England Rugby Union Team England swept aside Australia to claim a sixth successive victory over the Wallabies and complete a successful autumn series at Twickenham marred only by a controversial defeat to New Zealand. The old enemies were deadlocked at entering half-time but blistering tries from Elliot Daly and Joe Cokanasiga opened up daylight before the win became a rout when Owen Farrell touched down in the closing stages. Apart from losing their way in the second quarter, England dominated the Cook Cup showdown with man of the match Kyle Sinckler, Jonny May and Cokanasiga outstanding.
It was a disappointing finish to the Wallabies World Cup campaign.
Michael Cheika has already fallen on his sword with some sticking the boot in as he leaves the national team, but the focus has begun to shift from the head coach to the administrators who kept him in the job when they had the chance for a fresh approach leading into the World Cup.
Martin slammed the structural changes Australia put in place last November with Director of Rugby Scott Johnson put in on a management level above Cheika, which the coach grizzled at. Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle feeling like the sky is falling down.
So I found that a little bit difficult at times, yeah. We need rugby people in those positions, true rugby people.
Phil Kearns knows the game from bottom to top and has the respect of everyone around the world, if he was made the boss in we would not be in this position. Source:News Corp Australia Asked if the board needed to set the sport up before they move on, Martin rubbished the idea and demanded immediate fixes.
They need to get a new CEO and a new chairman with a bit of strength. They need someone who understands rugby.
David Pocock played his last game for Australia while Jordan Petaia is the future.