Player ratings: Wales vs Australia

Player ratings: Wales vs Australia

Wales


1. Wyn Jones - 6 
 
A solid 48 minute stint.
 
2. Ken Owens - 7
 
 
Work rate as ever was exceptional. 15 tackles completed.
 
3. Tomas Francis - 6
 
Done his job in defence making 12 tackles.
 
4. Jake Ball - 6
 
A recurring theme throughout the Welsh front 5 but work rate exceptional in defence. Ball also carried strong and won his side a turnover.
 
5. Alun-Wyn Jones - 7
 

 
Superb effort making 23 tackles in total. Also won his side 2 turnovers.
 
6. Aaron Wainwright - 7
 
Impressive performance in the first half. Only 22 years old but looks experienced at this level. Carried well and his work rate around the park was admirable.
 
7. Justin Tipuric - 7
 
Put his body on the line as per for Wales in a gruelling battle. 17 tackles and 2 turnovers won.
 
8. Josh Navidi - 7
 
The Welsh defensive effort was exceptional in the pack and Navidi contributed massively with 15 tackles.
 
9. Gareth Davies - 9
 
 
Brilliant performance. Controlled the tempo of the game in the first half well and was constantly dangerous going forward. Played on the edge and got his side a score with a well timed intercept.
 
10. Dan Biggar - 7
 
Only on the pitch 27 minutes but he made a crucial impact on the game, scoring a drop goal after 30 seconds and stopping a certain Kerevi try by throwing his body on the line. Also provided a superb cross field kick to setup Parkes' try.
 
11. Josh Adams - 7
 
The speedster didn't see too much ball but did look dangerous when he got the chance to attack.
 
12. Hadleigh Parkes - 7
 
Brilliantly leaped into the air to claim Biggar's kick and score Wales' first try.
 
13. Jonathan Davies - 6 
 
Had a few carries but didn't get too much space to deal with.
 
14. George North - 6
 
 
Nearly got on the scoresheet after Patchell's crossfield. Made a couple of nice breaks.
 
15. Liam Williams - 7
 
Didn't get much of a sniff going forward but his kicking game was brilliant. Also secured the game winning turnover in the final stages of the game.
 
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16. Elliot Dee - 5
 
17. Nicky Smith - 7
 
18. Dillon Lewis - 6
 
19. Aaron Shingler - 6
 
20. Ross Moriarty - 6 
 
21. Tomos Williams - 6
 
22. Rhys Patchell - 7
 
23. Owen Watkin - 6
 
 
 

Australia

1. Scott Sio - 6

Solid at scrum time and general play.

2. Tolu Latu - 6

Carried well Scrummed well and hit all his jumpers.

3. Allan Alaalatoa - 6

Solid set piece and scrummed well.

4. Izack Rodda - 5

Good work rate.

5. Rory Arnold - 6

Solid on defence and carried well.

6. David Pocock - 7

Very good showing and was a menace at the breakdown.

7. Michael Hooper - 8

Yet another great game by the captain.

8. Isi Naisarani - 7

Tough to bring down and carried over the gain line.

9. Will Genia - 5

Looked a bit off the pace and made a few errors.

10. Bernard Foley - 5

Not a great outing.

11. Marika Koroibete - 6

Well wrapped up by Wales and wasn't given the space he needed.

12. Samu Kerevi - 8

Incredible effort. Carried very well and caused havoc with ball in hand.

13. James O'Connor - 7

Proving to be a masterstroke by Cheika to bring him in. Linked well and creates a lot.

14. Adam Ashely-Cooper - 6

Good outing and great try.

15. Dane Haylett-Petty - 7

Solid at the back. Used his huge boot to clear the lines.

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