Belfast Telegraph

Home Sport Rugby

England player ratings

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

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here


From Belfast Telegraph