September 23, 2021

England player ratings: Forwards shine

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England’s forwards shone the most in their 40-0 victory over Georgia at Twickenham for the visitors’ first ever visit to the home of English rugby. Hooker Jamie George grabbed a hat-trick, while the pack scrummaged well and dominated at the lineout.

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Maro Itoje once again stood out in England colours, in a typical all-action performance Maro Itoje once again stood out in England colours, in a typical all-action performance

Maro Itoje once again stood out in England colours, in a typical all-action performance

England player ratings from Eddie Jones’ side’s 40-0 Autumn Nations Cup victory over Georgia at Twickenham as forwards stand out…

15 Elliot Daly: Appeared on the scoresheet and was tidy, but did not light up Twickenham on his return. 6/10

Elliot Daly scored a try in a solid shift, but England's backs did not particularly have the desired impact Elliot Daly scored a try in a solid shift, but England's backs did not particularly have the desired impact

Elliot Daly scored a try in a solid shift, but England’s backs did not particularly have the desired impact

14 Jonathan Joseph: Limped off in the first half with an injury to end an otherwise successful conversion to wing. 6/10

13 Ollie Lawrence: Never saw enough ball to prove he can emulate the power of Manu Tuilagi. 6/10

12 Henry Slade: England didn’t get the best out of him at inside-centre. Rethink needed. 6/10

11 Jonny May: Now experiencing his longest try-less run under Eddie Jones. 6/10

10 Owen Farrell: Back at fly-half for England and failed to make an impact against dogged opponents. 6/10

9 Ben Youngs: Given a battle by his opposite number but finished the afternoon in credit. 6/10

1 Ellis Genge: Fiery and confrontational, he rampaged into the white wall. 7/10

2 Jamie George: Became the first England hooker to score a hat-trick. Man-of-the-match display. 8/10

Jamie George became the first hooker in the history of the men's England side to score a hat-trick Jamie George became the first hooker in the history of the men's England side to score a hat-trick

Jamie George became the first hooker in the history of the men’s England side to score a hat-trick

3 Will Stuart: Contributed to a dominant scrum display as the screw was turned on Georgia. 8/10

4 Charlie Ewels: Repeatedly caught the line-out ball that led to George’s tries. A force in the tight. 7/10

5 Joe Launchbury: Another engine room giant who threw himself at a side who kept on coming. 7/10

6 Maro Itoje: Switched to blindside flanker and was everywhere, making his presence felt in all departments. 8/10

7 Jack Willis: A try-scoring debutant who clearly has a long international future ahead of him. 7/10

Back-row Jack Willis celebrates a try on his Test debut Back-row Jack Willis celebrates a try on his Test debut

Back-row Jack Willis celebrates a try on his Test debut

8 Billy Vunipola: Started strongly but faded as the game wore on. Not his usual safe self. 6/10

Replacements – Max Malins made his debut off the bench and while Eddie Jones sent on the cavalry, it did not have quite the desired impact. 6/10