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Fighting Wallabies bounce back

David Paice (C) of England in action during the QBE International match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium.
David Paice (C) of England in action during the QBE International match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium. Tom Shaw - Getty Images

THE rollercoaster ride that is Australian rugby in 2012 continued overnight as the Wallabies resurrected their spring tour with a courageous six-point win over England at Twickenham.

Three second-half penalty goals kicked by fullback Berrick Barnes gave the Wallabies a six-point buffer against a late attacking surge from England, while a try from winger Nick Cummins allowed the Wallabies to keep pace with a spirited home side who came out fighting in the first half.

Barnes scored the only points of the second period, as well as a drop goal and penalty in the first, to give the Wallabies a reputation-saving win in the second Test of their European tour.

The Wallabies pack atoned for their sins against France a week earlier with a dominant performance against the fancied England tight five.

And coach Robbie Deans will be satisfied with another fightback win from his fickle side, which will cool the heat on his career going into the final two Tests against Italy and Wales.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au
 

Topics:  england, twickenham, wallabies



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