Top Performers Per Country During The November Tests

Top Performers Per Country During The November Tests

November is done and dusted as too is test rugby for 2018.


We take a look back at the top performers from each country from this month.

 

New Zealand


 

 


Brodie Retallick – He has been super consistent this year for the All Blacks and was definitely one of the standout players on the November tour. He did a ton of work on defence for his side and was also very handy on the attack.

 

 

Ryan Crotty – The Crusaders centre was a solid player for New Zealand, although he didn’t score a try. He had finished the November series with a 96% tackle completion rate and carried the ball 61 metres in total. He also made an incredible impact off the bench against England.

 

 

 

Ireland

 

James Ryan – He might have of only played two out of the four November tests but he made a huge contribution. Ryan, who averaged a tackle every 4.85 minutes, made 33 tackles and managed to slip only one, he also racked up 35 carries.

 

 

Johnny Sexton – Sexton, who was deservedly named the World Rugby Player of the Year following his outstanding form with Ireland, played just two tests in November but played a crucial part in the historic win against New Zealand.

 

 

 

Wales

 

Justin Tipuric – The flanker was brilliant for Wales, he made 16 carries in this last series and he also made a total of 47 tackles in three games. He also put on an absolute masterclass at the breakdown against Australia. 

 

 

Jonathan Davies – He is one of the standout centres in world rugby at the moment. Davies made 88% oh his tackles in November and carried the ball 142 metres in four games.

 

 

 

England

 

Mark Wilson – He played all four games for England in November and racked up some huge numbers. Wilson, who made 60 tackles, averaged a tackle every 5.33 minutes, carried the ball 40 times, scored a try and ran 118 metres.

 

 

Owen Farrell – He is wasn’t the most liked man in the November series but he was pretty effective for England. The No. 10 scored 36 points for the Red Roses and made 79% of his kicks for poles which is one of the highest percentages around.  

 

 

 

South Africa

 

 

Pieter-Steph du Toit – The utility forward has arguably been the Springboks best player on tour and to honest probably this whole year. The Stormers star played all four games and made 56 tackles and also carried the ball 40 times in 320 minutes of rugby.

 

 

Steven Kitshoff – The lively prop was consistent throughout the November tour and has made himself hard to replace. The redhead made 28 tackles and missed only one the entire tour which is incredible if you look at his work rate.

 

 

 

Australia

 

David Pocock – Since his return to the Wallabies, he has been an absolute monster. In this last tour, Pocock made 24 tackles, carried the ball 17, accumulated 61 meters and won six turnovers in three games.

 

 

Israel Folau – The Aussie fullback has been in great form and has dominated many of the attacking stats in November. The Wallaby No. 15 scored three tries, beat 12 defenders, made seven clean breaks and had a tackle percentage of 80% this month.

 

 

 

Scotland

 

Stuart Hogg – He might have not topped the running metres in November but he was influential in every game he played. In three games, Hogg racked up 135 metres, beat five defenders made 21 passes and racked up a try assist.

 

 

Huw Jones – The centre was incredible in November even though he failed to score any points. He made 131 metres in three games and beat six defenders, while also contributing to a try assist.

 

 

 

France

 

Guilhem Guirado – The French captain was the standout player for his side, who were ultimately disappointing. The hooker scored four tries in three games meaning he scored a try every 51.25 minutes.

 

 

Teddy Thomas – He scored two tries and was very hand on attack whenever he was given the ball. Thomas beat eight defenders and broke the line cleanly on seven occasions which were quite impressive.

 

 

Fiji 

 

Semi Radradra - The Bordeaux centre was excellent throughout the month and scored a crucial try in the win over France.

 

 

Peceli Yato - The powerful flanker was all over the place for Fiji in November. He made numerous big hits and was one of Fiji's go to men for front foot ball.

 

 

 

 Italy

 

 

Michele Campagnaro - The Italian centre led the side for the first time this November and thrived with his new leadership role. He scored a fantastic try against Georgia and looked lively in defeat against Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. 

 

 

Jake Polledri - The young Gloucester flanker topped the tackling charts for his side in November averaging over 10 tackles per game.

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