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Player Ratings: World's best

It was by no means the perfect game as there were some loose passes, incorrect decisions and handling errors but the manner in which they bounced back from those little errors was something to behold.


The scoreline would suggest that everything went their way, however, Wales were certainly not bad – they just came up against a side who cannot be touched right now.

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15 Israel Dagg

Sublime positional play that was balanced with deadly running lines, perfectly timed offloads and solid finishing


14 Ben Smith

The man can do no wrong, no matter where he plays in the backline.


13 George Moala

Good return tot he international arena as he took his opportunities by showing his power.


12 Ryan Crotty

He did not set the match alight but was steady and did the basics well.



11 Julian Savea

He seemed flat and uninterested in the opening minutes which led to errors but after one decent run, he grew in confidence.


10 Beauden Barrett

Backed up last week's performance with yet another brilliant performance.


9 Aaron Smith

He controlled the tempo of the match with crisp service, surreal vision and great decision making.


8 Kieran Read (captain)

The usual performance by the cool and calm captain.



7 Sam Cane

Made some crucial tackles but his ill-discipline at the breakdowns will need to be addressed.


6 Elliot Dixon

A really pleasing debut from a player who kept himself busy.


5 Samuel Whitelock

Hid in the shadows just a tad bit but put his hand up when he was called upon.


4 Brodie Retallick

Has a massive engine that does not stop working in all facets of the game.


3 Charlie Faumuina

The usual bruising tackles and hard work at scrum time.


2 Dane Coles

Runs the lines of a backline player and has the power of a forward as he was too much to handle.


1 Joe Moody

Dominated his opponent at scrum time while he stood up to the challenge defensively.



16 Codie Taylor (on for Coles, 72nd min)

Not enough time to be rated

17 Wyatt Crockett (on for Moody, 53rd min)

Held his own at scrum time despite having massive shoes to fill.


18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi (on for Faumuina, 53rd min)

A pleasing debut as he showed what he is capable of at scrum time.


19 Luke Romano (on for Retallick, 65th min)

Was busy during his time on the park, although it seemed to go unnoticed.


20 Liam Squire (on for Dixon, 55th min)

Another player who would be highly satisfied with his time on the park after some big runs and putting in some hard tackles.


21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow (on for Smith, 72nd min)

Not enough time to be rated.

22 Lima Sopoaga (on for Crotty, 55th min)

Nothing too flashy on his home ground but a steady performance nevertheless.


23 Waisake Naholo (on for Moala, 49th min)

Seemed to try too hard at time which brought about a few errors but he certainly remains a massive threat with ball in hand.


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