Wallabies DIY player ratings vs Ireland first Test: The results

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    The results are in! Yesterday, we asked you to rate the Wallabies side that took to the field against Ireland, and now we’ve added up the data from all of our responders to bring your our DIY player ratings from the first Test.

    It’d be fair to say that the voters were very happy with the side’s performance in the first Test, and no player in the starting side did any worse than a six out of ten.

    However there was one obvious standout – David Pocock, play his first game for Australia since 2018. Pocock garnered an average rating of 8.9, and 49 per cent of voters gave him a 9.

    Next best was Kurtley Beale who recorded an average rating of 8.02.

    Check out the full results below, and let us know what you think in the comments.

    1. Scott Sio
    Average rating: 6.41
    Most common rating: 7 (39 per cent)

    2. Brandon Panega-Amosa
    Average rating: 5.46
    Most common rating: 5 (36 per cent)

    3. Sekope Kepu
    Average rating: 6.41
    Most common rating: 6 (41 per cent)

    4. Izack Rodda
    Average rating: 6.20
    Most common rating: 6 (43 per cent)

    5. Adam Coleman
    Average rating: 6.85
    Most common rating: 7 (36 per cent)

    6. David Pocock
    Average rating: 8.90
    Most common rating: 9 (49 per cent)

    7. Michael Hooper
    Average rating: 7.13
    Most common rating: 7 (40 per cent)

    8. Caleb Timu
    Average rating: 6.07
    Most common rating: 6 (38 per cent)

    9. Will Genia
    Average rating: 7.53
    Most common rating: 8 (47 per cent)

    10. Bernard Foley
    Average rating: 6.44
    Most common rating: 7 (44 per cent)

    11. Dane Haylett-Petty
    Average rating: 6.85
    Most common rating: 7 (44 per cent)

    12. Kurtley Beale
    Average rating: 8.02
    Most common rating: 8 (50 per cent)

    13. Samu Kerevi
    Average rating: 6.22
    Most common rating: 6 (40 per cent)

    14. Marika Koroibete
    Average rating: 7.17
    Most common rating: 7 (35 per cent)

    15. Israel Folau
    Average rating: 7.40
    Most common rating: 8 (42 per cent)

    16. Tolu Latu
    Average rating: 6.34
    Most common rating: 6 (36 per cent)

    17. Allan Alaalatoa
    NA

    18. Taniel Tupou
    Average rating: 7.21
    Most common rating: 7 (39 per cent)

    19. Rob Simmons
    Average rating: 5.59
    Most common rating: 6 (39 per cent)

    20. Lukhan Tui
    Average rating: 5.70
    Most common rating: 6 (32 per cent)

    21. Pete Samu
    Average rating: 6.59
    Most common rating: 7 (41 per cent)

    22. Nick Phipps
    Average rating: 5.24
    Most common rating: 6 (34 per cent)

    23. Reece Hodge
    Average rating: 5.82
    Most common rating: 6 (43 per cent)

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    • June 11th 2018 @ 1:01pm
      Fionn said | June 11th 2018 @ 1:01pm | ! Report

      Results look a little too low for my liking after a win over the number 2 side in the world.

      • June 11th 2018 @ 4:01pm
        Clayton said | June 11th 2018 @ 4:01pm | ! Report

        Welcome to the every day negativity of the Australian fans these days. Everyone thinks we’re so shit, and can’t be swayed even when shown otherwise

        • June 11th 2018 @ 6:08pm
          Ash said | June 11th 2018 @ 6:08pm | ! Report

          It wasn’t like it was a closed vote for WB fans only. Anyone could have voted

      • June 11th 2018 @ 4:17pm
        Selector said | June 11th 2018 @ 4:17pm | ! Report

        Agreed. Except for Foley who I think got more than he deserved.

        Surely BPA deserves an extra point for his immense work rate across the national anthem.

        • June 11th 2018 @ 7:21pm
          jameswm said | June 11th 2018 @ 7:21pm | ! Report

          Foley scored one, having got the pass away to set up the big run, and set up the other. He had his ups and downs but was a 7, and kicked well for goal. Missed a couple of tackles too.

      • June 11th 2018 @ 7:02pm
        Baz said | June 11th 2018 @ 7:02pm | ! Report

        yeah, add a point to each score and that is about right. Not sure of the total number of people who voted but it is really amazing how the scores in relative terms are a very good indication of player performance. The only score that surprised me was that of Panega-Amosa being below 6. But I attribute that to the line out woes for which he is being blamed for.

