LIST: 3 best and 3 worst players for England against Australia - Ruck

LIST: 3 best and 3 worst players for England against Australia


Who were England’s best and worst players against the Wallabies in round 3 of the Autumn Nations Series.

RUCK ranks the performances of the best performers and most underwhelming players.

BEST PLAYERS:

#3. Marcus Smith

Rugby Pass 8/10: “Playing with Farrell outside him, there was a lot of pressure on Smith in what was effectively his first major Test in an England jersey, but you wouldn’t have known. Kicked well out of hand early on and showed slick hands to put Steward away. England look a different beast with Smith at the wheel.”

Telegraph 8/10: “Showed intent from early on in his first Test against a major rugby nation, interchanging well at key moments with Farrell. Set up Steward for his try.”

Marcus Smith of England prepares to take a penalty during the Autumn Nations Match between England and Australia at Twickenham on 13 November 2021. Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK

#2. Jonny Hill

Express 8/10: “Looked hugely pumped up before the game. A big second half carry almost resulted in a try and very solid in the nuts and bolts of his job.”

Rugby Pass 7.5/10: “Made himself useful around the pitch in the first half, but burst into life in the second, very nearly scoring a try from 20 metres out with five or six Wallabies hanging off him.”

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