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15 Alex Goode: The quietest of the England backs by a long way even though his side were determined to go wide at every chance.

May struggle to keep his place 5

14 Chris Ashton: Showed a poacher's instinct when claiming England's first-half try after being well shackled until then6

13 Brad Barritt: Efficient but quiet. Didn't break with the alacrity of Manu Tuilagi, whose return next week may cost him his place despite a generally tidy performance5

12 Billy Twelvetrees: Took his try well, cutting an angle and knocking back one of the bigger Scottish forwards, and will be generally satisfied with his debut after numerous half-breaks8

11 Mike Brown: A loose kick allowed Scotland the chance to run back for the first try but apart from that was always a willing runner and nearly scored6

10 Owen Farrell: Kicked his goals with aplomb and generally ran the game efficiently. One masterful pass to cut out the Scotland defence and create the third try9

9 Ben Youngs: One great break led to the third try but on the whole was happy just to keep serving the men out wide, which he did efficiently 7

1 Joe Marler: There were not many scrums but he was never under pressure in those there were. Quietly went about his business until Mako Vunipola replaced him 7

2 Tom Youngs: Cost his side a try when his foul play saw it chalked off. Was immediately replaced by Dylan Hartley5

3 Dan Cole: Had Ryan Grant in trouble in the scrum, which was his main job, and played his part in a dominant show from the England front five6

4 Joe Launchbury: Adds a lot to the England front five with a dynamic edge. A powerful ball handler and offloader. Replaced by Courtney Lawes7

5 Geoff Parling: Claimed his try with panache on an afternoon when he must have been delighted with the way his unit dominated their opponents. 8

6 Tom Wood: Determined and hard-working performance in the loose, never shirking the clearing-out chores, and played a large role in England's speed of possession.7

7 Chris Robshaw: Not a flanker who is going to win many turnovers but more than made up for it with his work-rate and the power with which he carried the ball6

8 Ben Morgan: Made dozens of yards every time he was handed the ball. Big, bruising and Scotland found him almost impossible to tackle. Off-loaded well until subbed by James Haskell8

Replacements: All used and most of them made an impact on the game, with the forwards freshening a unit that was already well in control and allowing their side to finish with a flourish

15 Stuart Hogg: Made a brilliant solo run to set up the game's first try and gave a superb demonstration of pace to grab one for himself. Also put on a show of kicking skill in a lively game 8

14 Sean Maitland: Was put in for his first try 11 minutes into his first international, though all he had to do was catch the ball and dive over 6

13 Sean Lamont: Mainly defensive chores as the few times Scotland got the ball it went the other way 5

12 Matt Scott: Lively in the few chances he got in attack but the midfield defence never seemed to get on top of the space England were creating 6

11 Tim Visser: Managed to get clear a couple of times only to be forced to kick. Was shown up in defence on one or two occasions in a mixed game 5

10 Ruaridh Jackson: One of the many Scots to have had a mixed day. Rarely got the chance to get the line moving and made one or two strange decisions on when to kick 5

9 Greig Laidlaw: Under pressure with the quality of ball he was getting and generally struggled to get into the game in the way he would have wanted6

1 Ryan Grant: Generally involved in a struggle in the tight as England grabbed the initiative and refused to let go.5

2 Dougie Hall: Decent enough in the line-out, which can be a weakness, but was under pressure in the tight and hardly ever had a chance to get away in the loose6

3 Euan Murray: Another under pressure in the tight, going early to give away free-kicks and penalised for his binding. A tough afternoon all round5

4 Richie Gray: Did what he usually does in the open, getting back to prevent one try, but has to take some of the blame for the way the front five were taken apart6

5 Jim Hamilton: There to provide bulk, power and aggression but we never really saw much of any of those. A disappointing game and was rightly replaced by Al Kellock4

6 Alasdair Strokosch: Lasted only 15 minutes before being replaced by David Denton, who introduced himself with a wild pass and went on to have a patchy game4

7 Kelly Brown: Still hunting his first win as captain. Lots of effort but he is not a natural openside and it was not until too late that Scotland started to get anything out of the loose exchanges6

8 Johnnie Beattie: This was more like it: a few barnstorming runs in attack and a solid tackling display. Put himself around the field like the player he was a couple of years ago7

Replacements: Not all used and most of those who were struggled to make an impact. While their opponents had some real impact coming off the bench, Scotland didn't have the confidence to use theirs

Stuart McAllister

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