With World Cup spots on offer, an exciting Super Rugby season is upon us! Here are ten stars set to stick in the headlines over the next 16 or so weeks.
Forget some of the preposterous lists that some have bandied about as their yearly selection, here are the legitimate best over the international calendar.
Only two games this week, and neither of the highest standard, but there’s a team to be picked nonetheless. A few English forwards, a few Australian backs.
England got their scalp that they so desperately wanted, but didn’t really show anything that would suggest their World Cup chances have increased.
After a narrow defeat to France at the Stade de France, the Wallabies will be hoping to close out their tour with a win over England at Twickenham.
Another terrific defensive performance by Ireland gave them the perfect ending to a magnificent international season as they pipped Australia in Dublin.
It wasn’t easy, with more strong team performances than individual ones, but a team has been scraped together with 12 different countries represented!
Les Bleus take on the Wallabies for the fourth time this year, but thankfully France has chopped and changed half the team to give it a fresh coat of paint.
After a grueling few days of playing catch-up, it’s finally time to hammer down this week’s offering, with selections coming from eight different nations.
Another agonizingly close encounter between the two combatants, and for the 10th consecutive time it was Australia who just did enough to get the win.