England beats Australia to reach Rugby World Cup semi-finals

19 October 2019, 10:42 | Updated: 19 October 2019, 10:56

England's Kyle Sinckler (bottom) scores his sides third try during the 2019 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final
England's Kyle Sinckler (bottom) scores his sides third try during the 2019 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final. Picture: PA
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

England fans are celebrating after the team got through to the Rugby World Cup semi-finals, after beating Australia.

Jonny May scored twice in two first-half minutes to put England on their way, before Kyle Sinckler and Anthony Watson added tries in the second half.

Eddie Jones' side will play either New Zealand or Ireland, who face each other later this morning in the day's other quarter-final.

The final score was 40-16.

England coach Jones feels hailed the team ethic of his men. He said to ITV1: "We took a couple of good opportunities in the first half which put us in a good position.

"They obviously came back in the second half through an error with us, and then we had to find ourselves.

"It was one of those 'bring it on' moments, where you decided whether to stick at or you go individual and we stuck out and I thought it was brilliant."

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