AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 20: Daly Cherry-Evans of Australia puts in a kick during the International Test match between Tonga and Australia at Mount Smart Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

After a very impressive performance against Tonga, let’s go over every Australian player and rate them on their performance.

Every Kangaroo aimed up and put the pride back into the jersey with a fantastic defensive effort against Tonga.

The forwards finally lifted and brought aggression into the game, something that was missing last week against New Zealand.

Have a look at the ratings bellow:

  1. James Tedesco: Had a hand in the first try setting up Trbojevic, took on the line excellently. Scored one of his own. Great man of the match performance. Rating: 9
  2. Valentine Holmes: Scored a ripper try in the first half when still needed to do a lot of work when Mitchell gave it to him. Rating 8 
  3. Latrell Mitchell: Great running game, very powerful and pulled off some great hits in defense. Laid on a great try for Holmes. Rating 7
  4. Tom Trbojevic: Scored the second try running off Tedesco. He also sent Gagai into the clear who gave the ball back in side and he ran over for his second four-pointer.    Rating 7.5
  5. Dane Gagai: Set up the try for Trbojevic and put a big hit on Fifita to force the ball loose. Rating 7
  6. Luke Keary: The Clive Churchill medalist didn’t have his best game tonight as his kicking game was poor. But he was involved in Tedesco try in giving him early ball.  Rating: 6.5
  7. Daly Cherry- Evans: Scored the opening try, pouncing on a loose ball. Also dived on the ball off a Hingano grubber to relieve the pressure off his side. Ran the ball with class creating a excellent overlap for Trbojevic’s second try. Rating: 8.5
  8. David Klemmer: The big man showed great aggression making the most metres in the Kangaroos side with 110. Also defended well. Rating: 8
  9. Damian Cook: Not the best performance from Cook in terms of attack. But was good in defense making 43 tackles. Looked tried. Rating: 7
  10. Jordan McLean: Strong performance from McLean. He needed it. Rating: 7
  11. Boyd Cordner: Strong captain performance. Hard in defense, always running the ball hard poked his nose trough every-time. Rating: 8
  12. Felise Kaufusi: Pretty quite game but had good defense and held the ball up well to create the over-lap send Gagai away.  Rating: 8
  13. Josh McGuire: Excellent performance from the Broncos’ work-horse. Had great defense making four tough tackles in the first set then a text book tackle on Fusitu’a to force a mistake in the second set.  Rating: 9
  14. Ben Hunt: Another average performance. Had one good kick finding touch with 20 minutes to go. Rating: 6
  15. Jake Trbojevic: Great energy off the bench. Played his usual game pushing up the middle giving inside balls, good defense as well. Rating: 7.5
  16. Tyson Frizell: Tackling was excellent as always. Probably needed to run the ball a bit more as he only had five hit ups. Rating 7
  17. Aron Woods: No offence to Woodsy but i’m still shaking my head on why he was selected. Very average performance but he did have some strong defense.                   Rating: 6.5

Total Ratings: 127.5

Overall this was a very good performance from the new-look Kangaroos who really needed to stand up after last week’s disappointment.

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