Man Mark­ing

The Sunday Telegraph - Sport - - Natwest Six Nations - By Daniel Schofield at Twick­en­ham

4

An­thony Wat­son Full-back Set the tone for a ragged team per­for­mance by spilling Sex­ton’s early bomb that led to Rin­grose’s score be­fore suf­fer­ing an in­jury.

7

Mako Vu­nipola Prop Took over the man­tle as go-to ball-car­rier with 15 car­ries with­out re­ally break­ing through. Com­pletely emp­tied the tank.

6

Jonny May Wing Snatched a try but that was too lit­tle too late. Al­ways strug­gles to in­volve him­self when the ball does not come to his wing.

5

Dy­lan Hart­ley Hooker Never es­tab­lished a rap­port with An­gus Gard­ner and must take re­spon­si­bil­ity for col­lec­tive brain fade at the end of the first half.

3

Jonathan Joseph Cen­tre Made next to no im­pact. Partly a re­sult of Eng­land’s back-foot ball but would ex­pect a bet­ter re­turn than one me­tre gained off seven car­ries.

5

Kyle Sinck­ler Prop Brought the en­ergy that Jones wanted but not the dis­ci­pline, con­ced­ing three costly penal­ties. Worth per­se­ver­ing with.

3

Ben Te’o Cen­tre Aban­don­ing the twin play­maker sys­tem was a fail­ure. Te’o could not pro­vide the go-for­ward des­per­ately needed.

5

Maro Itoje Lock A dis­ap­point­ing tour­na­ment fin­ished on a mis­er­able note. Try­ing to do too much and ends up mak­ing too many er­rors.

8

El­liot Daly Wing By far Eng­land’s most dan­ger­ous weapon and snaf­fled his tries well. Sus­pi­cion still re­mains that his tal­ents are wasted on wing.

5

Ge­orge Kruis Lock Brought in to lock down the line-out, which he more or less did, but less ef­fec­tive else­where, cough­ing up two turnovers.

6

Owen Far­rell Fly-half Grew into the game af­ter en­dur­ing a poor, wild start. At­tacked the line well and cute grub­ber for Daly’s first try.

6

Chris Rob­shaw Flanker Proper tus­sle ver­sus O’Ma­hony and you could say that it fin­ished hon­ours even. Guar­an­tees work rate, but does Jones need more?

6

Richard Wigglesworth Scrum-half Did the best that he could off the back foot. Made a cou­ple of nice box kicks, although he was not in the same class as Mur­ray.

4

James Haskell Flanker Most con­spic­u­ous in­volve­ment was when Owen Far­rell booted a clear­ance into his head, which pretty much sums up Eng­land’s day.

4

Sam Sim­monds No 8 Huge tal­ent and ef­fort, but sim­ply not his game. The re­turn of Billy Vu­nipola will be like the sec­ond com­ing for Eng­land.

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