Wallabies vs England: Live Stream Rugby World cup Quarter Final Wallabies captain Michael Hooper doesn’t have a worry in the world about how teenage rookie Jordan Petaia is going to cope with the pressure of playing England in their sudden death World Cup quarterfinal.
Senior Wallabies have been blown away by just how calm the 19-year-old Petaia so they’re far more worried about how they are coping, including the skipper.I can’t speak on behalf of those guys, I can speak on behalf of myself, but yeah I’m nervous,” said Hooper, who will be playing his 99th Test but feels like it’s the first time he pulled on the gold jersey.
I was nervous the first Waratahs game of the year, the first trial and I’m nervous now.It’s part of being a rugby player. You feel alive and ready to go.”Hooper said his nerves were more related to his excitement at the chance of playing England in such a big match, rather than the fear of losing, though he’s had plenty of experience of that.
It’s not a normal week. It’s a quarter-final and that’s great,” he said.How good is that, to be here and in this position with this opportunity.We’re feeling good, we’re ready.”Not everyone shares Hooper’s optimism. The bookies have England as odd-on favourites to win after beating the Wallabies in their previous six Tests over the past four years.
England fans would have gone, pfffft, no one will remember this stat. And anyway, the same thing will happen to lowly Japan in 2019 when they host the RWC, or so those fans they would have smugly assumed.
Nope, and nope.
We here in Australia will never forget this delightful little piece of history, and were thrilled when Japan — who have been the feelgood story of the tournament thus far at RWC 2019 — wrapped up their first ever quarter final berth by resoundingly beating Scotland.
So England, you’re still alone in your misery.
As for Saturday’s match, can Australia beat England? And if so, how?
“Australia has got to revisit their performance against the All Blacks in Perth, where they dominated possession and territory and played with incredible intensity,” iconic Network 10 rugby commentator Gordon Bray told 10 daily.
The All Blacks didn’t know what hit them that day, and that’s the level the Wallabies have got to be at, or even another rung up the ladder.
“The Wallabies do have a great record in World Cups, so if they can start well, there might be no stopping them.”
Bray said he fears England coach Eddie Jones, and believes his intrinsic knowledge of local conditions could be a big advantage.
Jones was of course the coach of the Japanese team which shocked the world at the 2015 World Cup when they beat South Africa in Brighton. That result was such a huge upset, they actually made a movie about it. It’s released later this month, and you can watch the trailer at the top of this story.
Incredibly, there will now be a re-match. Yes, Japan and south Africa meet in the quarter finals of RWC 2019 on Sunday evening.