PLAYER RATINGS: Where did it go wrong?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:42
Large samu kerevi v england 2017 800

OPINION: The Wallabies' good recent run of form came to an end at a very dreary Twickenham. 

In a game littered with errors, England coped better with the conditions and ran away with the game at the end winning 30-6, taking their points when they could. 

Robert Seltzer rates the Australian players!

15 Kurtley Beale: 
Sin binned in the first half and at fault for Daly's try.
4/10

14 Marika Koroibete:
Should have scored in the first half but mis-controlled the ball on his foot, superb defensively superb line from inside ball from Beale and unlucky not to score.
8/10

13 Tevita Kuridrani: 
Another good performance, always willing to get on the ball. Great kick through nearly led to a try in the first half, bombed a try after fine work from Kerevi.
6/10

12 Samu Kerevi: 
Great break in the second half and worried the defence at times. Still too easy to defend against at international level.
6/10

11 Reece Hodge:
Another quiet display from Hodge. Good long-range penalty but didn’t see much of the ball.
6/10

10 Bernard Foley: 
Decent game from the flyhalf, but he didn’t get his backline going forward as much as he would have wanted.
6/10

9 Will Genia: 
Not as influential as last week but very calm at the base.
7/10

8 Sean McMahon: 
Very solid defensively, won penalties at the breakdown. Strong with ball in hand.
8/10

7 Michael Hooper: 
Try disallowed in the first half, usual work rate, sin binned for second week in a row.
6/10

6 Ned Hannigan: 
Busy again went off injured at half-time.
6/10

5 Blake Enever:  
Struggled with pace of the game, didn’t show much in the loose.
5/10

4 Rob Simmons: 
Decent enough 80 minutes without doing too much.
6/10

3 Sekope Kepu:
Solid at scrum time with Sio and more prominent in the loose this week.
7/10

2 Tatafu Polota-Nau:  
Line-out didn’t function as well as it has in recent weeks.
6/10

1 Scott Sio: 
Would have been targeted at scrum time but was very solid in the set piece.
7/10

Replacements:

16 Stephen Moore (On for Polota-Nau, 64th min):
6/10

17 Tom Robertson (On for Sio, 70th min):
6/10

18 Allan Alaalatoa (On for Kepu, 67th min):
6/10

19 Mat Phillip (On for Enever, 62nd min):
6/10

20 Ben McCalman (On for Hanigan, 40th min):
6/10

21 Nick Phipps:
Did not play.

22 Karmichael Hunt (On for Kerevi, 67th min):
6/10

23 Henry Speight:
Did not play.

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