England vs Australia rugby 2018 preview: Prediction, tickets, betting, TV, live stream, start time, team news

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Enghland vs Australia
2018 Autumn International
Date: Saturday, 24 November, 2018
Venue: Twickenham
Kick-off time: 3pm GMT

England's final autumn international, and their final game before the start of a Rugby World Cup year, sees old rivals Australia visit Twickenham.

So far, England have narrowly beaten South Africa, lost by a single point to New Zealand, and survived a first-half scare to polish off Japan.

Eddie Jones experimented for the Japan game, making 11 changes to his line-up, but is expected to select his strongest available XV for this final Test.

However, he will be without winger Chris Ashton, who started against New Zealand and Japan but has picked up a calf injury.

When is the game?

The game takes place on Saturday, 24 November, 2018. Kick-off is at 3pm GMT.

Will is be shown on TV?

It will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Action channels and is available via Now TV with a day pass on offer for £7.99. Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.

Alternatively, you can follow all the action with Standard Sport's LIVE blog.

Tickets

For ticket information, visit the RFU website here.

Starting XV

TBC

Jones has already dropped Danny Care, Zach Mercer and Alex Lozowski from his 28-man squad for the game​, paving the way for the returns of Manu Tualagi and Nathan Hughes, as well as Northampton back Piers Francis.

Head-to-head

England and Australia have faced off 49 times since 1909, with just one draw in that time. Australia have the edge with 25 wins, but England (23 wins) can close the gap to just one win should they prevail.

Prediction

Betting tips via Betfair | UK users only | Subject to change

  • ​England to win by 1-12 points: 13/8
  • ​Australia to win: 13/5
  • Draw: 22/1

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