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Final score: England 40  16 Australia

England 40 (May x2, Sinckler, Watson tries; Farrell 4 conversions, 4 penalties) beat Australiia 16 (Koroibete try, Lealiifano conversion, 3 penalties)

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Check out our game wrap here.

81mins - Ball is knocked on in midfield and that's the game. England are into the World Cup semi-finals .... 23 unanswered second-half points.

79mins - Watson knocks the ball on in contact and the Wallabies have a scrum inside their own half.

77mins -  Scrum England onm halfway....Koroibete raced away to score a great try but there were two forward passes in the build up. No try after a TMO check.

76mins - TRY England - Anthony Watson: Broken play ball for Beale as he runs across field...numbers out left and he swings a huge pass but Watson gets to it first and he races away to score. Farrell converts. Eng 40-16.

75mins - Great tactical kick from Ford finds touch 5m out.

74mins - England scrum on halfway .... kickoff doesn't go 10.

73mins - Peanlty England - Farrell stays perfect with his seventh straght. Eng 33-16.

71mins - Huge lineout drive from England and they earn a penalty that should wrap the test match up.

70mins - Scrum penalty for England ... they will clear deep into Australian territory. 

69mins - Jordan Uelese's lineout throw goes astray and England have a scrum midway 22 and 10m line.

68mins - Wallabies with ball in hand .... through 11 phases as they just get into England territory....Beale kicks and Daly runs the ball into touch midway 22 and 10m line.

65mins - Penalty England - Farrell slots it and the Wallabies trail by 14. Eng 30-16.

64mins - Farrell opts for the shot at goal from a handy spot.

63mins - Lineout drive from England ... Australia bring it down. Youngs snipes down the shortside and reaches out but I think he's lost the ball over the line, but they will have a penalty.

62mins - Wallabies attack midway their own halfway and 22 but May has intercepted Latu's pass. Youngs kicks but Beale is there .... his kick isn't great though and England have a lineout 10m out. 

60mins - Nic White replaces Will Genia and George Ford is on for Henry Slade.

59mins - Four minutes of scrum resets.....finally the Wallabies get the ball out and are hot on attack through nine phases, but turnover ball and Slade punts the ball away. Koroibete runs the ball back but he's lost the ball in contact and England have a scrum on halfway. That was a massive  moment and the Poms survived.

55mins - Wallabies through nine phases and earn a penalty. Underhill off his feet. Wallabies opt for the attacking scrum.

54mins - Penalty for the Wallabies just inside England territory ... Slade pinged for being offside. He's been offside all day. Wallabies lineout 5m. 

52mins - The Wallabies win a game of force back and England will have a lineout midway 22 and halfway. Matt Toomua on for Lealiifano. 

50mins - Penalty England - Farrell makes no mistake. Eng 27-16.

48mins - Penalty for England in front .. 30m out. The Wallaby front row done at scrum time. Farrell should nail this. 

45mins - Try England - Kyle Sinckler: Clinical. England through 11 phases .. one out stuff until Youngs shifts left ... Farrell to the line and his flat pass finds the big prop in space and he runs 20m to score in Beale's tackle. Farrell converts. Eng 24-16.

42mins - Try Australia - Marika Koroibete: Brilliant from the Wallabies. Counter attack ball as Hodge brings the ball back. Numbers left ... Genia shifts and finds Pataia ... inside ball to Koroibete on halfway and he gasses Daly and scores in the corner. What a try! Lealiifano converts from out wide. Eng 17-16.

41mins - Poor exit play from the Wallabies .... England have a lineout just outside the 22. 

Second-half - Welcome back .... Farrell gets the game back underway. 

Halftime - Beale slams the ball into touch and that's the half. 
Crazy half .... England two tries in two minutes but outside of that Australia have been excellent. Their scrum is holding up and they are winning the breakdown battle. Beale and Pataia have looked dangerous but England's defence has stood up when needed. Game on for mine. 

40mins - Penalty Australia - Lealiifano slots it from a handy spot ... Farrell restarts with time up. Eng 17-9.

39mins - And it goes Australia's way. Sinckler pinged for bringing the scrum down. Lealiifano will have a shot with time almost up.

38mins - Scrum reset after reset at the moment. Penalty is coming to someone here.

36mins - Karevi busts through a poor Tuilagi tackle attempt .... it's all on at the breakdown but referee Garces has called an Australian scrum 25m out. 

35mins - Penalty for Australia .... Hooper and Latu earn that one. Lineout 30m out. 

34mins - Farrell kicks deep into Australian territory ... Wallabies through nine phases ... going nowhere and Beale kicks and finds touch midway 22 and halfway. 

32mins - Scrum for England just inside Wallabies territory .... high tackle from Curry forces the ball free from Reece Hodge.

31mins - Good exit play from England. Farrell finds touch on halfway.

30mins - Penalty England - Farrell slots it. Eng 17-6.

29mins - Lealiifano pinged for not rolling away and Farrell will have a shot from in fron ... 25m out.

28mins - England scrum 30m out. Beale with an audacious chip kicik from inside his red zone doesn't come off. 

26mins - Penalty Australia: He makes no mistake and the Wallabies are within eight. Eng 14-6.

25mins - Henry Slade offside ... Rodda got close for the Wallabies but they can't break the England line. Lealiifano will have an easy shot at three. Australia look great with ball in hand.

23mins - Penalty for Australia on halfway ... nice little chip kick from Beale finds open space ... Daly brings it back on the fly ... tackled by Pocock and Hooper is first man in to earn the turnover. Lineout 10m out for the Wallabies.

