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Wallabies player ratings vs Scotland

Wallabies player ratings vs Scotland

Starters

1. Scott Sio

_Scott_Sio rwcGave away 9 points with scrum penalties, took a good pilfer and made 4/5 tackles in his 50min contribution. 4

2. Stephen Moore

_Stephen_MooreShowed good leadership to go to the corner late in the first half, but a quiet game with only 5 runs and 4/4 tackles in 61mins. 5

3. Sekope Kepu

_Sekope_KepuA better work rate, 10/10 tackles in his 53 mins. 6

4. Kane Douglas

Kane_Douglas10/11 tackles, but the sting he showed in the last two weeks has begun to vanish. Played out the whole 80mins. 5

5. Rob Simmons

_Rob_SimmonsPlayed a major role in the Scottish first try, 6/8 tackles in his 65min stint. One good line out steal. 4

6. Scott Fardy

_Scott_FardyPlayed the full 80 again. He was penalised for the first Scottish 3 points but it wasn’t a bad penalty. Uncharacteristically good runs was spoiled by uncharacteristically poor handling. 9/9 Tackles, his lineout take for Hooper’s try late in the 1st half was impressive. 6

7. Michael Hooper

_Michael_Hooper-21 try late in the first half got us back into the game. Played the whole 80mins, 7/9 Tackles. 5

8. Ben McCalman

Did not come out and replicate either Pocock’s game or his own form from last week. Full 80 for only 6/7 tackles and 19m gained from an equal team high 6 positive carries. 5

9. Will Genia

Will_GeniaApart from two errors at the ruck-base Genia had a solid game. His decision making is in better form and that coupled with accurate execution was instrumental in Mitchell’s 2nd try. A Gregan-esque moment, only for a pop pass to ruin his try saving tackle. Played 70mins, 3/3 tackles. 6

10. Bernard Foley

_Bernard_FoleyHe had a shocking first half with a pushed pass on the try line, knocking on an uncontested high ball and missed three conversions. He found 1st gear, albeit, in the 2nd half but still managed to chip kick into his opposite number resulting in a Scottish try. He played the whole 80 and his running game was excellent but we needed more from him, 1/1 tackle. A clutch 80th minute penalty saw Goose re-incarnated to Ice-man. 4 

11. Drew Mitchell

Two tackle busts, two tries. He dropped one ball and fell off one tackle, not substituted. 7

12. Matt Giteau

Matt_GiteauNamed man of the match at the ground. Gits was solid without sparkling. His ribs held up and didn’t need to be subbed, 5/5 tackles, including a great tackle into touch early in the 2nd resulting in a 5m line-out to us, a couple of handy runs. 6

13. Tevita Kuridrani

_Tevita_KuridraniFinally has hit some form, bent the line at will and lay-ed on AAC’s try with the trifecta: a tackle bust, line-break and try assist. Also scored a great solo try, stretching out as he carried two Scots over from close range. 80mins, 8/8 tackles. 8 – G&GR MOTM 

14. Adam Ashley-Cooper

_Adam_Ashley-CooperScored Australia’s first try to get the ball rolling and should have had a 2nd only for it to be brought back. A Classic AAC game, except for a fumbled lifted kick-off take. 6

15. Kurtley Beale

Faultless handling (even under the high ball) and a lot of positive involvement early on including the last past for Mitchell’s first try. Completed 1/1 tackle but wheeled-dealed and Kurtley-Bealed throughout the whole match and was just edged for the G&GR MOTM. 8


Finishers

16. Tatafu Polota-Nau

Played 19 minutes replacing Moore. No real impact positive or negative. 5

17. James Slipper

Played 30 minutes mostly well but made a huge error throwing a weak pass in his own quarter that was intercepted and almost lost us the game. 3

18. Greg Holmes

27 minutes replacing Kepu, was busy and the scrum became steadier. 6

19. Dean Mumm

15 minutes on for Simmons. Was penalised for not rolling away allowing the Scots to creep within stealing distance. 4

20. Sean McMahon

Did not play. No Rating

21. Nick Phipps

Played the final 10 minutes one good run down the wing but slid out of bounds in the pouring rain. No Rating

22. Matt Toomua

Did not play. No Rating

23. Quade Cooper

Did not play. No Rating

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 Scotland

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