Wallabies player ratings vs Fiji

Wallabies player ratings vs Fiji

Re-watching the match it’s clear the Wallabies put in a great defensive performance that killed Fiji stone dead. The second half fade however raised questions we hadn’t asked this season. All of this goes into the Wallabies player ratings against Fiji. (I’m on holiday, so the reserves are over to you.)

1. Scott Sio

_Scott_Sio rwcGreat scrum performance and tidy around the field. 7

2. Stephen Moore

_Stephen_MooreI won’t put the whole line-out shmozzle of the second half down to Squeak, but his all round game was unsqueaklike. Is he 100%? 3

3. Sekope Kepu

_Sekope_KepuPut the meat on the plate in the scrum and then poured over the gravy with a pie. 7

4. Kane Douglas

Kane_DouglasWorkmanlike but brought his weight to bear and put in the graft. 5

5. Rob Simmons

_Rob_SimmonsIs clearly integral to the line-out. No doubt upping his workrate but impact and the miss on Volavola knocks him back. 5

6. Scott Fardy

_Scott_FardyBusy at the breakdown but on the wrong side of an errant Jackson (and spilled the last pill). 6

7. Michael Hooper

_Michael_Hooper-2Not his freakish ball-running self but still put in a great defensive openside performance. 7

8. David Pocock

_David_PocockFrom his first steal after 67 seconds  it was clear we were in for something special. How far his all round game has come on. GAGR MoM 9

9. Will Genia

Will_GeniaSharper at the base but still taking a step and/or looking both ways first. Kicks were aimless as well. 4

10. Bernard Foley

_Bernard_FoleyCharacterist ically solid, including with the boot and in defence. Doesn’t shirk. 6

11. Rob Horne

Rob_Horne-2He wasn’t selected for his razzle-dazzle. Did what he was put there to do; keep Big Nads quiet. 6

12. Matt Giteau

Matt_GiteauAnother performance dominated by a cool head and fearless approach to the tackle. 6

13. Tevita Kuridrani

_Tevita_KuridraniSeemed shaken by this match. His late yellow card hampering a bonus point could be costly. 4

14. Adam Ashley-Cooper

_Adam_Ashley-CooperThe Earl’s first two touches were uncharacter istic errors (knock on and kick out on full), but he pulled it back 5

15. Israel Folau

_Israel_FolauAbsolute class that the Fijians were rightly wary of. He even pulled off a turnover! 8


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


Matt started G&GR just before the 2007 Rugby World Cup and has been enslaved ever since. Follow him on twitter: @MattRowley

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