Wales vs England player ratings | Autumn Nations Cup - Ruck

Wales vs England player ratings | Autumn Nations Cup

England will play in the first Autumn Nations Cup final, probably against France after they overcame Wales 24-13 at Parc y Scarlets to top their pool.

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Wales opened the try-scoring when Johnny William latched onto his own kick before a score from Henry Slade and two Owen Farrell penalties gave Eddie Jones men a slender 11-7 advantage at the break.

England prop Mako Vunipola added a second-half try, while Farrell finished with 14 points after adding the conversion and two more penalties.

Although this was a seventh defeat in nine games for Wayne Pivac, the Wales head coach at least saw a more encouraging display with Louis Rees- Zammit and James Botham both impressing.

More to follow.

RAGING BULL PLAYER OF THE MATCH: BILLY VUNIPOLA


STATS ZONE

  • Most tackles: Alun Wyn Jones (Wales) – 15
  • Most missed tackles:  Owen Farrell (England) – 5
  • Most carries: Billy Vunipola (England) – 17
  • Most metres: Billy Vunipola (England) – 83
  • Most turnovers won: Tom Curry (England) – 1
  • Most turnovers conceded:  Maro Itoje (England) – 2

EDITORS PICKS:

Wales vs England player ratings

Wales player ratings: Leigh Halfpenny 6, Louis Rees-Zammit 7, Nick Tompkins 7, Johnny Williams 7, Josh Adams 5, Dan Biggar 6, Lloyd Williams 6, Taulupe Faletau 6, James Botham 7, Shane Lewis-Hughes 7, Alun Wyn Jones (c) 8, Jake Ball 7, Samson Lee 5, Ryan Elias 6, Wyn Jones 7

England player ratings: Elliot Daly 6, Jonathan Joseph 6, Henry Slade 7, Owen Farrell (c) 5, Jonny May 6, George Ford 6, Ben Youngs 6, Billy Vunipola 9, Sam Underhill 9, Tom Curry 7, Joe Launchbury 8, Maro Itoje 7, Kyle Sinckler 7, Jamie George 7, Mako Vunipola 8


Phil Vickery picks his dream team, and it’s as INCREDIBLE

FRONT-ROW:

1. Christian Califano – I watched him as a lad and he took front row play to a new level. His ball play was excellent and facing him was always a challenge.

2. Keith Wood – A bit of a kamikaze hooker so it was as difficult playing with him for the Lions as it was to play against him! But his work rate and carrying ability were phenomenal.

3. Martin Castrogiovanni – An awesome beast who is just an excellent ball carrier and still a great player.


SECOND-ROW:

4. Martin Johnson – A big hulk of a man, fearless and passionate and one of the best captains I ever played for – he just had the right brain for it. The way he put his body on the line was immense.

5. Ian Jones – He didn’t like the gym but he was the size of a hippo. He feared nobody on the field but off of it he would smile and shake your hand. It was so good to play alongside him at Gloucester.

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