20mins - Try England - Jonny May: Wow. Beale breaks through the middle and finds Pataia .... Wallabies looking great with ball in hand as Genia shifts right but Pocock's pop pass is intercepted by Slade and he's away .... Kerevi chases him down but he kicks for May who scoops up the ball and races away to score. Farrell slots another from the sideline. Eng 14-3.

18mins - Try England - Jonny May: Slick. Tuilagi on the crash brings three Australians with him ... Young shifts quickly to the left with a 4-2 overlap ... he finfs Farrell who finds Curry who puts May away in the corner. Farrell converts from the sideline. Eng 7-3.

16mins - England attack with intent. Slade and George go close. Maki Vunipola is hammered and Pocock snipes and steals the ball. Genia clears. England throw on the Wallabies 10m line. 

13mins - Mistake Wallabies ... Itoje smashes Alaalatoa in a tackle and forces the ball free. England scrum inside the 22 Australian territory.

11mins - Penalty Australia - Lealiifano makes no mistake and the Wallabies have a lead. Aus 3-0.

10mins - Beale breaks through the middle from brioken play and is away ... great cover from Farrell. Genia shifts right and it's an Australian penalty. Scott Sio caught in a high tackle. Wallabies look good with ball in hand. Lealiifano to have a shot from 30m out.

9mins - Farrell kicks again ... Wallabies attack from inside their own half but Genia floats a pass out over the touchline. England lineout. 

7mins - Six phases for the Wallabies ... genis box kicks and finds touch midway 22 and halfway in England territory.

6mins - Free-kick goes England's way this time ... referee Garces playing a guessing game. Farrell clears over halfway. Latu to throw.

4mins - Free-kick for Australia at scrum time. Wallabies opt for a scrum. 

3mins - 18 phases for the Wallabies comes to an end as Arnold knocks the ball on in contact. Pataia and Hooper looking dangerous. England scrum inside their 22. 

Kick-off - Reece Hodge gets the game underway ..... kicks deep to Daly.  Youngs box kicks...great take from Pataia. Australia on attack inside the 22 as Pataia makes a break.

8:14pm - Anthem time ... God Save the Queen an underated number for mine.

8:12pm - Players and officials make their way out onto the park.

8:08pm - Overcast and humid in Oita. It has been a venue where handling has been an issue, so look out for that tonight.


Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's coverage of the Rugby World Cup quarter-final between England and Australia in Oita. 

TAB Odds: England $1.28 Australia $3.35

Match officials
Referee: Jerome Garces. Assistants:Romain Poite and Mathieu Raynal
TMO: Ben Skeen 

England: 1-Mako Vunipola, 2-Jamie George, 3-Kyle Sinckler, 4-Mario Itoje, 5-Courtney Lawes, 6-Tom Curry, 7-Sam Underhill, 8-Billy Vunipola, 9-Ben Youngs, 10-Owen Farrell, 11-Jonny May, 12-Manu Tuilagi, 13-Henry Slade, 14-Anthony Watson, 15-Elliot Daly

Reserves: 16-Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17-Joe Marler, 18-Dan Cole, 19-George Kruis, 20-Lewis Ludlam, 21-Willi Heinz, 22-George Ford, 23-Jonathan Joseph 

Australia: 1-Scott Sio, 2-Tolu Latu, 3-Allan Alaalatoa, 4-Izack Rodda, 5-Rory Arnold, 6-David Pocock, 7-Michael Hooper, 8-Isi Naisarani, 9-Will Genia, 10-Christian Lealiifano, 11-Marika Koroibete, 12-Samu Kerevi, 13-Jordan Pataia, 14-Reece Hodge, 15-Kurtley Beale 

Reserves: 16-Jordan Uelese, 17-James Slipper, 18-Taniela Tupou, 19-Adam Coleman, 20-Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 21-Nic White. 22-Matt Toomua, 23-James O'Connor 

Pre-match banter: England spring quarter-final selection surprise 

England coach Eddie Jones has unveiled an unexpected backline to face Australia in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals, shifting Owen Farrell to first-five and demoting George Ford.

Jones was expected to name the same XV that beat Argentina in their final pool match two weeks ago, but has instead surprised by making made three personnel changes and a positional switch.

After going with the Ford-Farrell double pivot set-up for most of this year, including two of their three pool games in Japan, Jones has had a change of heart.

Ford drops to the bench, with Farrell and powerhouse midfield back Manu Tuilagi both moving in a spot, making way for creative centre Henry Slade to be introduced.

Two changes to the starting tight five see Jones turning to a pair of players attending their third Word Cup.

Courtney Lawes starts ahead of George Kruis at lock, while Mako Vunipola will make his first start of the tournament at tighthead prop.

Vunipola came off the bench against Argentina two weeks ago in a rare appearance, since injuring his hamstring in early May.

He was expected to be named among the reserves again, but will instead start in a pack that also features brother Billy Vunipola, also shaking off an ankle injury suffered against the Pumas to retain his No.8 jersey.

The brothers are among six key starting figures from England's powerhouse Saracens club.

Lock Maro Itoje and hooker Jamie George are in the pack, while Farrell and fullback Elliot Daly are the most influential members of the backline.

Farrell's playmaking ability will be put fully to the test, after playing more of a hybrid role at inside centre, when Ford has started.

Jones may have wanted to try out the backline combination in last Saturday's 
scheduled final pool game against France, but didn't get the chance, after the game was cancelled, because of the safety fears created by Typhoon Hagibis.

Another change to the bench features the introduction of Jonathan Joseph as outside back cover, after Jack Nowell succumbed to a hamstring injury.