England player ratings: Underhill, Curry star

Last Updated: 28/11/20 8:38pm England did enough to subdue a spirited but limited Wales with a victory in Llanelli on Saturday to secure top spot in Autumn Nations Cup Group A and set up a probable ti

England player ratings: Underhill, Curry star

Joe Launchbury and Kamikaze twins - Sam Underhill and Tom Curry - once again impressed as England booked their place in the Autumn Nations Cup final with a 24-13 win over Wales in Llanelli on Saturday

Last Updated: 28/11/20 8:38pm

Joe Launchbury delivers some quality lineout ball for England

Joe Launchbury delivers some quality lineout ball for England

Joe Launchbury delivers some quality lineout ball for England

England did enough to subdue a spirited but limited Wales with a victory in Llanelli on Saturday to secure top spot in Autumn Nations Cup Group A and set up a probable title decider against France at Twickenham on December 6.

Here we look at the England player ratings as Sam Underhill and Tom Curry stood out.

Elliot Daly: Lucky to escape attention for a high tackle. In reasonable form but yet to set the autumn alight with his running skills from deep. 6/10

Jonathan Joseph: England persevere with the experiment of playing the outside centre on the wing but apart from a flourish against Georgia it has yet to produce results. 6

Henry Slade scores England's first try against Wales in the Autumn Nations Cup

Henry Slade scores England's first try against Wales in the Autumn Nations Cup

Henry Slade scores England's first try against Wales in the Autumn Nations Cup

Henry Slade: Stabbed the kick that led to Wales' first try but responded soon after with a try of his own. Looked lively in an England attack that showed more ambition. 7

Owen Farrell: Kicked poorly off the tee to start with but regained composure to land the penalties that pulled England clear as Wales threatened a comeback. 7

George Ford: Back as England's ringmaster and added an extra dimension to the attacking game. More of a threat with the ball in hand than Farrell. 7

George Ford attacks for England

George Ford attacks for England

George Ford attacks for England

Ben Youngs: Leicester's veteran scrum-half was tidy and showed flashes of invention. A key leader for Eddie Jones who continues to dominate in his position. 7

Ben Youngs gets the ball away for England

Ben Youngs gets the ball away for England

Ben Youngs gets the ball away for England

Mako Vunipola: Huge afternoon from the rampaging Saracens prop whose carries helped sweep the initiative away from Wales when they threatened an upset. 8

Jamie George: Omnipresent around the pitch and needed to be because Wales had rolled up their sleeves for an afternoon of hard graft. A classy display. 8

Jamie George carries strongly for England

Jamie George carries strongly for England

Jamie George carries strongly for England

Kyle Sinckler: On the edge at times as Wales looked to wind him up but the 2020 Sinckler can no longer be goaded in the way that was once an Achilles heel. 7

Maro Itoje: Quietest game of the autumn so far but still a massive presence at the heart of England's pack. Battled hard against Alun Wyn Jones and came out on top. 7

Joe Launchbury: Another afternoon as the workhorse up front but his contribution was immense. The Wasps lock is enjoying a revival in the engine room. 8

Tom Curry: Would be among the first names on a world XV team sheet. Grows in stature with each game as he makes impact after impact through a tireless work ethic. 8

Tom Curry puts in another bit hit in for England

Tom Curry puts in another bit hit in for England

Tom Curry puts in another bit hit in for England

Sam Underhill: Another man of the match performance. Feared for his power in the tackle but on this occasion it was his running skills that really impressed. 9

Billy Vunipola: More welcome evidence that the Saracens number eight is rediscovering his best form. Almost crossed with one break from a scrum. 8

Replacements: Eddie Jones was able to bring tremendous firepower on from the bench and the key intervention was from Jack Willis who won a crucial turnover. 7