VOTE: Wallabies DIY player ratings vs Ireland first Test

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    The Wallabies have come out of their first Test of the year with an 18-9 win over World No.2 Ireland. Hooray!

    We know the performance was a good one – no doubting that. The Wallabies were underdogs heading into the match yet finished with a comfortable win.

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    But… exactly how good was it? Maybe we can put some numbers on it by rating the individual players.

    And for that reason 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 judgments…

    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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    The Crowd Says (31)

    • June 10th 2018 @ 10:12am
      jameswm said | June 10th 2018 @ 10:12am | ! Report

      Shame we don’t have half marks.
      7.5 Sio – held up well in the scrums and was good around the field
      7 BPA – a bit shaky given it’s his first test. nut still showed physicality and defence. Something to work om
      7.5 Kepu – good all around, though a little quiet
      7.5 Rodda – solid all round
      7.5 Coleman – some great physicality, a couple of errors like the penalty or would have been higher. Back to his best
      9.5 Pocock – massive influence and wrongly penalised once or twice. Irish resorted to neck rolls, I’d be warning the ref about that
      7.5 Hooper – solid all round, maybe a little quiet by his standards
      7 Timu – solid all round, but did little in attack

      9 Genia – controlled it very well and outplayed the hyped Connor Murray, who did more whinging to the ref than box kicking
      7.5 Foley – a mixed bag. SOme poor tackles and kick options, but some skilful handling too
      8 Koroibete – was a real handful for the Irish, very physical
      9 Beale – also a handful, defence strong, always threatening in attack
      7.5 Kerevi – a bit quiet esp because we had so little ball for the first half, but defence solid and looked threatening when he ran
      7.5 DHP – very solid under the high ball, some good skill, I’d still take Hodge
      8.5 Folau – incredible in the air, otherwise good all round

      8 Latu – runs, lineout and jackal – very impressive when he came on
      8.5 Tupou – hard to score so high in 25 mins but the Irish could not handle him.
      Samu highly impressive and could form a better double 7s combination with Pocock than Hooper does. SImmons put on some good tackles and improved the lineout but still some errors, and Tui showed excellent physicality when he came on. Hodge good too, Phipps didn’t get to do much

      On reflection maybe our starting tight 5 deserve half a point higher each, they got us right on top.

    • Columnist

      June 10th 2018 @ 10:24am
      Brett McKay said | June 10th 2018 @ 10:24am | ! Report

      I’m assuming the Allan Ala’alatoa label will be changed to Tom Robertson soon enough…

      • Roar Guru

        June 10th 2018 @ 10:34am
        PeterK said | June 10th 2018 @ 10:34am | ! Report

        and the scores will be lower when that happens

      • Roar Guru

        June 10th 2018 @ 10:38am
        rebel said | June 10th 2018 @ 10:38am | ! Report

        Looks like not many updated their team sheets. Fox mentioned Alaalatoa came on during the match.

      • Roar Rookie

        June 10th 2018 @ 11:14am
        Paul D said | June 10th 2018 @ 11:14am | ! Report

        Perhaps it should be left as is. He might have better luck getting a fair rating.

        • Roar Guru

          June 10th 2018 @ 11:39am
          jeznez said | June 10th 2018 @ 11:39am | ! Report

          Was actually a good game from him – he did what he has been doing around the pitch all year and with Tupou on the other side of the scrum turned in a dominant scrummaging performance.

          Gee a Tighthead that can bring his side of the scrum up makes a difference.

    • June 10th 2018 @ 12:09pm
      Worlds Biggest said | June 10th 2018 @ 12:09pm | ! Report

      Jez I was worried about the scrum when Robertson came on to be honest. But having Latu & Tupou on was a big help. That tight head / penalty towards the end was huge. Furlong will start next week and he is a beast.

      • Roar Guru

        June 10th 2018 @ 12:49pm
        PeterK said | June 10th 2018 @ 12:49pm | ! Report

        but not as good a scrumager, i think he was the thp on that scrum they lost.

        • Roar Rookie

          June 10th 2018 @ 3:37pm
          Paul D said | June 10th 2018 @ 3:37pm | ! Report

          Right ok. The starting THP from the B&I Lions is a poor scrummager……

          • June 10th 2018 @ 3:43pm
            Fionn said | June 10th 2018 @ 3:43pm | ! Report

            Paul, a decent number of Irish fans commenting on Irish sites actually think scrummaging is his weakness, and that he is the weakest scrummaging Irish THP in the squad.

