New Zealand: Brodie Retallick
The mobile ball-playing giant was singled out for special attention from both England and Ireland but is still the very best line-out poacher in World Rugby. His second-half performance will live long in the memory of All Blacks fans. Other players considered includes Ryan Crotty, Damien McKenzie, Owen Franks and Ben Smith.
Scotland: Jamie Ritchie
Has grown as an internationalist over this series. Scotland’s best performer against Argentina – in the middle of everything from start to finish. Tackled hard, carried hard, competed hard at the breakdown and was a useful line-out option throughout the month. Sean Maitland has also been impressive in the four matches.