May 9, Underhill 8: England vs Ireland player ratings | Autumn Nations Cup

England continues their march towards Autumn Nations Cup glory as they swept Ireland aside 18-7 convincingly at Twickenham.

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The men in white led 12-0 at the break thanks to a terrific brace from Jonny May. The winger first dotted down from a Owen Farrell crossfield kick before breaking from his own 22 for a spectacular second.

Farrell followed up his first half conversion with two penalties to extend England’s lead to 18 points heading into the final quarter of the game.

Ireland gave everything towards the end of the game and got a consolation try through Jacob Stockdale late on.


RUCK’S MAN OF THE MATCH: JONNY MAY (ENGLAND)

Back to his best. The speedster ended his try drought with a fantastic score, outjumping Hugo Keenan to collect Owen Farrell’s cross-field kick to dot down. He then broken from his own 22 soon after to score a contender for try of the season.


STATS ZONE

  • Most tackles:  Maro Itoje (England) – 23
  • Most missed tackles:  Elliot Daly (England) – 2
  • Most carries: Chris Farrell (Ireland) – 15
  • Most metres: Chris Farrell (Ireland) – 104
  • Most turnovers won: Sam Underhill (England) – 1
  • Most turnovers conceded: Peter O’Mahony (Ireland) – 8

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England vs Ireland player ratings

England player ratings: Elliot Daly 6, Jonathan Joseph 7, Ollie Lawrence 7, Henry Slade 6, Jonny May 9, Owen Farrell 7, Ben Youngs 7, Billy Vunipola 7, Sam Underhill 8, Tom Curry 7, Joe Launchbury 7, Maro Itoje 9, Kyle Sinckler 7, Jamie George 7, Mako Vunipola 8

Ireland player ratings: Hugo Keenan 5, Keith Earls 6, Chris Farrell 7, Bundee Aki 6, James Lowe 6, Ross Byrne 5, Jamison Gibson-Park 5, Caelan Doris 7, Peter O’Mahony 5, CJ Stander 5, James Ryan (c) 6, Quinn Roux 4, Andrew Porter 3, Ronan Kelleher 3, Cian Healy 4


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RANKED: Which Autumn Nations Cup Team Has the Most Foreign-Born Players?

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This year, 11 South Africans, 10 New Zealanders and six Aussies will take to the field during the Autumn Nations Cup despite their countries not taking part.

Find out who has the most as we rank the participants from least to most.

8. GEORGIA – 1

  1. Merab Sharikadze (Russia)
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7. FIJI – 2

  1. Ben Volavola (Australia)
  2. Sam Matavesi (England)
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