RUGBY Union’s hotly anticipated autumn internationals kicked off last weekend, seeing teams from the southern hemisphere heading north to take on Europe’s best in a series of test matches.
John Arkless, Elgan Alderman and Philip Marsh discussed the key points from the weekend’s action, and a look ahead to next weekend.
Wales were disappointing in losing 32-8 at home to Australia, but Ireland stunned World Champions New Zealand, defeating them 40-29 in Chicago. It was their first ever victory over the All Blacks after 111 years of trying and coming up short.
Wales will attempt to regain some credibility at home to Argentina, as we discuss what went wrong for them against the Wallabies and the changes stand-in coach Rob Howley should make in order to defeat the dangerous South Americans.
We also looked at Ireland’s wonderful performance, and whether they can defeat New Zealand again in the series, while also touching upon Scotland and England’s upcoming first matches and the nominations for the World Rugby Player of the Year.