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England player ratings against Uruguay

Published 10/10/2015

England's centre Henry Slade (R) runs in to score England's fifth try during the Pool A match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between England and Uruguay at Manchester City Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on October 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS
England's centre Henry Slade (R) runs in to score England's fifth try during the Pool A match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between England and Uruguay at Manchester City Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on October 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

ALEX GOODE: Did little to show that he will put serious pressure on Mike Brown for the permanent full-back spot. 6 (out of 10).

ANTHONY WATSON: Once again showed that with his speed and footwork he is England's best wing. Two tries. 7.

HENRY SLADE: Impressive stuff from the Exeter centre, with a range of skills that make it baffling this was his only appearance of the tournament. 8

OWEN FARRELL: Steady performance at inside centre - but finally missed a kick. 6

JACK NOWELL: Looked fairly sharp - especially when Uruguay were tiring and grabbed a hat-trick of tries. 7.

GEORGE FORD: Is he better than Farrell at fly-half? The jury is still out after this game. 6

DANNY CARE: His sniping runs and timing of the pass caused plenty of problems. 7

MAKO VUNIPOLA: Uruguay struggled to cope with his sheer bulk and he made serious in-roads. 7

TOM YOUNGS: Suffered an injury in the first half and had to be substituted. 6

DAN COLE: Comfortable evening for the prop, never put under pressure. 6

JOE LAUNCHBURY: One of the few England players to emerge from the tournament with his reputation enhanced. 7.

GEOFF PARLING: Dominant in the line-out - in fact virtually unchallenged. 6.

JAMES HASKELL: A pretty miserable evening for the flanker who seemed to be trying too hard. Knocked on twice. 5.

CHRIS ROBSHAW: His last match as England captain? Probably, and will not keep this one in his video scrapbook. 6.

NICK EASTER: A remarkable hat-trick of tries for the 37-year-old. Who would have imagined that? Named man of the match. 8

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