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RUCK’s Team of the Week: Three England players feature

Fly-half: Handre Pollard (South Africa) – The flyhalf produced a marvellous performance as the Springboks overcame Argentina to win the Rugby Championship. He truly showed why he is one the best flyhalves in the World, contributing 31 points, including a brace of tries and five penalties kicks. Also had a hand in Mapimpi’s try.

Scrum-half: Nice White (Australia) – The Wallabies played off White in attack and the crafty No 9 constantly probed the All Blacks’ defence, with two snipes inside the first five minutes. It was the type of performance which could see him start at the World Cup.

Prop: Tendai Mtawarira (South Africa) – Solid. The prop was a beast in the scrums and worked all around the field before being replaced by Steven Kitshoff after 45 minutes.

Hooker: Tolu Latu (Australia) – In 60 minutes Latu showed how effective he can be. It was the hooker’s best performance for the Wallabies. His lineout regularly hit the mark and the scrum beat the All Blacks.

Prop: Trevor Nyakane (South Africa) – His transformation from loosehead to tighthead is now complete, after he produced one of the all-time great front-row performances in the Springbok jersey. Nyakane scrummed the Pumas into the ground, but also made a staggering 15 tackles during the match. 


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