England v Ireland: How they rated

England beat Ireland 21-13 in the final warm-up before the Rugby World Cup.

Here's how we rated the players today:

ENGLAND RATINGS

MIKE BROWN: Solid and tidy, but had little to do. 6

ANTHONY WATSON: Finished brilliantly once again. Deadly. 7

England v Ireland: How they rated

JONATHAN JOSEPH: Started well but game moved away from him. 6

BRAD BARRITT: Took route one in attack and tackled well. 6

JONNY MAY: Finished an early try and threatened throughout. 8

GEORGE FORD: Up and down performance, but set up Watson’s try. 6

BEN YOUNGS: Showed lovely hands for May’s try. 7

JOE MARLER: Strong and abrasive in the loose. 7

TOM YOUNGS: Far more conspicuous than in Paris. Ran hard. 7

DAN COLE: England’s scrum continues to be have its problems. 6

GEOFF PARLING: Helped the line-out with his return. 7

COURTNEY LAWES: Quiet once again, hopefully he burst into life soon. 6

TOM WOOD: Man of the match in an eye-catching display. 8

CHRIS ROBSHAW (CAPT): England chief marksman in strong defensive effort. 8

BEN MORGAN: Continued to regain fitness after long injury lay-off. 6

Replacements

JAMIE GEORGE: Did his job when he came on. 5

MAKO VUNIPOLA: Quiet appearance from the bench. 5

KIERAN BROOKES: Arrived late so little chance to shine. 5

JOE LAUNCHBURY: Threw himself into the breakdown. 5

England v Ireland: How they rated

BILLY VUNIPOLA: Dropped a visible pass. 4

RICHARD WIGGLESWORTH: Neat and tidy. 5

OWEN FARRELL: Kicked his goals, but handled poorly. 5

SAM BURGESS: Showed promise, could be exciting. 5

IRELAND RATINGS

SIMON ZEBO: Caught out for Watson’s try. 5

England v Ireland: How they rated

TOMMY BOWE: Costly mistake gifted England their opening score. 5

JARED PAYNE: Unremarkable in all respects. 6

ROBBIE HENSHAW: Unable to impose himself on England’s midfield. 6

England v Ireland: How they rated

DAVE KEARNEY: Struggled with England’s high ball game. 6

JOHNNY SEXTON: Comfortably below his usual high par. 6

CONOR MURRAY: Robbed of a meaningful afternoon by head injury. 6

JACK MCGRATH: Solid in the scrum. 7

RORY BEST: Tight work. 6

MIKE ROSS: Ireland’s early scrum dominance faded as time wore on. 6

DEVIN TONER: Failed to dominate England at the lineout. 6

PAUL O’CONNELL (CAPT): Try aside, a patchy effort from the skipper. 6

England v Ireland: How they rated

PETER O’MAHONY: Bullish but lacking in accuracy. 6

SEAN O’BRIEN: Several notable and unusual errors. 5

JAMIE HEASLIP: Could not rally the troops up a level. 6

REPLACEMENTS

RICHARDT STRAUSS: Scant opportunity to alter proceedings. 5

TADHG FURLONG: Joined the fray at a fraught finale. 6

NATHAN WHITE: Solid enough effort. 6

DONNACHA RYAN: Made one impressive track-back tackle. 7

CHRIS HENRY: Impossible to judge the flanker once he was forced to fill in on the wing. 6

EOIN REDDAN: Lacked the impetus that Murray normally offers. 5

IAN MADIGAN: Made several questionable decisions. 6

DARREN CAVE: Ran hard but struggled to shine. 6

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