June Internationals Week Two: Team of the Week - Ruck

June Internationals Week Two: Team of the Week

With the summer tours in full motion once again, all attention was on a number of exciting Test matches on Saturday, which included victories for Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, Wales and the USA.


Fullback: Jordie Barrett (New Zealand): Scored two well-taken tries against France and was good in the air and did the job on defence nicely.

Winger: Josh Adams (Wales): Proved why he was joint top try-scorer in the English Premiership with a brilliant solo try from 42m out against the Pumas, beating four defenders with ease. Not just evasive but strong and physical as he looked for work to suggest a bright future on the international stage.

Centre: Garry Ringrose (Ireland): Ireland look a far better side when he’s in the midfield, while the defence looked far more assured this time around. Might have gotten more reward had his team-mates managed to find his clever support runs against the Wallabies.

Centre: Louis Carbonel (France U20): We’ve switched him to centre as we just couldn’t leave him out. The Toulon/France U20 was fantastic from the tee and out-performed Marcus Smith to guide Les Bleus to their first Junior Championship win in history. He also ended the tournament as the top scorer.

Winger: Jordan Olowofela (England U20): The speedster featured in all four of England’s games in the competition as they lost in the final. He scored two tries from the wing against Argentina in the opening game before scoring a crucial try in the 32-31 victory over South Africa in the semi-final before dotting down in the final against France.

Fly-half: AJ MacGinty (USA): The Fly-hald had an outstanding game and was the best player on the field as the Eagles sucked their first ever win against a Tier One nation.

Scrum-half: Conor Murray (Ireland): His pass for Furlong’s try was excellent and he stepped things up on last week’s performance with a measured performance. Rarely looks flustered or takes the wrong option.