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).
Stuart Hogg completes remarkable injury comeback to start for Scotland at full-back v Fiji. Laidlaw, Russell, Maitland back. Skinner makes debut. Matt Fagerson rewarded for brilliant club form with number eight jersey. pic.twitter.com/2WiB4ei00c
— Jamie Lyall (@JLyall93) November 8, 2018
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.
📸 | Today’s triple-try hero Tommy Seymour now has 1⃣9⃣ tries for Scotland and becomes our fourth highest scorer of all time! 👏 pic.twitter.com/wgIrETnxfM
— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) November 10, 2018
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.
Will Addison is in.
Robbie Henshaw pulled up in the warm-up and has been replaced by Addison
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— RTÉ Rugby (@RTErugby) November 10, 2018
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.
ASHTON OPENS THE SCORING!
Chris Ashton scores the opening try of the game against New Zealand inside two minutes!@EnglandRugby v AllBlacks is live on Sky Sports Action. If you can’t watch then follow our blog: https://t.co/dKghjhnZhg pic.twitter.com/YLL66SW4GP
— Sky Sports Rugby (@SkySportsRugby) November 10, 2018