PLAYER RATINGS: Classy Wallabies

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 22:51
Large michael hooper v wales november 2017

OPINION: The Wallabies have begun their European tour with a good 29-21 win over Wales following up their thumping of Japan last week. 

It was a morale-boosting win for the Wallabies in Cardiff ahead of their match against England next weekend. 

Robert Seltzer rates the Australian players!

15 Kurtley Beale: 
Often an option at first receiver - a couple of half breaks but didn’t quite happen for him from phase play. Superb steal from Stef Evans for his try.
6/10

14 Marika Koroibete:
Looked dangerous with ball in hand but we want to see more coming off his wing.
6/10

13 Tevita Kuridrani:
Happy to receive the ball and provided good go forward. He continued his good form from last week.
7/10

12 Samu Kerevi:
Shackled well and lost the ball in contact a couple of times. Quite one dimensional from 12 and if the power running doesn't work then he doesn't offer that much. He was replaced quote early on by Karmichael Hunt.
5/10

11 Reece Hodge:
Australia's form back for the past few tests. Didn't see as much of the ball as he has done.
6/10

10 Bernard Foley: 
A solid return to the No.10 Jersey. Controlled the game well, while not trying too much.
7/10

9 Will Genia:
MOTM. Controlled the game. Superb pass for Adam Coleman's try and his tactical kicking was very clever. Had a couple of snipes around the rucks keeping the Welsh defence honest and his defence was top class.
9/10

8 Sean McMahon:
Did a lot of the cleaning up and supporting at rucks, but has had more effective games.
6/10

7 Michael Hooper:
Another industrious game from the captain - as consistent a player as you will find and he topped off his performance with a try. He was the unlucky recipient of the yellow card that could have gone to a number of players for indiscretions. 
8/10

6 Ned Hannigan:
Got everywhere on the pitch. He doesn't have as much of an impact with ball in hand as Jack Dempsey but a decent understudy.
6/10

5 Adam Coleman: 
A much-improved performance on his recent outings. More prominent in the loose and he ran a great line for his try. However, a couple of silly penalties blotted his copybook.
7/10

4 Rob Simmons: 
Part of a good performance from the Wallaby forwards, but was outshone by his second-row partner.
6/10

3 Sekope Kepu:
Not as much ball carrying as Scott Sio, but he very solid at scrum time.
7/10

2 Tatafu Polota-Nau:  
A couple of wobbly early line-outs, but his defence was superb with a try-saving tackle on Gareth Davies in the first half.
7/10

1 Scott Sio:  
Under pressure at times in the scrum, but he stood up to the challenge. He had a lot more touches of the ball than in recent tests.
7/10

Replacements:

16 Stephen Moore (On for Polota-Nau, 59th min):
6/10

17 Tom Robertson (On for Sio, 69th min):
6/10

18 Allan Alaalatoa (On for Kepu, 65th min):
6/10

19 Mat Phillip (On for Simmons, 64th min):
6/10

20 Ben McCalman (On for Hannigan, 64th min):
6/10

21 Nick Phipps:
Did not play.

22 Karmichael Hunt (On for Kerevi, 53rd min):
6/10

23 Henry Speight:
Did not play.