England player ratings vs Italy. RUCK marks every red rose player after their opening Six Nations victory against Italy. Scroll on down to see our player ratings.
15 Mike Brown: His defence was suspect all afternoon. He also saw very little of it in his hands and didn’t look to get involved as much as he usually does. 6/10
14 Anthony Watson: The winger looks like he’s put on a lot of muscle yet has retained his lightning burst of pace. Took his two tries expertly but drifted out of the game a little in the second half. 8.5/10
13 Ben Te’o: Defensively tested and stood up to the challenge. Considering he hasn’t played a lot of rugby, the powerful centre put in a decent display. 6.5/10
12 Owen Farrell: His goalkicking wasn’t squeaky clean but he scored a good try before setting up schoolmate Ford in the second half. Made breaks, zipped passes to runners going through holes and defended well with an unfamiliar man outside of him. 8/10
11 Jonny May: He’s had a great season with Leicester but by his high standards he had a poor game today. Was at fault for the first try and hardly threatened. 6/10