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Wallabies Player Ratings Bledisloe II

Wallabies Player Ratings Bledisloe II

Starters

1. Scott Sio_Scott_Sio rwc

Good enough in the scrum, not good enough elsewhere, caught the AIG on the ref mic saying [paraphrased] ‘target his dodgy elbow’, but he slammed them in the next scrum. 4

2. Stephen Moore_Stephen_Moore

Brought intensity and a game plan, but wasn’t even allowed to speak with the referee. His lineout throwing has suffered terribly and what does it take for him to put on headgear?  3

3. Sekope Kepu_Sekope_Kepu

Dumb penalties were not made up for – we were hot on attack!. 3

4. Kane DouglasKane_Douglas

The first time Douglas has really gone MIA… I really hope this isn’t a trend. Only 6 tackles and 2 runs. 4

5. Adam Coleman

Topped the tackles and missed only one, busted one tackle himself, but unfortunately made one big error and was off for 10mins. Not his fault Mumm replaced Fardy though. 6

6. Scott Fardy

Looked set for a redemption match only to be hooked too early. Pushed the boundary of the ruck with mixed results and was extremely busy, he knew he was destined for more when he was taken off. 5

7. Michael Hooper_Michael_Hooper-2

6/9 tackles only, OK running game but ineffective elsewhere. The worst game I’ve seen Hooper play, he’s too good a player not to find a spot for him, even if that is the bench. 3

8. David Pocock_David_Pocock

10/11 tackling. Penalised out of the ruck, but his linking play and his hands have improved. I wish he wasn’t the one in charge of trapping the ball at the back of a scrum. 5

9. Will GeniaWill_Genia

Didn’t miss on D, passing not as crisp as last week but serviceable, running game was still there with 2 clean breaks off his own bat. His amazing run in the 2nd half was reminiscent of the 2011 Reds win over the Saders. Still getting those offloads away, which I haven’t ever noticed before. 7 G&GR Man of the Match

10. Quade Cooper

Tackled (7/10) better than Bernard and is certainly in better form with his tactical kicking. One linebreak created back on the inside with Folau was a highlight, but these were too few and far between. Worth persisting with.  5

11. Dane Haylett-Petty

Another 5 missed tackles this week, though he still had to make 9. His best involvements are when he finds himself in fullback, I would switch him with Folau. 3

12. Bernard Foley_Bernard_Foley

Haven’t seen him attempt 11 tackles before, for good reason, as he missed 4 of them… His place kicking was quite good, but he’s out of form and looks to be lacking a little acceleration. Why does Foley kick for touch when QC or DHP are noticeably better than him? 3

13. Samu Kerevi

Running game was there but not as prolific on D as the man he replaced in the starting game. A kick error at the start of the game was hard to get over, but he had his moments. 4

14. Adam Ashley-Cooper_Adam_Ashley-Cooper

Channeled Gits from last week. Made an error, missed a tackle and got knocked out. 2 

15. Israel Folau_Israel_Folau

Still our best attacking weapon and graceful under the high ball. A lack of tactical kicking or even a short kicking game is undermining his supreme agility and power by making him predictable. 6


Finishers

16. Tatafu Polota-Nau

Line-out throwing improved, TPN deserves a start as our line-out is our glaringly obvious weak point. 6

17. James Slipper

A solid outing, four positive runs and a 5/5 clip tackling, in his 28 mins. Not knocking down the door to start but thankfully we have the loosehead depth, because we haven’t always.

18. Allan Ala’alatoa

Has done everything that was asked of him, however didn’t quite bring the pick and drive game that he showed last week. 5

19. Dean Mumm

Played longer than a half and only touched the ball once in general play, Fardy’s face when he was subbed for him said it all. 4

20. Will Skelton

Regardless of the Fox Sports ratings saying he had no runs, he actually trucked it up four times, but they weren’t memorable. 5

21. Nick Phipps

Played 12 minutes when the game wasn’t really in the balance, thought he might have replaced AAC. No rating

22. Tevita Kuridrani

Played 12 minutes when the game wasn’t really in the balance. No rating

23. Reece Hodge

Came on 5 before half time and slotted a monster penalty to give us all hope (some of the Kiwis even cheered the length of it ;), could have been better on defence but all in all a solid debut. 6

THE PATENTED G&GR RATINGS GUIDE:

10 – A legendary performance to go down in the history books
9 – Outstanding performance: Man of the match shoo-in
8 – Excellent all-round game
7 – Good game with a few sparkles
6 – Solid performance
5 – Average – ho hum
4 – Below par
3 – Had a bad game
2 – Tell your story walking pal
1 – A complete joke

Wallabies Player Ratings Bledisloe II

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