AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 13: Aaron Woods of Australia talks to the team during the international Rugby League Test Match between the New Zealand Kiwis and the Australia Kangaroos at Mt Smart Stadium on October 13, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
  1. James Tedesco (Fullback) 
    Didn’t have the same input in the representative arena this season as he has had in the past and it was much of the same against the Kiwis: 7/10 
  2. Dane Gagai (Wing) 
    Had a night to forget defensively but scored a try right on halftime to break the game wide open: 5.5/10 
  3. Latrell Mitchell (Centre) 
    Was schooled by teammate Joseph Manu on several occasions but when it came to having the ball in hand, Mitchell was as dangerous as ever. Set up two tries and recorded three line breaks on his way to 165 run metres: 7.5/10
  4. Tom Trbojevic (Centre) 
    Not a fan of playing a player out of position, especially when it’s at the highest level. The decision to play Trbojevic in the centres backfired here: 4.5/10
  5. Valentine Holmes (Wing) 
    Scored a try and had a helping hand in another as he went on to kick four goals from four attempts to keep the Kangaroos in the contest. Would have been more beneficial to play him at fullback however: 7.5/10 
  6. Luke Keary (Five-Eighth) 
    After starting the game with two errors, Keary was injured in the 15th minute and never returned. Not the dream debut many were hoping for: 2/10 
  7. Daly Cherry-Evans (Halfback) 
    Showed glimpses of brilliance but didn’t stand up when needed, especially with Luke Keary off the pitch: 6/10 
  8. David Klemmer (Prop) 
    Good clubman but he’s never really achieved much in the representative arena. This time around though, Australia did look a lot better when he was on the field: 6.5/10 
  9. Damien Cook (Hooker) 
    The long season finally caught up with him. Hooked with 15 minutes to play: 4.5/10 
  10. Jordan McLean (Prop) 
    After an impressive string of form for the Cowboys at the backend of the season, struggled to back it up for the Kangaroos: 5/10 
  11. Boyd Cordner (Second Row) 
    Solid captains knock. Was far from his usual standards however… it makes you think, would Cameron Smith have gotten them home? 6/10 
  12. Felise Kaufusi (Second Row) 
    Was quite possibly Australia’s best forward. Scored a try and was busy in defence: 7/10 
  13. Josh McGuire (Lock) 
    After a poor season, I don’t believe McGuire deserved selection. A poor performance here may spell the end of his international career: 4/10 
  14. Ben Hunt (Interchange) 
    Another strange selection after a poor end to the State of Origin and Finals series: 3.5/10
  15. Jake Trbojevic (Interchange) 
    Should have started at lock and played the eighty: 6/10
  16. Tyson Frizell (Interchange) 
    Didn’t get much game time but made an impact: 5.5/10 
  17. Aaron Woods (Interchange) 
    Quite possibly the strangest selection of them all. We all ask the same question each and every year, how does Aaron Woods gain selection into these representative sides? It’s getting ridiculous at this stage: 4/10 

Total: 92

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