VOTE: Player of the weekend

Sun, Nov 13, 2016, Posted by   print

2007 World Cup

5:25 PM GMT

There were a number of superb individual performances particularly in the second row this weekend but which one do you think stood out from the rest?

Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)

Wales needed someone to lead from the front and up stepped the veteran second row. An inspirational performance a week after the death of his father, Jones was everywhere on the park and deserved his man of the match award in Wales’ first win in their last six Tests.

Joe Launchbury (England)

So much for a crisis in England’s boiler room. Launchbury imposed himself from the get go with a number of powerful runs and tackles, while his work at the line-out laid the foundation for England’s backs to get some front-foot ball.

Anton Lienert-Brown (New Zealand)

The young inside centre looks made for Test rugby and caused all sorts of problems for Italy in Rome. Lienert-Brown laid on lovely offloads for Israel Dagg and Waisake Naholo to score, and is a certain selection for the big rematch against Ireland in Dublin.

Huw Jones (Scotland)

Two brilliant tries, showed a great pair of heels to regather Finn Russell’s chip kick for his first and side-stepped his opposite Tevita Kuridrani for his second.

Ben Youngs (England)

The Tigers scrum-half laid the foundation for England to run the Springboks ragged. Distribution from the ruck was accurate, while he picked apart poor fringe defence from Pieter-Steph du Toit on two occasions which led to tries.

Liam Williams (Wales)

It could’ve been a hat-trick of tries for the Scarlets speedster. Went close to scoring twice in the first half, finally crossed the chalk in the second half.

Bernard Foley (Australia)

Back at fly-half for a second consecutive Test, the Wallabies pivot took control of the match in the late stages. Had a hand to play in both of Australia’s tries and didn’t miss a kick from the tee.

Ultan Dillane (Ireland)

Another lock who flourished. 12 carries, 10 tackles and a try. The Paris-born Connacht second row has put his hand up for a starting spot against New Zealand in Dublin next weekend.

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