England eye history but know they have not made it yet as they bid to kill off wounded Wallabies in Melbourne
Amid so much talk of history, England will take their first shot at series glory armed with a cautionary tale from this city 15 years ago, featuring Jonny Wilkinson in the unfamiliar role of pantomime villain.
In the aftermath of their 39-28 win over Australia in the first Test in Brisbane, Eddie Jones has been alert to the threats of complacency and lost focus.
As a means of keeping the minds of his players fixed firmly on their target, the Australian has rammed home a message from the Lions’ crusade Down Under in 2001 — when an opening win ultimately gave way to a 2-1 defeat.
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