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The game had it all – moments of brilliance, some great tries, brutal hits and a few spiteful incidents.


In the end the Wallabies just had too much class for a Pumas team that looked to have spent all their energy against New Zealand last week.

Jan de Koning rates the Australian players!

15 Israel Folau:

When you look at his aerial and ball in hand skills, he looks like a superstar. However, there were a few too many cynical penalties – something a number of Wallabies were guilty of.


14 Dane Haylett-Petty:PLAYER RATINGS: Blitzkrieg

His running and tackling suggested he is growing into his role in the Test arena, but his kicking game needs plenty of work.


13 Samu Kerevi:

Powerful with ball in hand and you can't fault his defence, but his off-loading skills let him down on a few occasions.


12 Bernard Foley:

Seems to be enjoying next to Quade Cooper and does provide the additional play-making option that is key to the way the Wallabies want to play.



11 Reece Hodge:

A few very impressive runs and solid on defence. Another player who is likely to become a regular feature in the Wallaby teams of the future.


10 Quade Cooper:

Certainly enjoying having Will Genia on his inside and fast regaining his magical form. Defence still a weakness and some cynical off the ball antics – one incident which earned him 10 minutes in the sin bin – spoilt an otherwise good game with.


9 Will Genia:

Snappy service and good tactical decision-making. He is back to his best.


8 David Pocock:

Made a heap of tackles before leaving the field shortly after half-time with a shoulder  injury.



7 Michael Hooper:

A real workhorse – especially on defence, where he made a game-high 18 tackles.


6 Dean Mumm:

Some good work on defence, but his overall workrate can improve.


5 Adam Coleman:

Did some amazing work on defence – by some distance his most valuable contribution. Not that he shirks his duty in the other areas and that with a cut lip that was opened, again, early in the match.


4 Rob Simmons:

PLAYER RATINGS: BlitzkriegAnother real workhorse on defence and at the breakdowns.


3 Sekope Kepu:

A couple of strong carries and a massive workrate on defence.


2 Stephen Moore (captain):

His best work was on defence, but his workrate was not what it should have been.


1 Scott Sio:

A match he would rather forget – too many missed tackles, conceded penalties and spent 10 minutes in the sin bin.



16 Tatafu Polota-Nau (Replaced Moore, 49th min):

One really impressive run and missed just one tackle.


17 James Slipper (Replaced Sio, 61st min):

Made no impact whatsoever and had a poor workrate.


18 Tom Robertson (Replaced Kepu, 61st min):

Made a handful of tackles, but no other impact.


19 Rory Arnold (Replaced Coleman, 61st min):

Other than a few tackles he was largely anonymous.


20 Lopeti Timani (Replaced Mumm, 69th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

21 Sean McMahon (Replaced Pocock, 45th min):

Added real value, especially on defence, after coming on for an extended run.


22 Nick Phipps (Replaced Genia, 69th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

23 Tevita Kuridrani (Replaced Kerevi, 74th min):

Not enough time to be rated.



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