BLINDSIDE flanker Ted Hill scored a brace of tries to set England on their way to a 56-33 win over 14-man Australia in their final pool match in the World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Argentina.

The Worcester Warriors star, recalled after missing the narrow victory over Italy on Saturday due to illness, crossed twice before the break as England produced their best performance of the tournament.

But having lost their opening match against Ireland, they had to settle for third place in the pool and missed out in a place in the top four play-offs.

Instead England will now face Ireland again in the fifth-place play-off on Monday in Rosario.

England led 42-12 at the break in Santa Fe although Australia had to play all but the first three minutes with 14 men after Pat Tafa was sent off for a high tackle.

Australia battled back in the second half to secure a four-try bonus point but England ran in two more scores to complete an eight-try victory.

Head coach Steve Bates said: “I’m really pleased with the performance. It was much improved.

“We cleared the breakdown really well, particularly in the first half.

“We carried hard and made ground and that was the catalyst for us to create some quick ball which meant we were on the front foot.

“We used our dominance up front and looked like a team that was confident on the front foot but there were some really good performances from our lads and they will feel a lot better after that.

“I feel a lot of sympathy for Australia because we suffered two yellow and a red in our first match against Ireland and that affected the result and it was similar here.”