Grading every single Tier One nation based on their Autumn Internationals
The international rugby sun has set for another year with all eyes now firmly fixed on the World Cup in Japan.
With less than 12 months to the showpiece, the autumn internationals have provided one of the final proving grounds for sides as they finalise their 2019 preparations.
Some have positioned themselves perfectly for an assault on the Webb Ellis Cup, while others have a lot of work to do – in a pretty small amount of time.
Here we take a look at how each team has performed in the last four weeks, grading them accordingly using this scale:
Opponents: Ireland, France, Scotland
Record: Three defeats
Standout performance: N/a
A disappointing end to what has been a year that showed some promise for the Pumas.