Rugby: England defeat Aussies with breakthrough 39-28 win

Jonathan Joseph of England breaks with the ball during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium. Photo / Getty Images
Jonathan Joseph of England breaks with the ball during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and England at Suncorp Stadium. Photo / Getty Images

Australia 28

England 39

Over to you Australia.

Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones came back to haunt his old team with a historic first test win for England at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.

Jones's tourists not only picked up just their fourth win in Australia and first in Brisbane, their haul of 39 points was the most by England against the Wallabies.

Obviously delighted with the win, Jones says the Wallabies are the ones under the spotlight going into next weekend's second Test in Melbourne.

"There's a lot of expectation about the Wallaby team," Jones said.

"They've come back as the second-placed team in the world. "They've got the world's best coach and the expectation's high for them. The pressure's on them next week."

England will travel south in buoyant mood but Jones says if his team is to secure a series win they'll need to improve.

Australia raced to a 10-0 lead after a fast start and came home with a wet sail after being outmuscled by the tourists in the middle section of the Test.

With the Wallabies scoring four tries to three, Jones is aware Saturday's result could've been a different one.

"We're obviously happy with the result but we didn't play well," Jones said.

"We gave the Wallabies some easy tries and need to do some work on our defence.

"We made history today but it's not good enough for us. It's all about next week."

Australia 28 (M. Hooper 2, I Folau, T Kuridrani tries; B Foley con, 2 pens) England 39 (J. Joseph, J. Nowell, M. Yarde tries; Owen Farrell 3 cons, 6 pens). Halftime: 13-19.

- AAP, AP

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