Match Centre: Australia 17-25 England

Billy Vunipola scored England's only try
Billy Vunipola scored England's only try

Australia 17-25 England, Suncorp Stadium

Owen Farrell starred with 20 points as England made a comeback to level the series following their 25-17 win over Australia in the second Test in Brisbane on Saturday.

The series now will head to Sydney for the decider on 16th July with both the teams having won a game apiece.

England got off to a brisk start as Billy Vunipola dived over at the back of a rolling maul and Farrell landed the conversion to give the visitors a 0-7 lead which increased to 10 points after the Saracens star kicked a 11th minute penalty goal.

The trend continued as Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou was pinged for a dangerous clear-out and Farrell with another successful three-pointer made it 0-13 and shortly England had a reprieve as Ellis Genge escaped a sin-bin after his forearm struck on the neck of Nic White.

Australia were down to 14 players temporarily at the start of the second quarter with Izaia Perese sin-binned for a deliberate knock on and Farrell with a three-pointer to help England score 16 unanswered points.

Farrell did add three more points before Perese returned but the Wallabies finally opened their account as Hunter Paisami and Angus Bell combined to send Taniela Tupou over in the 37th minute and Noah Lolesio improved it as the teams went into the break with a 7-19 scoreline.

England had an injury scare as Maro Itoje left the field with a head injury following a collision but a fifth penalty goal from Farrell early in the second half made it 7-22.

Samu Kerevi gave Australia hope as he touched down in the 48th minute and a conversion from Lolesio made it reduced the gap down to eight points before England lost Marcus Smith to sin-bin as he stuck out a hand with the Wallabies attacking near the 22 and Lolesio's penalty made it 17-22.

Just as Smith returned from sin bin England went into attack but had to settle for a penalty kick from Farrell that came in the 67th minute which proved enough as Eddie Jones' men bounced back from their defeat in Perth last weekend with an eight point victory.

Team line up:

Australia: Petaia; Wright, Paisami, Kerevi, Koroibete; Lolesio, White; Bell, Porecki, Tupou, Philip, Neville, Leota, Hooper (captain), Valetini

Reserves: Fainga'a, Sio, Slipper, Frost, Samu, Gordon, O'Connor, Perese

England: Steward; Nowell, Porter, Farrell, Freeman; Smith, Van Poortvliet; Genge, George, Stuart, Itoje, Hill, Lawes (captain), Underhill, B Vunipola

Reserves: Cowan-Dickie, M Vunipola, Heyes, Chessum, Ludlam, Joseph, Care, Arundell