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Group A - Sunday 27th October @ 12:30am
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Group A - Sunday 27th October @ 12:30am
KANGAROOS vs. ENGLAND
Millenium Stadium
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FULL TIME at the Millenium Stadium as seen Australia defeat England 28-20 as they held onto victory after England lead earlier.

Australia 28-20

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Penalty to Australia for Cudjoe ruled offside. AUS attack 10m out

Australia 28-20

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Knock on against England, Scrum for Australia 10 metres out as they rushed the play of the ball

Australia 28-20

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TRY ENGLAND LIONS
Scored by Josh Charnley. Conversion attempt by Kevin Sinfield unsuccessful.

Josh Charnley has jumped a loose ball and beat Billy Slater to race away untouched down the sideline. He made Australia pay for throwing the offloads and playing the flare football. Kevin Sinfield from the sideline is unable to convert

Australia 28-20

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Penalty to England, Sinfield kicks for touch. They attack 20m out from the Kangaroos line

Australia 28-16

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TRY AUSTRALIA
Scored by Darius Boyd. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston unsuccessful.

Darius Boyd has been awarded his try as he dived over in the corner after taking a short pass from Billy Slater. Australia running a great left side play to beat the English defence. Thurston with the conversion failed to add the extras from the left sideline.

Australia 28-16

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VIDEO REFEREE for the Kangaroos, Boyd has scored. Looking at obstruction in the lead up to the points

Australia 24-16

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Leroy Cudjoe is penalised for a strip on Andrew Fifita. Australia attack 15 metres out

Australia 24-16

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Robbie Farah kicked for Slater on the last, England knock it dead. Line drop out Australia.

Australia 24-16

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Penalty to the Kangaroos for Billy Slater being taken out off the ball. Australia take the tap 10 metres out

Australia 24-16

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL AUSTRALIA
Penalty goal attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Johnathan Thurston nails the penalty goal to extend lead over England to 8 points

Australia 24-16

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Thomas Burgess is penalised and marched 10 metres for a strip on Greg Inglis. Australia taking 2 points with a penalty goal

Australia 22-16

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Sam Burgess has been penalised and placed ON REPORT for a high tackle on Sam Thaiday. Sam getting looked at by the trainers

Australia 22-16

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Penalty to Australia as Sam Burgess took Sam Thaiday high in the tackle with a swinging arm tackle

Australia 22-16

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UNFORCED ERROR ENGLAND LIONS
Ben Westwood makes an unforced error.

Knock on against Ben Westwood as he failed to play the ball correctly. Scrum Australia 10 metres out from their goal line

Australia 22-16

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Penalty against Australia, Luke Lewis holding down in the ruck. England attack 20m out from the Australia goal line

Australia 22-16

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Andrew Fifita getting overly friendly with Ben Westwood. Time off, but no penalty will be given.

Australia 22-16

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NO TRY the ruling, scrum packs for England 10 metres out from their goal line with a Brett Morris forced over the sideline

Australia 22-16

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VIDEO REFEREE for Australia, but Brent Tate has bombed a try as Morris tossed it back infield. Looking at the contest in defence in the lead up, obstruction call

Australia 22-16

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Penalty against England for holding down in the ruck from Ben Westwood. Australia 40m out from the English goal line

Australia 22-16

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TRY ENGLAND LIONS
Scored by George Burgess. Conversion attempt by Kevin Sinfield successful.

George Burgess isn't denied this time by the Video Referee as he charged onto a short pass and reached over goal line to post England's third try of the match. Kevin Sinfield makes no mistake with the conversion attempt

Australia 22-16

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VIDEO REFEREE for England. George Burgess is claiming points again here as he charged over the goal line

Australia 22-10

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Paul Gallen concedes a penalty for holding down Brett Ferres. England 20m out from the Australian goal line

Australia 22-10

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Penalty to the England side as Charnley came up with the ball. England attack on halfway

Australia 22-10

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Ryan Hall is forced dead off the Cronk grubber kick by Morris. Line drop out for Australia

Australia 22-10

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Zero tackle called for Australia, however on the zero tackle England jumped early and knocked the pass down. Scrum for the Kangaroos 40 metres out from the goal line

Australia 22-10

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TRY AUSTRALIA
Scored by Brett Morris. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston unsuccessful.

Brett Morris has managed to fight out of the tackle of two English defenders and planted the ball down as he ran in off a Darius Boyd short pass. Thurston with the conversion attempt has a shocker and pushes it to the right

Australia 22-10

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Beautiful kick from Cam Smith, Josh Charnley gets the touchie flag up taking the ball. Scrum Australia 10 metres out

Australia 18-10

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Second half is underway at Millenium Stadium as Australia kicks and lead England 18-10

Australia 18-10

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TRY AUSTRALIA
Scored by Billy Slater. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Billy Slater races away from the scrum to dance away from the English defence to post Australia's third try of the match. Thurston with the conversion attempt gives the Kangaroos an 8 point lead at the break

Australia 18-10

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Forward pass is ruled as Sam Tomkins looked to race away under the posts. Australia with a scrum feed on halfway

Australia 12-10

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TRY AUSTRALIA
Scored by Greg Bird. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

Greg Bird posts the Kangaroos send try thanks to a beautiful short pass from Thurston on the goal line. JT nails the conversion attempt to give the Australians the lead for the first time

Australia 12-10

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Brent Tate has been crunched by Ryan Hall. Scrum packs for Australia 40 metres out from the English goal line

England Lions 10-6

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Johnathan Thurston has been gifted Australia's first points as Greg Inglis beat Josh Charnley and charged for the goal line. Inglis provided the offload to JT who strolled over the goal line. He converted his own from beside the uprights to close the gap to four points

England Lions 10-6

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Billy Slater watched the ball slowly bounce over the dead ball line. 20 metre tap for Australia as a result

England Lions 10-0

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Penalty to Australia for the English being inside the 10 metres on the goal line

England Lions 10-0

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Mistake from England gives Australia a chance with a scrum feed just short of halfway

England Lions 10-0

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Josh Charnley is gifted the ball with a pass from Inglis. Poor end from Australia to the set, errors and miscommunications costing them opportunities.

