Rugby World Cup warm-ups: RUCK’s Team of the Week
Find out who makes it into our XV this week as the standouts from the final round of pre-World Cup summer Tests combine…
Fullback: Rob Kearney (Ireland) –A standout performer as Ireland went to the top of the World Rankings. Out sprinted George North to deny the Welsh winger a certain try on four minutes before scoring his 15th Test try.
Winger: George Bridge (New Zealand) – Scored a brilliant quartet of tries as he showed off his blistering pace and deft finishing. Made an incredible eight line breaks and beat 10 defenders to run for a match-high 236 metres.
George Bridge – gone in 7.4 seconds. 🏃♂️🏃♂️🏃♂️
And what a start to Josh Ioane's Test career! pic.twitter.com/DTezQDBYtb
— FOX SPORTS Rugby (@FOXRUGBY) September 7, 2019
Centre: Robbie Henshaw (Ireland) – Some outstanding work in defence and carried the ball strongly going forward.
Centre: Anton Lienert-Brown (New Zealand) – The powerhouse made a game-high 17 carries, 89 metres in attack, 10 tackles, one turnover, two clean breaks and beat six defenders.
Winger: Darcy Graham (Scotland) – The undisputed Man of the Match for the Scots as they overcame Georgia and may just have played his way into Scotland’s starting XV. He had a hand in both of Scotland’s first-half scores, and he grabbed a try of his own.
5 tries in 7 Scotland games for Darcy Graham 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
— Thistle Scottish Rugby Podcast (@thistlerugbypod) September 6, 2019