Test

Care eager to rub salt into Australia's wounds

Danny Care said England are fuelled by a determination to inflict a series whitewash on "wounded" Australia by winning the third and final Test in Sydney on Saturday.

Eddie Jones' side beat the Wallabies 23-7 in Melbourne last weekend to seal a first series victory Down Under, having triumphed 39-28 in Brisbane seven days earlier.

England also leapfrogged Michael Cheika's side to go second in the world rankings, but scrum-half Care wants to finish off the job in style this weekend.

"We don't just want to beat Australia twice and think we're great. We don't think we're great, we want to go and do it again. We want to win 3-0," he said in an interview tweeted on the England Rugby account.

"All our focus is on Sydney on Saturday night and going up there and putting on a performance that everyone can be proud of.

"Paul Gustard [defence coach] and Eddie and Steve [forwards coach Borthwick] set the tone early doors today in saying that nothing other than 3-0 is good enough. We've set the bar now kind of in the last two games even though we still haven't played as well as we think we can do.

"We've beaten a very good side twice, but we know that we need to back it up now. We've set the benchmark; no open field tries [conceded], it was one from a set-piece but the way the lads defended the line at the weekend was unbelievable.

"They're going to be wounded, they're going to come out fighting for their lives to try and salvage something. For us it's another chance to play against one of the best teams in the world and try to get the win."