England vs South Africa player ratings: Ben Youngs dazzles to leave Springboks in a downward spiral

Man-for-man marking from England's 37-21 victory over South Africa at Twickenham

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England continued their winning streak under Eddie Jones as the Australian became the first head coach to win his first 10 matches in charge of the red rose through a comprehensive 37-21 defeat of South Africa at Twickenham.

Picking up where they left off in Australia during the summer, England scored four tries through the returning Jonny May, Courtney Lawes – on his 50th appearance – George Ford and Owen Farrell, while both Farrell and outside centre Elliot Daly chipped in with points via the boot.

South Africa’s replies came through second-half scores for replacement Johan Goosen and full-back Willie le Roux, but they were outplayed throughout the match and suffered from the loss of Eden Etzebeth to a head injury during the first half.

Despite making six changes from the side that completed a series victory over Australia – and missing 10 players who could have been expected to start here – England looked the dominant team and the scoreboard reflected their superiority.

They now ready themselves for a weekend clash against Fiji next Saturday, before completing their Autumn programme with further matches at Twickenham against Argentina and the Wallabies.

So who stood out for England and who needs to up there game? Click on the gallery above to find out our player ratings.

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