William Hewett: Bledisloe Cup II - All Blacks player ratings

OPINION: All Blacks put on a near-perfect performance against the Wallabies in their 27-7 Bledisloe Cup test victory at Auckland's Coopers Catch Stadium (aka Eden Park). 

New Zealand dominated in every area, bringing energy, physicality and speed that Australia couldn’t match.  

Here's how their players stacked up individually:

1-Joe Moody 4

Had mixed performance in his short time on the field. Gave away a breakdown penalty and a missed tackle, sparking the Wallabies attack that led to Koroibete's try. 

Carted off after 30 minutes.

2-Dane Coles 6

Brought physicality early on. He was a menace and brought the niggle, which set the tone for the forward pack. The lineout was a little shaky, subbed off 51st minute.

3-Ofa Tuungafasi 5

Mixed performance, with a knock-on and a scrum penalty conceded. Subbed off in the 51st minute. 

4-Patrick Tuipulotu 7

Good performance on his home ground, setting up the Sam Cane try with a great run and offload.

Lineout operated well under command, but gave away a couple of penalties. 

5-Tupou Vaa'i 6

A solid performance on his starting debut. Did all his work, nothing special.

Subbed off in the 52nd minute. 

6-Shannon Frizell 7

Stong all-round performance from Frizell was a step up from last week. He was a menace at the breakdown, forcing two turnovers, and had a lineout steal. 

Subbed off in the 65th minute. 

7-Sam Cane 7

Again led his side well. Last week dominated with defence, this week dominated with the ball in hand.

He had 61 run metres with four defenders beaten.

8-Ardie Savea 7

Physical performance from Savea. Had an early turnover to stop a Wallabies attack, after a try-saving tackle. He had 51 run metres, with two linebreaks and three tackle busts.

All Blacks captain Sam Cane.
All Blacks captain Sam Cane. Photo credit: Photosport

9-Aaron Smith 7

Was super quick from ruck-to-ruck and gave All Blacks fastball. Finished his try well and looked good with ball in hand for 30 run metres. 

Subbed in the 55th minute. 

10-Richie Mo'unga 7

A much-improved performance. Looked good with ball in hand, making a linebreak through his footwork.

Was heavily involved in Jordie Barrett’s try and had a try-saving tackle to stop Koroibete from scoring.

11-Caleb Clarke 9

Super-human performance on his starting debut. Had four massive runs, including one where he beat six defenders to set up Savea try.

He had 123 run metres and had 10 tackle busts, and got a standing ovation when subbed off.

Was All Blacks' best player. Subbed off in the 67th minute. 

All Blacks wing Caleb Clark
All Blacks wing Caleb Clark. Photo credit: Photosport

12-Jack Goodhue 7

Strong performance from Goodhue, who was solid on defence. He had a great run to set-up Aaron Smith try and then assisted Barrett's try. 

Subbed off in the 69th minute. 

13-Anton Lienert-Brown 8

Was one of the best, solidifying the midfield defence. Had a bone-crunching tackle on Koroibete and carried the ball well for 34 run metres. 

14-Jordie Barrett 6

Had a quiet night, but did his job well. Had two strong runs for 27 metres, made one linebreak and beat two defenders.

15-Beauden Barrett 8

Brought the spark All Blacks missed last week. Had two linebreaks, five tackle busts and 109 run metres.

Chimed in well from the back, with good attacking kicks. 

Beauden Barrett
Beauden Barrett Photo credit: Photosport

16-Codie Taylor 6

Made an impact when he came on. Lineout operated well and had a couple of strong carries. 

17-Alex Hodgman 6

Blues prop had a strong debut, after coming on after 30 minutes for Moody. Scrum got better for most parts after his arrival.

His defence was solid and brought physicality.  

18-Nepo Laulala 5

Subbed on in 51st minute and had mixed performance. Gave away two scrum penalties and a knock-on, but had two dominant scrums. 

19-Scott Barrett 5

Good to see Taranaki lock back, subbing on after the 52nd minute. Didn’t make an impact. 

20-Hoskins Sotutu 6

Subbed on in the 65th minute and, again, made an impact and brought physicality, with strong carries and had 15 run metres. 

21-TJ Perenara 7

Made a real impact when he came in the 55th minute. Had a huge tackle and steal that stopped an Australian attack.

Brought a lot of physicality and made a great break down the sideline. 

22-Peter-Umaga-Jensen 6

Came on for ALB in a five-minute first-half cameo. Made an immediate impact, with one linebreak.

Returned in 61st minute, but failed an HIA in 69th minute. 

23-Damien McKenzie 5

He came on in the 67th minute, but didn’t make an impact.  

William Hewett is a Newshub online sports producer.