Rugby Preview- England vs. Australia

With the 2015 Rugby World Cup underway we chose to preview the game between the Red Rose of England and the Wallabies of Australia that is to be played on Saturday the 3rd of October 2015 at the Twickenham Stadium in London, England and kick-off is scheduled at 3 PM ET. The Wallabies of Australia are the early favorites in this match-up at -2.5 with the Red Rose of England at +2.5.

In this game it is a must win situation for England in this pool of death or the head for home. They had a tough loss to Wale, and now they could become the 1st Rugby World Cup host lose out in this pool stage of the World Cup. To worsen things they now face the Australian Wallabies who would love to defeat their rivals of historic proportion.

For those that Bet on Rugby at SBG Global .com and are specific fans of the Red Rose of England, you’re team is now under strong pressure, after they lost to the Wales, and they now are only a loss away from losing out in this pool of death on their home field.

A great deal of pressure is on the Red Rose Coach S. Lancaster since he has made some very questionable roster changes to date. He chose to star S. Burgess against the Wallabies and that went sour, as the team struggled in that loss. Fortunately for the England team and their Coach, their star J. Joseph is expected to play and replace Burgess in the midfield.

The return of Joseph should give the team a boost with this talent, but the rest of their midfield is basically untested, and made up of Joseph, Farrell and Barritt.

The team lost B. Vunipola for the rest of the tournament to a knee injury, and C. Lawes is also dealing with an injury to his knee. Seems like the team had been plagued with knee injuries, as B. Morgan who did not play against Wales with a knee problem, is fit to play in this game against Australia replacing at number 8 Vunipola while their J. Launchbury will start in this game and will be his 1st game in the World Cup play.

The games that the Red Rose have played recently against the Wallabies should be in their favor in this game that they must win, as in their ultimate 5 games with Australia they have won 4 and that includes winning 3 of last 4 at this Twickenham Stadium.

If you’re a fan of the Wallabies of Australia, you know your team has had a smooth World Cup to date, as in their 1st game they beat Fiji 28-13, and then playing mostly substitutes they routed Uruguay 65-3 and that happens to be the most points scored to date in this World Cup.

In their 1st 2 games they played with a full roster, but in this 3rd game the Wallabies will be without W. Palu and W. Skelton for the rest of this World Cup.

In the recent meetings between these two team the Red Rose have played well, but also recently the Wallabies have displayed some major improvements with Coach and former Argentina player M. Ledesma assisting. Yes, your team has their success secret in their back row duo of M. Hooper and D. Pocock who have the ability to get through the mix and change the game atmosphere.

A problem for the Wallabies is that they are struggling with their fly-half position V. Foley having problems and his substitute Q. Cooper was only 5 of 11 in the Uruguay game. Therefore, the team’s uncertainty for scoring just may be the factor that keeps them from upsetting the host Red Rose of England. Australia comes into this game after having six wins in their ultimate 7 games.

The prediction in this game is that the host of this 2015 Rugby World Cup the Red Rose of England beat the Wallabies of Australia 24-17 and now will move on in this tournament.