Australia trump England in game of two halvesAustralia revived their Four Nations hopes with a 26-16 win over England here at the DW Stadium on Saturday in a match where both sides dominated for a half each.
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Australia scored five tries, with captain Darren Lockyer, Billy Slater Billy Slater (born June 18 1983 in Nambour, Queensland) is an Australian rugby league player for the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League (NRL) competition. He has also played for Queensland. , who touched down twice, Greg Inglis Greg Inglis (born January 15, 1987 in Kempsey, New South Wales), is an Australian rugby league player for the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League competition. Inglis is a rather versatile player meaning that he can play in numerous positions. and Brett Morris Brett Morris (born August 23, 1986 in Kiama, NSW) is an Australian rugby league player for the St George Illawarra Dragons in the National Rugby League competition. His position of choice is fullback. all crossing England's try-line.
But England hit back in the second-half with tries from Sam Burgess Samuel Burgess (born December 14 1988) is an English rugby league player who is currently contracted to English club Bradford Bulls in the Super League (Europe) competition. He is a second row forward. He is also a goal kicker. , Gareth Ellis and Lee Smith although the home side were unable to scale the mountain they'd left themselves to climb at the break.
However, a relieved Inglis told the BBC BBC
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"I don't think we took our foot off the gas, we just didn't complete our sets and do what we spoke about at half-time."
England's Australia-born coach Tony Smith added: "They got off to a flyer and took advantage of a few of our mistakes. They have some exceptional people who can do that to you.
"We grafted in the second half and showed what we are about, played a bit more how we like to play and were a lot better defensively.
"We showed the character we've got. We are disappointed, we wanted to do better but I'm proud of how the players went about it in the second-half."