Wallabies suffer tour ending loss

The Wallabies have finished their European Tour suffering a 37-18 loss to arch rivals England.

Saturday night's loss is Australia's ninth Test loss from 13 starts in 2018 as preparation ahead of the 2019 World Cup in Japan on very shaky ground. 

Coach Michael Cheika critical of the referee who disallowed three Wallabies tries including a shoulder charge that went unpenalised. 

"We had three disallowed tries, because I'm counting that as one," Cheika said. 

"Not one referred back … maybe we've got to move Australia up to the northern hemisphere because the shoulder charge penalty … we went to the referees meeting in the first week after the South Africa game [against England].

"The referees categorically told us that should have been a penalty."

It had been a tough week leading into the match several players coming down ill and two players were stood down for breaking tour rules. 

England retained the Cook trophy.

IMAGE: AAP

 

 

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