England vs Australia live stream: How to watch international online and on TV today

Eddie Jones returns to Australia eager to inspire England out of their recent slump in a tantalizing three-match series Down Under.

Jones is aware of the threat the Wallabies pose as he seeks a ninth straight victory over the country of his birth.

But there is troubling form for the Red Rose to overcome, after recent losses to Ireland, France and then the thrashing at Twickenham two weeks ago against the Barbarians.

This series will also serve as a marker for next year’s 2023 Rugby World Cup in France, something Jones is acutely aware of: “I think every international coach is under pressure,” Jones said. “I’m under pressure because we haven’t had good enough results, that’s obvious. Our expectations are high, the media’s expectations are high, everyone’s expectations are high and that’s OK. Dave (Wallabies coach Dave Rennie) is under pressure, across the ditch they’re (Foster) under pressure. . . that’s part of the job that we like and enjoy and accept the responsibilities of that pressure.”

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the international in Perth:

When is Australia vs England?

The match will be played at the Optus Stadium in Perth, on Saturday 2 July, kick-off is scheduled for 10:55am BST and 7:15pm local time.

Where can I watch it?

The match is on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action, coverage starts at 10:15am BST.

As well as showing England in Australia this summer, Sky Sports will have Ireland’s five-match tour of New Zealand, Wales’ three-Test tour of South Africa and Scotland’s three-Test tour of Argentina.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription, from £11.99. Choose from Day or Month Membership

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What is the team news?

Dave Rennie hands out debuts to lock Cadeyrn Neville and hooker David Porecki.

The tourists lose Charlie Ewels to a knee injury sustained in training on Wednesday, with Sam Jeffries stepping up as his replacement.

Billy Vunipola and Danny Care return to the starting lineup for England, Courtney Lawes retains the captaincy over Owen Farrell, while Tom Curry completes the back-row.

Leicester full-back Freddie Steward, Exeter wing Jack Nowell, and Bath’s Joe Cokanasiga start in the backs, but Jonny May is out after testing positive for Covid after landing in Australia. Harlequins center Joe Marchant starts alongside Farrell, while Marcus Smith is matched up alongside Care at half-back.

Ellis Genge, set for a move to Bristol, joins Jamie George and Will Stuart in the front row with Jones opting for Maro Itoje and Jonny Hill in the second row.

Teams

Australia team to face England: Banks; Kellaway, Ikitau, Kerevi, Koroibete; Cooper, White; Bell, Porecki, Alaalatoa, Swain, Neville, Leota, Hooper (capt), Valetini.

Replacements: Fainga’a, Sio, Slipper, Philip, Samu, Gordon, Lolesio, Petaia.

England team to face Australia: Steward; Nowell, Marchant, Farrell, Cokanasiga; Smith, Cara; Genge, George, Stuart, Itoje, Hill, Lawes (capt), Curry, B Vunipola.

Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, M Vunipola, Heyes, Chessum, Ludlam, Van Poortlviet, Porter, Arundell.

Dept

Australia win – 8/11

Draw – 20/1

England win – 6/5

Handicap

Australia -2 – EVENTS

Handicap tie -2 – 16/1

England +2 – EVEN

Prediction

The Wallabies could spring a surprise due to no matches this year or they may well be undercooked.

But judging Eddie Jones’ side based on the heavy loss to the Barbarians would be naive, it could easily serve to stimulate the group and spark a reaction. With England holding the edge over their rivals in recent times, we’ll lean to the Red Rose rallying Down Under to pull off the upset.

TV Schedule for summer tours

Saturday, July 2

New Zealand vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7:30am (kick-off at 8:05am)

Australia vs England – live on Sky Sports Action from 10:15am (kick-off at 10:55am)

South Africa vs Wales – live on Sky Sports Action from 3:30pm (kick-off at 4:05pm)

Argentina vs Scotland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7:30pm (kick-off at 8:10pm)

Saturday, July 9

New Zealand vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7:30am (kick-off at 8:05am)

Australia vs England – live on Sky Sports Action from 10:15am (kick-off at 10:55am)

South Africa vs Wales – live on Sky Sports Action from 3:30pm (kick-off at 4:05pm)

Argentina vs Scotland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7:30pm (kick-off at 8:10pm)

Tuesday, July 12

Maori All Blacks vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 8am (kick off is at 8.05am)

Saturday, July 16

New Zealand vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7:30am (kick-off at 8:05am)

Australia vs England – live on Sky Sports Action from 10:15am (kick-off at 10:55am)

South Africa vs Wales – live on Sky Sports Action from 3:30pm (kick-off at 4:05pm)

Argentina vs Scotland – live on Sky Sports Action from 7:30pm (kick-off at 8:10pm)

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