England deserve series victory - Matt Toomua

Australia's Matt Toomua is set to return for the third Test against England following a knee injury
Australia's Matt Toomua is set to return for the third Test against England following a knee injury
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Wallabies inside centre Matt Toomua credited England for their performance down under, which saw them clinch their maiden Test series in Australia.

England under head coach Eddie Jones stunned the Wallabies by winning the first two Tests in Brisbane and Melbourne and now are on a brink of a historic series whitewash ahead of the third and final Test in Sydney on Saturday.

Toomua admitted England were the better team on the previous two occasions, but believes Australia can make a statement by winning the final game in Sydney.

"It is fair to say our pride has been dented. Two losses in a row is not the ideal start, but at the same time you have to pick yourself up and go again with a view of rectifying things in the first two games," Toomua said.

"All credit to England, they have definitely been the better team in the first two games, no-one can doubt that but we have got an opportunity to show who we are.

"They already have been talking in the press about wanting 3-0 and they are a professional team.

"They are the number two team in the world and if we were in that situation we would be wanting 3-0 as well."

Toomua has made a switch from Super Rugby to Aviva Premiership in the upcoming season after he was signed by Leicester Tigers, a move which he believes will help him know more about England rugby and their players.

"I have been watching what happens over in England, a lot more than in the past," Toomua said.

"We can watch the games now, so that's good, and mum and dad don't have to buy a satellite when I go over there.

"I've enjoyed the bits I have watched. It's pretty amazing how many teams, and strong teams, are in the country.

"It's a strong competition so by no means is it a surprise that they've put together a strong national team.

"I know of Dan Cole and the Youngs. Also Ellis Genge, the prop. I said g'day to him after the Melbourne game.

"If I get a chance after the game I'll probably shake their hands and introduce myself."

Toomua was named in the starting XV of the Wallabies line-up for the third Test after he made a recovery from a knee injury which kept him on the sidelines for six weeks.