English Defeats That Aussies Loved


It was another proud sporting moment for England overnight.

The English Cricket team lost 8-8 to lose their Twenty20 international against India in a moment that will join the many, many others in the English sporting Hall of Shame.

Australian sporting fans love nothing more than to see England suffer an embarrassing sporting defeat and we have complied this list of ten moments that are sure to make Australian sporting fans smile.

Australia vs England 2003 International Friendly

It may have only been a friendly, but Australia beating England in 2003 remains one of our greatest football moments.

The Australian squad was made up of the bulk of the team that ended up leading us to the knockout stages of the 2006 World Cup and Tony Popovic, Harry Kewell and Brett Emerton scored three goals to lead us to an upset victory over a star-studded English outfit.

2015 Rugby World Cup

Australia may not have won the 2015 Rugby World Cup, but it felt like we had when we beat England in the pool stages.

Not only did this win ensure our safe progress through to the knockout stages, but it meant that England became the first host nation in the history of the Rugby World Cup to be eliminated in the pool stages.

2015 Cricket World Cup

2015 was not a great year for England at World Cup’s.

England went into the 2015 Cricket World Cup as one of the main threats to Australia, but disappointing losses against New Zealand and Sri Lanka ensured that they had to win their final pool game with Bangladesh to qualify for the knockout stages.

They failed to do this and joined Zimbabwe as the only Test playing nation to be eliminated in the pool stages.

2006/2007 Ashes Clean Sweep

This was far from the first time that the English cricket team have embarrassed themselves on Australian soil.

England were riding high after they reclaimed the Ashes for the first time in over 15 years during the 2005 Series in England, but Australia wasted no time taking their revenge.

Australia completed an incredible clean sweep to reclaim the urn and even managed to win the second Test in Adelaide after England scored 551 runs in the first innings!

2013/2014 Ashes Clean Sweep

It was a case of deja-vu for England during the 2013/2014 Ashes Series.

Australian Cricket had been through some tough times in the lead-up to this Test Series, but that was all forgotten when Mitchell Johnson tore through England to deliver us yet another Ashes clean sweep.

Australia vs England Rugby Union International 1998

It is fair to say that Australian Rugby Union peaked in the late 1990s, which is the precise time that England were really struggling.

England hit their biggest low during a one-off Test with Australia at Lang Park in 1998 when they suffered a horrific 76-0 defeat at the hands of the Aussies.

This really was an outstanding year for Australian Rugby Union – we went on to sweep New Zealand 3-0 in the Bledisloe Cup.

Australia vs Great Britain Rugby League League International 2002

The Australian Rugby League team have inflicted a number of heavy defeats on Great Britain and England over the years, but the biggest came in 2002.

Great Britain made the long trip to Australia for a one-off Test and they really should not have bothered – Australia cruised to a 64-10 victory and embarrassed the Super League on the global stage.

Euro 2016

Australia doesn’t even have to be involved for us to take a great deal of satisfaction from an England loss.

England went into their Euro 2016 2nd Round clash with Iceland as dominant favourites and looked set to record a dominant victory when they scored in the opening minutes.

Iceland were quick to equalise and they scored again before England spent the next 70 minutes trying and failing to find an equaliser.

2002 Ashes Test At The Gabba

This is the moment that Nasser Hussain is never going to let down.

Hussain won the toss and elected to send Australia in an attempt to build pressure on the star-studded Australian top order.

It didn’t work.

Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting both scored centuries and Australia finished the opening day at 2/364.

England were never able to recover and suffered another embarrassing defeat.

Lleyton Hewitt vs Tim Henman Wimbledon 2002

Tim Henman was a great bloke and a good tennis player, but it was always pretty funny that he was never able to deliver England a much sought-after Wimbledon title.

Henman had an opportunity to make his first Wimbledon final when he faced Lleyton Hewitt in the semi-finals of the 2002 tournament, but Hewitt was far too good and went on to beat David Nalbandian in the final.

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