After a great autumn internationals, we thought we would give you a roundup of the Old Mutual Wealth Series, which saw the England squad become unbeaten for 14 games in a row.
England v South Africa Final score: 37-21
As the opening game of the series, England kicked off to a great start against South Africa. Ben Youngs and Courtney Lawes were two stand out players of the game with some impressive hits and breaks. The squad were able to respond quickly from mistakes made by the South African side, including Lawes being able to grab a loose ball and score a try, his first in an international game.
England v Fiji Final score: 58-15
Fiji, normally a power house squad who cause problems for England, were quickly 24 points down in the first 19 minutes of the game. George Ford was a top player in this match showing skill and pace. With a full-time score of 58 – 15, the England squad dominated yet another game proving that Eddie Jones’s training has paid off.
England v Argentina Final score: 27-14
Elliot Daly wasn’t off to the best start as he got sent off in the first five minutes for a dangerous tackle. However, following this, the team were able to pull back and regain their focus for the rest of the game. After a series of penalties, the squad were 16 points ahead of Argentina. Jonny May produced some serious pace this game which showed that training with Michael Johnson and top athletes was the best way for him to get back on form after his knee injury.
England v Australia Final score: 37 - 21
It was not the best start to the game for England as they made multiple mistakes and therefore Australia had the upper hand. However, after about twenty minutes the team were able to turn things around and players such as Jonathan Joseph and Nathan Hughes stood out. Ben Youngs had another outstanding game and was able to set out the play perfectly. England dominated the second half and became an all-star team who finished the series fantastically. What a way to end the autumn internationals!
Elsewhere in rugby, Wales, Scotland and Ireland finished their autumn seasons on a high as they all won their last matches. With the northern hemisphere looking very strong going into next year we can only assume that the six nations will be extremely competitive and exciting for all to watch. Make sure you see your favourite team play next year against some of their toughest competition and contact DTB today for the latest packages on +442073853553.
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