England player ratings vs Italy: Who shone and who flopped in Rome?
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