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The best player for every Tier One nation this Autumn

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.

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