VOTE: Wallabies DIY player ratings vs Scotland

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    The Wallabies have gone down to Scotland in their second June International by 24 points to 19, with Australia simply unable to get a try in the last ten minutes despite having a majority of possession.

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    After the Wallabies got off to such a good start against Fiji last week, the loss will be a letdown, and they now look ahead to next week and Italy.

    A first-half double to Israel Folau and second half try to Will Genia kept them in it, but ultimately the Scots took their first ever win in Sydney. We wants to know what you thought of each player on the ground for the Wallabies.

    And so we’re opening up our DIY Player Ratings to you, Roarers. Have a vote and let us know what you thought of each player’s performance.

    If you’ve not done our DIY player ratings before, it’s a simple enough process. Hit up the form below and rate each player from 1 to 10 based on their performance. We’ll keep track of the results and publish our findings tomorrow.

    You’re free to rate players as you like with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest – or toss an NA on any player not worth rating – but if you’re looking for a bit more detail than that, our handy little guide might help you make your judgements…

    1. Had he not played, the team would have been better off. Negatively affected the performance of the side. May God have mercy on his soul.
    2. Anonymous. Was he even there?
    3. Did some things that you expect a player to be able to do, but did a whole bunch of other things that sucked.
    4. Was passable in patches, but not up to standard in a squad of such depth.
    5. Performed his role without anything really noticeable happening.
    6. Good.
    7. Pretty good, actually.
    8. Very good.
    9. Excellent.
    10. Might as well have been John Eales.

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    • June 17th 2017 @ 5:48pm
      Phil said | June 17th 2017 @ 5:48pm | ! Report

      Need more from every player. One percenters across the park.

      • June 17th 2017 @ 7:44pm
        alastair said | June 17th 2017 @ 7:44pm | ! Report

        agree not alot of urgency across the park. carmichael hunt had a v.good game but quade c came on and put some pep in the attack – Hunt to 13 and quade in for 12. Folau showed what he can do when given the ball.
        Hooper and Higginbotham turned up but the second rowers were useless. Can someone tell stephen moore its time to retire. and can genia stop eating cupcakes and get into some kale and ginger. I thought Foley was a polished performance, he just needs team mates who can pass and catch – that again was the most frustrating element to watch, poor skills. they will get smashed if they don’t turn it up real quick.

        • June 17th 2017 @ 7:52pm
          bigbaz said | June 17th 2017 @ 7:52pm | ! Report

          Foley a polished performance, I’ll have some of what your smoking

        • June 18th 2017 @ 4:54pm
          Mike said | June 18th 2017 @ 4:54pm | ! Report

          I think Foley is a very good player, but that is different to having a good game. I think Quade deserves to start based on their respective performances. Quade to 10, Foley on the bench, for Italy.

          I wouldn’t shift Hunt from 12. He is starting to get a handle on that position, on the space and timing. Leave him to develop. We know he can cover other positions in a pinch but let him specialize in one.

          Wallabies have to get into their heads that tactical kicking is a TEAM EFFORT. The kicker, the players who protect him, the players who chase, and the ones who support the chasers, must all be working to a plan. Even park rugby players can do this better than WBs last night.

          I think Coleman did well, yet Arnold seemed absent. I would take this back to the training and the game plan – this can happen when a player isn’t entirely sure where he should be or why. We know he has talent and can be an enforcer so someone has to work on the mental side.

    • June 17th 2017 @ 6:18pm
      Pie Thrower said | June 17th 2017 @ 6:18pm | ! Report

      Hooper Hunt and Folau only ones that did well. Rest deserve a 1. Hopeless

      • June 17th 2017 @ 6:45pm
        Fionn said | June 17th 2017 @ 6:45pm | ! Report

        Ala’alatoa was best on park.

        • June 17th 2017 @ 6:56pm
          Fionn said | June 17th 2017 @ 6:56pm | ! Report

          For the Wallabies.

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          June 17th 2017 @ 9:49pm
          PeterK said | June 17th 2017 @ 9:49pm | ! Report

          don’t thinks so

          only made 3 tackles, did 5 runs for 12 metres.

          ok in rucks, did well in scrums

          not best wallaby though

          • June 18th 2017 @ 9:25am
            Fionn said | June 18th 2017 @ 9:25am | ! Report

            He did his core roles in scrummaging, clearing rucks, etc.

            The only other player who did all his core roles were Hunt.

            Folau was great on attack but poorly positioned when the Scots kicked, but he was very good too.

            Those three are the only starters who can come out of the match with their heads held high.

