Who Is Hot And Who Is Not

Who Is Hot And Who Is Not
Following this weekend's rugby action we take a look at who is hot and who is not with test match rugby concluding this weekend.
 
 


 
 
Fiji:
 
 
They saved the best for last as Fiji undoubtedly earn the top moment of the weekend with their win over France. An exciting game filled with huge hits and incredible skills The Flying Fijians did not disappoint in the final game of an action filled day. this is Fiji's first win over France
 
 
 
Owen Farrell:
 
 
Farrell again finds himself in the spotlight following another poor tackle attempt in the dying moments of the first half against Australia. He earlier on in the month made headlines with another no arms tackle against South Africa. Both tackles look like clear shoulder charges but were not sanctioned after the officials went to the TMO.
 

Michael Cheika 

Michael Cheika has led his side to one of one their worst year's in test match rugby history but the Wallabies coach still ends up being hot after his post-match press conference.
 
 
The Wallabies head coach put the spotlight back on the officiating throughout November highlighting how Angus Gardner got thrown under the bus by his fellow officials for his call on Owen Farrell's tackle against the Springboks.
 
 
He also mentioned that he attended the workshop earlier this month and that the discussions there did not much what was being implemented on the field.
 
 
Watch the full interview here:
 
 
 
 
Wales:
 
 
Wales finished the November Tests, for the first time ever, unbeaten and have now put together 10 wins in a row at home. Wales earned wins against Scotland, Australia, Tonga and South Africa.
 
 
 
Scotland:
 
 
Murrayfield was sold out for the 10th consecutive time when Scotland beat Argentina yesterday. Scotland may have had a tough November but they come off some great results and are building well ahead of the World Cup
 
 
Cheslin Kolbe
 
 
The Springbok outside back burst onto the test scene during the Rugby Championship and has continued his fine form on tour with the Springboks. His side were on the wrong side of the result against Wales but the pocket rocket speedster was sublime against Wales beating 12 defenders! 4 defenders more than any other player this weekend.
 
 
Manu Tuilagi:
 
 
He may have only been on for 12 minutes but Tuilagi is looking close to being in his best form. A formidable runner and solid defender, could he be the answer to Eddie Jones' midfield worries and could we see Ford at 10, Farrell at 12 and Tuilagi at 13?
 
 
 
France:
 
 
The French side have won just 5 out of their last 20 games. This November saw losses to South Africa and Fiji with a solitary win in the middle over Argentina. Where to now for Brunel's men and can they recover in time to be competitive for the World Cup
 
 

Joe Schmidt 
 
The Ireland head coach led his side to their first ever win over the All Blacks at Dublin and their 2nd win over the All Blacks in two years. The former Leinster head coach is yet to make a decision on his future beyond the World Cup and has calls from his home country, New Zealand, to return home and potentially led the All Blacks. He also led to his side to a clean sweep in the Autumn Internationals despite playing weakened sides against USA and Italy.
 
 

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