Wallabies denied blatant penalty try as Owen Farrell survives latest tackle controversy

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The referee awarded a penalty to Australia for the tackle but no penalty try which seems unusual considering Rodda would have been over if not for Farrell's action.

"But the justification that Rodda tried to take him on with his shoulder is ludicrous".

"The other week at a referees conference they said that Farrell's effort to tackle without the ball at the end of the South Africa Test should have been a penalty".

Cheika said it should have been a penalty try and could not believe referee Jaco Peyper turned the decision against Australia because, in his view, Rodda had dropped a shoulder. "The referee is supposed to say 'Is it a try, yes or no?' None of that happened. The ball went out of his hands backwards".

The Wallabies were able to reply with a penalty goal to Matt Toomua but they still looked rattled with a pass from centurion Will Genia intended for Toomua finding the grass deep in their own end.

England scored three tries to one in the second half and were comfortably the superior outfit but there must be frustration in the Wallabies' camp thinking what could have been as the men in gold slumped to an 11th loss from 15 starts.

Cokanasiga then showed off his armoury of talents, bouncing off the tackle of Haylett-Petty before powering over Australia's try line from 22m for a second try in as many games.

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Australia manager Michael Cheika said England were deserved winners at Twickenham

"But I can still be involved by building good relationships with Dave Wessels from Melbourne, Brad Thorn, Dan McKellar and Daryl Gibson, and intertwine with them as much as possible so that next year we're first of all as fit as we've ever been so we can play the game we want to play".

England secured a sixth straight victory over Australia with a 37-18 thrashing at Twickenham on Saturday.

"I was surprised it was turned around against us", said Hooper. "It doesn't matter if it was Australia, Argentina or Afghanistan".

"If you look at our performance today it was based on the traditions of English rugby".

The victory sees England end 2018 with a record of six wins and six defeats from their 12 games this year, including four wins in their last five, as they head into World Cup year with huge momentum.

Jones was offered a contract with the RFU up to 2021 after he helped England to Six Nations titles in 2016 and 2017. "I love footie and you can't just have the good bits", he said.

"There are a lot of great people in our team and a lot of great things happening behind the scenes that right now aren't turning themselves into wins, but we will turn them into wins next year".

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