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Player Ratings: So close

The home side gave the Wallabies plenty of problems with some exciting running rugby and a stern defence. However, they lacked that ruthlessness to put away the Wallabies.

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15 Stuart Hogg:

He kept the Australian defence busy with some good runs and he racked up the running metres.

7/10

14 Sean Maitland:

He did not have many opportunities with ball in hand throughout the game, but he did go over the gain line on a few occasions.

6/10

13 Huw Jones:

It was a fantastic performance from the youngster, He scored two great tries and made more tackles than any other of his backline teammates.

9/10

12 Alex Dunbar:

He was not as influential as Huw Jones with the ball and he missed a couple of tackles as well.

5/10

11 Tim Visser:

He had a few chances with ball in hand, but he certainly made the most of it by breaking through the Australian defence on a few occasions.

7/10

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10 Finn Russell:

It was a good performance from the pivot. He kept the Aussies guessing on a few occasions when he had the ball and helped organise his team's attack.

7/10

9 Greig Laidlaw:

His distribution was good and his kicking to polls was accurate as well.

7/10

8 Ryan Wilson:

Went off after five minutes

Not enough time to be rated.

7 Hamish Watson:

He carried the ball on a number of occasions without too much success and he put in some good hits on defence as well.

7/10

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6 John Barclay:

He is another who carried the ball a few times with some running metres. He could have done more.

6/10

5 Jonny Gray:

Made more tackles than any other player on the field and scored a fantastic try as well. He also put some pressure on the Wallabies at line-out time.

8/10

4 Richie Gray:

Made the second most tackles in the game behind his brother and he did some good work at line-out time as well.

8/10

3 Zander Fagerson:

His work rate on defence was great for a prop and he was solid most of the time in the scrums.

6/10

2 Ross Ford:

He did well in the line-outs, but he could have done more in open play for his team

6/10

1 Allan Dell:

The debutant did his reputation no harm and will be one to watch for the future.

6/10

Replacements:

16 Fraser Brown (On for R Ford, 56th min):

He did not contribute too much, but he looked solid enough in the scrums.

5/10

17 Gordon Reid (On for A Dell, 56th min):

He did what needed to do, but nothing special.

5/10

18 Moray Low (On for Z Fagerson, 68th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

19 Grant Gilchrist (On for R Ritchie, 13th min to 23rd min):

Not enough time to be rated.

20 John Hardie (On for R Wilson, 5th min):

He came on early and did some good things, but not great things.

5/10

21 Ali Price:

Not used. 

22 Pete Horne (On for A Dunbar, 69th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

23 Rory Hughes:

Not used.

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