England’s dream is over, losing 33-13 to the old foe Australia at Twickenham in their do-or-die Pool A clash on Saturday.
As brilliant as fly-half Bernard Foley was for the Wallabies, as poor were England’s forwards – experiencing what was unthinkable only a few years ago as the Australian pack lorded it over them, even in the scrum.
Foley scored all Australia's 17 points in the first half via two converted tries and a penalty, while England had a lone Owen Farrell penalty to show for the efforts at the break.
England resumed with renewed vigour, looking to cut that deficit as soon as possible, but instead it was that man Foley who stretched the lead to 20-3.
England have become the first hosts to be eliminated at the group stages of the Rugby World Cup after defeat against Australia.