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Player ratings: One-way traffic

Sat, 21 Jun 2014 07:03
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Australia completed a 3-0 series whitewash over a very poor French team, beating Les Bleus 39-13 in Sydney on Saturday.

The sun shone of the Wallabies in what was one of the most one-sided contests in some time.

Outscoring the visitors by five tries to one the Wallabies would probably feel aggrieved they didn't rack up 50 points again - as they did in the first Test.

Jan de Koning rates the Australian players!

15 Israel Folau:
Knows his way to a tryline and always test the defences. His workrate off the ball is also improving.
7/10

14 Adam Ashley-Cooper:
Looked good with ball in hand, but slipped a couple of tackles.
5/10

13 Tevita Kuridrani:
Made some big metres with ball in hand and made all his tackles.
7/10

12 Matt Toomua:
Had the better of his head-to-head battle with Mathieu Bastareaud and didn't slip a tackle.
7/10

11 Nick Cummins:
Not as impressive when he has to turn around, as when he has the ball in hand. His low workrate may suggest he was injured early in the battle.
5/10

10 Bernard Foley:
Nothing spectacular, but not too many mistakes - just one slipped tackle. A controlled performance.
6/10

9 Nic White:
Still thinks his primary job is to niggle the opposition. Also got handed off quite easily and slipped a couple of tackles.
4/10

8 Wycliff Palu:
Was a monster with the ball in hand and got his team on the front foot every time. Spoiled a good performance with a couple of missed tackles.
7/10

7 Michael Hooper (captain):
His boundless energy provided the spark. Made plenty of metres and was flawless on defence.
8/10

6 Scott Fardy:
He was very vocal, but as the statistics will attest - he spoke a better game than the one he actually played.
5/10

5 Will Skelton:
Dream debut. Scored a try inside the first 10 minutes, made plenty of tackles, took a couple of line-outs and worked hard at the breakdown. However, the best moment of the day was his off-load for Folau's second try.
9/10

4 Rob Simmons:
Still gets penalised too often for silly mistakes. His biggest value is in the line-outs and on defence
6/10

3 Sekope Kepu:
Under pressure in the scrums and penalised far too often. He does make his tackles though.
6/10

2 Tatafu Polota-Nau:
Always produces lots of energy - making metres with ball in hand and made all his tackles.
6/10

1 James Slipper:
Nothing too flash - did the basics well and made all his tackles.
6/10

Replacements:

16 Nathan Charles (on for Polota-Nau, 68th min):
Not enough time to be rated.

17 Scott Sio (on for Slipper, 52nd min):
Apart from a couple of carries he made no real impact.
5/10

18 Laurie Weeks (on for Kepu, 58th min):
No impact whatsoever and a very poor workrate.
4/10

19 James Horwill (on for Skelton, 56th min):
A few carries and a couple of tackles.
5/10

20 Ben McCalman (on for Palu, 63rd min):
Made no ground with ball in hand and did not make a single tackle.
3/10

21 Nick Phipps (on for White, 58th min):
One decent run in which he beat two defenders.
5/10

22 Kurtley Beale (on for Toomua, 54th min):
May have slipped the only tackle he attempted, but with ball in hand he was a constant threat.
6/10

23 Rob Horne (on for Kuridrani, 70th min):
Not enough time to be rated.

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