Scott Fardy moves to the top
June 16, 2014
Scott Fardy has moved to the top of The Greg Growden Medal tally after another impressive night leading from the front. One of the best performers in the Wallabies dour win over France, Fardy was had a huge game, stepping up in physicality and matching France's challenge.
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But it was Ben McCalman who impressed the most on Saturday night, after he made a game high 10 runs and just missed out on a try after following a Matt Toomua chip-and-chase. Strong at the breakdown McCalman was constantly involved in play.
As the scoreline suggested it was a game played at the front and several of the forwards were rewarded for their tireless efforts with Tatafu Polota-Nau, Sekope Kepu and James Slipper acknowledged for their strong form up front. Kepu was a huge part of the Australian scrum and was vital in in attack and defence and was able to end France's plan to pressure the Australian scrum.
Australia 6-0 France (video available in Australia only)
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