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Farrell was at his influential best at Twickenham on Saturday.

Owen Farrell praised for classy gesture after Australia victory

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England welcomed Australia to fortress Twickenham for one of the most hotly anticipated encounters of the year on Saturday. The autumn internationals always throw up a few mighty contests, especially when ancient rivals Australia are in town.

After an indifferent performance last week against Argentina, England knew they would need to improve if they were going to overcome Michael Hooper and his side. The dreadful conditions suited the England game better as they got the best of the abrasive early exchanges before going into the break with a 6-0 lead.

Australia then narrowed the deficit to just three points before Elliot Daly streaked in to score a bizarre - albeit controversial try after the ball had trickled along the sideline for several yards.

After a prolonged Television Match Official decision the try was awarded and England never looked back, romping home as they scored a further three tries to win by 30-6.

Many feel that that scoreline rather flattered the English, but that did not seem to bother anyone as Eddie Jones' men were able to tuck another victory over the old enemy under their belts.

However, it was a moment after the game that captured the imagination of so many English fans who were still watching. The English players were awarded medals for their efforts but fly-half Owen Farrell quickly handed his hard-earned medal to a young lad who was standing by cheering on his heroes.

The boys face as Farrell hands him the medal says it all and Twitter was simply awash with praise for Farrell's classy gesture.

Farrell, who found himself back in the starting line up having been reduced to a watchers brief against Argentina, put in a fantastic shift for his side, showing Jones why he has to be his number one choice at flyhalf going forward.

No one would have blamed Farrell for wanting to hold onto his medal after what was a more than memorable performance, but it was a truly wonderful gesture on his part to hand it over to the young fan!

Good on you Owen!

England Rugby
James Haskell
Owen Farrell
Dylan Hartley
Australia Rugby
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