Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors) 6 Tried to get involved in the game but to no avail.

Kicked away some promising possession in the first half and then found all his running lines covered in the second. One good try-saving tackle on May but well shackled.

Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors) 6 Ran enthusiastically but cross kicks designed to make use of his chase were all too strong and rolled into touch. Not a game to judge him on.

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Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors) 5 Upset at yellow card but it was really a case of taking one for the team. Defensively sound but never got into the game as an attacking force.

Matt Scott (Edinburgh) 5 Not the recall he would have hoped for. Getting the little attacking ball he did on the back foot made life tough for him.Only one break of any note.

Sean Lamont (Glasgow Warriors) 7 Ran hard and covered enthusiastically. Did brilliantly to stop Burrell immediately before half time but not a game where a wing could hope to have much influence.

Duncan Weir (Glasgow Warriors) 6 Looked to have been briefed on a wet-weather game plan and seemed a bit lost when the elements changed course. One great solo break but was out of position for Burrell's try and his kicking game was marginally off.

Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh) 5 Two missed penalties cost the chance to register any points at all. Behind a beaten pack, struggled to make any impact.Replaced for the final 15 minutes by Chris Cusiter but game was gone by then.

Ryan Grant (Glasgow Warriors) 4 Largely anonymous. Rarely managed to get into positions to carry the ball and lucky to get away with at least one scrum before being taken off early in the second half.

Ross Ford (Edinburgh) 4 Took the blame for another misfiring line out and was replaced soon after half time. Also, his inability or unwillingness to hook for the ball means Scotland can never get quick clean ball in the scrum.

Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors) 5 Looked to get involved without being able to do anything to stop the English juggernaut in the open. Replaced late on by Geoff Cross.

Tim SwinsON (Glasgow Warriors) 6 Fought manfully but all too often felt as though he was having to do it all on his own. Pack looked as though it was working as individuals not as a unit.

Jim Hamilton (Montpellier) 4 Only in the team because he could fix the line-out, which was again a disaster area. Made himself available as a ball carrier but rarely made ground when it came to him.

Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors) 4 Remembered for mainly getting smashed backwards in tackle after tackle as the English back row asserted their physical dominance.

Chris Fusaro (Glasgow Warriors) 6 Not the debut he was hoping for. Quick to the ball in the open but found it hard to stay there once the bigger and more powerful English back row arrived en masse and found him fighting a lone battle.

David Denton. (Edinburgh) 6 Ran hard and looked good on the charge but seems terrified of losing the ball and so won't look for players to link to. Game but largely ineffective — could have been a metaphor for the whole team, really.

Replacements: Scott Johnson went to his bench early in the second half as he tried to find an answer to England's physical mastery, but those who came on were little better than the ones coming off. The pack continued to struggle in the tight and at the breakdown whichever combination was on the field.


Mike Brown (Harlequins) 9 Threat as a runner was on show again. Cut Scots defence to ribbons a few times before he got outside Jonny May to claim try that ended any lingering hopes of a Scots fightback. Man of the match.

Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs) 6 A better second cap than his debut, though he still struggles to get involved. Ran strongly but the lines were largely ineffective and well telegraphed in advance.

Luther Burrell (Northampton) 6 Took his try well but did not really have to work for it and would have expected to make more of the run-in handed to him when Owen Farrell broke on the Scots 22 left him with only 20 yards to the line. Work in progress but one to watch.

Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester) 6 Effective in an understated way and was a good foil to Farrell. The English midfield is just as raw and inexperienced as the Scots, but looked much more mature.

Jonny May (Gloucester) 8 Started to find space as game opened up, dancing out of the first tackle and then going looking for lumbering forwards who he could race past. Laid on the second try for Brown.

Owen Farrell (Saracens) 7 Controlled the game, kicking for position when the it was tight and then opening out when the spaces started to appear. Behind a dominant pack, but still had to pull the strings effctively.

Danny Care (Harlequins) 7 Lively round the fringes of the rucks and mauls and it was his enterprising probe into midfield that distracted the Scots defence long enough for the hole to open up for Burrell's try in the first half.

Joe Marler (Harlequins) 6 Some huge tackles round the fringes of rucks and mauls, helped to establish the English ascendancy in this key area. Dylan Hartley (Northampton) 6 Gave away a couple of early penalties but his throwing to the line-out was accurate, helping keep England going forward.Played a key role in the maul that was such a problem for the Scots all match.

Dan Cole (Leicester) 6 Strong but largely confined to lifting in the line-out and helping make the driving maul an effective weapon. Little chance to show what he could do in the tight, but got the better of Moray Low when he did.

Joe Launchbury (Wasps) 6 Another of the effective front five that demonstrated the advantages of playing as a unit and not as individuals.

Courtney Lawes (Northampton) 7 Has had more aggressive matches for England but was all the more effective for concentrating on his job in the tight and the darker areas of the breakdown.

Tom Wood (Northampton) 7 Robust and aggressive without finding the spaces out wide. Part of a strong English back row, however, that blasted Scotland out of the game.

Chris Robshaw (Harlequins) 7 Penalties are a risk of the trade at openside and he was far from immune.Though he was often slower than the Scots in getting to the breakdown, made his strength pay when he got there.

Billy Vunipola (Saracens) 6 Oddly enough was more prominent for the power of his tackling than his trademark bullocking charges as Scotland man-marked him ruthlessly but still one of the more effective performers.

Replacements: No need to empty the bench and they didn't bother. A couple of minor knocks forced a few changes but with the pack on top and the backs finding more and more holes as the game went on, the replacements were a luxury coach Stuart Lancaster could safely keep on the back burner.