Wallaby Team if selected on this weeks form

Wallaby Team if selected on this weeks form
Waugh ontop of Smith right now?

Waugh on top of Smith right now?

15 Mark Gerrard (ACT) – Gerrard must think he has a better chance at socceroo selection this year with some great skills controlling the oval ball. Scored a chip and chase with 4 extra fly-hacks to spark the brumbies back into the game. He then went on to nail a drop goal from 40m. His tactical kicking was again a thing of beauty and something the wallabies need if they are going to win anything this year.

14 Lachie Turner (NSW) – Two tries, could have been 4 if not for 2 shit passes from Tuqiri (although the 1st wasn’t forward). Turner seems to be in the right place at the right time, but this ability is a skill, not just luck.

13 Stirling Mortlock (ACT) – 100% kicking display, still great ability to beat defenders and free up quality ball while being tackled. Looked a little slow, but probably is still a little injured.

12 James O’Connor (Force) – Tom Carter played well, but seemed a little predictable, O’Connor seemed the less predictable exciting type of number 12 we all want to see in the wallabies. Barnes was unlucky too, I thought he was the only sane one in the reds backline. Tyrone just wasn’t as dangerous this week, but outside Giteau, who knows, maybe Baxter would be dangerous.

11 Digby Ioane (Qld) – how can you leave this guy out of a team, 3 line breaks in 14 runs? half man/half tsunami/half lightning. AAC and Tuqiri played okay. AAC with some good kick chases and tackling and Tuqiri with a good work rate. But both lacked the penetration Ioane provided and like I mentioned above, Tuqiri created the opportunity to have 2 try assists but failed to convert.

10 Matt Giteau (Force) – Controlled his team the best out of all the number 10’s, good kicking display. Barnes should probably play here for the Qld team from now on.

9 Luke Burgess (NSW) – 13 tackles this week, George Gregan would be proud. But 7 runs by Burgess this week would make Gregan think lightning hit the statistician.

8 Phil Waugh (NSW) – Tough call on Salvi and Brown, But Waugh’s try saving ankle tap on top of his best game this year causes him to be in the team.

7 David Pocock (Force) – Best Flanker this round with 3 pilfers. George Smith got an unlucky sinbinning.

6 Mitchell Chapman (ACT) – Showed immense leadership when Chisholm came off, Took more lineouts, got line breaks, offloads, pilfers and a try assist to Kimlin.

5 Nathan Sharpe (Force) – Showed Horwill whose boss with 2 lineout steals!

4 Peter Kimlin (ACT) – Came on early for the injured Chisholm and showed a good work rate and got on the end of one of the best team tries of the week.

3 Guy Shepherdson (ACT) –  All front rows kinda had a bad week, except the force, who were playing the reds… Guy still would be my pick though.

2 Tatafu Polota-Nau (NSW) – Has been more consistently good this year and will be pushing Moore for the number 2 spot in Australia if he can show he can throw well under pressure.

1 Benn Robinson (NSW) –  All front rows kinda had a bad week, except the force, who were playing the reds… Benn still would be my pick though.

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