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Player Ratings: History makers

Warren Fortune rates the England players!

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15 Mike Brown

He was definitely one of the hard workers in the England backline. He made plenty of metres with ball in hand, but he also conceded a few turnovers.

6/10

14 Anthony Watson

He did not see a lot of the ball, but the ball he did get was used quite well. He was one of the few England players to rack up the running metres.

6/10

13 Jonathan Joseph

Like many of his fellow teammates, he hardly saw the ball. However, he was solid on defence in the midfield.

6/10

12 Owen Farrell

He made more tackles than any other backline player in the England team and made some good decisions when the ball did come his way. His try towards the end of the game is also be one to remember.

8/10

11 Jack Nowell

The powerful wing had a hard job covering his channel on defence, but he did a fantastic job. He also got over the advantage line on the few occasions he got the ball.

7/10

10 George Ford

He was solid in the tackle and made all the right decisions in the flyhalf channel. His kicking game was also spot on in the wet condition.

7/10

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9 Ben Youngs

He missed a few tackles and he did not get a lot of opportunities to set his backline up. However, his distribution was good.

6/10

8 Billy Vunipola

An outstanding performance by the No.8. He got his team over the advantage line every time he got the ball and he racked up the running metres. He was another player in the team who also tackled his heart out.

8/10

7 James Haskell

He made more tackles than any other player in the team and on a day when defence mattered, Haskell stood head and shoulders above the rest.

8/10

6 Chris Robshaw

The former captain did some good things with ball in hand and he was quite brilliant at times at the breakdown.

7/10

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5 George Kruis

The big lock was a bit quiet at times, but he did his part in a defensive masterclass.

6/10

4 Maro Itoje

He secured valuable ball for his team at line-out time and although he missed a few tackles, he was also a demon on defence.

7/10

3 Dan Cole

He was again a colossus in the scrums before fatigue seemed to get the better of him in the second half.

7/10

2 Dylan Hartley (captain)

Another player who tackled his heart out. He led from the front when he scored the opening try and kept his team calm under pressure.

7/10

1 Mako Vunipola

You seldom get to see a prop make more than 15 tackles in game. An outstanding contribution by the player.

7/10

Replacements: 

16 Jamie George (On for Hartley, 70th min)

Not enough time to be rated.

17 Matt Mullan (On for M Vunipola, 66th min)

Not enough time to be rated

18 Paul Hill (On for Cole, 66th min)

Not enough time to be rated

19 Joe Launchbury (On for Robshaw, 72nd minute)

Not enough time to be rated

20 Courtney Lawes (On for Kruis, 56th min)

Showed a clean pair of heels in one break and held his own on defence.

5/10

21 Jack Clifford (On for Haskell, 72nd min)

Not enough time to be rated.

22 Danny Care (On for Youngs, 66th min)

Not enough time to be rated.

23 Elliot Daly (On for Watson 77th min)

Not enough time to be rated.

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