15. Ben Foden – 7
One excellent break from the new Dad stood out. Solid if not spectacular.
14. Chris Ashton – 6
Better, but finishing this year’s championship without a try will sting. Needs to re-find his form, if Northampton give him a game.
13. Manu Tuilagi – 6
Not poor but also not his greatest performance. A few handling errors and failed to burst through the opposition defence as we saw him do so against France.
12. Brad Barritt – 7
Unsung hero. Carried well, made his tackles. Has not had a bad game all tournament.
11. David Stettle – 6
Not really a game for wingers, but he worked hard and made one important tackle on Keith Earls.
10. Owen Farrell – 7
Good kickers win Tests and 20 points is not to be frowned at. Still waiting to see him cut loose.
9. Lee Dickson – 5
A tough afternoon. Distribution was slow, perhaps under instruction.
1. Alex Corbisiero – 8
Magnificent. Turned over both Mike Ross and Tom Court comfortably. A Lions spot next year looks reasonable.
2. Dylan Hartley – 7
Effective in the loose with some big defence, his work in the front row paid dividends.
3. Dan Cole – 8
His development has perhaps gone unnoticed but it has been rapid. Great power.
4. Mouritz Botha – 6
No faulting his work rate. Could have perhaps given more, his substitution a surprise.
5. Goeff Parling – 6
Run an efficient lineout, but slipped up a few times in the loose.
6. Tom Croft – 7
Oh dear. Spilling a try scoring pass nearly ruined the good work from Paris, but the confidence from that victory was present.
7. Chris Robshaw – 7
Has left everything on the pitch this tournament, not always getting the acclaim he’s deserved. A natural leader, if not a natural openside.
8. Ben Morgan – 8
What a find he has proved to be. Great power once again.
No impact was greater than that of Ben Youngs, whose marshalling of England’s dominant pack paid dividends. His try seemed to exorcise some ghosts. Tom Palmer was effective in the lineout.
by Ben Coles