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Wallabies vs France -Second test player ratings

Wallabies vs France -Second test player ratings

Here’s what I saw, see if it tallies with what you reckon. Rating system at bottom.

15 Adam Ashley-Cooper – Solid at the back but not much more. 5

14 Peter Hynes – Took his try well and has a nose for finding space straight ahead 7

13 Stirling Mortlock (c) – A solid game, especially in defence 6

12 Berrick Barnes, – Some nice touches and kicks before headbutting AACs shoulder 7

11 Lachie Turner – quite simply had a shocker 3

10 Matt Giteau – if it had been in the Tri-Nations, this would have earned him a 1o. 9

9 Luke Burgess – while he forced one or two passes, his breaks through the traffic with their accompanying hand-offs are becoming trademarks. 8

8 Stephen Hoiles – seems to look best with cricket scores. Anonymous today. 5

7 Phil Waugh – at every breakdown doing the hard work. 7

6 Rocky Elsom – ball didn’t bounce for him today but worked his arse off in support and defence 6

5 Dean Mumm – glimmers, but that’s all. 5

4 James Horwill – cementing himself a spot as either Vicks or Sharpe’s replacement. How did Harinordoquy get away with the boxing workout? 7

3 Al Baxter – Still a mystery at scrum-time but did impress with some counter-rucking and runs 6

2 Stephen Moore – meh. 5

1 Benn Robinson – got mashed up front. 4

Replacements:
16 Adam Freier – trademark pick and run in the loose
17 Ben Alexander – was overawed but looking for work
18 Hugh McMeniman – still waiting to see what the fuss is over. Scrum a lot weaker after he wandered on
19 George Smith – again quiet for him
20 Sam Cordingley – crisp passing from Vanilla Gregan
21 Ryan Cross – took Gits’ gifts well
22 Cameron Shepherd – a nice pick up just before ending his season I suspect. Latho come back!

Marking:
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

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