England stormed into the World Cup semi-finals as two tries from Jonny May underpinned a record-equalling 40-16 victory over Australia at Oita Stadium  May celebrated his 50th cap by touching down twice in the first half but a seventh successive win against the Wallabies was truly founded on a ferocious defence led by man of the match Tom Curry  Four years ago it was Australia who dumped England out of their own World Cup at the group stage, but their revenge for that humiliation was crushing  Owen Farrell revelled in his return at fly-half in place of George Ford, with his pass to Kyle Sinckler for the third try showing his class as ringmaster in a return to form for England’s captain  From the kicking tee he was immaculate as four penalties and four conversions made up a 20-point haul  And in further vindication of Eddie Jones’ decision to drop Ford in favour of a more muscular midfield, it was Slade’s cunning interception and astute grubber that presented May with his second try  Here are England player ratings. England   Elliot Daly 5  Outstanding against Argentina, poor here Defensively shaky and gifted try to Koroibete with two blunders in same move.   Anthony Watson 7  A class athlete and finally back to full fitness Looked a million dollars whenever he got the ball and deserved his interception try     Henry Slade 7  Got England in mood by creating Jonny May’s second try with great vision, turn of pace and deft kick   Manu Tuilagi 7  Put in a lot of work, often as a decoy which made space for others Still a key cog in this machine.   Jonny May 8  What better way to celebrate your half century than with the first two tries in a World Cup quarter-final He now has 27. Awesome.   Owen Farrell (capt) 8  Under pressure after a sub-par display against Argentina Responded in magnificent fashion with a seven-goal 22-point maximum and generally bossing affairs   Ben Youngs 7  Did not over complicate anything, just concentrated on getting the basics right Exactly what was required.   Mako Vunipola 7  Left the field bloodied but unbowed Huge shift on his return to the coal face. he really is some athlete.   Jamie George 7  Boundless energy and commitment, his exuberance lifts England when they need it Safe as houses at set-piece too.   Kyle Sinckler 8  Under scrutiny in scrum at start, he responded with a tour de force, scoring the crucial try one end and making the key turnover at the other   Maro Itoje 7  Brought power and composure to a fierce gainline battle, a reassuring presence throughout   Courtney Lawes 7  Made a nuisance of himself, disrupting and not allowing the Aussie pack to get a real foothold in the contest   Tom Curry 9  A huge game for the 21-year-old, the World cup’s youngest forward, who was in the thick of everything in attack as well as defence   Sam Underhill 8  Dovetailed gloriously with Curry to edge the breakdown over Australia’s renowned double act Pocock and Hooper There’s a new double act in town.   Billy Vunipola 7  Eclipsed by his flankers but no-one will mind that Brought balance to the back row and most comforting of all his best is assuredly still to come

England player ratings from Australia victory in Rugby World Cup 2019 quarter-final
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