Wallabies shut out by England: How the Aussie media reacted

Stephen Moore (left) and Greg Holmes look dejected as England seal their first ever series win in Australia last night. Photo / Getty Images
Stephen Moore (left) and Greg Holmes look dejected as England seal their first ever series win in Australia last night. Photo / Getty Images

After their shambolic showing in front of a home crowd at the Rugby World Cup last year, England have continued their rejuvenation under new coach Eddie Jones, sealing a first-ever series win over the Wallabies in Australia with a 23-7 win at AAMI Park in Melbourne last night.

The English now head to Sydney with an unbeatable 2-0 lead over the Australians in the series, meaning the Cook Cup will be heading back to England before the dead-rubber match at Allianz Stadium next week has even kicked off.

Here's how the Aussie media and the rest of the world reacted to the Wallabies' humbling at the hands of England:

Eddie Jones' England break Wallabies fans' hearts to claim famous Test series win - Sydney Morning Herald

"Eddie came, Eddie saw, Eddie conquered.

England have pulled off arguably their most famous test series win abroad with their first on Australian soil with gritty 23-7 win in Melbourne.

Leading Japan to victory over South Africa at the World Cup was sweet, but bulldozing the Wallabies in their own backyard in a series they were not expected to win may just be the biggest jewel in Eddie Jones' coaching crown.

If his grin was big in Brisbane, it was twice as profound after his side put in a miraculous defensive masterclass."

Current England and former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones:

"We are looking forward to winning the series 3-0. We came here to win the series 3-0 and that's what we want to do next Saturday, the boys started talking about it on the field and that's what we are committed to do."

Current Wallabies coach Michael Chieka on how he felt after the match:

"Pretty bad, yeah. It feels pretty bad."

England captain Dylan Hartley:

"Still one more game left and Aus proud proud team. We will enjoy this, enjoy some history then look to finish the tour right. Defence was key message, Australia one of the best in world at attacking, four tries last test hurt our pride. We looked to change that. We need to go again and work and work next week. We want to be number one in the world."

Wallabies captain Stephen Moore:

"We just made too many errors in the important parts of the game. We had a lot of ball there to do something with and we didn't quite do what we wanted to do with it. Pretty gutted at the moment."

How peerless Eddie Jones put the snarl back into England - Daily Telegraph

"All hail Eddie Jones, then. The man is clearly a miracle worker. England have gone from embarrassing flops at their own Rugby World Cup to winning eight tests on the trot, encompassing a first Grand Slam since 2003 and a first series victory in Australia, indeed a first series win in any of the three big three southern hemisphere countries.

Those are the bare facts, and in this moment of dizzy success after one of the greatest defensive displays witnessed in test rugby, it is hard not to be sensational and not to see things purely in black and white."

- NZ Herald

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