One of the Wallabies’ best overseas wins in years has seen them start The Rugby Championship on a high, with a comeback 41-26 win over Argentina.
The never-say-die performance came despite a 10-19 half time deficit, and the devastating loss of Quade Cooper to a year-ending Achilles injury.
So what better way to show your appreciation for the 23 warriors in gold than by ranking each and every one of them?.
You don’t have to rate every player – if you didn’t catch enough of someone’s performance or don’t think they were on the field long enough for you to make a judgment, just leave them blank and it won’t affect their score.
If you need a rough guide as to what each score means, here’s what we go off.
1. Had he not played, the team would have been better off. Negatively affected the performance of the side. May God John Eales 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 match of such importance.
5. Performed his role without anything really noticeable happening.
7. Pretty good, actually.
8. Very good.
10. Extraordinary. Calling them man of the match would be an insult.
Was Cooper’s electric first half enough to send him to the casualty ward with a top grade? Has Folau Fainga’a ever played better for the Wallabies? And what of the two debutants, Jed Holloway and Matt Gibbon?
If you’re ready to get ranking, just head to the form below and make your choices!
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