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Player Ratings: It hurts

The Wallabies struggled to contain a motivated Irish side in the first half. However, the visitors did come out fighting in the second half and came close to winning.


In the end, ill-discipline and a variety of mistakes proved costly for the Wallabies.

Warren Fortune rates the Australian players!

15 Israel Folau:

He was constantly looking for work on attack and he broke through the Irish defence a few times.


14 Dane Haylett-Petty:

He was once again Australia's best player on the field. He beat several defenders and racked up over 150 running metres as well.


13 Tevita Kuridrani:

The big centre came to life in the second half with some great runs and he scored a try as well.


12 Reece Hodge:

He got over the advantage line on a few occasions, but looked predictable most of the time.



11 Henry Speight:

It was a poor showing by the wing. He hardly had the ball and was a passenger for a large part of the game.


10 Bernard Foley:

He missed a few tackles and conceded a few turnovers. He also got a yellow card during a crucial part of the game.


9 Will Genia:

He is another who conceded a lot of turnover ball. His distribution was great but needed to do more than just pass.


8 David Pocock:

He made more tackled than any other player in his team and was a nuisance at the breakdown. However, he was quiet on attack



7 Michael Hooper:

He was outstanding in the physical exchanges and was the hardest working forward on the field.


6 Dean Mumm:

He did not some good work in the line-outs but was another player who let his team down by getting a yellow card.


5 Rob Simmons:

He was strong in the set piece and did his part on defence as well.


4 Rory Arnold:

The big man did not hold back in the physical exchanges and was a key figure in the set piece.


3 Sekope Kepu:

He was solid in the scrums and he put in a few big hits on defence. However, he did not do much in terms of carries.


2 Stephen Moore:

His line-out throwing was okay, but for a captain, he just did not do enough in open play.


1 Scott Sio:

Powerful in the scrums and solid on defence, but like Kepu his strength was needed on attack as well.



16 Silatolu Latu (On for S Moore, 76th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

17 James Slipper (On for S Sio, 68th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

18 Allan Alaalatoa (On for S Kepu, 68th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

19 Kane Douglas (On for R Arnold, 40th min):

He helped lift the intensity amongst the forwards in the second half.


20 Sean McMahon (On for R Simmons, 68th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

21 Nick Phipps

Not used.

22 Quade Cooper (On for R Hodge, 80th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

23 Sefanaia Naivalu (On for H Speight, 56th min):

He should have started this game. His pace and power gave the Irish plenty of problems and his try was brilliant.



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