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              June 18th 2017 @ 9:47am
              PeterK said | June 18th 2017 @ 9:47am | ! Report

              folau was not poorly positioned on kicks

              they kicked deep into the corner when he was midfield, o winger back.

              DHP and Nabuli were poorly positioned.

              Show me examples of where he was poorly positioned instead of a rote answer.

              I person cannot cover the whole backfield.

              • June 18th 2017 @ 12:23pm
                Fionn said | June 18th 2017 @ 12:23pm | ! Report

                The best example was the left-footed kick from about 20 mins in where they went from their own side of halfway over Folau’s head before it dribbled out and they forced a line-out from inside our 22.

                It was a beautiful kick, but Folau was too shallow and it went right over his head,

      • June 17th 2017 @ 9:34pm
        Buccaneer said | June 17th 2017 @ 9:34pm | ! Report

        Was Hooper the guy responsible for giving up the first penalty? And getting blown off rucks generally? Was he the one one who turned down points when 5 points down?

        • June 18th 2017 @ 4:13am
          MH01 said | June 18th 2017 @ 4:13am | ! Report

          Exactly. His poor decision making yet again showed why he should never be captain

    • June 17th 2017 @ 6:21pm
      Johnny J-Dog said | June 17th 2017 @ 6:21pm | ! Report

      What’s Ewan McKenzie doing nowadays?

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      June 17th 2017 @ 6:28pm
      Rob na Champassak said | June 17th 2017 @ 6:28pm | ! Report

      Woah, this should be good.

    • June 17th 2017 @ 6:34pm
      Ken Catchpole's Other. Leg said | June 17th 2017 @ 6:34pm | ! Report

      It is not individual players that need to be rated.
      We need to be concentrating on combinations, tactics and teamwork.

      But if we are singling out individuals – Foley is a good player but he reminds me of the adage -‘Good is the enemy of great’
      There is a glass ceiling that the team can get to with Foley at 10. We need a plan and a man at 10 that can take the team to a higher ceiling.
      I believe that the best person to lift our play to a higher ceiling is Cooper, until we find someone better.
      Foley should be playing from the bench as a utility back.

      • June 17th 2017 @ 6:57pm
        Fionn said | June 17th 2017 @ 6:57pm | ! Report

        ‘Good is the enemy of great’

        Truer words have never been spoken.

      • June 17th 2017 @ 9:45pm
        Clifto said | June 17th 2017 @ 9:45pm | ! Report

        While your hypothesis on Foley might have merit, your suggestion that Cooper would provide a step forward from Foley has been proven time and time again to not be borne out by the facts.

        Cooper has some outrageous skills but doesn’t deliver consistency and his brain explosions are all too frequent.

        It’s a good Foley for me as first choice until we find a viable other option that isn’t Cooper…

        Pity L’fano and Toomua didn’t work out… who else is there…

        • June 18th 2017 @ 7:02am
          Ruckin' Oaf said | June 18th 2017 @ 7:02am | ! Report

          So what was consistent about Foley on Saturday apart from errors ?

        • June 18th 2017 @ 12:13pm
          scottd said | June 18th 2017 @ 12:13pm | ! Report

          Foley played solidly until he let the team down by doing something stupid and being sent off. Dumb!

          He should be benched next game as a result of that act of stupidity.

          Genia made a lot of mistakes in the first half. You have to wonder where his head was at.

          maybe too many WB’s thought they were going to have an easy game and got caught out?

          • June 18th 2017 @ 4:56pm
            Mike said | June 18th 2017 @ 4:56pm | ! Report

            This – your last sentence.

    • June 17th 2017 @ 7:27pm
      IronAwe said | June 17th 2017 @ 7:27pm | ! Report

      Dare I say it, but Cooper needs to be the run on inside centre. His passing improved the Wallabies attack in both the Fiji game and the Sottish game. Genia was unusually poor, slow at the breakdown and poor kicking. Majority of forwards lack mongrel but that’s been a Wallaby hallmark since early 2000’s.

      • June 18th 2017 @ 7:35am
        Shakes said | June 18th 2017 @ 7:35am | ! Report

        Agree with Cooper. He looks bigger, his defence has improved out of sight, and his hit ups were actually what impressed me the most, suggestive of more weight. I still think Hunt should be persisted with but Cooper might just be more a 12 than 10. Maybe the Reds should look to switch DP and him. What have they got to lose?

      • June 18th 2017 @ 9:26am
        Fionn said | June 18th 2017 @ 9:26am | ! Report

        Just run him at 10 – the Foley/Quade combo is terrible and incompetent. Either Quade starts at 10 or on the bench. I would prefer at 10.

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