Australia narrowly avoided back-to-back defeats for the first time in over 30 years as they came from behind to defeat England 16-12 in their second match of the 2014 Four Nations tournament at AAMI Park in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon.

The Kangaroos were expected to get the job done relatively easily against the visitors, but despite crossing for first points of the match through Michael Jennings, soon found themselves trailing 12-4 at the break courtesy of tries to Kallum Watkins and Ryan Hall.

Playing the second half with just three healthy bodies on the bench, Australia mounted a comeback with tries in quick succession to Ben Hunt and Greg Inglis to restore their lead, and hung on at the death despite some desperate English attack late in the match.

Check out all the highlights from a thrilling Test match in the video above.

Earlier, Game III of the Four Nations tournament saw New Zealand come from behind to defeat Samoa 14-12 at Whangarei. Click here to watch full highlights of that match.

Australia 16 (Michael Jennings, Ben Hunt, Greg Inglis tries; Cameron Smith 2/3 goals) def. England 12 (Kallum Watkins, Ryan Hall tries; Gareth Widdop 2/2 goals)