        • June 11th 2018 @ 8:29pm
          Jared Clancy said | June 11th 2018 @ 8:29pm | ! Report

          Well…he threw them

          • June 11th 2018 @ 9:41pm
            Baz said | June 11th 2018 @ 9:41pm | ! Report

            Could have been the call. Maybe we just get Rob Simmons to make the call from the sideline. Just have him warming up all match up and down the sideline 🙂

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            June 12th 2018 @ 12:01am
            rebel said | June 12th 2018 @ 12:01am | ! Report

            Ever been in a lineout? They weren’t crooked, the timing was off. Could have been the throw, the jump or the lift. They players would know, couch potatoes wouldn’t.

        • June 13th 2018 @ 1:49pm
          Markin said | June 13th 2018 @ 1:49pm | ! Report

          Maybe half points would make it fairer/more accurate?

      • June 11th 2018 @ 7:22pm
        jameswm said | June 11th 2018 @ 7:22pm | ! Report

        OUr tight 5 smash them and that’s all they get?

        • June 11th 2018 @ 9:46pm
          Baz said | June 11th 2018 @ 9:46pm | ! Report

          @jameswm really not surprised the tight 5 were not rewarded. Their game is not as spectacular as the back row and back line so they don’t stand out… even when they do a good job. To be fair you could probably add another point to any of the tight 5.
          The voting system will favor good back rowers and backs.

        • June 12th 2018 @ 8:07am
          bigbaz said | June 12th 2018 @ 8:07am | ! Report

          Yep, as usual the pretty boys get the points and glory but the tight 5s beers would have tasted better.

      • June 12th 2018 @ 6:40am
        PiratesRugby said | June 12th 2018 @ 6:40am | ! Report

        Fans were happy to recognise the efforts of Pocock and Genia. Maybe Korobeite could have been given a bit more credit. Let’s not get carried away.
        It wasn’t a great game but it was a fierce contest. The win is welcome.
        Interesting that the Wallabies effectively play without a traditional number 8. Timu was playing as a 6, Pocock and Hooper play as 7s. I’ll leave it to others to say who does a better job. There’s no one who plays the role of an 8 that any of us would recognise from playing or watching rugby. The big, hard running enforcer who locks the scrum, is a lineout option and drops back in defence when the FB goes into the line. I know we had someone at the back of each scrum but they weren’t very convincing.

        • June 12th 2018 @ 11:01am
          Fionn said | June 12th 2018 @ 11:01am | ! Report

          I think Kerevi, Koroibete, Folau and Latu did better than they were given credit for.

          Agree with you that we need to not get carried away though. Good Call.

      • June 12th 2018 @ 6:49am
        PiratesRugby said | June 12th 2018 @ 6:49am | ! Report

        And zero points for poor old Tom Robertson! He came on late and smashed the Irish scrum. No one has bad mouthed Robertson more than I have but he came onto the bench as a late inclusion and made us eat our words. Well played young man. A solid 7 votes. Keep up the good work.

        • June 12th 2018 @ 1:59pm
          Phil said | June 12th 2018 @ 1:59pm | ! Report

          Well said,PR.I have been critical of you in the past but nice to see you give credit where it’s due.Actually,I think Robertson has improved greatly this year,but unfortunately he carries the stigma of some pretty ordinary performances in the past.His ball carrying is excellent and his scrummaging has improved,even if he doesn’t strike fear into the opposition front row.

          • June 12th 2018 @ 10:07pm
            PiratesRugby said | June 12th 2018 @ 10:07pm | ! Report

            I can assure you that my opinions about Robertson and the Tahs which held more deserving players out of the Wallabies were genuine. But Robertson was excellent on Saturday.
            Don’t get me started on Phipps, Foley, Simmons and Hooper. And I can’t wait for Hanigan to recover so that I can start bagging him again. Where’s Will Skelton these days?

    • June 11th 2018 @ 1:15pm
      Morsie said | June 11th 2018 @ 1:15pm | ! Report

      The Irish tactics of attacking Pocock and Hooper around the head need to be very closely examined for the second test and brought to the refs attention. Take a second look at the game, if it happens once its still a penalty, if it happens half a dozen times its surely red card time under the current laws of the game. Not surprising that Pococks head gear was ripped off a couple of times late in the second half. Its not good.

