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

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

10 George Ford: A relatively quiet day for the fly-half. His axis with Farrell continues to impress though with Ford collecting from the Saracens man to score England’s fifth. 7.5/10

9 Ben Youngs: Suffered a serious looking knee injury after 10 minutes and had to be stretchered off. N/A

8 Sam Simmonds: Tackled everything that moved. Then secured the bonus-point with a try on his Six Nations debut before adding a second late one. An eye-catching performance for sure. 9/10

7 Chris Robshaw: His work rate throughout was simply phenomenal. He was everywhere and cleared out ruck after ruck. 7.5/10

6 Courtney Lawes: Started superbly in defence as he tackled everything in blue that moved. Didn’t look out of place in the back-row,  impressing particularly with his high-flying lineout work. 8/10

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