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Engalnd whitewash Australia in test Engalnd whitewash Australia in test England completed a series whitewash in Australia with victory in a pulsating third and final Test in Sydney.

The Wallabies led by a point at half-time courtesy of the boot of Bernard Foley, after Dan Cole and Mike Brown had crossed for England, and Foley and Dane Haylett-Petty for the hosts.

Michael Hooper and Israel Folau tries cancelled out a Billy Vunipola score.

But Owen Farrell's boot kept England in touch and Jamie George's try helped them to a record score and a 3-0 win.

It was England's biggest ever points total against the Wallabies, and earned them the first 3-0 series win by a touring side in Australia since South Africa in 1971.

After their defensive heroics in the 23-7 second Test win last weekend the tourists were keen to show more of their attacking game in Sydney, and they duly delivered as what could have been a flat dead rubber turned in an epic encounter as both sides looked to move the ball at will.

It was not a day for the defence coaches as the sides shared nine tries between them, and in the end the difference probably came down to the narrow ascendancy of the English pack.

Shorn of the tackling machine James Haskell through injury, coach Eddie Jones turned to Teimana Harrison in his only change.

But the flanker was withdrawn after only half an hour, with Courtney Lawes coming into the second row, Maro Itoje moving to blind-side flanker and Chris Robshaw shifting to open-side.

And, with a steady supply of replacements reinforcing the visitors' eight, England finally killed the game off with five minutes remaining - the giant Taqele Naiyaravoro's try doing no more than applying late gloss to the scoreboard for the wounded Wallabies.

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