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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Twickenham gives England the edge over Wallabies, says Martin Corry

Chris Dutton Former England captain Martin Corry is adamant a feisty Twickenham crowd will outweigh the "huge expectation" on the hosts as they fight to save their World Cup campaign.

Rugby World Cup 2015: 'Unthinkable' for England to be beaten - Will Greenwood

Bullish about England's chances: Will Greenwood with the Webb Ellis Trophy.

Chris Dutton England World Cup-winning centre Will Greenwood has called Australia's 'internal focus' bluff, adamant the Wallabies want to rub the hosts' noses in what would be an embarrassing exit from the...

Israel Folau steps up for Rugby World Cup showpiece on NRL and AFL grand final weekend

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Israel Folau. Photo: Stuart Walmsley/ARU

Chris Dutton A schoolboy Israel Folau was too busy winning his first NRL premiership to care that England knocked the Wallabies out of the 2007 World Cup.

Wallabies to tread fine line at breakdown in Rugby World Cup match against England, says David Pocock

Wallabies No.8: David Pocock.

Chris Dutton Back row star David Pocock says the Wallabies will tread the fine line between launching an all-out breakdown assault and ensuring they don't give England kicking ace Owen Farrell a chance to boot...

Goal-kicking silence won't distract Bernard Foley at Rugby World Cup

Charging up: Wallabies No.10 Bernard Foley.

Chris Dutton He has been targeted with lasers and had abuse hurled over the fence, but Wallabies sharpshooter Bernard Foley says the eeriest moment will be lining up a kick in complete silence.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Wales coach Warren Gatland backs Wallabies to beat England

FEELING THE HEAT: Wales head coach, New Zealander Warren Gatland, has a poor record against southern hemisphere test sides.

Chris Dutton The Wallabies have found an unlikely ally in Wales coach Warren Gatland, who has backed Australia to beat England and guarantee his team a place in the quarter finals.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies 'playing for wrong reason' if revenge is a factor: Michael Cheika

Wallabies head coach: Michael Cheika

Chris Dutton Forget Ashes revenge or redemption for that drop goal from Jonny Wilkinson in 2003, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says his team will be "playing for the wrong reason" if it uses...

Rugby World Cup 2015: Matt Giteau turns England frustrations into Wallabies goals

Lining up: Matt Giteau could take over kicking duties from five-eighth Bernard Foley.

Chris Dutton Matt Giteau has every reason to hate England, especially when he runs into them at a World Cup.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies roll out best XV for England Test

BATH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 25:  Michael Cheika, Head Coach of Australia speaks to the media during an Australia Media Session at the MacDonald Bath Spa Hotel on September 25, 2015 in Bath, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton The Wallabies are finally ready to end their selection experiments and will roll out the same Test line-up for the first time this year when they play England in a World Cup blockbuster.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Live blog: England v Wallabies

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Chris Dutton Follow full live coverage of the clash between England and the Wallabies.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies won't look back in anger at England

Chris Dutton The Wallabies say they won't be England's fools in a World Cup clash, vowing not to forget about their back-line strike-weapons.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies World Cup-winning coach Bob Dwyer puts heat on England scrum

Chris Dutton World Cup-winning Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer has turned the blowtorch on England's scrum tactics, calling on referee Romain Poite to crackdown on Joe Marler's illegal movements.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Shattered Wycliff Palu plays through pain to end Test career

Final Test: Wycliff Palu runs onto Villa Park to face Uruguay.

Chris Dutton A shattered Wycliff Palu knew his World Cup dream and Test career was over midway through the first half of the Wallabies' 65-3 rout against Uruguay.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Sam Carter answers Cheika's SOS to join Wallabies

Rolling on: Sam Carter.

Chris Dutton Sam Carter barely had time to put down his French phrase book before the Wallabies threw him straight into some brutal scrum sessions.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore won't knock Chris Robshaw

Captain's call: Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore assesses his options.

Chris Dutton Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore has vowed not to second-guess himself and go with his gut when it comes to game-defining captain's calls without fear of failure or repercussions.

Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies deflect England hype as London heats up

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is refusing to throw a hand grenade at England.

Chris Dutton Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has been forced to swat away a barrage of questions about England as he continues the team's attempts to avoid throwing a hand grenade at the hosts.

Will Skelton to miss six months after injury cruels Rugby World Cup

Chris Dutton Wallabies powerhouse Will Skelton faces up to six months out of action after his World Cup dream was shattered by a pectoral injury.

Rugby World Cup: Wallabies prepare for England scrum to attempt to bully them

BATH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26:  Mario Ledesma, Scrum Coach of Australia speaks to the media following the Australia Captain's Run ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match against Uruguay at the MacDonald Bath Spa Hotel on September 26, 2015 in Bath, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton They're returning to a graveyard for Australian scrums and the Wallabies' forwards have been told to prepare for battle against an England pack ready to be the Twickenham bullies.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies prepare for England 'thunder' at Twickenham

Chris Dutton With England's tournament on the line, the Wallabies are preparing for a hostile welcome from the hosts.

Rugby World Cup 2015: England still favourites as Michael Cheika prepares for Sam Burgess showdown

Chris Dutton The Wallabies are refusing to write England off as a serious threat, despite the World Cup hosts dangling dangerously close to an embarrassing exit from the tournament.

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