Ben Moon 7
Another industrious display from the Exeter man. Handled himself well in the scrum and did his fair share of hard yards as ever in and around the loose. Should keep hold of the jersey in Mako Vunipola’s absence.
Dylan Hartley 6
Part of a pack that took the game right to New Zealand at the start and contributed heavily in first-half, before dotting down at the back of a rolling maul for second try. Taken off at half-time and line-out struggled badly without him throwing in.
Kyle Sinckler 7
Absolutely everywhere in first-half, tackling anything that moved in an All Blacks jersey and carried with real drive and impetus. Will have been disappointed to have knocked the ball on close to the New Zealand line in second-half. Still a bit rough around the edges with scrummaging needing some work but growing with every passing game.
Maro Itoje 7
Strong first-half as the lock was England’s go-to man in defence, phenomenal line-speed and always made himself an option in attack. Faded in second-half a little bit and outplayed by Retallick at the line-out.
George Kruis 6
Did well in first-half as part of forward pack that steamrollered New Zealand, but struggled to match that in second-half as Retallick and Whitelock gained the upper hand at the line-out. Could come under pressure from Lawes.
Brad Shields 6
Improved showing from last week, from a player with something of a point to prove to Steve Hansen. Provided real tenacious energy in defence giving All Blacks no time and space when they had ball. Tired in the second-half before being replaced, but left the field having emptied the tank.
Sam Underhill 8
A tour-de-force performance from the Bath-man. Hugely physical presence with some real bone-shaking tackles and ran some intelligent lines. Mightily unfortunate not to have been the match-winner at the end, having sent Beauden Barrett to New Zealand and back again with some incredible footwork. Ready-made for this level and should become regular fixture in back-row.
Mark Wilson 7
Continues to impress deputising for the injured Vunipola. A workaholic in defence but need to see more dynamism in his carrying if he is to become a regular squad member.
Ben Youngs 7
Masterful use of conditions in first-half with box-kicking game on the money and cut New Zealand defence with exquisite miss-pass for Ashton to dive in at the corner. Faded though in second-half with kicking radar off, and will have been grateful to have seen All Blacks spurn golden try-scoring chance having failed to find touch with one kick.
Owen Farrell 7
Heavy contributor in defence again, executing a perfect rip in first-half, stopped a charging Kieran Read in his tracks early in second before saving best to last with try-saving tackle that forced Damian McKenzie to knock on. That said will have been disappointed to have been caught out positionally for McKenzie’s try and as captain failed to build the lead turning down two shots at goal inside New Zealand’s 22.
Jonny May 7
Another strong showing from the wing, if not given many clear chances to have a run at the opposition line. Kept New Zealand defence on their toes, always a danger and threat with ball in hand as shown with one mazy run towards the end. Worked hard on kick-chase to disrupt All Blacks under the high ball.
Ben Teo 6
Better showing than last week, looking more lively and prominent in defence. Still looks a touch off the pace in attack though.
Henry Slade 6
Showed some nice delicate touches at times and produced a smart grubber-kick in the first-half to keep England playing in right areas. Still to see him at his best though in an England jersey.
Chris Ashton 7
Repaid Eddie Jones’ faith with try-scoring performance taking the one big chance that came his way. Like May had few opportunities in attack to have a real crack at opposing defence but worked hard in defence and on kick-chase. Replaced before the end but done enough to merit a run in the team.
Elliot Daly 6
Quieter game than last week, but definite signs of improvement under high ball. Not as effective as would have hoped, with jury still out on whether full-back is his best position.
Jamie George 5
Struggled. Brodie Retallick was a real nuisance at the line-out but losing that many throws on your own ball, some portion of the blame has to fall on thrower. Will be disappointed as knows he is better than that.
Alec Hepburn 6
Upon his introduction to the match, was more solid in the scrum than last week and carried to good effect. More of an impact player than a starter.
Harry Williams 6
Another impressive cameo from the Chiefs prop. Anchored the scrum well and did his work clearing out the rucks to good effect.
Charlie Ewels 6
Had more chance to impress coming on earlier than last week. Difficult however with England chasing the game but worked hard for the team. Chance from the start may come next week.
Courtney Lawes 7
Had a brief but highly efficient cameo in first-half where he racked up the tackles. So nearly the hero with his chargedown and desperately unlucky to see himself penalised for marginal offside call. Key member of this England squad.
Danny Care 6
At a time when Youngs was struggling his introduction brought more impetus to England’s attack, buzzed around the fringes keeping defenders honest and tried manfully as always to get good quick ball for the backline to work with but unable to find way through.
George Ford 6
Came on again in final quarter, and brought a touch more imagination to the attack looking to spark the backline into action. Deserves a go from the start against Japan.
Jack Nowell 6
Replaced Ashton in final quarter. Willing as ever to help out in defence and tried his best in attack but had no luck breaking down resolute New Zealand defence.