England player ratings vs Australia: Jonny May and Tom Curry star in Rugby World Cup win | Rugby | Sport


England beat Australia 40-16 to secure a place in the last four of the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Johnny May’s brace and solo efforts from Kyle Sinckler and Anthony Watson helped in a convincing victory over the Wallabies, who scored through Marika Koroibete and Christian Lealiifano.

Owen Farrell was in imperious form, kicking four conversions and four penalties, in a display that will please Eddie Jones after they missed the clash with France due to Typhoon Hagibis.

Express Sport have now rated the England players after their win, with May, Watson and Tom Curry at the top of the pile.

Elliot Daly – 5 Costly fumble gave up counter-attacking position for Marika Koroiebete’s 42nd minute try.

Anthony Watson – 9 Nimble footwork down the right wing caused Australia problems and offered England something different, scored a late try.

Henry Slade – 6 Quick-thinking assist for second try but a couple of fumbles from rusty Exeter centre.

Manu Tuilagi – 6 Hands hands full with Samu Kerevi in explosive battle for midfield gain line which was a score draw.

Jonny May – 9 Marked his 50th cap for England in style with two tries and some smart support lines.

Owen Farrell – 8 Controversial move to leave George Ford out but the England captain was outstanding at stand-off.

Ben Youngs – 6 Solid job controlling matters from the base of the scrum. Missed last-quarter try chance.

Mako Vunipola – 7 Lightly raced after his hamstring problems but stayed the pace well in big defensive shift

Jamie George – 7 Extra snaffler for England at the breakdown and good nuts and bolts job at setpiece.

Kyle Sinckler – 7 The Harlequins prop had his issues at the scrum but took great flat line for second half try and supplied key turnover.

Maro Itoje – 8 A one-man no-go zone. Mightily strong presence around the ruck and effective at lineout.

Courtney Lawes – 7 Another to put the Wallabies into reverse with his hard-hitting defence in busy hour at the coalface.

Tom Curry – 9 Double impact turnover and monster tackle seconds later summed up his all-action contribution.

Sam Underhill – 8 thumping tackle on Isi Naisarani set the tone for England in defensive show of strength.

Billy Vunipola – 6 committed but not at full tilt after the ankle injury which forced him off against Argentina.

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