Sa vs Aus player rating
September 28, 2013, 20:23:05
These are my ratings, probably have to watch the game again, but I'll just shoot from the hip
Beast - 6. Had a few good runs in OpenPlay but gave away a few penalties and free kicks at scrum time.
Strauss - 8, got on the board and carried really well. Managed to poach a few balls in the process.
Jannie - 6, much better performance, but didn't dominate in the scrum
Estebeth - 7, full off energy, gained meters and put in the hard work.
Flop van der Merwe - 1, what a useless player. Lucky not to get a red. Cost the boks momentum.
Louw - 6, very quiet. Few carries, tackles but hardly anything amazing
Alberts - 6, bit pedestrian. Made some carries but very quiet.
Vermeulen - 6, would have been an eight had it not been for a lazy slap down led him to being off the field for 13 min.
Du Preez - 9, great to have back, fantastic vision, got the forwards in the game, great pass to willie for his try in the corner.
Steyn - 5, tried to spread the ball, but never got going. Got caught in the midfield a few times. Kicking out of hand was poor and telegraphed most of the back line play.
Habana - 6, never got in the game. Few touches but needed to have some space created by his inside backs.
De Villiers - 8, great distribution, good line breaks and solid on defence.
JJ - 7, one fantastic run to create kitchens try. Showed what he can do in space. Solid on defence.
Willie 7, great try in the corner but did get into the game with his play making skills that we really needed to get the bonus point.
Kircner 7, good finishing for his try, rolled back the years, back to the days when he was playing for griquas. Took the ball to the line and solid in the air.