Mako Vunipola 6/10 – He failed to have a major impact at the scrum and the tempo looked too much for him at times. A couple of crucial missed tackles.
Dylan Hartley 7.5/10 – The Captain led from the front and had just enough edge. Hartley was strong in the set piece.
Dan Cole 7/10 – Came out on top in the scrum eventually with Scott Sio being sin-binned. However the scrum was a mess in the first half and Cole was at fault on a number of occasions.
Maro Itoje 8.5/10 – The Saracen superstar made two turnovers in the first half including one on England’s five metre line. Itoje was tremendous in the lineout and was a consistent nuisance for Australia. His work at the breakdown counters England’s lack of an out-and-out fetcher. On every stage so far he has dominated.
George Kruis 7/10 – A strong performance from Kruis. He was strong in the set piece and had a good work rate.
Chris Robshaw 7.5/10 – The Harlequin won a penalty from a turnover and his hard work to chase the kick that hit the post created a scoring opportunity for England.
James Haskell 9/10 – His best performance for England. Haskell brought relentless line speed, made 18 tackles (twice as many as any other England player) as well as making a quick break off the back of the maul. A complete performance from the number 7 who has been much maligned. Rightful Man of the Match.
Billy Vunipola 7/10 – A good performance from Vunipola. Australia stopped his carrying from getting up a full head of steam but he worked hard and made an important turnover.
Ben Youngs 8/10 – The Leicester scrum half’s best performance for England in a while. His aggressiveness and eagerness in defence was a surprise added bonus. Youngs brought control.
Owen Farrell 9/10 – He moved to inside centre early on and excelled. Farrell kicked brilliantly, challenged the line and was tenacious in defence. He is becoming England’s best player.
Marland Yarde 7/10 – A surprise selection but the winger played well scoring a try with a simple finish. He looked dangerous with ball in hand.
Luther Burrell 5/10 – Pulled off after 29 minutes as England could not deal with the Wallabies’ fluent back line. Tough to come back from this.
Jonathan Joseph 7.5/10 – The Bath centre made a couple of nice breaks whilst England were under the cosh. Finished off England’s first try. A good performance in attack and defence.
Anthony Watson 6/10 – A quiet match for England’s most potent finisher.
Mike Brown 6/10 – On his 50th cap he made a couple of basic errors. Brown did not lack endeavour but his performance will provide more fuel for those who want Alex Goode in the 15 shirt.
Luke Cowan-Dickie 6/10 – Made an important lineout throw under pressure.
Matt Mullan 6/10 – Solid impact.
Paul Hill 6.5/10 – Worked hard in the loose almost forcing a turnover.
Joe Launchbury 6/10 – Not on for long but made one big hit.
Courtney Lawes 6/10 – Brought on fairly early in the second half but failed to influence the game.
Danny Care 6.5/10 – Sharp break in the last minute of the game.
George Ford 8/10 – Under massive pressure he performed with class. A lovely pass set up the Yarde try and a well weighted kick created Nowell’s try. Expect him to start next week.
Jack Nowell 7/10 – A surprise omission. When he came on made an important tackle on Kuridrani and finished off a Ford’s kick nicely.