How the Springboks rated: Kriel, Du Toit shine in Perth

Reece Hodge of the Wallabies is tackled by Jaco Kriel of the Springboks during their Rugby Championship match in Perth RICHARD WAINWRIGHT/EPA

KweséESPN rates the Springboks' performance after their 23-23 draw against Australia in Perth.

Andries Coetzee 5/10: Probably his worst Test of the year. Not the factor on attack in Perth, while his tactical kicking was rather average. His positional play wasn't great either.

Raymond Rhule 7/10: There has been a lot said about the Ghana-born wing's defence, but he stood up well against Australia. He also chased the kick that led to Jesse Kriel's try.

Jesse Kriel 6/10: Set up his try with a lovely grubber after a turnover, but was off his game on both attack and defence. Looked a bit hesitant with ball in hand and needs to back himself to take the outside gap.

Jan Serfontein 6/10: A busy Test match for the Springbok inside centre. Made a lot of tackles and carried the ball well. However, he loses a point for not passing to a teammate after a break that should have led to a crucial try for the Boks.

Courtnall Skosan 5/10: His lack of aerial skills were exposed against the Wallabies. Misjudged a kickoff that led to the Wallabies scoring a try seconds after the Boks had taken the lead with a five-pointer of their own.

Elton Jantjies 5/10: It was a bit of mixed bag by the Bok pivot. Kicked a few lovely kicks in the opening quarter, but then missed touch from a penalty which led to points for Australia. Struggled against Australia's rush defence.

Ross Cronje 5/10: Cronje wasn't as sharp as he had been in previous Test matches. Didn't have a great influence on the game after returning from an ankle injury.

Uzair Cassiem 5/10: Quiet afternoon for the Springbok No 8. His role needs to be defined in the team, because it looks like he is confused. He has an eight on his back, but packs down on the side of the scrum ...

Jaco Kriel 8/10: The Lions scavenger had a top game. He carried the ball up strongly, but it was his presence at the breakdown that helped the Boks to dominate in that department.

Siya Kolisi 7/10: Kolisi had a rather quiet first half, but sprung into life in the second half with a number of major contributions with ball in hand and in the tackle. Sparked the Boks' second-half revival.

Pieter-Steph du Toit 8/10: The current South African Player of the Year lost his starting place after a rather ordinary Super Rugby campaign. But he is back with bang, putting in a top all-round performance against the Wallabies.

Eben Etzebeth 7/10: The Bok captain was again in the thick of the action and led from the front. He is maturing more and more in his captaincy role, but it hasn't extinguished his fire as an enforcer in the second row.

Coenie Oosthuizen 8/10: Oosthuizen is getting better and better as a tighthead, as he was again top in the scrums. But it was his contributions around the park with the number three on his back that was impressive. Made the most tackles in the Bok team.

Malcolm Marx 7/10: Marx capped off a top performance in the Boks' engine room with a great try from a maul. He was colossal in the physical exchanges for the Boks, and his lineout throwing isn't an issue any more.

Tendai Mtawarira 5/10: The most experienced Bok on the field didn't have the greatest of Tests. Didn't feature much with ball in hand, but was decent in the scrum.


Steven Kitshoff 7/10: The red-haired prop continues to impress. The loosehead keeps pushing for a starting berth with each passing appearance off the bench.

Jean-Luc du Preez 6/10: Didn't quite make the same impact off the bench as he did in the previous Tests against France and Argentina. Steady performance.

Lood de Jager 6/10: The Bulls man got a rare outing in the second half, but didn't do enough to ensure a look in against the All Blacks next weekend.

Francois Hougaard 6/10: Added a bit more zip to the Bok attack when he replaced Cronje.