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How England's players rated in the autumn international programme

England produced a clean sweep of victories in the autumn with defeats of South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia.

Here Press Association Sport rates the players used by Eddie Jones.

Starters -

MIKE BROWN: Too charged up against Australia but an otherwise solid autumn from the ever-reliable Harlequins full-back. 7

ALEX GOODE: Strong showing against Fiji in his only appearance of the autumn, but remains on the fringes as Jones is unconvinced. 7

MARLAND YARDE: Heaped with praise by Jones, but misses tackles and rarely breaks them. 6

SEMESA ROKODUGUNI: Marked his second cap with an exciting display against Fiji, but there are flaws in his game that Jones wants rectified. 6

JONNY MAY: Two tries in three appearances headlined a strong return to the international fold after a long-term absence through injury. 7

ELLIOT DALY: Played centre and wing and was superb until his hare-brained red card against Argentina. 6

OWEN FARRELL: Failed to scale the heights evident against Australia in the summer as he continues his recovery from a back injury. 7

JONATHAN JOSEPH: An outstanding autumn from an increasingly rounded player who is now far more than a lethal finisher with an eye for a gap. 8

GEORGE FORD: Consistency is a minor issue, but England's fly-half is an otherwise fantastic player as demonstrated by his masterclass against Argentina. 8

BEN YOUNGS: A battle royal with Conor Murray for the Lions nine jersey awaits after excelling across all four Tests, his dummies providing the highlights. 9

MAKO VUNIPOLA: Started the series stronger than he finished it, but a world-class loosehead with the skills of a centre. 8

DYLAN HARTLEY: Not England's best hooker and fitness is an issue, but his leadership makes him indispensable. 7

DAN COLE: Found himself in Australia's cross-hairs after his scrummaging technique was questioned, but responded well. As solid as ever. 8

COURTNEY LAWES: England's remarkable depth at lock is personified by Lawes, who is not part of the first-choice pairing despite his heroics this autumn. 9

GEORGE KRUIS: Made a seamless return for the second half of the series after making a rapid comeback from ankle surgery. 8

JOE LAUNCHBURY: A pair of titanic displays were marred by the ban received for kicking a Fijian opponent in the head. 8

CHRIS ROBSHAW: Produced another defensive masterclass in the rearguard action against Argentina. His work rate is remarkable. 9

TOM WOOD: Jones turned to the Northampton flanker as a stop-gap measure, but his sterling efforts may force the head coach to revise his thinking. 8

TEIMANA HARRISON: Encouraging signs that he could become an established international, but still lacking in power. 6

BILLY VUNIPOLA: The jewel in England's crown under Jones, Vunipola was magnificent until a knee injury ended his campaign early. 9

NATHAN HUGHES: Had the biggest shoes in the squad to fill in replacing Vunipola, but grew in stature against Australia. 7

Replacements -

JAMIE GEORGE: Pushing Hartley very hard at hooker. 7

JOE MARLER: Better defensively and at the set-piece than Mako Vunipola. 7

KYLE SINCKLER: An autumn bursting with promise. 7

DAVE ATTWOOD: A peripheral figure in the series. 6

CHARLIE EWELS: Has added to England's depth at lock. 6

DANNY CARE: Now clearly trailing in Youngs' slipstream. 5

BEN TE'O: Provides power, but still an unknown quantity. 6

HENRY SLADE: A bit-part player who is struggling to make an impression. 5


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