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Last Updated: Saturday, 12 November 2005, 17:02 GMT
England player ratings
Marks out of 10 for England's players against Australia at Twickenham.

Josh Lewsey - 7:
A couple of early missed tackles but had some good attacking moments as the game wore on.


Mark Cueto - 8:
Gave the back-line a cutting edge, scored a try and now looks a firm fixture in the team.


Jamie Noon - 6:
Made some good carries but lacked guile in attack and missed a tackle for Australia's try.


Mike Tindall - 6:
Some big hits and driving runs but missed a couple of tackles and lacked awareness in attack.


Ben Cohen - 7:
Saw little of the ball on his return to the international stage but scored a try with his one chance.


Charlie Hodgson - 8:
A good kicking display from the Sale man, set up Cohen's try and was also staunch in defence.


Matt Dawson - 6:
Made some poor decisions in good attacking positions and his often slow ball was erratic.


Andrew Sheridan - 8:
Murdered Aussie tight-head Al Baxter in the scrum and pitched in with some bullocking carries.


Steve Thompson - 8:
Consistently found his jumpers in the line-out and helped demolish the opposition scrum.


Phil Vickery - 7:
Had the Australian front-row on toast and looked at home on his return to the England side.


Steve Borthwick - 7:
Solid in the line-out, played his part in smashing the Aussie pack and produced some good drives.


Danny Grewcock - 7:
Won clean line-out ball all afternoon - another solid display from the Bath second-row.


Pat Sanderson - 7:
Some big hits from the Worcester man but sometimes outfoxed by George Smith in the loose.


Lewis Moody - 7:
Was sin-binned but otherwise a typically buzzy display, including one try-saving tackle.


Martin Corry - 6:
Not one of the captain's best displays but will be happy with England's workmanlike performance.


Substitutes

Mark van Gisbergen (blood replacement Cueto, 2 mins) - 6: A fleeting appearance for his first cap and took one good take from a high kick.


Olly Barkley (replaced Hodgson, 55 mins) - 7:
Settled his nerves with a penalty from halfway and followed with a fine conversion from the touch-line.




SEE ALSO
England 26-16 Australia
12 Nov 05 |  Internationals
Corry applauds England forwards
12 Nov 05 |  Internationals


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