The best player for every Tier One nation this Autumn
South Africa: Steven Kitshoff
Not the best loosehead prop in the world yet, but he’s heading in the right direction fast. The dynamic Springbok scrummager is also a good carrier. Also considered were Duane Vermeulen and Handre Pollard.
Wales: Justin Tipuric
His versatility and dynamism have shone throughout the Autumn as Warren Gatland continues to experiment ahead of the Rugby World Cup next year. Sees off the challenge from the very impressive Ken Owens to be named RUCK’s best Welsh player this month.