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Sat 2 December 2017
Suncorp Stadium - Crowd: 40033
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All over, Widdop's attempt to send the ball wide goes forward and Australia holds on to win 6-0.

Australia 6-0

77

SCRUM ENGLAND - Chambers knocks on after a heavy tackle by Sam Burgess. England in great field position now.

Australia 6-0

76

SCRUM AUSTRALIA - Tom Burgess spills the ball again.

Australia 6-0

76

PENALTY ENGLAND - Morgan nabbed for raking the ball out in a 2 man tackle. England 35 metres from the Australian line.

Australia 6-0

72

SCRUM AUSTRALIA - Tom Burgess knocks on in the first hit up of the set.

Australia 6-0

71

SCRUM ENGLAND - Holmes attempts an intercept but the ball bounces off his hands and chest forward.

Australia 6-0

70

SCRUM ENGLAND - Cameron Smith finds touch 5 minutes from the England line

Australia 6-0

68

SCRUM ENGLAND - England working the ball out of their own half yet again.

Australia 6-0

67

SCRUM AUSTRALIA - Widdop sends a pass behind McGillvary and into touch.

Australia 6-0

65

Dugan with an ankle tap saves a certain try. England have forced a drop out and will get 6 again.

Australia 6-0

60

SCRUM ENGLAND - Australia turns the ball over inside their own 30. England with their best chance to score in some time here.

Australia 6-0

55

PENALTY AUSTRALIA - England's kick chase just off-side

Australia 6-0

52

PENALTY ENGLAND - Morgan played on after the tackle was completed.

Australia 6-0

50

PENALTY AUSTRALIA - They'll get a fresh set inside the England half.

Australia 6-0

47

PENALTY ENGLAND - Morgan is denied a try after McLean's lead-up work saw him run behind Smith.

Australia 6-0

46

Gillett with a break and tries to hurdle Widdop, but gets brought down, somehow.

Australia 6-0

45

Cronk makes a break. Australia goes wide and McGillvary with an intercept and makes it to the halfway line.

Australia 6-0

43

SCRUM AUSTRALIA - A stray pass from dummy half makes Widdop run almost back to his own goal line on the last. He finds touch 5 metres past halfway.

Australia 6-0

40

SCRUM AUSTRALIA - Widdop drops a sitter

Australia 6-0

40

The final 40 minutes of the 2017 World Cup is underway! RCG gets hit hard!

Australia 6-0

40

Cronk attempts a field goal but it is charged down by Roby. And that ends the first half.

Australia 6-0

39

SCRUM AUSTRALIA - England loses the ball forward in a tackle. Australia 30 metres from England's line with 10 seconds left.

Australia 6-0

37

Dugan very nearly reels in a high kick but knocks the ball on just 10 metres from the England line.

Australia 6-0

35

SCRUM AUSTRALIA - Bateman knocks on while trying to collect a stray pass.

Australia 6-0

35

PENALTY ENGLAND - England takes the quick tap and are looking for a try

Australia 6-0

33

SCRUM ENGLAND - Australia very nearly picks up a 40/20

Australia 6-0

32

SCRUM AUSTRALIA - England finds touch deep in Australia's half.

Australia 6-0

25

SCRUM ENGLAND - Cronk puts in a little grubber which Widdop allows to dribble into touch, 15 metres from the England line.

Australia 6-0

22

PENALTY AUSTRALIA - England's marker tries to steal the ball at the play the ball.

Australia 6-0

21

PENALTY ENGLAND - McGuire trying to slow down play.

Australia 6-0

19

ENgland go wide to Hall, but he's sent into touch quickly by the Australian defence

Australia 6-0

18

SCRUM ENGLAND - Whitehead strips the ball legally from Gagai, who knocks on trying to bat the ball back.

Australia 6-0

16

PENALTY AUSTRALIA - From the restart Woods is hit hard by Burgess, who then is pinged for raking the ball out.

Australia 6-0

15

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION AUSTRALIA: Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Smith converts

Australia 6-0

15

TRY AUSTRALIA: Scored by Boyd Cordner. Kick to come.

Cordner runs a good strong line and barges over for the opening try of the game.

Australia 4-0

11

PENALTY AUSTRALIA - Australia gets a fresh set of 6 30 metres from the English line.

0 all

9

PENALTY AUSTRALIA - A lazy high tackle on Cameron Smith causes a brief scuffle.

0 all

6

TURN OVER - England knocks on on the last tackle.

0 all

4

Neither side giving an inch after 4 minutes. Plenty of feeling in the tackles already.

0 all

James Graham looking very shady after a heavy clash in the first tackle.

And we're underway in the final!

Referees:

Referees: Gerard Sutton

Touch Judges: Chris Kendall, Chris Butler

Video Referee: Ben Thaler

AUSTRALIA (6)
Tries: Boyd Cordner
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (1/1)
Penalty Goals:

ENGLAND (0)
Tries:
Field Goals:
Conversions:
Penalty Goals: