15. James Hook: 8/10
A skilful showing from Hook, both from his starting position of full back and outside half. Took the crucial try very well and kicked superbly.
14. George North: 7/10
A few powerful runs from the younger winger, whose work rate was noticeably higher than last week.
13. Jamie Roberts: 7/10
A big defensive effort from the trainee-doctor, and made a few telling carries. Arguably shouldn’t have been sin-binned at the start of the second-half.
12. Gavin Henson: 7/10
Henson was unlucky to be forced off with a wrist injury, having shown glimpses of his previous class, working nicely with centre partner Roberts. Means it would be a massive gamble to take him to New Zealand.
11. Shane Williams: 7/10
A quiet afternoon for the wing wizard, but defended manfully against the far larger English backs.
10. Rhys Priestland: 7/10
Forced off with a thigh injury at half-time, but the Scarlet continued in a similar vein to his form at Twickenham, making the most of the scraps of position Wales were forced to live off in the first half.
9. Mike Phillips: 8/10
Yellow-carding aside, this was the best performance from Phillips for two years. Behind a retreating Welsh pack, the scrum-half more than held his own.
1. Paul James: 5/10
James’s defensive work-rate nearly compensated for a poor scrummaging display that saw him penalised regularly by referee Alain Rolland.
2. Lloyd Burns: 4/10
This was a first Wales start to forget for the Dragons player. The set piece was shambolic, with the occasion perhaps getting to a player who has only turned fully professional in the last season.
3. Craig Mitchell: 4/10
Another inexperienced front rower, and another humbling at the hands of more powerful opponents. Like James, was lucky not to be sin-binned .
4. Luke Charteris: 4/10
Struggled to impose himself against a physically dominant opposition. For a player bordering on seven foot it beggars belief that Wales struggled to use him in the line out.
5. Alun Wyn Jones: 4/10
Cut an anonymous figure for large parts of the match and is desperately short of form heading to the World Cup.
6. Dan Lydiate: 8/10
A massive improvement from last week. Not quite on the same level as his back row partner Warburton, but was responsible for disrupting an England team who were on the front foot for most of the game.
7. Sam Warburton: 9/10
A world class destructive performance from the captain. The Cardiff Blue was exceptional at the breakdown, turning English ball over throughout the eighty minutes.
8. Toby Faletau: 7/10
The youngster just about coped behind a retreating pack. Although a little rough around the edges, he once again displayed some of the ingredients that show him as a Number Eight worth preserving with.
16. Huw Bennett: 6/10
Common sense should have meant he had longer than the final four minutes on the pitch.
17. Ryan Bevington: 6/10
Came on with ten minutes to go, but injury saw him replaced with minutes left on the clock.
18. Josh Turnbull: 6/10
A makeshift second row replacement, on the hour mark, for Alun Wyn Jones. Made more of an impact than the man he replaced.
19. Justin Tipuric
20. Tavis Knoyle
21. Scott Williams: 6/10
The young centre continues to show in patches the potential he has to be a very good player at this level. The 23-year-old is far from the finished product, but coped adequately with having to fill the gap left by Henson.
22. Aled Brew: 5/10
A half-time replacement for the injured Priestland, Brew will be disappointed not to have furthered his World Cup chances, with little impact other than an impressive kick and chase.
By Paul French