Wallaby Ratings v Los Pumas (Perth)

Wallaby Ratings v Los Pumas (Perth)

1. Scott Sio

Did well in the scrum, didn’t do well in other areas. If we could have chosen who should be carded for repeated infringements, we may not have chosen him, but he’d have certainly been in the top two. Is it time for Slipper to start? 4

2. Stephen Moore

Set up the game well, very busy on defence with 12/12 tackles. But like Sio, he also didn’t make any runs. 6

3. Sekope Kepu

Dynamic on attack and solid on defence, Kepu’s form has been building nicely and he is once again our most important starter in the front row. 7

4. Rob Simmons

A good 80 minute shift from Simmons, tidy on defence making 14 tackles. 6

5. Adam Coleman

Backed up from last weeks game, with a brutal defensive effort. Before he was replaced he racked up 18 tackles and missed only one. 7

6. Dean Mumm

Missed 7 tackles and conceded 3 turnovers, enough said. 2

7. Michael Hooper

Managed to complete an astonishing 20 tackles. Found himself as the right option for an inside run and he went clean through for one of his lazy swan dives. He also played a big role in the first try with a show and go before releasing Kerevi outside him. An unused substitute in a gruelling encounter.  7

8. David Pocock

Had very limited time on the field as he served most of a front-row yellow before it turned out he wasn’t coming back on as he had a broken hand. Still managed to slow down the Pumas ball on a number of occasions, even if he wasn’t credit with any steals and tackled at 12 from 12.  6

9. Will Genia

An all-round master class of how to play scrum-half. From 7 runs racked up 45m, 2 tacklebusts, 2 line breaks, 2 tries. Error free around the ruck base and didn’t miss on defence. His Sanchez on Sanchez tackle resulting in a try to the good guys was marvelous, and his second try showed me he’s back to his best. 9 – G&GR MOTM

10.  Quade Cooper

Was shaking it up on attack and a couple of inside pass try assists put on display the positives of what Quade can bring. He also showed the negatives of what can happen when he plays, poor defending resulting in a simulation induced yellow card was unforgivably unnecessary and really could have cost us if the game had been tighter. 5

11. Reece Hodge

Solid-game, but still waiting for that final pass to click. A good game none the less, highlights were his long range penalty and his gutsy chip kick down the left wing was fractionally over hit. 6

12. Bernard Foley

Making improvements in his new role in the midfield everywhere except on defence (making 9/13). His goal kicking has really stepped up of late and the two clearances he was required to make were also very handy. 6

13. Samu Kerevi

Another game and another attacking masterclass, this time got the job done in the corner to put us over for the first try. 9 runs for 65m, including two line-breaks. Didn’t miss a tackle but unfortunately left the winger open outside him early in the 2nd half and the Pumas waltz though to give them hope of a 2nd half comeback. 7

14. Dane Haylett-Petty

He wishes he could play all his games in Perth! Finally fronted up on D and tackled 7/7. Ran the ‘two-dads’ line off QC and still with work to do managed to grab some set-piece meat. He wouldn’t be happy with his tactical kicking however, down on both distance and direction. 7

15. Israel Folau

Just not up to his usual standard, a few terrible passes that conceded the small amount of possession we had in the first half. Still good in aspects of play and still an irreplaceable member of the team. 5


16. Tatafu Polota-Nau

Apart from the captaincy being with the incumbent, the only thing stopping him from starting is his finishing ability. A line break with his first touch and a big role in opening up the space for Genia’s 2nd. 6

17. James Slipper

A very similar game to Sio, good in the scrum, poor else-ware. Although at least he tried something even if it didn’t come off. 5

18. Tom Robertson

Alaalatoa-esque! Came on, kept up the pressure on the Argentine scrum and didn’t miss a tackle. A highlight was when he was tackled on suspicion when Hooper went through untouched. 6

19. Rory Arnold

Didn’t have the same impact as Coleman, but had an error free performance and made all his tackles at a stage of the game that required it. 6

20. Lopeti Timani

Only made one run, two tackles and gave away a penalty. Not a dream debut by any means but with Pocock gone for the next few test he could find himself with more time and this is a good platform to build from. 5 

21. Sean McMahon

Cometh the minutes, cometh the Mcmahon! Immediate impact, brought the go forward the Wallaby forwards have been lacking, didn’t miss on defence either and was unlucky not to pinch a couple of line-outs. He changed the game at a crucial stage. 8

22. Nick Phipps

Came on and made 7 passes, is that it? oh yeah, that’s it! 5

23. Tevita Kuridrani

Didn’t have much to do but made one good run. Hopefully he can build on this and get his attacking timing back up to its best. 5


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

Wallaby Ratings v Los Pumas (Perth)


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