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Four Nations Rugby betting tips - England set to attack Australia

Johnathan Thurston of Australia breaks clear during the Four Nations match between Wales and Australia at The Racecourse Ground on November 13, 2011 in Wrexham, United Kingdom. (credit: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
England have promised to come out 'all guns blazing' against Australia but even that may not be enough to prevent a defeat.

An impressive 28-6 win over New Zealand at the KC Stadium last weekend meant England setup a repeat of the 2009 Four Nations Final and Steve McNamara's men will be hoping to put up more of a fight against the Aussies than they did at Elland Road on that occasion, when they lost 16-46.

The standard of refereeing has dominated talk of this year's Four Nations and England were particularly hard done by when these two sides met at Wembley in the group stages. A perfectly good Tom Briscoe try was ruled out and Australian forward Tony Williams was very lucky to escape a card for his high shot on Ben Westwood.

It would be no surprise to see the man in the middle again have a big say in the outcome given who the RFL have controversially, and somewhat bafflingly, chosen to appoint. Darren Lockyer returns for his international swansong and his team-mates will be keen to ensure that the legendary number seven bows out on a winning note. It's very tough to pick holes in Cameron Smith, Jonathon Thurston and Lockyer filling the key positions for Australia and I can see that difference in class in the halves being England's undoing.

England have a point to prove after Wembley and are guaranteed to come out all guns blazing in front of a bumper crowd at Elland Road. They should be able to keep Australia in their sights at half-time and the handicap of plus six looks generous. A return to fitness of Gareth Ellis would also be a timely boost to the home side's chances.

 
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