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Player ratings: Stroll in the park

The 32-8, five tries to one, victory was just the start the Wallabies need for their Grand Slam tour.

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The Aussies still face Scotland, Ireland and England – with France thrown in for hood measure.

Jan de Koning rates the Australian players!

15 Israel Folau:

Some great off-loads, plenty of run-metres, line-breaks and secure at the back.

8/10

14 Dane Haylett-Petty:

His aerial skills are great and looked eager to get involved, also running wild in a fame where defence was not at a premium.

7/10

13 Tevita Kuridrani:

Strolled through so many holes it looked like an uncontested training run.

8/10

12 Reece Hodge:

Great inside line for his try and had a few other breaks against a very porous defence.

7/10

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11 Henry Speight:

The most unproductive of the backs – the game just did not flow his way.

6/10

10 Bernard Foley:

Not as assured off the kicking tee as one has come to expect, but relished the freedom afforded to him by a lacklustre Welsh defence  – although there was quite a bit of lateral running.

7/10

9 Nick Phipps:

Did what was required of him behind the pack and allowed the other backs to play. Pity about the turnovers he conceded.

6/10

8 Lopeti Timani:

Looked to get involved, but struggled to get over the advantage line.

6/10

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7 Michael Hooper:

Not perfect – with three missed tackles – but the most productive of the Wallaby forwards, both with ball in hand, at the breakdown and on defence.

8/10

6 David Pocock:

Far too quiet, certainly by his normal standards.

5/10

5 Adam Coleman:

Really worked hard off the ball, producing the highest tackle count and also plenty of carries that got the Wallabies on the front foot.

7/10

4 Rory Arnold:

Like most players he missed a few tackles, but he worked hard and was effective in the physical exchanges.

6/10

3 Sekope Kepu:

Solid in the set pieces, but his workrate was ordinary.

5/10

2 Stephen Moore (captain):

Not his best game, but he had periods of productivity.

6/10

1 Scott Sio:

His scrumming was impressive in the first half, but he dropped off the pace after the break.

5/10

Replacements:

16 Tolu Latu (on for Moore, 77th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

17 James Slipper (on for Sio, 69th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

18 Allan Alaalatoa (on for Kepu, 64th min):

Very disappointing performance. Poor workrate.

4/10

19 Rob Simmons (on for Arnold, 64th min):

No impact – just one carry, one tackle and a missed tackle to boot.

4/10

20 Scott Fardy (on for Pocock, 41st min):

Another player who made no impact – just three tackles and two carries in 40 minutes.

5/10

21 Nick Frisby (in for Phipps, 68th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

22 Quade Cooper (on for Foley, 77th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

23 Sefa Naivalu (on for Speight, 77th min):

Not enough time to be rated.

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