New Zealand 22 (Richie McCaw try; Stephen Donald conv, 5 pg)
defeated Australia 16 (Berrick Barnes try; Matt Giteau conv, 3 pg)
In his 100th test for the Wallabies George Smith was unable to see his team over the line for victory, but he scored some consolation in being named Wallaby Player of the Match by the knowledgeable Green & Gold Rugby community.
According to the site, www.rugbystats.com.au Smith had the second highest tackle count for the game, and was busy in attack as well. His off loading was a feature and his work in the lineout a bonus. Better yet – no kicks!
After each game the members of our forum cast their 3-2-1 votes to contribute to the prestigious Green and Gold Rugby Wallaby of the Year. Scores are collated and at the end of the year, we will reveal our Green and Gold Rugby Wallaby of the Year.
And here’s our highlights of George Smith in this game