Rugby: Wallaby legend thinks England can sweep Australia 3-0 in June series

The England side, captained by Dylan Hartley (pictured), stormed through the 2016 RBS 6 Nations tournament. Photo / Getty
The England side, captained by Dylan Hartley (pictured), stormed through the 2016 RBS 6 Nations tournament. Photo / Getty

Australia's record points scorer Michael Lynagh believes his country could be at the hands of a 3-0 whitewash when England visit in June.

The two nations will face each other in a three-Test series for the first time when they meet in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney this summer.

Australia broke English hearts in October when they swept aside the 2015 World Cup hosts 33-13 at Twickenham to knock them out at the group stages.

England have since improved and regrouped under new head coach Eddie Jones - winning their first Six Nations Grand Slam in 13 years in March.

And Lynagh, who scored 911 points for the Wallabies over an 11-year international career, believes Jones' side can exact revenge Down Under.

'Eddie's going down there to win the series 3-0 and why not? It's realistic. It's a good squad,' the former fly-half told BBC Sport.

'The only thing is, it's the end of the season and a lot of the England players will be involved in Premiership and European finals. It's going to be a fascinating series.'

England's style of play under Jones has impressed Lynagh, who believes his Australian compatriot has restored a Red Rose arrogance.

'I think Eddie looks at the culture of English rugby and there is a perception that arrogance is part of it - so he's said we'll go and do that,' the 1991 World Cup winner added.

'He's not trying to 'Australianise' England. It would be wrong to do that, you have to come in and work on what culturally works within the country.'

- Daily Mail

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