Quick Bit: Eddie Jones’ England head into the Autumn Internationals on the back of a solid return to form during their summer tour of Australia.

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England face their final games of 2022 buoyed with new optimism after an historic three-match tour of Australia this summer.

Eddie Jones’ side headed Down Under on the back of a poor performance in the 2022 Six Nations Championship including defeats to rivals Ireland and eventual champions France.

However, they showed resilience to bounce back in Australia, despite the pressure of needing to return home with at least some pride restored.

Defeat in the first test piled more negativity onto Jones and his players, but successive wins to end the tour changed the complexion of their situation, as they now look ahead to four home games in November.

MORE: Australia vs. England result: Eddie Jones’ men battle to 21-17 win and series victory over Wallabies

England rugby union fixtures 2022

Opponent
Date
Venue
Competition
Argentina (H)
Nov 6, 2022
Twickenham
Autumn Internationals
Japan (H)
Nov 12, 2022
Twickenham
Autumn Internationals
New Zealand (H)
Nov 19, 2022
Twickenham
Autumn Internationals
South Africa (H)
Nov 26, 2022
Twickenham
Autumn Internationals

England rugby union results 2022

Opponent
Date
Result
Competition
Scotland (A)
Feb 5, 2022
20-17 L
Six Nations
Italy (A)
Feb 13, 2022
33-0 W
Six Nations
Wales (H)
Feb 26, 2022
23-19 W
Six Nations
Ireland (H)
Mar 12, 2022
32-15 L
Six Nations
France (A)
Mar 19, 2022
25-13 L
Six Nations
Barbarians (H)
Jun 19, 2022
52-21 L
Tour
Australia (A)
Jul 2, 2022
30-28 L
Summer Internationals
Australia (A)
Jul 9, 2022
25-17 W
Summer Internationals
Australia (A)
Jul 16, 2022
21-17 W
Summer Internationals

What happened to England in the 2022 Six Nations?

Despite heading into the competition with confidence, England simply failed to get started in the 2022 Six Nations, with any momentum ended by three losses from five.

England did bounce back after an opening defeat to Scotland, with wins over Italy and Wales, but the strength of Ireland and France, the top two sides in the world at the moment, proved too much for Jones’ men.

What happened when England toured Australia?

Struggles in the Six Nations, coupled with a June loss to the Barbarians in London, meant the summer trip to Australia took on even more importance.

Jones opted to recall experienced pair Danny Care and Billy Vunipola to his squad and the latter dived over for a key try in the 17-25 second test win in Brisbane.

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That victory set up a winner-takes-all showdown in Sydney, with 11 kicked points from Owen Farrell proving the difference in a 17-21 success.

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