Player ratings: Stroll in the park

Sat, 05 Nov 2016 17:56
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OPINION: Australia hardly moved out of second gear, but they were still good enough to ease past a very ordinary Welsh team.

The 32-8, five tries to one, victory was just the start the Wallabies need for their Grand Slam tour.

The Aussies still face Scotland, Ireland and England - with France thrown in for hood measure.

Jan de Koning rates the Australian players!

15 Israel Folau:
Some great off-loads, plenty of run-metres, line-breaks and secure at the back.
8/10

14 Dane Haylett-Petty:
His aerial skills are great and looked eager to get involved, also running wild in a fame where defence was not at a premium.
7/10

13 Tevita Kuridrani:
Strolled through so many holes it looked like an uncontested training run.
8/10

12 Reece Hodge:
Great inside line for his try and had a few other breaks against a very porous defence.
7/10

11 Henry Speight:
The most unproductive of the backs - the game just did not flow his way.
6/10

10 Bernard Foley:
Not as assured off the kicking tee as one has come to expect, but relished the freedom afforded to him by a lacklustre Welsh defence  - although there was quite a bit of lateral running.
7/10

9 Nick Phipps:
Did what was required of him behind the pack and allowed the other backs to play. Pity about the turnovers he conceded.
6/10

8 Lopeti Timani:
Looked to get involved, but struggled to get over the advantage line.
6/10

7 Michael Hooper:
Not perfect - with three missed tackles - but the most productive of the Wallaby forwards, both with ball in hand, at the breakdown and on defence.
8/10

6 David Pocock:
Far too quiet, certainly by his normal standards.
5/10

5 Adam Coleman:
Really worked hard off the ball, producing the highest tackle count and also plenty of carries that got the Wallabies on the front foot.
7/10

4 Rory Arnold:
Like most players he missed a few tackles, but he worked hard and was effective in the physical exchanges.
6/10

3 Sekope Kepu:
Solid in the set pieces, but his workrate was ordinary.
5/10

2 Stephen Moore (captain):
Not his best game, but he had periods of productivity.
6/10

1 Scott Sio:
His scrumming was impressive in the first half, but he dropped off the pace after the break.
5/10

Replacements:

16 Tolu Latu (on for Moore, 77th min):
Not enough time to be rated.

17 James Slipper (on for Sio, 69th min):
Not enough time to be rated.

18 Allan Alaalatoa (on for Kepu, 64th min):
Very disappointing performance. Poor workrate.
4/10

19 Rob Simmons (on for Arnold, 64th min):
No impact - just one carry, one tackle and a missed tackle to boot.
4/10

20 Scott Fardy (on for Pocock, 41st min):
Another player who made no impact - just three tackles and two carries in 40 minutes.
5/10

21 Nick Frisby (in for Phipps, 68th min):
Not enough time to be rated.

22 Quade Cooper (on for Foley, 77th min):
Not enough time to be rated.

23 Sefa Naivalu (on for Speight, 77th min):
Not enough time to be rated.

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