15. Alex Goode – 7
Showed some good touches when running the ball from deep, doing enough to be withdrawn at half-time in preparation from Saturday. If England go for two full backs, Goode will be involved.
14. George Lowe – 7
Looked excellent before his withdrawal due to injury, harassing the defence and taking his try well. Prognosis on his injury a concern.
13. Anthony Allen – 7
Botched a strong scoring chance at the end of the second half but plenty of great assists to put his hand up for a shot in the centres.
12. Jordan Turner-Hall – 6
Good work in the build-up to Care’s score. Carried well but was unspectacular, a simple break setting up Lowe’s try.
11. Christian Wade – 7
Yes he scored another hat-trick, but his defence at times was not up to standard. Carried well going forward, bouncing back even after getting knocked to the ground on more than one occasion. If he can work on his tackling, he could become quite the player.
10. Charlie Hodgson – 6
Too many missed conversions and dodgy passes spoiled what started out as a great performance full of impressive tactical kicking.
9. Danny Care – 8
Man on a mission and his try was well deserved. Never let the tempo drop, played the ball well and delivered an excellent kick for Wade’s first try. Into the 22.
1. Matt Mullan – 5
Expected to dominate in the scrum, it never happened for the Worcester prop and he toiled away throughout the afternoon in various rucks.
2. Joe Gray – 5
A few dodgy throws in the lineout and was rarely seen carrying in the loose, a fact that was made all the more clear after he was replaced by Tom Youngs.
3. Paul Doran-Jones – 6
Plenty of good tackling and fared better on his side of the scrum, but has slipped down the pecking order with Alex Corbisiero’s return to fitness.
4. Graham Kitchener – 6
One galloping try and a couple of nice takes at the restart. Lineout proved tricky going however.
5. George Robson – 6
Missed a big opportunity to put the pressure on Tom Palmer. Lineout occasionally fell to pieces and we didn’t see enough of him carrying the ball.
6. James Haskell – 4
Very disappointing. Yellow carded in the first half and failed to carry the ball up as England needed him to. Missed a big chance for Test selection.
7. Carl Fearns – 6
Anonymous much like Haskell going forward, but was seen putting in his fair share of tackles. Work in progress and replaced early by Jamie Gibson.
8. Thomas Waldrom – 8
Excellent. The Barbarians could not live with his power as he continually charged through the first tackler, bouncing over for his first try and smashing away the scrum-half Abrahams for his second. England need his power for the Test match in Joburg.
Taking out Dave Strettle and then Alex Goode at half-time left England short in the backs, meaning that Lee Dickson was deployed on the wing. Nick Abendanon did well considering he’d been with the squad for 24 hours, whilst Jamie Gibson toiled and Tom Youngs carried well.
by Ben Coles