Elliot Daly scored one of the more remarkable tries you’re likely to see at Twickenham.
A laboured win over Argentina last week left England coach Eddie Jones frustrated, but his side were put in pole position to overcome Australia today after an unfortunate reading of ball physics.
England precariously led 6-0 at half time in this second game of the Old Mutual Wealth Series. Reece Hodge kicked Australia to within three points, before Ben Young kicked the ball out from a period of Australian pressure on 53 minutes.
Kurtley Beale retreated to cover, but with the clearance seemingly going over the line out of play, he slowed his run. The ball suddenly changed direction, enough to keep it in play to allow a grateful and opportunistic Elliot Daly booted it forward toward the try line.
With Beale left stranded and his teammates too far behind to stop Daly’s marauding run, the Wasps man finished off the unlikely attack to put the home side 11-3 in front.
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Having been denied a try by the TMO, the visitors soon succumbed to a Jonathan Joseph try in the final ten minutes, with a mighty 20-6 scoreline for Michael Cheika’s side to overcome late on.