2022 Australia vs England

International Test Preview: Australia Vs. England

International Test Preview: Australia Vs. England

Australia will be making its 2022 debut after a disappointing finish to last year, losing three straight matches to Scotland, England and Wales.

Jun 23, 2022 by Briar Napier
International Test Preview: Australia Vs. England

Here's everthing you need to know about the upcoming match between the England and the Wallabies. 

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Jul 2, 3:55 PM UTC

Where: Optus Stadium, Perth, Australia

The lowdown: There's no sugarcoating the results here: England has unquestionably had Australia's number lately. 

The Ella-Mobbs Trophy (recently renamed from the Cook Cup), given to the winner of each meeting between the two countries, has been England's for eight consecutive matches dating back to 2016, including its last tour of Australia that year (in which it went 3-0), plus a quarterfinal win over the Wallabies in the 2019 Rugby World Cup. 

However, things aren't totally rosy in the English camp right now. 

After a disappointing Six Nations campaign earlier this year, in which his team went trophyless, England coach Eddie Jones is looking to see his squad rebound this summer, though being humiliated in a 52-21 rout courtesy of the Barbarians on Sunday at Twickenham wasn't exactly the way to get off on the right foot. 

As for Australia, it'll be making its 2022 debut after a disappointing finish to last year, losing three straight matches to Home Nations in Scotland, England and Wales. 

With seven losses across 2021 as a whole, Wallabies coach Dave Rennie is hoping to see his squad put up valiant performances across England's tour of the country next month, starting with the initial meeting in Perth. 

And after falling to sixth in the World Rugby Rankings after a mid-year high of third last year, Australia is certainly aiming to push its way back into the conversation as one of the top rugby nations on Earth.