PLAYER RATINGS: Freddie Steward is the star as England secure their famous series win in Australia
win one Sydney on Saturday England gave a historic 2-1 series win over Australia. After losing the first test in perth, Eddie Jones‘ Men rallied to win Brisbane and Syndey.
Attempts from Freddie Stewart and Marcus Smith combined with penalties and a conversion from Owen Farrell gave England the lead and they held on in the tense final 20 minutes to win the series.
sports mail‘s ADAM HATHAWAY rates the players of both teams in Sydney.
Despite his young age, Freddie Steward has impressed on the tour of Australia
Freddie steward 9
King of the airways again with high ball prowess and strong attack. England’s best player here and he’s only 21 years old.
Busy cleaning up the defense and organizing the three-man attack without much joy.
Guy Porter 5
Missed tackle on Koroibete, who opened England for Australia’s first, and struggled.
Owen Farrell 6
Poor kick early and re-entered first receiver to help Smith. Orderly.
Tommy Freeman played an excellent 70 minutes before being replaced by Henry Arundell
Tom Freeman 8
Extremely impressive with two breaks in the first half and looked like a real deal before the 70th minute substitution.
Markus Schmidt 6
A nice touch or two before proving he has the Midas touch with runaway try.
Danny Care 3
Could be his last game in an England shirt after being knocked down with a kick in the 37th minute and substituted off.
7. Ellis Genge
Not the impact he had for the first time last week, pinged for a high tackle but grew into the game.
Leicester’s Ollie Chessum has done well in the line-outs in the absence of Maro Itoje
jamie george 6
Another was substituted earlier than expected, although England’s line-up had been good.
Will Stuart 5
Wasted an early penalty and struggled against Slipper in the scrum where he fell off.
Ollie Chessum 7
Filling Maro Itoje’s boots isn’t easy, but the Leicester man stepped up with the carry and set-up work.
Johnny Hill 6
England’s Nigger in Chief has been warned against pinning White after a tackle and should focus on playing what he can.
England captain Courtney Lawes led his side to a 2-1 win in the Test series against Australia
Courtney Lawes (Captain) 8
Some hallmarks of the captain who has been an inspiration here on and off the pitch.
Lewis Ludlam 6
A completely different player to Sam Underhill who he replaced but can carry and hit and he did.
Billy Vunipola 8
A few penalties on the downside and some big carries on the upside for the #8.
Substitutes: Luke Cowan-Dickie (for George 46) 7, Mako Vunipola (for Genge 57) 6, Joe Heyes (for Stuart 61) 6, Nick Isiekwe (for Chessum 67) 6, Jack Willis (for Ludlam 67) 6, Jack van Poortvliet (for Care 37) 7, Will Joseph (N/U), Henry Arundell (for Freeman 70) 5
Third Wallaby full-back in three Tests and extended kicking play but was slaughtered trying.
Tom Wright put on a solid and lively performance in the third test in Sydney
Excellent one/two with white gave him the first try and he enjoyed the after with Steward. lively.
Hunter Paisami 5
Didn’t offer as much power as Kerevi or Koroibeter but did well enough before the start.
Samu Kerevi 6
Adds a lot of muscle but can also play a bit, well connected and some decent kicks.
Marika Korobete 8
Badly affected by his wing and his bust resulted in Wallabie’s first result, a real handful.
Noah Lolesio 5
Missed an easy early penalty but found his range off the tee. Not Quade Cooper, but who is it?
Nic White won his 50th cap in Sydney and, true to his reputation, stuck with a few words
Nick White 6
Was in the middle of the row of sleds before the 50th international, but this time talked to the hand in the first score on the field.
James Slipper 6
The 100+ capper defeated Stuart despite looking like he injured his shoulder in the first half.
The former Irish hooker from London seems to have secured a place in the front row of wallabies.
Tanya Tupou 5
Australia got 51 minutes of Tupou, some big carries and a slaughtered try. Mixed bag.
Nick Frost 6
Part of the third different lock combination in three test matches and additional penetration power.
Australia captain Michael Hooper put in a better performance than in Brisbane
Matthew Philip 6
Gave the Wallabies some grunt up front as they got on the front foot in the early transitions.
Harry Wilson 6
The Reds’ flanker plugged Wallaby’s injury hole for the hosts and did his share of forefoot work.
Michael Hooper (Captain) 7
Came in the face of Care and was a level above what he showed in Brisbane last week.
Rob Valentini 6
The Wallabies talked about physicality all week and Valetini lived up to that with his carry.
Substitutes: Folau Fainga’a (for Porecki 55) 6, Angus Bell (for Slipper 51-68) 4, Allan Alaalatoa (for Tupou 51) 5, Rob Leota (for Valetini 73) 4, Pete Samu (for Wilson 55) 4 , Tate McDermott (for White 60) 4, Len Ikitau (for Paisami 68) 4, Suliasi Vunivalu (for Hodge 77) 3