England have levelled the series after a 25-17 win over Australia at Suncorp Stadium.

The English started strong as Marcus Smith put Ellis Genge through a hole inside two minutes.

This set the tempo for the first half as the visitors dominated the collision battle and territory.

The Wallabies were struck down early by injury as Jordan Petaia was dazed after a tackle went awry.

Billy Vunipola opened the scoring in the fifth minute as they charged over from the rolling maul.

Two penalties from Owen Farrell kept the scoreboard ticking as they raced out to a 13-0 lead.

Replacement Izaia Perese saw himself yellow-carded shortly afterwards for a deliberate knockdown.

This allowed Farrell and England to build further pressure as they kicked two penalties with the Waratah in the bin.

Needing a response, the returning Taniela Tupou proved unstoppable from close as he barged over, reducing the margin to 19-7 at the break.

The Wallabies would suffer a further blow as Perese was carted from the field with a knee injury.

This failed to stop their momentum as Samu Kerevi sliced through the defence and crossed.

Marcus Smith was then sent for ten for his own deliberate knockdown, with Lolesio making no mistake with the resulting penalty.

From here, the hosts hunted for a response, however, struggled to finish off their chances as the English survived promising attacking efforts from Tom Wright and Marika Koroibete.

In the end, the English held on to level the series as Farrell kicked his seventh penalty of the night to seal the 25-17 victory.

Wallabies 17 (Tries:  Tupou, Kerevi; Cons Lolesio 2; Pens Lolesio 1) England 25 (Tries: B. Vunipola; Cons Farrell 1; Pens Farrell 6)

WALLABIES (1-15): Angus Bell, Dave Porecki, Taniela Tupou, Matt Philip, Cadeyrn Neville, Rob Leota, Michael Hooper (c), Rob Valetini, Nic White, Noah Lolesio, Marika Koroibete, Samu Kerevi, Hunter Paisami, Tom Wright, Jordan Petaia
Reserves: Folau Fainga'a, Scott Sio, James Slipper, Nick Frost, Pete Samu, Jake Gordon, James O'Connor, Izaia Perese

ENGLAND (1-15): Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Will Stuart, Maro Itjoe, Jonny Hill, Courtney Lawes (c), Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola, Jack Van Poortvliet, Marcus Smith, Joe Cokanasiga, Owen Farrell, Guy Porter, Jack Nowell, Freddie Steward
Reserves: Luke Cowan-Dicke, Mako Vunipola, Joe Heyes, Ollie Chessum, Lewis Ludlam, Will Joseph, Danny Care, Henry Arundell

Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Paul Williams (New Zealand); Craig Evans (Wales)
TMO: Joy Neville (Ireland)