Rugby World Cup 2019 | Australia vs Wales player ratings

Wales took control of Pool D with a dramatic and historic 29-25 victory over Australia.

First-half tries from Hadleigh Parkes and Gareth Davies, as well as the boots of Dan Biggar and Rhys Patchell put them in control at half-time – with Australia crossing through Adam Ashley-Cooper.

The second-half belonged to the Wallabies though – with Dane Haylett-Petty and Michael Hooper scoring.

BEST PLAYERS:

Australia: David Pocock – He showed just how valuable he is to the Wallabies – making nine tackles and winning four turnovers (including a couple of penalties).

Wales: Alun Wyn Jones – The skipper didn’t give an inch and led his side bravely. He made an astonishing 22 tackles on his record-breaking 130th cap for Wales.

WORST PLAYERS:

Australia: Bernard Foley – His selection had Wallabies fans baffled. He conceded two turnovers and missing two tackles before he was replaced after just 44 minutes. The Aussies were much improved after he went off.

Wales: Josh Adams – Wasn’t really involved as much as he’d like. In defence, he missed three tackles and conceded a silly penalty while going forward the speedster never really found any space to operate.

AUSTRALIA vs WALES PLAYER RATINGS

Australia player ratings: Dane Haylett-Petty – 8, Adam Ashley-Cooper – 6, James O’Connor – 6, Samu Kerevi – 7, Marika Koroibete – 7, Bernard Foley – 4, Will Genia – 5, Scott Sio – 6, Tolu Latu – 7, Allan Alaalatoa-7, Izack Rodda – 6, Rory Arnold – 7, David Pocock – 8, Michael Hooper (c) – 7.5, Isi Naisarani – 7.


Wales player ratings: Liam Williams – 7, George North, Jonathan Davies – 7, Hadleigh Parkes – 6.5, Josh Adams – 6, Dan Biggar – 7, Gareth Davies – 7; Wyn Jones – 6, Ken Owens – 7, Tomas Francis – 6, Jake Ball – 6, Alun Wyn Jones (c) – 8, Aaron Wainwright – 7, Justin Tipuric – 8, Josh Navidi – 7.

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