Australia stars put through their paces

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  • Australia face England in an autumn international at Twickenham on Saturday
  • Michael Cheika’s side were put through their paces as they trained in London
  • The Wallabies go into the England clash on back of 29-21 victory over Wales 

Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline

Michael Cheika’s Australia side were hard at work on Tuesday as they geared up for their autumn international against England.

The Australians, who go into Saturday’s clash with England at Twickenham on the back of their win over Wales, were pictured being put through their paces in the gloomy conditions at their Lensbury Hotel base.

The likes of Michael Hooper, Bernard Foley, Kurtley Beale and Stephen Moore all appeared in high spirits as they trained in Teddington on Tuesday afternoon.

Australia’s stars were hard at work as they trained on Tuesday ahead of the England match

Michael Cheika put his Australia players through their paces in the gloomy London conditions

Michael Cheika put his Australia players through their paces in the gloomy London conditions

Michael Cheika put his Australia players through their paces in the gloomy London conditions

Wallabies star Bernard Foley enjoys a joke during the training session on Tuesday afternoon

Wallabies star Bernard Foley enjoys a joke during the training session on Tuesday afternoon

Wallabies star Bernard Foley enjoys a joke during the training session on Tuesday afternoon

Kurtley Beale shares a laugh with his team-mates as he gears up for the match at Twickenham

Kurtley Beale shares a laugh with his team-mates as he gears up for the match at Twickenham

Kurtley Beale shares a laugh with his team-mates as he gears up for the match at Twickenham

It comes as no surprise that the Wallabies were in a relaxed mood during their session after beating Wales 29-21 at the Principality Stadium, thanks to tries from Tatufa Polota-Nau, Adam Coleman, Hooper and Beale.

Saturday’s victory has ensured that the Australians have now beaten Wales on 13 consecutive occasions. 

Meanwhile, ahead of Saturday’s match against England, Australia wing Marika Koroibete has wished Jonathan Davies a speedy recovery after the Wales centre was ruled out for six months by foot surgery on the weekend. 

It was during Koroibete’s tackle in the Wallabies’ win in Cardiff on Saturday that Davies suffered the injury that is likely to end the British and Irish Lion’s season.

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper chats with Stephen Moore at their Lensbury Hotel base

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper chats with Stephen Moore at their Lensbury Hotel base

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper chats with Stephen Moore at their Lensbury Hotel base

Hooper will be hoping to lead his side to victory against England at Twickenham on weekend

Hooper will be hoping to lead his side to victory against England at Twickenham on weekend

Hooper will be hoping to lead his side to victory against England at Twickenham on weekend

Cheika's side go into the match on the back of their 29-21 victory over Wales in Cardiff

Cheika's side go into the match on the back of their 29-21 victory over Wales in Cardiff

Cheika’s side go into the match on the back of their 29-21 victory over Wales in Cardiff

‘It was unlucky. I made my tackle and he landed on his foot. I feel sorry for him and hope he recovers,’ the 25-year-old said.

Rugby league convert Koroibete is set to make a sixth appearance for Australia when they face England in pursuit of a fourth successive Test win.

‘It will be a big challenge against England. They’re one of the best teams in the world and it’s a big challenge for us. Hopefully it will be a good game,’ Koroibete said.

Moore offloads the ball as he is pressurised by his Australian team-mate during training

Moore offloads the ball as he is pressurised by his Australian team-mate during training

Moore offloads the ball as he is pressurised by his Australian team-mate during training

Kurtley Beale was in high spirits despite chilly temperature during the session

Kurtley Beale was in high spirits despite chilly temperature during the session

Kurtley Beale was in high spirits despite chilly temperature during the session

Australia wing Marika Koroibete believes that England are 'one of the best teams in the world'

Australia wing Marika Koroibete believes that England are 'one of the best teams in the world'

Australia wing Marika Koroibete believes that England are ‘one of the best teams in the world’

‘We have a special bond this year and everyone looks after each other and helps each other.

‘Last year when I was a part of this tour I was a passenger because I was settling in. I sat in the crowd against Wales watching the boys and enjoying the atmosphere.

‘So it was good to actually play against Wales and feel the energy of the crowd.’ 

 

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