England player ratings vs Samoa: 2023 Rugby World Cup - Page 2 of 3 - Ruck

England player ratings vs Samoa: 2023 Rugby World Cup

5 Ollie Chessum He displayed remarkable speed when scoring his try and maintained unwavering defensive resolve, establishing himself as England’s most dependable forward at this time. 7

6 Courtney Lawes Confusingly kept on after picking up a nasty knock, this was probably one of Lawes worst ever displays. He missed two tackles (only making one) in the game. Finally departed after 58 minutes. 4

7 Tom Curry While he’s added significant muscle mass, it appears that this has somewhat hampered his speed, making it challenging for him to compete effectively at the RUCKs. 5

8 Ben Earl England’s best player yet again. He was absolutely everywhere. 8

9 Alex Mitchell Delayed around the breakdown, constantly putting England under pressure. 4

10 George Ford FHe dazzled early with seamless passes in both directions, but seemed to lose his way as Samoa gained control. However, he redeemed himself with a crucial try-saving tackle after the halftime break before exiting after 50 minutes. 6.5

11 Jonny May We’re uncertain why he continues to be selected over the lightning-fast Henry Arundell, Seemed to spend the whole afternoon running sideways.. 4

12 Owen Farrell (c)It was an extraordinary day for the captain as he surpassed Jonny Wilkinson’s point record and exhibited unwavering defensive skills with 12 tackles. Nevertheless, today’s events made it abundantly clear that the Ford-Farrell partnership must now be reconsidered and discarded. He then somehow let the shot clock run down to zero with his resulting penalty cancelled out 6.5