There were not positives for England to take from this match as the Australians took them apart in every area of the game. England had no penetration and certainly no kicking game. Australia however showed power and guile in equal measure as they ran out to a half-time lead of 22-4. The second half and it was a case of more of the same as they seemed to score with ease. Running out easy winners with a final score of:
Australia 52 England 4
Tries: Slater 3, Inglis 3, Laffranchi 2, Monaghan Goals: Prince 8
Australia: Slater, Monaghan, Inglis, Folau, Tate, Lockyer, Prince, Civoniceva, Smith, Price, Stewart, Laffranchi, Gallen. Replacements: Hunt, Perry, Tupou, Kite.
England: Wellens, Gardner, Gleeson, Senior, Calderwood, Pryce, Burrow, Morley, Roby, Graham, Peacock, Ellis, Sinfield. Replacements: Fa’asavalu, Hock, McGuire, Wilkin.
Referee: Tony Archer (Australia).