Rate the match between Australia and England in the third test, and leave your thoughts on the game in the comments section below.Photo by: Patrick Khachfe / Onside Images
Rate the match between New Zealand and Wales in the third test, and leave your thoughts on the game in the comments section below.
New Zealand v WalesWales once again showed that they can mix it with the best last week, but yet again they only showed it for a short amount of time. The second half they were simply blitzed and only a late surge gave the score line some form of
Eddie Jones has named his team for the final Test against Australia in Sydney this weekend.Teimana Harrison makes his first start, coming in for the injured James Haskell. Can they make it three from three?“You have to work extremely hard to earn an England cap so there was no
1. Hate to say I told you soEveryone agreed last week that Wales' decision to play a midweek game against the Chiefs was rugby suicide, with two more tests to come against the All Blacks. The fact that injuries meant that front line players like Sam Warburton, Jamie Roberts and
SCOTLAND15. Stuart Hogg: 7
Scotland's best fly-half on the day, adding excellent distance to the kicking game in defensive situations. Unusually secure under the high ball and his one line break set up the position for Nel's try. On the downside he butchered a two on one with Maitland outside him.
SOUTH AFRICA15. Willie le Roux: 6
He’s so Jekyll and Hyde. One piece of brilliance is usually followed by a poor kick or a lot of lateral running.14. JP Pietersen: 5.5
A mere passenger for most of the game and didn’t influence too much when it opened up.13. Lionel Mapoe: 5.5
Stripped to the waist, amidst the maelstrom that was Melbourne’s AAMI Park, Dan Cole stood oozing Englishness. Having been de-robed with comical ease whilst attending one of the many scraps that broke out in the second test between Australia and England, the Leicester Tigers’ prop forward walked away from the
AUSTRALIA15. Israel Folau: 6.5
Wasn't as dangerous as last weekend despite seeing loads of the ball (the stats say he touched it 31 times). The dire turf underfoot wouldn't have helped as he struggled to get purchase on the counter attack.14. Dane Haylett-Petty: 7
Spilled a couple of English kicks but grew
Saturday in Melbourne may have heralded a new dawn for English rugby. England appears to be the coming force and alongside New Zealand can dominate the game in the preceding years to Japan 2019.Of course one result should not be overstated, but away series wins are rare and should