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Player ratings: Down and out

The Wallabies looked exciting with ball in hand throughout the game, yet their only try came via a driving maul in the first half.


They tried desperately to find a way through England’s defence, but they were too predictable at times and they lacked a killer punch out wide.

Warren Fortune rates the Australian players!

15 Israel Folau

For a fullback he hardly kicked the ball. Instead he chose to run the ball at almost every opportunity and racked up the metres and beat a few defenders.


14 Dane Haylett-Petty

He put in a much improved performance in the second Test. He carried the ball on a number of occasions and he beat a few defenders.


13 Tevita Kuridrani

The big centre was not as busy as the rest of his backline teammates and struggled to make a big impact with ball in hand.


12 Samu Kerevi

He gave the English a few headaches when he battered into them with ball in hand. Australia got good go-forward ball in midfield because of him.



11 Rob Horne

He also gave a good account of himself with the ball, but he needed to look for more work around the park like Dane Haylett-Petty.


10 Bernard Foley

It was a mixed bag from the flyhalf. He looked dangerous on attack, but also made a few mistakes and missed a few tackles.


9 Nick Phipps

His distribution was not the quickest in the wet weather, but he did what was asked of him.


8 Sean McMahon

It was a solid performance by the Rebels man. However, he did not have a big enough impact on the game, especially in the physical exchanges.



7 Michael Hooper

He carried the ball like a monster and got over the advantage line on a few occasions. He did concede a few turnovers.


6 Scott Fardy

Lost the ball on a few occasions, but like Hooper, he did carry the ball on a number of occasions, but with not much progress.


5 Sam Carter

He did a lot of things right, but failed to make an impact with all the carries he  had. 


4 Rory Arnold

He gave the Aussies some real power in the mauls. However, he was absent a bit in general play and did not give his team the go-forward ball they needed.


3 Sekope Kepu

The prop struggled in the scrums and did not do enough in open play.


2 Stephen Moore (captain)

He led his team well on the field and scored a try. But he just did not do enough during the 80 minutes.


1 James Slipper

Dan Cole gave him a hard time in the scrums. It was just not good enough by the prop – in the set piece and in general play.



16 Tatafu Polota-Nau (On for Moore, 55th min)

The hooker probably made the biggest impact off the bench. He carried the ball strongly and brought some stability to the Australian scrum.


17 Toby Smith (On for Slipper, 47th min)

He did better job in the scrums when he came on in the second half against a tough English pack


18 Greg Holmes (On for Kepu, 47th min)

Like Toby Smith, he helped improve Australia's scrum situation.


19 Dean Mumm (On for Rory Arnold, 51st min)

He failed to make a real impact off the bench and was no better than the man he replaced.


20 Ben McCalman (On for McMahon, 51st min)

He carried the ball on a few occasions, but also failed to deliver when it mattered.


21 Nick Frisby (On for Phipps, 70th min)

Not enough time to be rated.

22 Christian Leali'ifano (On for Kerevi, 61st min)

It is hard to say if he did anything notable on the field. Samu Kerevi should have stayed on the field.


23 Luke Morahan (On for Haylett-Petty, 70th min)

Not enough time to be rated.

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