This result shows what can be achieved when you have a pack that can compete with the best in the world. For eighty minutes England`s forwards drove hard and imposed themselves on the opposition.
The much vaunted Australian backs discovered that it is difficult to succeed when you don`t actually have the ball.Big hits from the English team and the growing sense of self belief proved too much for an Australian side that obviously believed that victory for them was simply a matter of turning up.
So much abuse has been directed at the English team recently but today in Marseilles the `sleeping giant` that is English rugby finally awoke.
We are strong. We have potential which is still untapped. We are still the world champions.
So come on you critics out there... what are your predictions for the semi final?