November tour players and ratings: New Zealand

Outside backs

Mils Muliaina: He's in the form of his life. 10/10
Isaia Toeava: As a fullback, much better than elsewhere. 8/10
Cory Jane: Promising, but not enough game time to tell.
Anthony Tuitavake: Improving, a regular in the All Blacks from now on. 7/10
Hosea Gear: Needs more test time but still, not enough games to tell.
Joe Rokocoko: He's taking his time. 7/10
Sitiveni Sivivatu: Much better under the high ball. 8/10

Richard Kahui: He's been excellent, even tired as he was. 8/10
Conrad Smith: Outstanding. Always the best choice. 9/10
Ma'a Nonu: The player of the tour. 10/10


Stephen Donald: Work in progress. But needs to improve. 7/10
Dan Carter: At his best. 9/10
Jimmy Cowan: One good and one bad, but I like him. 7/10
Piri Weepu: The same can be said about him. Much better as a replacement. 7/10
Andy Ellis: Not enough games to tell.

Third Row
Liam Messam: Not much time, but he was unbelievable in the number 8 jersey. 8/10
Kieran Read: He has moved past Thomson. Excellent choice by Henry. 8/10
Adam Thomson: How did he manage to get there? 6/10
Scott Waldrom: He needs more game time. 6/10
Jerome Kaino: Getting more and more consistent after every game. 8/10
Richie McCaw: As good as ever. 8/10
Rodney So'oialo: The silent worker. I like him more than ever. Always winning meters in his runs. 8/10

Second Row

Jason Eaton: Needs more game time. Not enough games to tell
Ross Filipo: Not enough games to tell.
Anthony Boric: Outstanding against Wales. 8/10
Brad Thorn: A bit tired, but a force. 8/10
Ali Williams: Superb: 9/10

First Row

Neemia Tialata: the best option at scrum-time. 8/10
John Afoa: the best running prop in the world (with permission of Tony Woodcock). Just needs a bit more consistency at the scrum. 8/10
Ben Franks: Not enough games to tell.
Corey Flynn: Too bad he got injured again.
Keven Mealamu: More than a decent cover. Hore or Mealamu? Cannot tell. 9/10
Jamie Mackintosh: The young giant gets better and better. Give him more time. 7/10
Tony Woodcock: He was called Myth and showed he's the best 1 in the world. Please, keep calling him names. 10/10

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