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Summary

  1. Pool A result: England 13-33 Australia
  2. England out, Wales into quarter-finals
  3. Foley 2 tries, Giteau 1, Foley 4 pens & 3 cons for Australia
  4. Watson try, Farrell con & 2 pens for England
  5. Use live coverage tab for Radio 5 live and BBC Radio Cymru commentary

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By Aimee Lewis

All times stated are UK

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Over and out

England 13-33 Australia

What a night. A phenomenally good Australia crush England at Twickenham, knocking Stuart Lancaster's men out of the World Cup. It is the first time a host nation has failed to make the knockout stages, and the first time England have failed to progress to the quarter-finals of a World Cup.  

England were "torn apart by a superb Australia display," says BBC Sport's chief sports writer Tom Fordyce. You can read his report by clicking here.  

Will this tournament have the same joie de vivre without the hosts? Wales and Australia won't care because they are through to the last eight. 

Thanks, as always, for joining us. There will be more live commentary tomorrow, starting with Argentina's tussle with Tonga. 

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elli di fiore: Was I watching a different match??? Foley not man of the match??

katie shanahan: Whatever people say, you've done yourselves proud @EnglandRugby

Mr B: England - a total inability to handle pressure. Again a lack of control at the breakdown and shown up by a more streetwise team.

'Complete Australia performance'

England 13-33 Australia

Justin Marshall

Former New Zealand scrum-half

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That was the complete performance. We really need to compliment Australia. It was clinical. They were high-tempo and effective in everything they did. Can they get to that level again? Have they played one of their play-off matches in the pool round? I've not seen Australia play like that for that for two years.

What the papers say

England 13-33 Australia

Another look at tomorrow's back pages, and it's another picture of England captain Chris Robshaw on his knees. "Down and OUT," writes the Daily Express. 

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Launchbury man of the match

England 13-33 Australia

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So, the official man of the match was England lock Joe Launchbury, beating Bernard Foley, who scored 28 points, and David Pocock, who mastered the breakdown. Life can be funny sometimes. 

What the papers say

England 13-33 Australia

They bowed out early in their own party, which perhaps explains why England's failure on home turf at this World Cup dominates the back pages. "Down and out," says the Independent. 

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Pool A as it stands

England 13-33 Australia

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With just one round of matches remaining, England are third and out while Australia and Wales occupy the top two qualifying spots. Australia currently kings of what was a deadly group.

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What the papers say

England 13-33 Australia

"Humiliated on home turf," says the Daily Telegraph. Chris Robshaw again used as the 'symbol' of defeat. 

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Daily Telegraph

What the papers say

England 13-33 Australia

A dejected Chris Robshaw is on the front page of tomorrow's Sunday Times. "World Cup agony as England crash out at Twickenham," is the headline. 

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'Lancaster should go'

England 13-33 Australia

Should Stuart Lancaster's reign end? Yes, says Matt Dawson on BBC Radio 5 live. "England were not disciplined. He could not coach a disciplined team to get out of that pool and that is why he should go."

Owen Farrell is shown a yellow card
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Congratulations to Wales

England 13-33 Australia

Wales, depleted with injuries before and during the tournament, are through to the last eight after England's defeat. They will hope to beat Australia to top the Pool and avoid a quarter-final crunch with, possibly, South Africa. 

Congratulations @WelshRugbyUnion. Unbelievable achievement to reach the Quarter Finals with all the adversity...

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England 13-33 Australia

Matt Dawson

2003 World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 live

"I think what sticks out for me is, when Stuart Lancaster was talking about the squad, he said 'they've come up short'. I find that bizzare."

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The captain tweets

England 13-33 Australia

How good! Credit to @EnglandRugby, really tough game out there. Proud of our effort tonight. #ENGvAUS

'Too raw to consider future'

England 13-33 Australia

More from Stuart Lancaster on BBC Radio 5 live...

Have England moved forward in the last four years? "I do. Results wouldn't say that in terms of the World Cup, but overall we've won more games than we've lost and we've had some big scalps. 

"We've had a young team who've come through and I think it's important people stick with the young players.

"I think they're a fantastic group of players, they're great ambassadors for the country and fantastic role models. They've come up short today, but I don't think they'll come up short in the future."

Will you now be considering your own position?: "Well, yeah. But I wouldn't think it would just be me. But it's not for now. It's too raw at the moment."

'It was always going to be tough'

England 13-33 Australia

Stuart Lancaster
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England head coach Stuart Lancaster on BBC Radio 5 live: "We didn't perform well enough in the important games in our pool. It was always going to be a tough pool.

"The last three years we've put in some pretty good performances, but on the day Australia were better. And that's what World Cups are all about; on the day.

"I thought we played some pretty good rugby across the game, certainly in patches, but I thought David Pocock was outstanding in the breakdown and he's a special player."

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Former England international Andy Goode believes dropping George Ford proved costly. 

England chose to move away from the attacking game we were so good at during 6 nations. Ford should have played t... sportlobster.com/post/593909/en…

In adversity there's humour

England 13-33 Australia

Gallows humour, as they say. 

Being English: 1 Invent a game, 2 Get the world to play it, 3 Get the world to play it better than you, 4 Invite the world round, 5 Lose.

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Bernard Foley's 28-point haul made him one of the star men for the Wallabies, but it's Michael Hooper and David Pocock who stood out among Australia's talented troops. 