England Lions 10-0

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TRY ENGLAND LIONS
Scored by Leroy Cudjoe. Conversion attempt by Kevin Sinfield successful.

Hudderfield's Leroy Cudjoe has claimed the second English try thanks to a pin-point chip kick from Kevin Sinfield. He jumped through the Australian defence to score uncontested. Kevin Sinfield this time is successful with the conversion attempt

England Lions 10-0

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Leroy Cudjoe could have a try here, VIDEO REFEREE for England off the Sinfield kick

England Lions 4-0

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A shocker of a pass from Billy Slater to Boyd as Australia looked to spread to the left. Scrum to England 10m from halfway

England Lions 4-0

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UNFORCED ERROR ENGLAND LIONS
Chris Hill makes an unforced error.

Chris Hill has dropped the ball as he broke into the back field. Compounded by a penalty for being inside the 10 metre zone. Australia just shy of halfway with the kick for the sideline

England Lions 4-0

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UNFORCED ERROR AUSTRALIA
Paul Gallen makes an unforced error.

16' KNOCK ON Australia: Paul Gallen comes up with an error as he couldn't take the short pass from James Tamou. England Scrum, Errors 3-0

England Lions 4-0

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George Burgess is denied his try as he charged for the goal line and dropped it over the white line. 20 metre tap ruled for the Kangaroos as a result

England Lions 4-0

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VIDEO REFEREE for England, George Burgess as powered to the line. Looking at grounding

England Lions 4-0

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15' Penalty on the goal line against Thaiday. England just 10 metres out

England Lions 4-0

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Penalty awarded to the England side with the Kangaroos ruled to be offside. England attack 20 metres out from the kick for the sideline

England Lions 4-0

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UNFORCED ERROR AUSTRALIA
Greg Inglis makes an unforced error.

Secondary knock on against Australia, Inglis jumped quickly and knocked the pass. England 40m out from the Kangaroos line

England Lions 4-0

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UNFORCED ERROR AUSTRALIA
Greg Bird makes an unforced error.

KNOCK ON Australia: Greg Bird has left the ball as he was cleaned up by Sam Burgess. Scrum England as pack down 35 metres out

England Lions 4-0

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Darius Boyd watches the ball bounce dead off the kick from Cronk. Australia rolled in that set to get England on the back foot. Scrum feed packs for England 10 metres off their goal line

England Lions 4-0

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TRY ENGLAND LIONS
Scored by Ryan Hall. Conversion attempt by Kevin Sinfield unsuccessful.

Ryan Hall has posted first points of the World Cup as England spread across the field and created and overlap through the Australian defence. Kevin Sinfield with the conversion attempt from the sideline fails to convert

England Lions 4-0

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Penalty against James Tamou for a strip on Sam Tomkins. England taking the free kick and attack 20 metres out from the Kangaroos goal line

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Cooper Cronk takes a rocket to the air and the kick from inside the 40 metre line is taken easily by Ryan Hall. England attack in their own half

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Sam Tomkins cleans up the poor grubber on the last tackle from Australia as Smith looked for a runner. England attack 10 metres out from their goal line

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Ben Westwood has collected Matt Scott high. Penalty given straight away and the free kick sees Australia attack 30 metres out

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First penalty of the match against Chris Hill for holding down in the ruck. Australia on the attack 40 metres out from the English goal line

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Cameron Smith gets an early kick away on the 3rd tackle, Sam Tomkins collects the ball and charges back to the 30 metre line

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We are UNDERWAY at the Millennium Stadium in the first #RLWC2013 match! England kick off to give Australia first use of the ball

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The teams are out onto the ground now here at Millenium Stadium, National Anthems to follow

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Good Evening Rugby League fans and welcome to LeagueUnlimited's LIVE coverage of the opening World Cup match between Australia and England. The roof has been closed at the Millenium Stadium with wet weather in the area, kick off is just over an hour away.

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Australia: 1. Billy Slater 2. Brett Morris 3. Brent Tate 4. Greg Inglis 5. Darius Boyd 6. Johnathan Thurston 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Matt Scott 9. Cameron Smith (c) 10. James Tamou 11. Greg Bird 12. Sam Thaiday 13. Paul Gallen (vc)
Interchange: 14. Robbie Farah 15. Andrew Fifita 16. Luke Lewis 17. Corey Parker

England: 1. Sam Tomkins 2. Josh Charnley 3. Kallum Watkins 4. Leroy Cudjoe 5. Ryan Hall 6. Rangi Chase 7. Kevin Sinfield (c) 8. Chris Hill 9. James Roby 10. George Burgess 11. Brett Ferres 12. Ben Westwood 13. Sam Burgess
Interchange: 14. Gareth Widdop 15. Carl Ablett 16. Thomas Burges

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Referees: Henry Perenara

Touch Judges: Grant Atkins, Robert Hicks

Video Referee: Ben Thaler

AUSTRALIA (28)
Tries: Johnathan Thurston, Greg Bird, Billy Slater, Brett Morris, Darius Boyd
Field Goals:
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (3/5)
Penalty Goals: Johnathan Thurston (1/1)

ENGLAND LIONS (20)
Tries: Ryan Hall, Leroy Cudjoe, George Burgess, Josh Charnley
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kevin Sinfield (2/4)
Penalty Goals:



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