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Player Ratings: The Never Say Die Welsh

Despite having plenty of opportunities, the Welsh could not find a way through the Wallabies' rock-solid defence and lost 6-15.

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Andrew Howitt rates the Welsh players!

15 Gareth Anscombe

Made a couple errors but was solid when having to deal with kicks. Showed glimpses of what he can do when he regathered his up and under and made a couple meters. In general fairly average.

6/10

14 Alex Cuthbert 

14 Alex Cuthbert

Did not see much ball out on the wing and when he did he did not penetrate the defence. He also got a yellow card near the end of the game.
4/10

13 George North

Got involved in play a lot more than usual but without much sting in attack. In the second half he made a lovely run along the touchline and almost scored but was just held up. North can be happy with his performance all in all.

7/10

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12 Jamie Roberts

Solid defensive performance. Held up a couple runners which forced a turnover or two. Made a couple decent runs on the crash ball in the second half.

7/10

11 Liam Williams

Made a break in the first half and defended well. Made a couple runs in the game. 

6/10

10 Dan Biggar

Kicked well and distributed well. Didnt make many effective runs though. Biggar also tackled Foley well and did not allow him to get through his channel. 

6/10

9 Gareth Davies

Distribution was alright along with kicked well out of hand. His decision making was questionable at times though.

5/10

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8 Taulupe Faletau

Solid game, high work rate and made a couple lineout steals along with taking a couple lineout when Wales threw in. Also made a couple decent runs which included a linebreak in the second half. Unfortunately he gave away a couple penalties also which affects his rating.

7/10

7 Justin TipuricPlayer Ratings: The Never Say Die Welsh

His usual high work rate but did not influence the game much.

5/10

6 Sam Warburton

Just tackled and hit rucks in the first half. He got penalized a couple times. Second half was a bit better. 

5/10

5 Alun Wyn Jones

Barely featured in the first half. Just hit the rucks and had to defend but he did take a couple lineouts. In the second half he got more involved and made a couple decent runs.

6/10

4 Luke Charteris

Collapsed the maul resulting in a penalty, did not have the greatest of games, again another forward who had to defend for most of the game.

4/10

3 Samson Lee

Scruggled at the scrums against Scott Sio. A couple penalties against him.

3/10

2 Scott Baldwin:

Threw well at the lineout. He made a couple decent runs but most of the game he had to defend much like most of the Welsh forwards.

6/10

1 Paul James

Hard time at the scrum , did not offer much more

4/10

Replacements

16 Ken Owens (on for Baldwin, 73 mins)

Not enough time to be rated

17 Aaron Jarvis (on for Paul James, 74 mins)

Not enough time to be rated

18 Tomas Francis (on for Samson Lee, 53 mins)

The Welsh scrum was a lot better when he came on. He had a positive impact on the match.

7/10

19 Jake Ball 

Did not come on

20 Ross Moriarty (on for Tipuric, 72 mins)

Not enough time to be rated

21 Lloyd Williams (on for Roberts, 79 mins)

Not enough time to be rated

22 Rhys Priestland (on for Biggar, 74 mins)

Not enough time to be rated

23 James Hook (on for Williams, 73 mins)

Not enough time to be rated

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