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Autumn Internationals Team of the Week: Do you agree with our selection?

Players from six countries make this week’s Autumn Internationals Team of the Week after the third week of games concluded yesterday.

Fullback: ROB KEARNEY (Ireland)

A tad fortunate to avoid the sin-bin for a collision in the second half but he brought the assurance Ireland needed in the air. One clean break and two defenders beaten.


Winger: LIAM WILLIAMS (Wales)

Celebrated his 50th cap against Tonga in style, with his finish for Wales’s third try close to being work of art, seeing him come close to defying gravity as he kept his body in play despite appearing certain to be forced out. There was also an important offload and another try. If George North is fit, Warren Gatland has a wing selection headache for next weekend.


Centre: GARRY RINGROSE (Ireland)

Fourth time linking up with Bundee Aki in midfield and it looked like a seasoned partnership. Shit down any snipes, cleverly catching Beauden Barrett by surprise in the 21st minute to engineer a turnover. Footwork caused New Zealand midfield plenty of problems and for all his guile, his appetite to defend is reminiscent of another man who wore the 13 jersey with such distinction through the years.


Centre: BUNDEE AKI (Ireland)

The inside centre was willing, if not quite always able to stamp his authority. He tidied up loose ball more than once and had Sexton’s shoulder in defence. There was also a growth in the understanding with Ringrose.


Winger: JACOB STOCKDALE (Ireland)

Really struggled under the first two high balls that came his way. Great chase for the second half re-start.  Playing with fire with a chip over Kieran Read which was blocked down but the Crusaders man knocked on. Then he produced the moment of magic Ireland desperately needed. Every team needs an x-factor finisher, Joe Schmidt has it in this Ulster flyer.

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