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        June 11th 2018 @ 2:06pm
        PeterK said | June 11th 2018 @ 2:06pm | ! Report

        it was amazing how many crocodile rolls on pococks neck occurred and neither the ref or tmo cared.

        Only when a tip tackle onto hoopers head also happened was 1 neck roll brought to the refs attention.

        • June 11th 2018 @ 2:59pm
          Morsie said | June 11th 2018 @ 2:59pm | ! Report

          And that was only acted upon when it was brought to the refs attention by the players. Time for ROAR to run another campaign like the Joe Mahler (keep it straight Joe) campaign that was so successful. “Leave the Pooper’s necks alone”.

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            June 12th 2018 @ 12:58am
            ThugbyFan said | June 12th 2018 @ 12:58am | ! Report

            Dead right, Morsie and PK. Was amazed when the referee said “he didn’t complete the job” when talking of the Irish lock’s neck roll of M.Hooper. So did he have to break Hooper’s neck before getting carded?

            Where the real inconsistency is when one compares that ref interpretation with high tackles. An arm hits about armpit height while the ball carrier is bending his body as he rushes into the tackler. Because of the angles and upper body moving downwards, the tackler’s arm moves up the blokes chest and strikes neck or chin. 90% of the time it’s a yellow card. But it’s a free for all in rucks, blokes being throttled, rolled and heads into the turf and any penalty (if one is given at all) just depends on what mood the referee or TMO is in.

            Dead right that the referee was pretty slack in this area. Yet he really had a bee in his bonnet of tackling players without the ball. He pinged the WB 3 times for that one, he even got M.Hooper late in the game for taking out an obstructing player. Shoot me now!

            Referee for the 2nd test is Paul Williams, who refereed the 1st Tahs vs Reds match, and the 3rd test is controlled by Pascal Gaüzère of France. I hope Australia wins the 2nd test as it will be a different ball game in the breakdowns with a NH referee. French refs especially seem to have strange interpretations of wtf is happening in rucks, mauls and scrums. Best to take the series quickly as the last test you don’t know what you are going to get on the night. (If multiple posts show please excuse me, I had to change my post as I seem to have been moderated).

        • June 12th 2018 @ 12:27am
          ThugbyFan said | June 12th 2018 @ 12:27am | ! Report

          Dead right, Morsie and PK. Was amazed when the referee said “he didn’t complete the job” when talking of the Irish lock’s neck roll of M.Hooper. So did he have to break Hooper’s neck before getting carded?

          Where the real inconsistency is when compare that ref interpretation with high tackles. An arm hits nipple height as the ball carrier is bending his body as he rushes into the tackler. Because of the angles and upper body moving downwards, the tackler’s arm moves up the blokes chest and strikes neck or chin. No Ifs or Buts, 90% of the time it’s a yellow card. But it’s a free for all in rucks, blokes being throttled, rolled and heads into the turf and any penalty (if one is given at all) just depends on what mood the referee or TMO is in.

          I agree with you that the referee and TMO was pretty slack in this area. Yet he really had a bee in his bonnet of tackling players without the ball, he pinged the WB 3 times for that one, he even got M.Hooper late in the game for taking out an obstructing player. Shoot me now!

          Referee for the 2nd test is Paul Williams, the Kiwi log who refereed the 1st Tahs vs Reds match and the 3rd test is controlled by Pascal Gaüzère of France. I hope Australia wins the 2nd test as it will be a different ball game in the breakdowns with a NH referee. French refs especially seem to have differing interpretations of wtf is happening in rucks, mauls and scrums. Best to take the series with a kiwi referee as the last test you don’t know what you are going to get on the night.

        • June 12th 2018 @ 12:56am
          ThugbyFan said | June 12th 2018 @ 12:56am | ! Report

          Dead right, Morsie and PK. Was amazed when the referee said “he didn’t complete the job” when talking of the Irish lock’s neck roll of M.Hooper. So did he have to break Hooper’s neck before getting carded?

