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Player ratings: The Wallabies facing the chopping block in Sydney – Sydney Morning Herald

The Wallabies’ missed tackle count was the key factor in their 27-7 loss at Eden Park. Here are the players who may find their spots at risk.



1. James Slipper 6.5
The 98-Test veteran won the Wallabies’ first penalty of the afternoon with a dominant scrum effort and held up his end of the bargain in that department for the rest of his 54 minutes. Made eight tackles and forced two total turnovers, too.
2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa 7
The Queensland hooker replaced Folau Fainga’a and the Wallabies’ lineout immediately improved. The Australians coughed up only one of their 13 total lineouts.
The scrum held its own while Paenga-Amosa was on …

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