15. Ben Foden – 6
Confidence restored, but failed to beat many Welsh defenders. Tighter kicking game and comfortable under the high ball.
14. Chris Ashton – 4
Concerning. Wrong option looking to cut infield rather than take on the defence on the outside. Short on confidence and struggling.
13. Manu Tuilagi – 7
Welcomed back. Defensively solid, brilliantly physical, nearly scored. Has been missed.
12. Brad Barritt – 7
Essential. Calls to drop him in mid-week were madness. The defensive lynchpin.
11. David Strettle – 7
Relished being back at Twickenham. Important tap tackle in the second minute, unlucky not to score at the death.
10. Owen Farrell – 8
Very exciting. No problems moving to 10, threw out some great passes and kicked well, missing one shot at goal. Long-term man.
9. Lee Dickson – 6
A bit slow at times with the passes, but nevertheless effective and raised the tempo.
1. Alex Corbisiero – 6
Mixed. Very strong in the loose but suffered at the scrum against Adam Jones.
2. Dylan Hartley – 6
Nothing too flash, working in the dark arts. Needs competition.
3. Dan Cole – 6
Scrummaged better, but gave away two penalties which Priestland converted. Careless.
4. Mouritz Botha – 8
Impressive. Fills the enforcer role brilliantly, worked well with Geoff Parling.
5. Geoff Parling – 7
Very good first start. Ran the lineout well, pressuring Ken Owens.
6. Tom Croft – 7
Much better. Crucial steals in the lineout and got his hands on the ball more in the loose as he’d needed to.
7. Chris Robshaw – 6
Overshadowed by Sam Warburton, but England’s leader never stops working, and the praise from his team mates regarding his leadership says it all.
8. Ben Morgan – 7
How England have needed his thrust and power. Worked hard at the breakdown along with making big runs.
A low point. Lawes error led to the Williams’ try, whilst England lost a little speed with Youngs on the field.
by Ben Coles