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Player rating: Lambs to the slaughter

Tolkin may have had his reasons -0 and good reasons they may well be – but apart from periods in the first half the US Eagles were like lambs to the slaughter.

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Some individuals did themselves proud, but as a team they were totally outclassed and the 0-64 scoreline is a bit flattering.

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15 Blaine Scully:Player rating: Lambs to the slaughter

Had a couple of impressive runs with ball in hand, but was also found wanting on defence.

5/10

14 Brett Thompson:

Struggled to make inroads into the Springbok defence and also concede a couple of penalties, but made most of his  tackles.

5/10

13 Folau Niua:

One really impressive break in the first half and was a rock on defence.

6/10

12 Andrew Suniula:

Worked hard for very little return, Made a number of crucial tackles.

6/10

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11 Zach Test:

Quickly found out the difference between Sevens and the 15-man game, although his defence can't be faulted.

5/10

10 Shalom Suniula:

Only one half-decent break. Steady rather than spectacular.

5/10

9 Niku Kruger:

He must have enjoyed playing against his compatriots. Showed some nice touches and clearly still understand Afrikaans very well.

6/10

8 Samu Manoa (captain):

Was his team's most used and most effective ball carrier. Made all his tackles and contributed in the line-outs.

7/10

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7 John Quill:

Was a monster on defence and did not stand back for the big Bok bruisers up front, but conceded a few too many breakdown offences.

7/10

6 Danny Barrett:

Was largely anonymous and his workrate was very poor.

3/10

5 Matthew Trouville:

Was ineffective when he carried the ball and badly outplayed by his more illustrious opponents.

4/10

4 Louis Stanfill:

One of the few American forwards who stood his ground, but unfortunately conceded too many penalties.

6/10

3 Chris Baumann:

Not up to international standard in the set pieces, but made a heap of tackles.

5/10

2 Phil Thiel:Player rating: Lambs to the slaughter

He was ineffective with ball in hand and his set-piece play needs work. However, worked very hard on defence.

6/10

1 Oliver Kilifi:

Some decent carries, but his defence was shocking.

4/10

Replacements:

16 Joe Taufetee (on for Thiel, 72 min):

Not enough time to be rated.

17 Zach Fenoglio (on for Trouville, 70 min):

Not enough time to be rated.

18 Mate Moeakiola (on for Kilifi, 58 min):

Made no impact whatsoever.

4/10

19 Titi Lamositele:

Not used.

20 Cam Dolan (on for Manoa, 48 min):

America lost the physicality of their captain, but Dolan's work on defence can't be faulted.

5/10

21 Al McFarland (on for Barrett, 57 min):

Another player who was way out of his depth.

4/10

22 Mike Petri:

Not used.

23 Chris Wyles (on for Scully in 22 min – for concussion test – off in 26 min; back on in 71 min):

Not enough time to be rated.

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