England vs Australia player ratings: Red rose wilts as Bernard Foley and 'Pooper' help Wallabies waltz on

Man-for-man marking from England's 33-13 defeat to Australia that has knocked them out of the Rugby World Cup

Chris Robshaw reacts after England are knocked out of the Rugby World Cup
Chris Robshaw reacts after England are knocked out of the Rugby World Cup

Twickenham was left in a state of shock as England slumped to a second straight defeat in the 33-13 loss to Australia that has knocked them out of the 2015 Rugby World Cup before the end of the pool stages.

England knew that theur fate lay in their own hands with a victory almost assuring them of a place in the quarter-finals. However, defeat would leave them unable to match either Australia or Wales's points tally, and that very nightmare unfolded on a haunting Saturday night.

The Wallabies were on top immediately and put to bed any lingering doubts about their scrum. But it soon proved to be the Bernard Foley show, as the Australian fly-half scored two first-half tries on his way to an incredible 28-point personal haul to put his side 17-3 half-time lead.

Back came england though, and Anthony Watson's brilliant finish to score in the corner looked to have inspired the home side to a fightback as they drew to within one score of the opposition. However, they never led during the match, and when Owen Farrell was sent to the sin-bin for an off-the-ball shoulder charge on Matt Giteau, the fans realised that the dream was already over.

On a miserable night for English rugby, Stuart Lancaster's side had taken the unwanted tag of becoming the first individual World Cup hosts to crash out at the pool stage. Even more embarrassing is the fact that they will still have to play Uruguay next weekend in a dead rubber.

So how did the players perform? Click through the gallery below to see how they got on.

Who do you think was the stand out man? Leave your thoughts in the comment box below.

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