England v Australia FORM GUIDE: Maro Itoje must keep his discipline

England conclude their autumn internationals against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday as they look to wrap up a successful series. 

Victory for Eddie Jones’ men will be pivotal for confidence with just a year to go before the World Cup in Japan.

Australia, however, will be no walk in the park as they look to end England’s recent dominance over them. Here, Sportsmail’s NIK SIMON assesses the form of both sets of players heading into Saturday’s clash.

Owen Farrell is expected to play a key role in England's clash with Australia at Twickenham

Owen Farrell is expected to play a key role in England’s clash with Australia at Twickenham

ENGLAND

Elliot Daly 6

Played every minute of the autumn but yet to stamp his mark on the 15 jersey.

Joe Cokanasiga 7

Carries the ball in one hand… but Eddie has warned him pens will fly if he drops it!

Henry Slade 6

Big performance needed with Manu Tuilagi and Jonathan Joseph on the comeback trail.

Ben Te’o 6.5

Could tip the scales as heaviest ever backline if he combines with Tuilagi in second half.

Jonny May 8

Speed demon has impressed but still seeking his first try of the autumn campaign.

Owen Farrell 9

Compared to Jonny Wilkinson after saving the day against Japan with second-half cameo.

Speed demon Jonny May has impressed but is still seeking his first try of the autumn campaign

Speed demon Jonny May has impressed but is still seeking his first try of the autumn campaign

Ben Youngs 6.5

Inside knowledge of Wallaby play-maker and Leicester team-mate Toomua could be handy.

Ben Moon 7

Tipped to have the edge over Kepu at the scrum by Sportsmail columnist Joe Marler.

Jamie George 6

Changing of the guard at hooker. Better suited to high-tempo game than Dylan Hartley.

Kyle Sinckler 7

Now top of the pecking order. Showing subtle touches to complement powerful carries.

Maro Itoje 8.5

Growing authority in the pack but must keep an eye on his high penalty count.

Maro Itoje is growing authority in the pack but must keep an eye on his high penalty count

Maro Itoje is growing authority in the pack but must keep an eye on his high penalty count

Courtney Lawes 7.5

Completes a brand-new lock combination after impressive turnover work against Japan.

Brad Shields 6

Jury still out on his Red Rose credentials despite committed display against New Zealand.

Sam Underhill 7.5

Tackling machine delivered the best game of his career so far in defeat by All Blacks.

Mark Wilson 7.5

Played every back-row position over the last month to become a mainstay in the XV.

AUSTRALIA

Israel Folau 8

Best No 15 in the world but most headlines in 2018 have been about his homophobic views.

Dane Haylett-Petty 6.5

A second full-back who will have studied Youngs’ box kicking against the All Blacks.

Samu Kerevi 6.5

Fijian offloading game helps Folau cut dangerous attacking lines through midfield.

Bernard Foley 5.5

Eyebrow raising selection ahead of Kurtley Beale. A target for England’s powerful backs.

Jack Maddocks 6

Rookie winger out to make a name for himself after stepping in for Adam Ashley Cooper.

Israel Folau is the best No 15 in the world but headlines in 2018 have been for the wrong reason

Israel Folau is the best No 15 in the world but headlines in 2018 have been for the wrong reason

Matt Toomua 7.5

Tigers play-maker starts in the Wallaby No 10 jersey for just the second time since 2013.

Will Genia 7.5

Asked Jones to sort tickets for his 100th Test… but backed out when they cost £130 each!

Scott Sio 5.5

Scrum struggled against Wales before conceding a cheap yellow card against Italy.

Tolu Latu 5.5

Former binman is under pressure to improve lineout throwing and harness aggression.

Sekope Kepu 7

Hot-stepping prop has switched back to his strongest side of the scrum. 

Izack Rodda 5

Lineout leader has been working closely with All Blacks legend Brad Thorn in Brisbane.

Matt Toomua starts in the Wallaby No 10 jersey for just the second time since 2013

Matt Toomua starts in the Wallaby No 10 jersey for just the second time since 2013

Adam Coleman 6.5

Chief aggressor in the pack but could be off the pace after suffering a stomach bug.

Jack Dempsey 6

Named after 1920s heavyweight champion boxer with skilful ball carrying ability.

Michael Hooper 8

Breakdown specialist recently signed a five-year deal worth a record AUS$6million.

Pete Samu 6 

Worked as assistant plumber in Cornwall. Now jack of all trades cover for David Pocock.

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