What's the best definition of being Australian?

Wearing thongs? Putting snags on the barbie? Standing under your cold shower head for an hour because it's 1000 degrees outside and it's only Spring?

All of these are typically Australian things to do, but nothing is better or sweeter than beating the English!

Yes! Australians love to see their Commonwealth rivals struggle in sport and over the years we've seen many of their teams falter at the first hurdle. Football, cricket and rugby union - three sports the English invented, three sports in which they've been dumped out of the World Cup.

We all got up on Saturday morning hoping to see the Wallabies progress into the next round. What eventuated was a master class from the forwards.

In addition to Bernard Foley pulling the strings, the men in green and gold were too strong for England. Their performance was second to none, easily the best under Michael Cheika's reign.

Not only did it catch Stuart Lancaster and his men by surprise, it also sent a shock wave throughout the entire World Cup.

Check out the gallery above for the best images from a memorable night ... for Australia.