Chris Rattue runs the rule over the standout players in the All Blacks' 42-8 win over Australia in Sydney last night.
Israel Dagg 8
Did his bit in the blitz wth loads of runs - a couple of fumbles.
Ben Smith 7
The one player who didn't really join the attacking party. Defended strongly.
Malakai Fekitoa 8
Confidence boosting night behind rampant forwards. Highly involved. One poor kick.
Ryan Crotty 8
Strong half, starting with scoot down touchline for try. Maybe his best performance in the black jersey.
Waisake Naholo 7
Was looking the business before a hamstring injury struck while scoring. Injury issues starting to mount.
Beauden Barrett 9
A revelation...you name it and he did it. Speed and anticipation destroyed Australia. Goalkicking still an issue. Watershed game...No.. 10 jersey is his.
Aaron Smith 8
The energiser. The greatest All Black halfback ever.
Kieran Read 9
Giant. From lineouts, to smashing tackles, clever passes, leadership. Seemingly seamless transition from the McCaw era.
Sam Cane 8
Muscular work in the trenches helped lay foundation for New Zealand's sharp-passing game plan.
Jerome Kaino 9
The intimidator. Crunching runs, nice touches, and fine charge-down try. The World Cup star still in great form.
Sam Whitelock 9
Monster of a game. Ruled the air, launched himself around the field, and wonderful offload to set up try. Introduced the term front loading in halftime interview.
Brodie Retallick 9
The works burger, including great passes and two lineout steals. The All Black locks tormented Aussie and went the distance.
Owen Franks 8
Busy and aggressive. Made his finest run in a long time just before getting replaced.
Codie Taylor -
Concussed in the opening minutes tackling McCalman.
Wyatt Crockett 8
Good work rate and gave notice he wants to fend off the Joe Moody challenge.
Rose from the injury ward for another fine game. Lineouts great. Sharp angled run for try.
Kane Hames (Crockett, 58m) 6
Immediately in try move, fumble ruled out another.
Charlie Faumuina (Franks, 46m) 6
The damage had been done - didn't make hay with the sun shining.
Liam Squire (Kaino, 58m) 6
He looks the part, although without setting the world on fire here.
Ardie Savea (Cane, 64m) 6
A couple of bruising runs.
TJ Perenara (A. Smith, 68m) 6
Efficient without inspiring much.
Aaron Cruden (Crotty, 40m) 7
Joined free flow attacking structure. Some good moments as he adjusts to super sub role.
Julian Savea (Naholo, 40m) 7
One top finish past Genia in the corner and looked to have his confidence back.
Israel Folau 6
Glass half full or empty. The odd good run, but the Wallabies needed more from him. Not busy enough.
Adam Ashley-Cooper 5
The veteran grabbed a kick off and that was about it.
Tevita Kuridrani 6
Worked very hard on defence but horrible night attack-wise included lost ball.
Matt Giteau 4
Departed with ankle injury after 12 minutes.
Dane Haylett-Petty 6
Tried hard but exposed.
Bernard Foley 4
Static, especially in comparison to Barrett. Conceded charge down try. Aimless. Hopeless.
Will Genia 6
First game in seven months. Put the effort in but had no show behind that pack.
David Pocock 8
Involved in an amazing six turnover steals. Tackled away, but not much front loading.
Michael Hooper 6
The little bloke fought an ineffective rearguard battle. Seems to have lost his x-factor.
Ben McCalman 5
A fragile pack is desperate for a rampant loosie with the ball. No joy here. Bring back Fardy?
Rob Simmons 5
A club player compared to the locks he was up against.
Kane Douglas 6
Raced up to make some strong early tackles but disappeared into the dross.
Sekope Kepu 4
Huge disappointment. No grunt with the ball or in tackles.
Stephen Moore 4
A shocker, particularly lineout-wise. Even lost a tighthead. The brave-heart looked like he lost heart.
Scott Sio 5
At least he tried a few runs. Lost the ball on his last attempt,
Tatafu Polata-Nau (Moore, 63m) 4
Should he have been brought on earlier? Not on this showing.
James Slipper (Sio, 51m) 4
Barely adequate when fire was needed.
Allan Ala'alatoa (Kepu, 54m) 6
Some promising signs. Good hands, and a bit of fight.
Dean Mumm (Simmons, 50m) 6
Gave one stirring talk and got this hands on the ball, although without much impact.
Scott Fardy (McCalman, 62m) 4
Probably more of a starter type. Zero impact.
Nick Phipps (Horne, 39m) 7
The little halfback ended up on the wing, worked hard, and did okay. Brave skid for try.
Matt Toomua (Giteau, 12m) 3
Got an early call but quickly added to the injury crisis.
Rob Horne (Toomua, 30m) 3
Barely 10 fairly anonymous minutes before joining the casualty ward.