England snapped Wales’ record winning streak at Twickenham –but who stood out for both sides for the right and wrong reasons?
England: Billy Vunipola
A tasty prospect as he returns to full fitnes ‘for the first time in two years’ – in his own words. The 26-year-old ran 59 metres, made five offloads and scored a hard-earned try
Wales: George North
North proved to be one of the few positives for Wales today. He scored a clever try from close range just after the break. Showed signs of getting back to his old self and made plenty of metres.
Hard to pick out a poor performer in such an accomplished performance, but – clever late drop goal aside – Elliot Daly didn’t look entirely comfortable at full back and will surely welcome a return to his usual wing spot when Eddie Jones picks his strongest side.
Wales: Alun Wyn Jones
Perhaps a harsh call as he became Wales’ most capped player ever today but was far from his usual high standards. The ultimate pro in winning his 135th cap, but made poor line-out calls and didn’t have the impact he would have wanted. No doubt he’ll be back when it really matters.