The Wallabies hopes of breaking their long-standing Bledisloe Cup and Eden Park hoodoos came to a swift and bitter end on Saturday, taken away from them in the space of four minutes.
Richie Mo’unga was the man to draw first blood with a try in the 28th, but one shortly after from Aaron Smith in the 31st – both converted by Mo’unga – seemed to take the game away from the Wallabies before the first half even finished.
The Wallabies ultimately were unable to find even some consolation points, and lost the match 36-0.
What do you take out of a performance like that? Perhaps there’s something to be gained – either highlighting positives or pointing out problems – by looking at the individual performances. That’s what we look to do in our DIY player ratings.
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.
7. Pretty good, actually.
8. Very good.
10. Might as well have been John Eales.