Australia beat England in World Cup opener

England gave an encouraging display in the defeat to favourites Australia. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Australia fought back to beat England 28-20 in the opening match of the Rugby League World Cup at the Millennium Stadium.

Underdogs England led 10-0 through tries from Leroy Cudjoe and Ryan Hall, but the visitors dominated the second half of the group match.

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Aussies beat England in Cup

The Rugby League World Cup kicked off at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday. Favourites Australia edged past England in the opening match of the tournament, before Italy beat Wales.