Brodie Retallick PLAYER RATINGS: England’s players run a dominant show in Rugby World Cup semi-final

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England put in a superb performance to beat New Zealand 19-7 and reach the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday. 

Eddie Jones’ side were dominant in the early stages and then defended exceptionally to hold onto their lead in Yokohama.

Here,Sportsmailrates each England and New Zealand player out of 10 for their performance in the semi-final. 

Maro Itoje put in an exceptional performance in the air, on the floor and on the beaches

Sam Underhill (right) had one of the most destructive tackling performances by a forward

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Elliot Daly 8 

Early break down the right set the tone for a special English night. Had to move to wing when May went off.

Anthony Watson 8 

Jinky feet out wide kept the Kiwis guessing. Ran 81 metres and beat five defenders. 

Manu Tuilagi (Joseph, 74 7) 8 

Rushed up on the New Zealanders to give them no time, and with the ball caused yet more havoc.

Anthony Watson was up for the occasion, sprinting past New Zealand when he got the ball

Owen Farrell 8 

Bashed up several times by the Kiwis but battled on – of course he did.

Jonny May (Slade, 45 7.5) 7 

Poor bloke surely was not fully fit – highlighted by the fact that he could not outpace Scott Barrett when away. Limped off.

George Ford 8.5 

Had to kick when Farrell took knocks – and did it brilliantly, to goal and to the corners.

George Ford had to kick when Farrell took knocks – and did it brilliantly, to goal and corners

Ben Youngs (Heinz, 64 7) 8 

England’s lightning-quick tempo all from his ruck-and-run style.

Mako Vunipola (Marler, 70 7.5) 8 

Body of a rhino, hands like a pianist. Could well be seen as England’s best ever prop soon.

Jamie George (Cowan-Dickie, 70 7) 7.5 

Lineout suffered one glaring b

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