9 Irish players make England legend’s team of the Autumn Internationals

It has been a fantastic year for Irish rugby, and all capped off by a clean sweep in November with an added All Blacks scalp.

Ireland have never looked in a healthier state as we face into a world cup year and with a juicy Six Nations ahead, where Ireland will have a target on their backs in every game, how this team deals with the favourite tags will be all important.

The progress Joe Schmidt’s side have made is not lost on our neighbours across the Irish sea, with former England centre Jeremy Guscott naming 9 Irish in his Autumn XV.

Fullback: Rob Kearney (Ireland)

Winger: Joe Cokanasiga (England)

Centre: Jonathan Davies (Wales)

Centre: Owen Farrell (England)

Winger: Jacob Stockdale (Ireland)