Australian rugby is at arguably its lowest ebb less than 12 months out from the World Cup and its future does not look bright, as its governing body comes under heavy criticism.
The Wallabies' loss to England reflects the struggles Australian rugby union is facing but turning around the fortunes of the men's game will be no quick fix.
Australia slump to their ninth defeat in 13 Tests with a controversial 37-18 loss to England at Twickenham, capping off a disappointing year.
It can be argued the fortunes of the Wallabies are at an all-time low, and now they are being held responsible for the All Blacks misfiring in the build-up to next year's World Cup.
Six Nations grand slam winners Ireland beat the All Blacks 16-9 to lay down a marker ahead of next year's World Cup, while in Italy the Wallabies earn a 17-point victory over Italy in Padova.
Wales triumph 9-6 in Cardiff to record their first victory over the Wallabies in 10 years and continue Australia's diabolical 2018 rugby campaign.
The fiercest rivalry in trans-Tasman sport heads to Tokyo with the Wallabies looking for a Bledisloe Cup triumph over the All Blacks. Follow the action in our live ScoreCentre.
The All Blacks have turned Harlem Globetrotters in a dazzling 37-20 victory over the Wallabies in Yokohama, to complete a series clean sweep.
The heat is on the Wallabies a year out from the Rugby World Cup, but coach Michael Cheika remains solid behind his coaching staff ahead of Bledisloe Cup game three in Tokyo.
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