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Banks was about 5th best against the boks, he was solid only would be a more accurate way of saying it rather than he was one of wallabies best against the boks.

VOTE: Wallabies DIY player ratings from Bledisloe 2

it is obvious he is best as an impact player.

He did that well in Boks game but then rewarded to start against Arg where he was good ok not close to boks form.

Did play well against AB’s first game if you ignore all the missed tackles, and as predicted he would be poor in the wet under the highball and would continue to miss a lot of tackles.

It should be clear he is best used as an impact player.

Also obvious is that Hodge should be at f/b and not on the wing, he is not fast enough off the mark and is beaten easily by fast wingers.

This means 2 speedsters in Koroibete and Banks could be the wingers.

VOTE: Wallabies DIY player ratings from Bledisloe 2

AB’s far better than Wallabies in the wet.

They get a lot more wet games in NZ through all their lives playing rugby.

In Australia if it rains a bit the council calls off games due to the impact on the ground (unbelievable but true) so Aussie kids get a lot less practice in wet games.

All Blacks vs Wallabies: Bledisloe 2 preview and prediction

Peyper’s style should favour the AB’s as it usually does

All Blacks vs Wallabies: Bledisloe 2 preview and prediction

If it is a draw Australia will get the cup since there are only 2 matches this year.

All Blacks vs Wallabies: Bledisloe 2 preview and prediction

I also like how it is lucky that Retallick is out, and Barret carded but Arnold is just missing from the Wallaby team.

About as balanced as Peyper will be.

All Blacks vs Wallabies: Bledisloe 2 preview and prediction

SBW 194 cm, 111 kgs,
Julien Savea 192 cm, 108 kg
Kerevi 186 cm, 108 kgs

Kerevi is stockier which gives a lower centre of gravity but matches the above 2 on mass, so yes shorter but not smaller.

Lomu 196 cm, 119 kgs was a lot bigger than all of them

Barrett: Our attack will click and All Blacks will retain the Bledisloe

and a genuine lineout target and a very good defender

His ball carrying is his weakest area though

Close call on Pocock return for Cheika

Isn’t the AB’s the same team that struggled to beat Argentina, that couldn’t beat the boks at home, and were flogged by the Wallabies last week?

Wallabies well poised to double down on All Blacks

hey, you stole my line about AB’s just needing 45% possession to win :stoked:

Far too many have overlooked the porous Wallaby defense, only made 79% of the tackles, and of the outside backs JoC was the best at 60%, the rest below 50%, Hodge had 33%.

This shows the changes to add fast in form wingers to the AB’s will target that defense.

The Wallabies should have focused on that in training during the weak to have any chance, since in the wet I can’t see them getting 65% possession.

The issue is Grey is still the defence coach and in no games yet has the defence been very good in terms of tackle success. The backline is too slow to cover for missed tackles like they could against Argentina.

Wallabies well poised to double down on All Blacks

I do not understand why Wright has not been given an opportunity before this, it was blatantly obvious his skills were needed against the boks.

Close call on Pocock return for Cheika

It would have made so much more sense to start Wright at 6, and LSL on the bench as the power lock, and Simmons out.
Jones would keep his spot on the bench covering lock and 6 and line out caller.

Michael Cheika sticks solid with winning Wallabies, confirms team for Bledisloe 2

Harrison – If TK was on the bench and an outsideback went down then TK to 13 and JoC to outside back since he has played all 3 of those positions, pretty simple.

Michael Cheika sticks solid with winning Wallabies, confirms team for Bledisloe 2

of course, I never excluded attacking cleanouts, there is no reason they get a free hand

All Blacks only see the red in a Wallabies bolt from the blue

it says it is a leaked team , I think it is right

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

never said they lost due to a slow backline, however with just a small lift in possession or perhaps none they could win with this backline against the porous wallaby defence out wide.

In the wet I don’t expect the wallabies to be anywhere close to 65% possession.

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

I am not sure 35% is repeatable in wet weather

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

Barrett doesn’t have a good kicking game, in the wet Mounga is a lot better choice (IMO).

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

I linked it below

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

not anymore

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

actually I think they are very good changes, Smith is past it and out of form , Ioane is out of form. He has picked 2 speedsters in form, they will pick their way through the defence.

IMO AB’s will now win comfortably.

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

Maddocks is not that quick and his defence is really poor.

On CLL it seems his workload is being managed after his leukemia, last year he made himself unavailable for intl’s since he needed rest.

So Toomua is needed to replace CLL unless you move Beale or JoC there.

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

no I wouldn’t.

Coleman showed he is back last game and the wallabies need a power lock not a grinder.

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

yes far too slow

Seriously Petaia should have been given a go.

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider

https://www.foxsports.com.au/rugby/wallabies/wallabies-hit-with-injury-bledisblow/news-story/3827a25eaecea25c4e1e0ae22f94dcca

All Blacks axe stars for Bledisloe decider