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Super Rugby player ratings: Round 18

Roar Guru
14th June, 2015
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Here are my player ratings from Round 18 of Super Rugby. These rankings are for players who are eligible to be Wallabies.

Submit your own, keeping the figures for mediocre scores aside for reasons of brevity and so that the focus is on the best and worst performers.

Scores should be between anyone over 7 and anyone below 4, i.e. for very good and poor performances. Half scores are allowed i.e. 7.5, 3.5 and so on.

Please submit your own scores for a whole team. The minimum is one team, there is no obligation to score all the games. I average the scores per team by the number submitted. I will compile every ones submitted teams scores and produce Wallaby form teams later in the week. There will be one team of the round and three accumulative teams.

Force – Rebels
The Force are a very limited team both in game plan and personnel. They graft and wait for a mistake. Rebels played all the rugby but gave away an intercept try which won the game for the Force. Rebels overall were the better team and ran the ball well in tight and out wide. Force continually played negatively slowing rucks down, playing offside and so on. The Force’s defence was very good.

Force
C. Heiburg 7.5/10
M.Hodgson 7.5/10
L. Morahan 8/10

Rebels
L. Jones 7.5/10
S. McMahon 8/10
C. Faingaa 7.5/10
C. Crawford 7.5/10

Brumbies – Crusaders
The Crusaders dominated the Brumbies physically. They dominated the collisions both in attack and defence, the scrum, and even the breakdown once Pocock left the field. The Crusaders also played smarter and with more variety. The Brumbies only attacking weapon once again was the rolling maul. The Brumbies have a very good but immensely underutilised backline.

B. Alexander 3/10
S. Sio 7.5/10
D. Pocock 7.5/10
R. Coleman 3.5/10
J. Mogg 3/10
J. Tomane 8/10

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Waratahs – Reds
This game was a repeat of the Reds-Chiefs game. The Reds dominated the scrum via Holmes demolishing Robinson. The Reds also were better in the lineouts. The Reds dominated possession in the first half yet could not score points. The Waratahs won the collisions and the breakdown. They smashed the Reds back and back in defense and constantly made easy metres in attack. This game is a clear demonstration that set-piece superiority is not enough to win.

Reds
G. Holmes 7.5/10
J. Horwill 3.5/10
L. Gill 7.5/10
K. Hunt 7.5/10

Waratahs
S. Kepu 7.5/10
T. Polotau-Nau 7.5/10
W. Skelton 7.5/10
D. Dennis 7.5/10
W. Palu 8/10
D. Mumm 7.5/10
B. Foley 7.5/10
T. Naiyaravoro 8/10
I. Folau 8/10