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Player ratings: Tie me down wallaby sport

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Australia: Player ratings: Tie me down wallaby sport

15 Israel Folau

Surprisingly struggled under the high ball in the first half. He seemed to be a frustrated figure in the first half. Defended well in the second half as North looked likely to score along with made a linebreak with 10 minutes to play.

6/10

14 Adam Ashley-Cooper

Played well, made some decent runs and defended well.

7/10

13 Tevita Kuridrani

A fairly average game by the centre. Had a couple runs but did not do anything fantastic.

5/10

12 Matt Giteau

Average performance by the centre. Distributed most of the time and assisted with his left boot in Australias exits, threw a loose pass in the second half also.

5/10

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11 Drew Mitchell

Good when grated the opportunity with ball in hand. Made a linebreak in the the first half.

5/10

10 Bernard Foley

Kicked well for goal. Defended well and his distribution was decent. Satisfactory performance by the flyhalf

6/10

9 Will Genia

Passing was decent but besides that nothing much. He also received a yellow card in the match.

4/10

8 David Pocock

Quiet in the first half, just hit the rucks and made a couple tackles. In the second half he made a great turnover but all in all a pretty standard performance.

6/10

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7 Sean McMahon

High work rate and made some big tackles and runs. A good performance by the young flank.

7/10

6 Scott Fardy

High work rate as usual. Made a steal in the first half and his tackle count was fairly high along with took a couple lineouts and forced a turnover.in the second half Good performance.

7/10

5 Dean Mumm

Won a couple lineouts and made a few runs, had a solid game. Mumm also got a yellow card but he can still be happy with his overall performance.

7/10Player ratings: Tie me down wallaby sport

4 Kane Douglas

Hit rucks all day and tackled, was the occasional lineout target. Mostly used to clean out the rucks which would be expected.

5/10

3 Sekope Kepu

Solid scrumming , did his job well. 

6/10

2 Stephen Moore

Threw well at the lineout and was his usual solid self.

6/10

1 Scott Sio:

Solid scrumming , did his job well. 

7/10

Replacements

16 Tatafu Polota-Nau (On for Moore, 66 mins)

Didnt do much while on the field exept throw at the lineout

4/10

17 James Slipper (on for Sio, 62 mins)

Did not influence the game much.

4/10

18 Greg Holmes (on for Kepu, 55 mins)

Scrummed , but didnt scrum very well. Offered nothing else.

3/10

19 Rob Simmons (on for Pocock 60 mins)

Just defended whilst on the field. 

4/10

20 Ben McCalman (on for McMahon, 48 mins)

Defended most of the time and made a couple runs

5/10

21 Nick Phipps (on for Genia, 59 mins)

Passed well from the base but nothing more

5/10

22 Matt Toomua (On for Giteau, 66 mins)

Didnt do much while on the field

3/10

23 Kurtley Beale (on for Mitchell, 66 mins)

Didnt do much when he was on the field , has to be rated low unfortuntely

2/10

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