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England player ratings against Australia

Published 25/06/2016

Owen Farrell kicked 24 points in a man-of-the-match performance
Owen Farrell kicked 24 points in a man-of-the-match performance

MIKE BROWN: Roared his delight when scoring in the first half and this was trademark Brown. 8

ANTHONY WATSON: Showed his footballing skills with the delicate chip that set-up Brown's try. 8

JONATHAN JOSEPH: Becoming a very good defender, but would surely like to see more ball in attack. 8

OWEN FARRELL: Must surely be knocking on the door of world class after this man-of-the-match performance. 9

JACK NOWEL: Stripped the ball from Israel Folau in a feat of remarkable skill and athleticism. 8

GEORGE FORD: Attacked the line with intent in the first half and although he faded in influence, this was a turn that bodes well for the future. 8

BEN YOUNGS: Now beyond doubt England's number one scrum-half and this was another fine shift. 8

MAKO VUNIPOLA: Hard to improve on his heroics in Melbourne but almost managed that at Allianz Stadium. 8

DYLAN HARTLEY: The decision to appoint him captain appears better judged with each game. 8

DAN COLE: Crossed for a rare try and this has been a series to remember for the Leicester tighthead. 8

MARO ITOJE: Moved effortlessly into the back row when required, a player of dizzying potential. 8

GEORGE KRUIS: An unsung hero of England's pack whose work-rate and line-out expertise are first rate. 8

CHRIS ROBSHAW: Found himself back in his old position of openside and was every bit as effective. 8

TEIMANA HARRISON: Replaced on the half-hour mark after Eddie Jones chose to beef up his back row. 6

BILLY VUNIPOLA: Saved his best until last and this was the Billy Vunipola seen during the RBS 6 Nations. 9

Replacements -

JAMIE GEORGE: Plundered a key, late try. 8

MATT MULLAN: A late arrival. 7

PAUL HILL: Little chance to shine in brief cameo. 7

JOE LAUNCHBURY: Pushing so hard for a starting place.7

COURTNEY LAWES: Athletic and forceful. 8

JACK CLIFFORD: Fell off an important tackle. 8

DANNY CARE: Full of beans when he came on. 7

ELLIOT DALY: The centre packed down at number eight. 7

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