Rob Kearney 7
Another ride on the upwards learning curve. Strong and always looking to break the gainline but could vary his kicking a bit more. Big tackle when Tait threatened.
Tommy Bowe 7
A hero in Rome and that game has given his play a new confidence and zest. Great early tackle on Cueto helped to settle Ireland. Saw less of the action in the second half.
Brian O'Driscoll 9
The sight of the rose on the English jersey always gets our leader to bloom. Played like a forward and a back. Remember the drop-goal and the try. Lions captain?
Paddy Wallace 6
Looks like a cruiserweight fighting in the heavy division. Doing well enough but D'Arcy has just so much more to offer as an auxiliary forward and creative back.
Luke Fitzgerald 7
A cub in years who is making the soundings of a Lion with each passing game. Tackled ferociously but was surprisingly let down by his hands on occasion.
Ronan O'Gara 5
Rog too likes to strut his wares against the English but his goal-kicking let him down badly. Out of the hand kicks kept us on the front foot in first half.
Tomás O'Leary 5
Less than a scrum-half in pass, more than one in general play. Below-par but one great left-foot kick through almost led to a first-half try.
Marcus Horan 6
A pygmy among giants – he is almost 30lbs lighter than England's loose-head Andy Sheridan, but still packs a big punch around the pitch.
Jerry Flannery 6
Such a competitor to have on your side and has brought an intelligence to his play which wasn't always there. Throwing has improved no end this season.
John Hayes 7
A night of records for the denizen of Bruff who once again produced a prodigious workrate. Bull by name, bulldozer by nature. Cleared all before him in the rucks.
Donncha O'Callaghan 6
The junior minister in the Department of Grunt but an honest toiler from first whistle until last. Grafted for everything particularly the lost cause.
Paul O'Connell 9
England made him a target in the hope that if they kept him going backwards, Ireland would follow. But Paulie's boots aren't fitted with a reverse gear. Lions captain?
Stephen Ferris 8
Plays his rugby more like an antipodean than a Northern hemisphere type. Big and brave, this guy looks more and more like the real deal.
David Wallace 7
Only became a rugby player because Michael Flatley took his role in 'Riverdance'. Quick feet allow him to make hard yards look easy. Always looking to puncture opposition.
Jamie Heaslip 7
Let's recap. Great try against the French, a great run against the Italians and then did well yesterday but spoiled it a bit by not doing the simple things as well as usual.
PETER STRINGER The speed of his pass shows what we are missing without him. Will have to accept that this is now his role as he didn't break enough to keep opposing backrows on their toes when he was in his prime. 6
RORY BEST A great alternative to have. Got 12 minutes and showed up around the pitch with lively contributions. 6
DENNIS LEAMY Good to see him back in the mix and his was the final tackle just when we were getting vision of grand larceny by the English.
Delon Armitage 7
Paul Sackey 6
Mike tindall 7
Riki flutey 5
Mark Cueto 6
Toby Flood 5
Harry Ellis 5
Andy Sheridan 6
Lee Mears 6
Phil Vickery 4
Steve Borthwick 5
Nick Kennedy 7
James Haskell 6
Joe Worsley 7
Nick Easter 6
DANNY CARE 4
MATTHEW TAIT 6
ANDY GOODE 4
JULIAN WHITE, DYLAN HARTLEY, TOM CROFT, LUKE NARRAWAY -not on long enough to be rated