15. Israel Folau – 6 out of 10
Didn’t get too much attacking ball which was a shame but did his job defensively. Rolled ankle looked painful as he hobbled worryingly from the field
14. Dane Haylett-Petty – 5
Didn’t attack at all and his dropped ball led to Beauden Barrett toeing the ball towards the try line for his score.
13. Reece Hodge – 5.5
Made a nice early break in his first start at outside centre but was a mere spectator as the All Black dominance grew.
12. Kurtley Beale – 6
I love Beale’s determination and never say die attitude. When all around him were giving up he was still trying to conjure something up.
11. Marika Koroibete – 5.5
Another that never gave up and showed the odd flash but a man of his size should never get stripped the way he did by Waisake Naholo. That mistake led to a try
10. Bernard Foley – 6
Playing behind a pack that was constantly going backwards and playing defensive rugby was never going to be easy. Didn’t influence the game in the way we know he can
9. Will Genia – 6
Copy and Paste Bernard Foley! Never once got ball that he could snipe wit
1. Tom Robertson – 5
Better in the loose than in the set-piece where he had a torrid afternoon.
2. Tatafu Polota-Nau – 5
Missed his man twice as the lineout fell to pieces but was always willing in the loose.
3. Sekope Kepu – 4.5
Destroyed at scrum time. Conceded two penalties there.
4. Izack Rodda – 6
One of the only forwards that can come out of this one with credit. Stole a couple of lineouts and worked hard.
5. Adam Coleman – 5
He is in charge of the lineout and the whole thing was a mess. 7 lineouts lost at Test Level is unforgiveable
6. Lukhan Tui – 6
Carried hard and straight but his missed tackle on Ben Smith just before half time helped change the momentum of the match.
7. Michael Hooper – 6.5
Considering he has been out for so long this wasn’t a bad showing. Read the game well and intercepted for Maddock’s try. Will definitely get stronger as his match fitness returns
8. David Pocock – 7
Australia’s best player. Big tackles, clean breaks and some magnificent steals.
Substitutes – 4
Reserve hooker Tolu Latu lost five on his own throw but Jack Maddocks waltzed in for a debut try. Michael Cheika made so many late subs though which was surprising considering how badly the Wallabies were struggling.