Rugby: How the players rated in the All Blacks’ win over Fiji

How the players rated in the All Blacks’ 60-13 win over Fiji in Dunedin.

15 Damian McKenzie – 6

Wasn’t as involved in the action as last week. Conceded the ball on a number of occasions. A great try saving chase and tackle.

14 Will Jordan – 6

Quiet first half as the ball went to the opposite wing but scored
early in second with a simple run and then was subbed.

13 Anton Lienert-Brown – 6

Not his typical best with a bit of rust showing in his return to the test arena. Improved as game went on.

12 David Havili – 8

Ran superb lines and was involved in a lot. Played a hand in opening try for Reece. Showed off booming kick.

11 Sevu Reece – 8

Scored his first hat-trick in test rugby but all were relatively easy. Made the most of his chances.

10 Richie Mo’unga – 9

Excellent game in all aspects. Worked well with Smith in set-plays and played a part in four tries. Solid kicking night.

9 Aaron Smith – 8

Brilliant marshalling the troops at the breakdown and worked well with Mo’unga. Just another outstanding outing in black.

8 Luke Jacobson – 6

Once again didn’t make as big as an impact as a number eight should. Did get better as the test went on.

7 Ardie Savea – 7

Helped with the physical advantage that was lacking at the breakdown last week. Was in action all around the field.

6 Akira Ioane – 7

Stole an early lineout, then penalised, made strong tackle forced into touch, then turned ball over. Solid defensive night.

5 Sam Whitelock (c) – 7
Another decent outing leading the way in the set pieces and the breakdown, great to see him with Retallick again.

4 Scott Barrett – 6

Stole two early lineouts and did his job in set-pieces but not his strongest game in the black jersey.

3 Nepo Laulala – 7

Solid at scrum time. Helped nullify any chance for Fiji to get control at the breakdown like last week.

2 Codie Taylor – 7

Usual brilliance at set piece time but did miss throw one lineout. Didn’t see much of the ball other than at lineout time.

1 George Bower – 6

Was part of a reliable scrum for in the first half but did give away three penalties. Not as strong a test as last week.

Reserves

16 Samisoni Taukei’aho – 8
17 Ethan de Groot- 6
18 Angus Ta’avao – 6
19 Brodie Retallick – 7
20 Shannon Frizell – 7
21 Brad Weber- 7
22 Beauden Barrett – 7
23 Rieko Ioane- 7

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