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England win down to team effort, says Youngs

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Man-of-the-match Ben Youngs said "a massive team effort" was behind England's 35-18 win over Australia at Twickenham on Saturday.

Youngs produced an all-action display alongside Tigers teammates Dan Cole, Tom Croft and Toby Flood as England equalled their largest margin of victory against Australia and scored more than 32 points in a match against the Wallabies for the first time.

Northampton Saints wing Chris Ashton scored England’s two tries, the second of which began with a Youngs dummy on his own tryline and is already being described as the greatest in Twickenham history.

And with Flood producing a faultless performance with the boot, kicking 25 points for the highest individual score in the history of Tests between the two countries, Youngs was quick to point to the contributions throughout the team.

“It is an honour to play for your country and to get man-of-the-match is a huge privilege,” said Youngs. “It was a massive team effort and Ashy (Chris Ashton) finished some fantastic tries.

“I think we played with some really good tempo. We chucked the ball around and played some entertaining rugby. It’s the way we want to play.”

England take on Samoa and South Africa at Twickenham over the next two weekends and Youngs added: “We have two massively physical fixtures and hopefully we can kick on.”