England romped to a comfortable 67-3 victory over a hapless Romanian side that battled to contain Martin Johnson's experienced charges in a one-sided affair at the Otago Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday.
England appraoched the game with some encouraging attacking intent, taking the ball wide from the outset and looking to put their speedy outside backs in space.
But there was not much resistance from what was essentially a Romanian second XV, and their frailties were exposed in what looked like an opposed training session at times.
Despite their dominance question marks about England's ability to put top opposition away will remain after they made a couple of basic errors against a team that were never in the game.
Michael de Vries rates the England players:
15 Ben Foden:
Provided spark when he entered the line, and ran good support lines. So dangerous on the counter-attack but also joins the line well when his team is on the front foot. 7/10
14 Chris Ashton:
Linked well with Foden, set up the first try with a great break using his pace. Popped up on the left quite often and was rewarded for his hard work with a hat-trick. 8/10
13 Manu Tuilagi:
Got over the advantage line regularly, he straightened the line and stayed on his feet well, brushing off Romanian defenders easily. 8/10
12 Mike Tindall:
Did the basics well, showed good distribution and although he did not really carry it up that often he provided plenty of space for the quick man outside him. 7/10
11 Mark Cueto:
May not have had much work to do for any of his tries but secured his hat-trick in the opening 25 minutes. Strong in the tackle and did some strong work on the ground even securing a turnover. 8/10
10 Jonny Wilkinson:
Committed in defence as ever, but his true value was shown through some great little passes. He released the backline well and although it as not his best night off the kicking tee he showed that he is the man to steer the ship going forward. 8/10
9 Ben Youngs:
Provided good service and used his pace to ask plenty of questions of the Romanian defence. Made a good sniping break for his early second-half try and will be happy with his performance. 8/10
8 James Haskell:
A determined performance but did not impose himself on the game as he would have liked, battled to control the ball at the back of the scrum and threw an intercept pass but worked hard off the ball. 6/10
7 Lewis Moody (captain):
Gave away a few penalties at the breakdown by isolating himself, but also showed some good handling skills and was on the ball often taking the game to the opposition. 7/10
6 Tom Croft:
Stayed on his feet in the tackle well and showed some silky touches when called upon. Made a nuisance of himself at the breakdown and tackled hard. 7/10
5 Tom Palmer:
Caught offside at times but showed good hands to get some telling offloads away late in the game. Worked hard in the engine room and played right until the end. 6/10
4 Louis Deacon:
Competed with Romanian line-out ball well and hit some space when he got the chance. A solid performance in a game dominated by the backline. 7/10
3 Dan Cole:
Solid at scrum-time and got around the park well. Showed good awareness when his quick hands put Ashton over for his second try. 7/10
2 Steve Thompson:
His line-out throwing was accurate and he did the basics well up front but blotted his copy book somewhat when he committed a blatant professional foul. 6/10
1 Alex Corbisiero:
Carried the ball up well, but was shown up on defence at times falling off a few tackles. Penalised at scrum-time and he will have to up his game if he wants to fill the gap left by Andrew Sheridan. 5/10
16 Lee Mears:
On for Thompson 50 mins. Carried the ball up with determination but there was a skew line-out throw which he will be quite unhappy with. 6/10
17 David Wilson:
Replaced Dan Cole at half-time. Put under pressure at scrum-time, and penalised accordingly, poor handling let him down as well so he will be disappointed. 5/10
18 Simon Shaw:
On for Deacon 59 mins. Looked for work and did his best to get involved but his exuberance was punished when he got caught offside. 6/10
19 Tom Wood:
On for Moody 62 mins. Tackled hard and slotted in well to a pack that was having things their own way. 7/10
20 Richard Wigglesworth:
On for Youngs 62 mins. Provided a solid link between forwards and backs but did little else. A sound back-up for Youngs but no more than that. 6/10
21 Toby Flood:
On for Wilkinson at half-time. Good tactical kicking and gave a well-timed pass for Tuilagi's try, took the ball to the line well and looked for holes in the porous Romanian defence. 7/10
22 Delon Armitage:
On for Foden after 51 mins. There were limited opportunities for him but he looked comfortable at the back and his versatility is very valuable off the bench. 7/10
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