1. Mako Vunipola (England): Played his part in a strong scrummaging effort. To make 13 tackles is pretty impressive too
2. Jamie George (England): The hooker was their busiest defender as far as tackle-count, nearing 20 tackles at Murrayfield by the end. He looked rejuvenated.
3. Tadhg Furlong (Ireland): Big performance from Ireland’s tighthead, responding to questions about his form.
4. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales): A captain’s performance in a losing effort. Deft offload in the build-up to Williams’ try.
5. Maro Itoje (England): A diving steal stripped the ball from Price at the start, setting the tone for a disruptive performance. Itoje was a menace to Scotland throughout the entire 80 minutes
6. Tom Curry (England): Excellent, regardless of the number on his back. Carried with zip all around the field. Earned a maul turnover as well as steals on the floor.
7. Sam Underhill (England): Scotland have a terrific back row, but Underhill kept them quiet. Forced turnovers, was quick to the ball and a constant menace.
🗣️ “It certainly wasn’t the prettiest game in the world. I’m proud of the effort today”#GuinnessSixNations Player of the Match Sam Underhill was delighted with @EnglandRugby‘s battling performance against @Scotlandteam https://t.co/jXS1DJfldb— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) February 8, 2020
8. Cj Stander (Ireland): Might well have seen yellow earlier than he did, but another monstrous game over the ball. Back-to-back man-of-the-match awards.