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Player ratings for the Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham, with England winning 16-14.
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Player ratings for the Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham, with England winning 16-14.

Freddie Steward An early slashing break was the last that was seen of the full-back as an attacking force, but safe as ever under the high ball. 5

Tommy Freeman performed a spectacular tackle on Josh Adams, but was not given the opportunity to replicate the same offensive prowess displayed in Rome.

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Henry Slade showed a consistent performance and was particularly impressive on defense, although he had limited chances to showcase his offensive abilities. He received a rating of 6 out of 10.

Fraser Dingwall Northampton centre’s first senior try hauled England back into the game and he played an important role in the comeback. 6

Elliot Daly was unable to score a try in the second half and did not have a significant impact on the offense. He may face competition for his spot on the Scotland team. He received a rating of 5.

George Ford’s 93rd Test match got off to a comical start with the missed conversion. However, he bounced back and showed impressive strategic kicking skills. He scored a 6 out of 10.

Alex Mitchell, the scrum-half, showed improvement as the game progressed and made crucial attacking moves before being substituted by Danny Care. He received a rating of 6.

Joe Marler showed great strength in the scrum, as anticipated, and played a crucial role in the dominant physical performance by the England pack. He received a rating of 6.

Jamie George, the captain, displayed an impressive showing in the front row. He is demonstrating strong leadership as the team undergoes changes. 6

Will Stuart The Bath man was terrific in defence and helped give the England pack real solidity, particularly at scrum time. 7

Maro Itoje had a strong performance, making crucial tackles and maintaining a commanding presence throughout the game. This was one of his best performances in a while, earning him a rating of 7.

Ollie Chessum received a yellow card early in the game, which may have seemed undeserved. He briefly left the field for a head injury assessment, but was able to return and play well. He earned a score of 6.

Ethan Roots departed England with a squad of 13 players following his time in the sin-bin, but made an impressive comeback once he rejoined the game. 7

Sam Underhill made a powerful tackle on Gareth Thomas. He played well in the back row, but did not quite reach his usual level of aggressiveness. He received a rating of 6.

Ben Earl showed exceptional skill and strength at the scrum, resulting in England scoring their first try. He was also the most impactful forward on his team, earning a rating of 8.


Theo Dan (substituting for George at minute 72) scored 5 points; Ellis Genge (substituting for Marler at minute 52) had a strong impact in the scrum, scoring 6 points; Dan Cole (substituting for Stuart at minute 52) scored 5 points; Alex Coles (substituting for Chessum at minute 74) scored 5 points; Chandler Cunningham-South (substituting for Underhill at minute 64) made crucial tackles towards the end of the game, scoring 6 points; Danny Care (substituting for Mitchell at minute 68) scored 7 points.

Wales's Rio Dyer during the  Six Nations match at TwickenhamView image in fullscreen


Cameron Winnett showed exceptional performance as a full-back in the first half and even though he lacks experience, he appears to have a natural talent at this level. 6

Josh Adams would have preferred to have been more aggressive in his role on the right wing, but still showed a strong aptitude for the position. 6

George North’s comeback from his injury provided a much-needed boost for his country. However, it was a lackluster performance from Wales’s most seasoned player.

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Nick Tompkins played a solid and unassuming game against several of his teammates from Saracens. He excelled in his defensive role, earning a rating of 6.

Rio Dyer The wing, just as he had been against Scotland, was Wales’s best back. He was particularly threatening in the first half. 7

Ioan Lloyd A difficult evening for the latest occupant of Wales’s No 10 shirt, who was outplayed by George Ford. 5

Tomos Williams showed another impressive performance, nearly turning the game around against Scotland. He solidified his position as the No. 9 player. 6

Gareth Thomas was a key player, making significant carries and holding his own in the scrum. He put on a strong performance, earning a score of 6.


Elliot Dee was a disruptive force throughout the game and proved to be a formidable opponent for Jamie George in the set-piece. He received a rating of 6.

Keiron Assiratti sustained an injury in the early stages of the game due to a tackle from Ollie Chessum. As a result, he had difficulty making an impact in the scrum. He received a score of 4.

Dafydd Jenkins, despite his young age, is setting a great example as captain and was particularly remarkable in the lineout. His performance was outstanding, earning a 7 rating.

Adam Beard The lock rarely earns the plaudits but was excellent in a hard-grafting display and made some vital tackles. 6

Alex Mann made his first start in a Test match and it proved to be a turning point for Wales before halftime. He appeared calm and collected throughout the game. Rating: 6.


Tommy Reffell, the flanker for Leicester, was a dominant presence in disrupting play and was the standout performer for Wales in the pack. He was a formidable threat, earning a 7 out of 10 rating.

Aaron Wainwright was chosen as the Man-of-the-match in the game against Scotland and played a crucial role in the penalty try that kick-started Wales’s strong offensive. He had a very solid performance, earning a rating of 7.


Ryan Elias (substituted for Dee at 55 minutes with a score of 6), Corey Domachowski (substituted for Thomas at 58 minutes with a score of 6), Archie Griffin (substituted for Assiratti at 55 minutes with a score of 6), Will Rowlands (substituted for Beard at 68 minutes with a score of 6), Taine Basham (substituted for Marin at 68 minutes with a score of 6), Kieran Hardy (substituted for Williams at 72 minutes with a score of 6), Cai Evans (substituted for Lloyd at 79 minutes with a score of 5), and Mason Grady (substituted for Adams at 62 minutes with a yellow card given to England, leading to a late opportunity for victory with a score of 3).

Source: theguardian.com