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Video of James Haskell winding up Owen Farrell from 2016 tour is still funny

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England conclude the Autumn international series this weekend by facing Australia at Twickenham.

Overall, Eddie Jones can take plenty of positives from the previous matches but he will know those performances will count for nothing if they do not finish with a convincing win.

The Aussies have not beaten England in their last five meetings, with three of those defeats coming in 2016 when Jones' side toured Down Under.

So just in case there were a few England supporters had forgotten just how successful they were two years ago, we thought watching some classic clips of James Haskell and Owen Farrell could trigger some happy memories.

As you can see below, someone has brilliantly put together a compilation video of all the times Haskell wound up the now co-captain during the tour.

If you haven't already seen it, it really is a must watch.

The video compilation starts off with Haskell grinning to the camera "Owen, you alright?" as Farrell tries to ignore the camera, his teammate continues: "He always does this where he pretends he doesn't want to talk to me but he actually does.

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"He's always at me but behind closed doors he's always like 'I love you, we are such good mates, let's go for a coffee'... ain't that right bud?"

And that is the general theme, throughout, Haskell desperately trying to get a nibble from the fly-half. 

We do get to see in the one clip that is not recorded by Haskell, where Farrell gets some pay-back. With the lads playing some indoor cricket, Haskell goes to high-five Farrell, only for Farrell to move his hand and leave him hanging. 

The video is hilarious and gives us a brilliant insight to the fun (maybe not so much for Farrell) that was had on tour two years ago. 

Haskell has missed the Autumn internationals this year through injury and now faces an unlikely battle to make the World Cup squad next year. Farrell might be a bit relieved if the 33-year-old doesn't join him on the plane to Japan.

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