think the effort of the men in gold tonight was outstanding," said Wallabies captain, Nathan Sharpe. "What won us the game was that period of 30 or 40 minutes on our try-line
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