The Wallabies have wrapped up the pools stage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup with a 27-8 victory over Georgia that, while never reaching any great heights, certainly got the job done.
The Australians now move into the quarter-finals, most likely to play England, but will want to improve significantly on this performance if they’re to progress beyond there.
It’s been an unsettled line-up over the past few matches as coach Michael Cheika gives all parts of the squad a chance to show their wares. Who has earned the chance to play in the finals?
To dissect the game, we need your help! Tell us what you thought of each individual performance, and we’ll post the full results tomorrow morning.
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 how well they played. 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.
The Rugby World Cup post-mortems will continue for months yet, and I remain staggered by the point made during the knockout stages that six of the final eight teams would be going into the 2020 season with different coaches to those that took them out of the pool stage.