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MIKE BROWN: Played too much on emotion at times, but made some good runs. 6

MARLAND YARDE: Scored a try but defensively fragile and rarely breaks a tackle. 6

JONATHAN JOSEPH: England's star man, plundering two tries and creating one for Yarde. 8

OWEN FARRELL: Kicked beautifully and tackled with ferocity. 8

JONNY MAY: Looked for work and threatened to break free on occasion. 7

GEORGE FORD: Targeted by Australia but stood up to the heavy traffic that came his way. 7

BEN YOUNGS: Ran in a brilliant solo try by dummying Nick Phipps after taking a quick-tap penalty. 8

MAKO VUNIPOLA: Started the autumn stronger than he finished it, but still superb. 7

DYLAN HARTLEY: Led England with customary grit and determination. 7

DAN COLE: Illegal scrummaging was highlighted by Australia, but he was solid. 7

COURTNEY LAWES: Ran himself into the ground and could have done no more. 8

GEORGE KRUIS: A constant menace in the tight where he carried the fight to Australia. 8

CHRIS ROBSHAW: Unable to scale the heights of Argentina, but still outstanding. 8

TOM WOOD: Exceptional work rate and tackled his heart out. 8

NATHAN HUGHES: Grew in stature throughout the match, filling the shoes of Billy Vunipola with aplomb. 8

Replacements - Injury has reduced the impact of England's bench, but the arrival of front rows Jamie George and Joe Marler were particularly welcome. 7

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