          Where the real inconsistency is when one compares that ref interpretation with high tackles. An arm hits about armpit height while the ball carrier is bending his body as he rushes into the tackler. Because of the angles and upper body moving downwards, the tackler’s arm moves up the blokes chest and strikes neck or chin. No Ifs or Buts, 90% of the time it’s a yellow card. But it’s a free for all in rucks, blokes being throttled, rolled and heads into the turf and any penalty (if one is given at all) just depends on what mood the referee or TMO is in.

          I agree with you that the referee and TMO was pretty slack in this area. Yet he really had a bee in his bonnet of tackling players without the ball. He pinged the WB 3 times for that one, he even got M.Hooper late in the game for taking out an obstructing player. Shoot me now!

          Referee for the 2nd test is Paul Williams, who refereed the 1st Tahs vs Reds match, and the 3rd test is controlled by Pascal Gaüzère of France. I hope Australia wins the 2nd test as it will be a different ball game in the breakdowns with a NH referee. French refs especially seem to have differing interpretations of wtf is happening in rucks, mauls and scrums. Best to take the series quickly as the last test you don’t know what you are going to get on the night. (If multiple posts show please excuse me, I had to change my post as I seem to have been moderated).

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

        Saw Pocock carded for one once in a Super Rugby game. The same was done to him at least every second ruck that game, with no comment made by the ref; I expect Pocock just figured that the call wasn’t on that game. Naturally, he didn’t complain about being carded.

        It just seems to be something that the refs don’t call when it’s against Pocock.

      • June 12th 2018 @ 12:30am
        ThugbyFan said | June 12th 2018 @ 12:30am | ! Report

        Dead right, Morsie and PK. Was amazed when the referee said “he didn’t complete the job” when talking of the Irish lock’s neck roll of M.Hooper. So did he have to break Hooper’s neck before getting carded?

        Where the real inconsistency is when compare that ref interpretation with high tackles. An arm hits nipple height as the ball carrier is bending his body as he rushes into the tackler. Because of the angles and upper body moving downwards, the tackler’s arm moves up the blokes chest and strikes neck or chin. No Ifs or Buts, 90% of the time it’s a yellow card. But it’s a free for all in rucks, blokes being throttled, rolled and heads into the turf and any penalty (if one is given at all) just depends on what mood the referee or TMO is in.

        I agree with you that the referee and TMO was pretty slack in this area. Yet he really had a bee in his bonnet of tackling players without the ball, he pinged the WB 3 times for that one, he even got M.Hooper late in the game for taking out an obstructing player. Shoot me now!

        Referee for the 2nd test is Paul Williams, the Kiwi log who refereed the 1st Tahs vs Reds match and the 3rd test is controlled by Pascal Gaüzère of France. I hope Australia wins the 2nd test as it will be a different ball game in the breakdowns with a NH referee. French refs especially seem to have differing interpretations of wtf is happening in rucks, mauls and scrums. Best to take the series with a kiwi referee as the last test you don’t know what you are going to get on the night.

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      June 11th 2018 @ 2:16pm
      Fox said | June 11th 2018 @ 2:16pm | ! Report

      Personally head rolls aside – I think we are making the game lose its hard edge with all these new laws like this new one where its head high if its above the nipple – I meant give me a break – how does any ref know wxactly where someone’s nipples are in relation to there lower neckline? It is not the same on everybody.

      The law should be if initial contact is made with neck or head – that is head high – when the hell has your nipple been attached to your head and neck. So now it a nipple high tackle – it is farcical and no wonder league is having a laugh at union over this law.

      If the initilal contact is made with shoulder and it slides up to the neck in contact then a first warning should be given or just a short arm penalty as the motion of players includiung the tackled player trying to get free often makes this happen which is hardly the tacklers fault.

      I am embarressed for the game with this new excessive overpolicing. It lack common sense.

    • June 11th 2018 @ 4:48pm
      Viking said | June 11th 2018 @ 4:48pm | ! Report

      From what I’ve read, that “nipple law” is being trialled at the U20s World Cup, it’s not being used in test rugby (not yet anyway).

    • June 11th 2018 @ 9:14pm
      riddler said | June 11th 2018 @ 9:14pm | ! Report

      http://www.the42.ie/analysis-wallabies-brilliance-brisbane-4063025-Jun2018/

      quality analysis.. without the bias and hyperbole.. so often on the roar..

    • June 11th 2018 @ 9:19pm
      Chris said | June 11th 2018 @ 9:19pm | ! Report

      Impressed with Australians jerseys as well.

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