England player ratings vs Wales, August 17th 2019

Wales are top of the world rankings officially for the first time after defeating England 13-6 in Cardiff.

Here’s how we rated the England team:

15 Elliot Daly – England’s second top metre maker with 46. However, once again not great in defence, making just one tackle. 6

14 Anthony Watson: A late addition to the team. He didn’t look anywhere near his best, apart from one break that almost got him a try in the second-half. Also got a soft yellow card. 6

13 Jonathan Joseph: Happy to provide a link rather than take centre stage, but that made him pretty useless when England really needed someone to inspire them. 5.5

12 Piers Francis: Good showing from a fringe player knocking on the door of selection. Made his tackles and a few decent break. 6.5

11 Joe Cokanasiga: Not used enough going forward and missed two tackles in defence. Overall, he was well marshalled by the Wales defence. 5.5

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