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Five things learned from England v Uruguay

Published 10/10/2015

Henry Slade made the most of his opportunity
Henry Slade made the most of his opportunity

England ended their disappointing World Cup campaign with a resounding 60-3 rout of Uruguay in Manchester.

Here, Press Association Sport picks out five things we learned from the match at the Manchester City Stadium.

1. Henry Slade's skills will soon make him difficult to leave out. He brings a freshness, variety and vitality that make the Exeter centre really stand out.

2. Chris Robshaw has probably played his last game as captain. His personal performance summed up an underwhelming display by England.

3. George Ford is by no means the finished article. His omission against Wales may have been hugely controversial at the time but now, more than ever, it looks the right call.

4. Experience should be treasured. Nick Easter, aged 37, started his first England game for four years and responded with a excellent performance including two tries.

5. Luis Suarez would have been more intimidating than some of his fellow countrymen. They tried hard but the physical mismatch was overwhelming.

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