Wallabies vs England player ratings

Wallabies vs England player ratings













1. Benn Robinson:
His low scrummaging caused the poms problems again. Also featured in the loose 7

2. Stephen Moore: He must like it over here because he’s starting to feature again like he did last tour 7

3. Ben Alexander: Tidy in the scrum 6

4. James Horwill: Had a very solid day around the park, although would like to see more of the old rampage 5

5. Mark Chisholm: Also good in defence, but ball running and line-out not up to snuff 4

6. Rocky Elsom (c): Our best line-out option, and tackled his guts out. 7

7.  George Smith: Can’t remember the last time I said Smith had an off game at open-side, but this was one. Off the pace 4

8. Wycliff Palu: Close to his rampaging best. Also destructive in defence, including at the ruck 8

9. Will Genia: Excellent all-round game, sniffed out his try like a veteran  9 G&GR’s Wallaby man of the match

10. Matt Giteau: Wasn’t the star of the show, but rock solid defence and experience showed. 6

11. Peter Hynes: Kept himself busy. 6

12. Quade Cooper: Always looked like something was going to happen with the ball in hand. I think he may have made a dominant tackle as well! 7

13. Digby Ioane: Set out as if he was going to do it all by himself – full of commitment and bustle. If only he’d offloaded to Marcia! 6

14. Drew Mitchell: Knows what he needs to do, when. 6

15. Adam Ashley-Cooper: Proof that one Aussie man is worth 2 poms 7

Rating system (no half marks):
10 – A legendary performance to go down in the history books
9 – Man of the match worthy performance
8 – Outstanding
7 – Good game, great in parts
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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