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Rugby World Cup: England to play Australia in quarter-finals

England and Australia in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals will play after the Wallabies were Verified as runners-up at Pool D.

Wales win over Uruguay on Sunday morning pushed Michael Cheikas side into position, meaning they will play with England – that topped Pool C – .
Eddie Jones side have won their last six encounters with the Wallabies.
The last time Australia beat England was at the pool stages of the 2015 World Cup – their 33-13 win at Twickenham embarrassingly pumped on the hosts out of the home championship.
Jamie George includes a 100 per cent win record from his five Tests against Australia, and he told Sky Sports News:Weve taken a great deal of confidence in the way weve played against Australia.
We understand how to overcome them that is a big psychological advantage. In exactly the identical time we have got to be aware that theyre a different team.
Take their set-piece, for example – they have taken massive strides from that. That.
They are an improved side, were an improved side – its going to become a large Test on Saturday.
England will go into their quarter-final having never played two weeks following his final pool game against France was cancelled because of Typhoon Hagibis.
Eddie Jones warned before the tournament that weather could result in matches however, George says the head trainers warnings were taken by his team-mates with a pinch of salt.
It has been carnage actually, explained George. When we met up and were speaking about Japan, Eddie cautioned us of this potential of typhoons, however we didnt really believe him. But now we are.
The most impressive thing for me was our logistics staff have handled the whole thing. They had a contingency plan in place and in a few hours we had been on a plane. Were very fortunate in that respect.

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