As the rugby teams of England and Australia brace for their clash at Twickenham on Saturday, the following are the previous results and teams ahead of the autumn Test series.

The game is the opening fixture in the Lions’ preparations for the future and they hope to get off to a winning start, despite going into the game with several players.

“We need to get our own detail right and hit the ground running,” said assistant coach Andy Farrell.

“Injuries are inevitable. You’ve got to have a strong squad and a strong culture to cope with that, and we’re certainly confident with what we’ve got.”

Previous Meetings

November 2012 – England 14-20 Australia, Twickenham
November 2010 – England 35-18 Australia, Twickenham
June 2010 – Australia 20-21 England, Sydney
June 2010 – Australia 27-17 England, Perth
November 2009 – England 9-18 Australia, Twickenham

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England: 15-Mike Brown, 14-Chris Ashton, 13-Joel Tomkins, 12-Billy Twelvetrees, 11-Marlon Yarde, 10-Owen Farrell, 9-Lee Dickson; 1 -Maku Vunipola, 2-Tom Youngs, 3-Dan Cole, 4-Joe Launchbury, 5-Courtney Lawes, 6-Tom Wood, 7-Chris Robshaw, 8-Billy Vunipola.

Replacements: 16-Dylan Hartley, 17-Joe Marler, 18-Dave Wilson, 19-Dave Attwood, 20-Ben Morgan, 21-Ben Youngs, 22-Toby Flood, 23-Ben Foden

Australia: 15-Israel Folau, 14-Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13-Tevita Kuridrani, 12-Matt Toomua, 11-Nick Cummins, 10-Quade Cooper, 9-Will Genia, 8-Ben Mowen, 7-Michael Hooper, 6-Scott Fardy, 5-James Horwill, 4-Sitaleki Timani, 3-Ben Alexander, 2-Stephen Moore, 1-James Slipper

Replacements: 16-Saia Fainga’a, 17-Benn Robinson, 18-Sekope Kepu, 19-Kane Douglas, 20-Ben McCalman, 21-Nic White, 22-Christian Leali’ifano, 23-Bernard Foley.


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