England vs Australia player ratings: Autumn Nations Series - Ruck

England vs Australia player ratings: Autumn Nations Series

England vs Australia player ratings as Eddie Jones men made hard work to earn their second win of the 2021 Autumn Nations Series.

The men in white passed their first serious test of the autumn as an incisive first-half attacking performance paved the way to victory over Australia.

England led 16-12 at the break with Owen Farrell and James O’Connor exchanging a number of kicks while Freddie Steward ran in the first halves only try.

After the restart, Farrell and O’Connor slotted another penalty each before Marcus Smith kicked a couple of kicks and replacement hooker Jamie Blamire ran in a late try.

That is now eight wins in a row against Australia now for England under Jones.

The meeting with South Africa next weekend, the first since England’s defeat in the 2019 World Cup final, might call for a more traditional shape, with the Springboks expert in the aerial game.

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ENGLAND (16): 32

  • Tries: Steward 6, Blamire 80
  • Cons: Farrell 7, Smith 80
  • Pens: Farrell 17,29,48,64, Smith 72

AUSTRALIA (12): 15

  • Tries:
  • Cons:
  • Pens: O’Connor 4,14,20,39,42



  • Most carries: Freddie Steward 8
  • Most metres made: Jamie Blamire 54
  • Most tackles: Marcus Smith – 12
  • Most tackles missed: Sam Underhill
  • Offloads: Marcus Smith 3
  • Turnovers won: Tom Curry 2
  • Turnovers conceded: Marcus Smith 2

England vs Australia player ratings:

England: Freddie Steward 8; Manu Tuilagi 8, Henry Slade 6, Owen Farrell (capt) 6, Jonny May 6; Marcus Smith 7, Ben Youngs 6; Bevan Rodd 6, Jamie George 6, Kyle Sinckler 6, Maro Itoje 7, Jonny Hill 7, Courtney Lawes 7, Sam Underhill 5, Tom Curry 7.

Replacements: Jamie Blamire 6, Trevor Davison 6, Will Stuart 6, Charlie Ewels 6, Alex Dombrandt 7, Sam Simmonds 6.5, Raffi Quirke 6, Max Malins 6.

Australia: Kurtley Beale 7; Andrew Kellaway 6, Len Ikitau 6, Hunter Paisami 6, Tom Wright 5; James O’Connor 7, Nic White 8; Angus Bell 5, Folau Fainga’a 6, James Slipper 5, Rory Arnold 7, Izack Rodda 6, Rob Leota 6, Michael Hooper (capt) 7, Rob Valetini 6.

Replacements: Tolu Latu 6, Tom Robertson 6, Oliver Hoskins 6 Will Skelton 6, Pete Samu 5, Tate McDermott 6, Noah Lolesio 6, Izaia Perese 6.


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