Oita, Oct. 19 -- The strains of English rugby anthem "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" were already triumphantly swirling around Oita Stadium when Anthony Watson intercepted a long pass out wide and bounded over for England's fourth try that clinched a record-tying win over Australia.

A 40-16 victory. A place in the Rugby World Cup semifinals. An unprecedented seven straight wins over its bitter rival.

For England and its jubilant fans, days do not get much better than this.

Making it worse for the Wallabies, an Australian masterminded the entire thing.

"At this moment," said England coach Eddie Jones, when asked if he had any sympathy for his native country, "there's not a lot of sympathy. No."

A humiliating 33-13 loss to Australia at the ...