Wallabies eye off England after returning to winning ways
Australia has snapped a four-game losing streak, beating Italy 26-7 in Padova.
The Wallabies survived some early scares from Italy to take a 14-0 lead into the half-time break courtesy of two tries to winger Marika Koroibete.
Second-half tries to Taniela Tupou and Will Genia secured the victory.
Former Wallaby Stephen Hoiles told Macquarie Sports Radio he believes Australia can go on to beat England next weekend.
“We can certainly beat them,” Hoiles said on Sunday.
“It’s been a very disappointing season for Wallabies fans, so we’ve got one more chance to give us a really good indication of where we stand leading into next year’s World Cup.”
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The victory in Italy was tempered by a neck injury to star back-rower David Pocock.
Pocock missed the Wallabies’ clash with the Springboks back in September and appeared to aggravate that injury during the Italy match.
He is in doubt to face England on November 25.
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