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ALEX GOODE: Outjumped for Henshaw's try but bailed England out on one occasion. 5

ANTHONY WATSON: Glided into space in one attacking run but looked fragile in defence at times. 5

JONATHAN JOSEPH: Unable to produce the dazzling footwork he showed against Italy and Wales. 5

LUTHER BURRELL: Place in the team must be under threat after this ineffective display. 5

JACK NOWELL: One of England's better performers on a day when the team played poorly. 6

GEORGE FORD: Schooled by Jonathan Sexton in his worst performance for England. 5

BEN YOUNGS: Started brightly but faded and had little influence on the game. 5

JOE MARLER: Put in a trademark big hit but this was not an afternoon to remember. 6

DYLAN HARTLEY: England lost three of their own line-outs so an inquest looms. 5

DAN COLE: Conspicuous in the loose but it was Ireland who bossed the breakdown. 6

DAVE ATTWOOD: England needed his ferocity, but it was Ireland's locks who ruled. 6

GEORGE KRUIS: Will surely lose his place for the Scotland game with Courtney Lawes fit again. 6

JAMES HASKELL: Brutish as ever, carrying and tackling with his usual intent. 6

CHRIS ROBSHAW: Outstanding against Wales and Italy, but did not scale those heights here. 6

BILLY VUNIPOLA: England's most effective carrier, making one big break. 7


TOM YOUNGS: Little chance to shine. 5

MAKO VUNIPOLA: England would have wanted more. 5

TOM CROFT: Could not make an impact. 5

NICK EASTER: Disappointing way to win his 50th cap.

BLLY TWELVETREES: Tried his best. 6

RICHARD WIGGLESWORTH: The game was already slipping away when he arrived. 5


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