A huge night for @bernardfoley, scoring 28 of the #Wallabies 33 points. #StrongerAsOne

A huge night for @bernardfoley, scoring 28 of the #Wallabies 33 points. #StrongerAsOne

'Aussie forwards can play'

England 13-33 Australia

Justin Marshall

Former New Zealand scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

Sekope Kepu
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"When you look at the way the Australian pack play, they're all distributors. Prop Sekope Kepu can pass as well as scrum-half Will Genia. And so can the locks and the second-rowers.

"But did we see any of that from England? Not at all."

We let the country down - Robshaw

England 13-33 Australia

Chris Robshaw
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Here's what England skipper Chris Robshaw had to say in full: "As you imagine the changing room is a very quiet place. We feel we let the country down today. As players we didn't quite get there. We apologise to them. Australia played very well - but we're gutted.

"Credit to Australia, we knew across the board that they would put us under pressure and they were good today.

"The yellow card for Owen Farrell was tough, we started to build a little momentum but left ourselves a little too much to do. We felt we built up some pressure but credit to their defence."

606 phone-in

England 13-33 Australia

The fall out to England's mauling against the Wallabies has begun. You can listen to former All Black scrum-half Justin Marshall and ex-England number nine Matt Dawson onBBC Radio 5 live.You can even ring them to voice your views.

Have your say on #Eng's World Cup exit with Matt Dawson and Justin Marshall Plenty to go at.... #RWC2015

Have your say on #Eng's World Cup exit with Matt Dawson and Justin Marshall Plenty to go at.... #RWC2015

Sorry we let everyone down - Lancaster

England 13-33 Australia

Stuart Lancaster
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England head coach Stuart Lancaster:"We're gutted. And gutted for all the fans and everyone at home. Everyone put so much effort in but we're sorry we let everyone down.

"The first half we went in 17-3  behind and I felt that was a tough scoreline. We got back into the game but in the last five to 10 minutes, after the yellow card, Australia dominated and deserved to win.

"We came up short last week against Wales and this week - that's the bottom line. But there are some good players in this squad and I hope the nation stays behind them.

"Will I be staying behind them as their coach? It's not for me to say. I've just got to get them ready for next week."

England knocked out of World Cup

England 13-33 Australia

Records have tumbled this evening. Australia’s 20-point win was their biggest against England at Twickenham.

And Bernard Foley’s 28 points were the most he has recorded in a single Test match, beating his previous best of 18 (against Wales in November 2014).

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England knocked out of World Cup

England 13-33 Australia

#bbcrugby Australia play 2 open sides. England left theirs at home.

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England 13-33 Australia

Justin Marshall

Former New Zealand scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

"This is definitely the pool of death, but the rest of the pools have delivered as well - so the tournament is on fire, the attendances are sensational, the atmospheres have been brilliant and there are a host of teams doing incredibly well.

"The one team that hasn't is now out. And that's a major concern, not just for this nation, but for the game globally. Why have England fallen away so much?"

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England knocked out of World Cup

England 13-33 Australia

Chris Robshaw
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Chris Robshaw says he is "devastated" and apologises to the country. The England captain admits that the better team won. 

No other World Cup host has failed to reach the knockout stages of their own tournament. 

England knocked out of World Cup

England 13-33 Australia

From the moment Australia went ahead they never seemed like relinquishing their lead. A dominant performance by the men from Down Under. 

Well played wallabies. Get to see Cheika after 1 year what he has done with this team. Play and have fun. Yep

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Gracious in defeat.

Congratulations @wallabies, you produced a fantastic performance tonight #RWC2015

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England knocked out of World Cup

England 13-33 Australia

David Pocock
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Australia captain David Pocock, as you would expect, won the most turnovers (3). Tellingly, England conceded five penalties at the scrum. 

England had beaten Australia in their last three World Cup meetings but were soundly beaten on home turf this evening. 

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England 13-33 Australia

Australia's back-row won the breakdown arm wrestle, while the green and gold forwards dominated the last 15 minutes, denying England the chance of a comeback. 

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The recriminations begun as soon as Romain Poite blew the final whistle. 

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Australia's most capped player applauds his country.

Wallabies to a man, coaches and players, take a bow! #theaustralianway # nobackwardstep

England 13-33 Australia

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England form a guard of honour for Australia as the Wallabies depart the field. Chris Robshaw's men defeated and humiliated.

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England 13-33 Australia

Bernard Foley's right boot found its destination with more success than a top of the range sat nav system. Seven out of seven kicks for the Aussie fly-half. Oh, and just the two tries. No Australian has scored more against the old enemy. 

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And so it begins...

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It's Australia and Wales who survive the Group of Death, but which one will top the group? That will be decided when the two teams meet on 10 October. 

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Matt Dawson

2003 World Cup winner

Stuart Lancaster
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"I don't think you can keep the same management after that. You can't go out in the group stages of your own World Cup. Something needs to change."

Full-time

England 13-33 Australia

As Bernard Foley's conversion sails between the uprights Romain Poite toots his whistle to bring this match to its conclusion. England will progress no further at this World Cup. The party's over. 

Mike Brown, Owen Farrell and Anthony Watson
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Matt Burke

Former Australia full-back

"The Australian scrum has been dominant in this game and the Wallabies haven't had that for some time."