England reveal Wallabies’ pre-match trash talk fuelled win in deciding Test

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  • England secure series success with dogged 21-17 victory
  • Lawes: ‘They were talking smack. That motivated us’

The England captain, Courtney Lawes, has revealed that Australia’s pre-match trash-talking provided the fuel to fire his side to a third Test victory and clinch the series against the Wallabies.

Tries from Freddie Steward and Marcus Smith helped England to a dogged 21-17 win in Sydney founded on a resolute defensive effort, most notably in the closing stages when Australia were threatening a late comeback.

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Written by Gerard Meagher at the Sydney Cricket Ground
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jul/16/australia-trash-talking-helped-england-to-sydney-win-courtney-lawes-rugby-union under the title “England reveal Wallabies’ pre-match trash talk fuelled win in deciding Test”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.