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Wallabies player ratings vs New Zealand

Wallabies player ratings vs New Zealand

Starters

1. Scott Sio

_Scott_Sio rwcA very quiet game with only 1/3 tackles from 58 minutes. Scrum held up well while he was on. 5

2. Stephen Moore

_Stephen_Moore8/9 tackles in 54 minutes. Needs to shoulder some of the blame for our below par line-out. 5

3. Sekope Kepu

_Sekope_KepuWas really happy with the level of intensity he brought around the park even if he was penalised for tackling Carter.  9/9 Tackling effort in his 58 minutes and a couple of dominant carries too. 6

4. Kane Douglas

Kane_DouglasCrippled by injury after 14 minutes, made 3/3 tackles before then. 5

5. Rob Simmons

_Rob_SimmonsNot replaced and did okay around the park, the line-outs were mostly poor but made the take for the driving maul try, 10/14 tackles. 5

6. Scott Fardy

_Scott_FardyNot much went Fardy’s way this game and he looked like he was playing under high fatigue. Only made 4/7 tackles in his 59 minutes, but still managed to make 2 key turnovers. 6

7. Michael Hooper

_Michael_Hooper-210/14 tackles in his 80 minute performance, teamed up well with Pocock at the rucks but didn’t have the go forward he is known to bring. 5

8. David Pocock

_David_Pocock80 minutes, 1 try, 3 turnovers, 2 tackle busts and 11/11 tackling. He is our best shot at world rugby player of the year. 8

9. Will Genia

Will_GeniaHad a very poor start with a charged down box kick and knock-on. Put the start behind him to play solidly after that and we even managed a try off a Genia box kick. 4/5 tackles, 69 minutes. 6

10. Bernard Foley

_Bernard_Foley5/8 tackles, faultless off the tee. Distribution was okay but opted to take on the line himself for not many big gains. Very good kick chase and patience down the right wing resulted in a try, not replaced. 6

11. Drew Mitchell

Only missed 5 minutes of the game in the ‘head-bin’, his 3 tackle busts and 2 line-breaks were by far and away outweighed by his 4 handling errors. 4/5 tackles. 4

12. Matt Giteau

Matt_Giteau2/3 Tackles in his 25 minutes, the miss resulted in concussion that meant he was unable to return to the field. 5

13. Tevita Kuridrani

_Tevita_KuridraniFinished off a great try that gave everyone hope. 10/12 in the tackling department and a good crash ball game, stayed on the whole match. 7

14. Adam Ashley-Cooper

_Adam_Ashley-Cooper4/6 tackles in his 80 minutes. Tried to stay busy all night but just not his game. 5

15. Israel Folau

_Israel_FolauJust not the Folau we’re used to. Still lacking agility and drive, as well as doubting himself on kick returns. Still made 99 run metres. 1/1 tackle in his 80 minutes. 5


Finishers

16. Tatafu Polota-Nau

26 minutes, 1/1 tackle, a big part of our (short lived) comeback. 6

17. James Slipper

22 minutes, 3/3 tackles. Somehow blamed for collapsing a scrum that gave the momentum back to the kiwis. 5

18. Greg Holmes

22 minutes, 1/1 tackle. Did not really notice his involvement. 5

19. Dean Mumm

Thrown into the cauldron early, took on the tackling responsibility of Douglas and returned and impressive 15/16 in his 66 minutes. A poor defensive position late in the first half allowed for a simple New Zealand try. 6

20. Ben McCalman

21 minutes, 2/3 tackles. Very busy after replacing Fardy. 6

21. Nick Phipps

Played the final 11 minutes and didn’t really do anything individually special or wrong. 5

22. Matt Toomua

Only covered 5 minutes for Mitchell’s concussion test. No rating

23. Kurtley Beale

Thrown in early to cover for Giteau and ended up as a permanent replacement. Constantly our most threatening player. Put Mitchell through a hole off a scrum and even took an intercept with the kiwis hot on attack. 55 minutes, 3/4 tackles. 7

 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 vs New Zealand

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