            No idea how true that is, but it is what a considerable number of the Irish fans say. I’m sure Poth would be able to tell us.

          • Roar Guru

            June 10th 2018 @ 6:11pm
            PeterK said | June 10th 2018 @ 6:11pm | ! Report

            Paul D – Where did I say he was a poor scrummager?

            I said he wasn’t as good as the prop who started who is reputed to be their best thp at scrummaging.

            Furlong is renowned for his very good general play not his scrum work.

    • June 10th 2018 @ 12:51pm
      Fionn said | June 10th 2018 @ 12:51pm | ! Report

      1. Sio – 7
      2. BPA – 7
      3. Kepu – 7
      4. Rodda – 6
      5. Coleman – 6
      6. Pocock – 9
      7. Hooper – 7
      8. Timu – 6
      9. Genia – 8
      10. Foley – 6.5
      11. DHP – 6.5
      12. Beale – 8
      13. Kerevi – 7
      14. Koroibete – 7
      15. Folau – 8

      Latu – 8 for bench impact
      Tupou – 8 for bench impact

      • June 10th 2018 @ 5:24pm
        Dave_S said | June 10th 2018 @ 5:24pm | ! Report

        Yep that’s about how I saw it too, Fionn, maybe Rodda and Coleman both 0.5 higher.

        Most importantly, it reflects that everyone was at least solid, across the 23, and key positions were good-to-excellent.

        • June 10th 2018 @ 5:35pm
          Fionn said | June 10th 2018 @ 5:35pm | ! Report

          Fair points about Coleman and Rodda, mate. Yes, it was, and with a large degree for improvement too. While there’s a few changes I would personally like to see, I also totally understand if the same 23 plays next week.

          Great feeling as a Wallaby supporter, aye?

          • Roar Rookie

            June 10th 2018 @ 5:57pm
            Kirky said | June 10th 2018 @ 5:57pm | ! Report

            Jeezuz’! The Wallabies win a game and they’re immediate World beaters, only 9 points in it wasn’t there?

            • June 10th 2018 @ 7:09pm
              Fionn said | June 10th 2018 @ 7:09pm | ! Report

              When did anyone say we were world beaters?

              • June 11th 2018 @ 8:14pm
                jameswm said | June 11th 2018 @ 8:14pm | ! Report

                Don’t let facts get in the way of a good rant.

        • June 10th 2018 @ 7:30pm
          cinque said | June 10th 2018 @ 7:30pm | ! Report

          I boosted DHP. Error-free, crucial in attack, try-saving hold-up. I dopped Coleman for his three costly, pinged errors – flop, in front of the kicker, man-handling the decoy.

    • Roar Guru

      June 10th 2018 @ 2:56pm
      Sluggy said | June 10th 2018 @ 2:56pm | ! Report

      Was anyone else left scratching their head when Hodge replaced DHP, while Kerevi stayed on the pitch?

      Was DHP injured?

      • June 10th 2018 @ 6:54pm
        jameswm said | June 10th 2018 @ 6:54pm | ! Report

        Kerevi was fine. DHP’s main benefit was under the high ball.

    • June 10th 2018 @ 3:40pm
      Rugnut said | June 10th 2018 @ 3:40pm | ! Report

      Genia is too slow to pass…. his step-step-pass is becoming an issue. All other aspects were very good.

      Pocock is the reason for our win. He alone is worth 2 other forwards.

      Kerevi was too quiet…he should have gone off instead of DHP

      Beale was dangerous in attack but his defence lowered in last 10 mins, trying to rip ball rather than simply tackling

      MC still an embarrassment. His players went to more trouble to look clan and respectful. He talks like a Bogan

      I noticed hopeless Ned in the background….is he a replacement in a couple of weeks. MC boy should be no where near the team.

      • Roar Guru

        June 10th 2018 @ 6:14pm
        PeterK said | June 10th 2018 @ 6:14pm | ! Report

        really? Cheika outchoached Schmidt, selected well and had the right game plan.

        He didn’t go ballistic in the coachs box on doubtful decisions, nor say anything wrong in the interviews after.

        I get you don’t like the guy but at least wait until he does something wrong.

      • June 10th 2018 @ 7:21pm
        cinque said | June 10th 2018 @ 7:21pm | ! Report

        Kerevi was fine. In the midst of the hard stuff, crunching tackles, plus had some good touches. In fact Cully had him as one of 4 Australians (Pocock, Hooper, Beale, Kerevi) in his team of the week, which covered four matches.
        Ned would not be terrible, in for Tui or Samu, but same 23 looks likely.

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