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Player Ratings: Mixed bag from Australia

OPINION: Australia got back to winning ways when they beat Uruguay 45-10 in their World Cup match on Saturday.


The Wallabies ran in seven tries, but it was still an unconvincing performance.

See the Wallabies’ player ratings below.

15 Kurtley Beale
Two try assists from the playmaker. He looked threatening when he had the ball.

14 Dane Haylett-Petty
He had his moments out wide and he scored two tries as well, but he was not at his best.

13 Tevita Kuridrani
The best player on the field. He broke through the Uruguayans’ defence on a few occasions and scored two tries as well.

12 Matt To’omua
He showed some nice touches, but he looked out of sorts in the midfield on a few occasions.


11 Jordan Petaia
It was a great debut for 19-year-old and he scored a try as well.

10 Christian Lealiifano
His distribution was good. However, it was not a perfect performance from the pivot and he missed a few tackles as well.

9 Nicholas White
He was put under a lot of pressure at the breakdowns and his forwards will have to take some of the blame.

8 Jack Dempsey
He was a force with ball in hand, especially in the second half.


7 Michael Hooper (captain)
Not his best performance but he still did a lot of work around the park.

6 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto
Got a yellow card for a high tackle, but he was solid on defence and carried the ball well.

5 Adam Coleman
Another one who got a yellow card for a high tackle. He was pretty quiet throughout the game, but he made some big tackles.

4 Rob Simmons
He was good in the line-outs, but he needs to do more in open play.

3 Allan Alaalatoa
Solid in the scrums and he had a few good carries, which resulted in some metres.

2 Folau Fainga’a
There was good work from the hooker on defence and his line-out throwing was ok.

1 James Slipper
Scored his first try for the Wallabies after 94 Tests. He did a lot of good work around the park.


16 Jordan Uelese (On for Folau Fainga’a, 62nd min)
Most of his contribution in the game was on defence.

17 Sekope Kepu (On for James Slipper, 62nd min)
He did not make much of an impact while he was on the field.

18 Taniela Tupou (On for Allan Alaalatoa, 61st min)
He was powerful with ball in hand while he was on the field.

19 Rory Arnold
Not used

20 David Pocock (On for Michael Hooper, 51st min)
He made his presence felt in all areas of the game after he came on.

21 Will Genia (On for Nic White, 51st min)
Australia’s attack improved when he was on the field. He kept the Uruguayans on their toes.

22 Samu Kerevi
Not used

23 Adam Ashley-Cooper (On for Jordan Petaia, 41st min)
He continued where Jordan Petaia. The old man showed he still has plenty of speed to play out wide.

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