Six Nations 2017: England v Scotland player ratings from Twickenham

RUCK runs the rule over the England and Scotland teams after Saturday’s Six Nations clash at Twickenham
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England player ratings v Scotland
15 Mike Brown: Steady without being anything outstanding. 7/10
14 Jack Nowell: Made a couple of telling carries but not as effective as England would have hoped 7/10
13 Jonathan Joseph: He was back at his very best, scoring a terrific hat-trick. 9.5/10
12 Owen Farrell: Led England around the pitch superbly and was faultless from the tee. 8.5/10
11 Elliot Daly: Barely lasted a few minutes due to Fraser Brown’s dangerous hit on him. 5/10
10 George Ford: Bounced back from a poor performance against Italy with slick hands. Still short of his best form 7/10
9 Ben Youngs: Brought a great tempo to the England team, dictating things well. 8/10
8 Nathan Hughes: With Billy Vunipola waiting in the wings, Hughes made his presence felt with a few monster hits. 7/10
7 James Haskell: One missed tackle on Visser aside this was another great display by Haskell. 7.5/10
6 Maro Itoje: Went on a thunderous run early in the first half and made a couple of great catches under the high ball. 7.5/10
5 Courtney Lawes: Not as prominent in the loose as he would have liked. Line out work sound and tackled well. 7/10
4 Joe Launchbury: Carried well throughout and typically high work-rate. Has got better and better with each game. 8/10
3 Dan Cole: Part of the scrum that had the edge on the Scots. Another solid display. 7/10
2 Dylan Hartley (c): Probably his best performance of the 2017 Six Nations. 7/10
1 Joe Marler: Won his 50th cap and scrummaged well. It will be a tough choice between him and Mako Vunipola for the starting spot in Dublin next weekend. 7/10
Replacements: 16 Jamie George 5/10, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Kyle Sinckler 5.5/10, 19 Tom Wood 5.5/10, 20 Billy Vunipola 7/10, 21 Danny Care 7/10, 22 Ben Te’o 5.5/10, 23 Anthony Watson 7.5/10

Scotland player ratings v England
15 Stuart Hogg: Failed an HIA early on. 4/10
14 Tommy Seymour: Failed an HIA in the second half but wasn’t anywhere near his best prior. 5/10
13 Huw Jones: The little firecracker scored his two tries and caused England problems all afternoon 8/10
12 Alex Dunbar: Went toe-to-toe with England and was one of the visitors better performers 7/10
11 Tim Visser: Basically did nothing. Didn’t even carry the ball in the opening 40 and made a few terrible passes. 4/10
10 Finn Russell: His goalkicking was good but his game management certainly wasn’t. 5/10
9 Ali Price: Poor guy ended up playing all over the place. 6/10
8 Ryan Wilson: Was needed to throw in a lineout in the first 10 minutes after Brown’s yellow but not much of note after that. 6/10
7 Hamish Watson: One the few Scotland players to perform well in the first half, making a number of thunderous hits. Faded in the second half. 6.5/10
6 John Barclay (c): The captain worked relentlessly and tackled well throughout. 6.5/10
5 Jonny Gray: Always visible in the loose and tackled hard. He never stopped despite the unattractive scoreline. 7.5/10
4 Richie Gray: Looked flat today. 6.5/10
3 Zander Fagerson: The youngster would have learned a lot from this schooling. 6/10
2 Fraser Brown: Arguably could have been sent off but his overall performance wasn’t bad. 6/10
1 Gordon Reid: 6/10
Replacements: 16 Ross Ford, 17 Allan Dell, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Tim Swinson, 20 Cornell Du Preez, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Duncan Weir, 23 Mark Bennett
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