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ALEX GOODE: Any doubt over whether England will take two specialist full-backs to the World Cup were ended by this display. 7

ANTHONY WATSON: Took his two tries brilliantly, although profited from some feeble French defending for the first. 8

HENRY SLADE: A debut to remember for the Exeter Chief who passed with intelligence and kept several moves going. 8

SAM BURGESS: Made two big hits, carried well and only blotted his copybook with a naive yellow card. 7

JONNY MAY: Injected pace into the backline move that led to Watson's first try and also finished with one himself. 7

OWEN FARRELL: Started well but England lost direction in the final quarter and must take his share of the blame. 6

RICHARD WIGGLESWORTH: Neat and tidy and had a good understanding with Farrell, but Ben Youngs is still England's first choice scrum-half. 6

MAKO VUNIPOLA: Grew in stature as the match progressed and was a t his best in the second half when he carried and tackled hard. 6

ROB WEBBER: England's lack of experience at hooker will see him make the World Cup, but he was average on this night. 5

KIERAN BROOKES: Departed with a wrist injury in the second half but had been solid until then. 6

GEORGE KRUIS: Playing for his ongoing presence in the training squad but may be cut next week. 5

GEOFF PARLING: Anonymous display as England's engine room, usually a source of strength. Struggled. 5

TOM WOOD: Led England for the third time and revelled in the responsibility, tackling hard and throwing himself into the battle. 7

CALUM CLARK: The high work-rate and bravery were admirable but it will not be enough to secure his place at England 2015. 6

BEN MORGAN: Lasted a half in his first appearance since breaking his leg in January and will be pleased for the game time. 6

Replacements -

LUKE COWAN-DICKIE: Responsible for England's late line-out woes. 4

ALEX CORBISIERO: Won a scrum penalty and gave one away. 5

DAVID WILSON: Little chance to shine. 5

DAVE ATTWOOD: England were struggling when he arrived. 5

JAMES HASKELL: Made some important interventions. 6

DANNY CARE: Threatened down the left wing. 6

DANNY CIPRIANI: The game was tighter when he came on. 5

BILLY TWELVETREES: Did not fall for him. 5


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