Autumn Internationals Team of the Week: Who were the top performers in round two?

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

15. STUART HOGG (Scotland)

Carried with his usual menace when he got a chance (his 50 metres gained was more than anyone else except Peter Horne) but generally well policed by Fiji, which perhaps opened up opportunities for the wingers (who scored four tries between them).

14. TOMMY SEYMOUR (Scotland)

An easy run-in for his first try in nine matches (since Italy in March 2017) got him off the mark, hit a clever and brave line at heroic pace for his second just before the hour mark, and scooted over in the corner for his hat-trick in the 61st minute. Surpassed Hogg to become the most prolific international try-scorer in the current Scotland squad wth 19 from 45 Test matches.

13. WILL ADDISON (Ireland)

Considering his late call-up into the team, he bedded in impressively and there is no doubting his pedigree as a footballer and his ability to read the game.

12. PETER HORNE (Scotland)

Generally, showed terrific work-rate throughout, and asked a lot of positive questions with the ball in hand. Was Scotland’s top carrier with 52 metres gained. A busy and effective afternoon before being replaced by Adam Hastings with ten minutes to go.

11. CHRIS ASHTON (England)

Held his width to sniff the first try and rushed up to close New Zealand’s space in defence. An admirable return to the starting side.