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Autumn Internationals Team of the Weekend

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Jamie Heaslip and Peter O'Mahony, Ireland, celebrate after Ian Madigan, below centre, turns over the ball at the end of the game

Jamie Heaslip and Peter O'Mahony, Ireland, celebrate after Ian Madigan, below centre, turns over the ball at the end of the game

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Jamie Heaslip and Peter O'Mahony, Ireland, celebrate after Ian Madigan, below centre, turns over the ball at the end of the game

Five Irish players make the Autumn Series team of the week with a couple of others unlucky to miss out, with the All Blacks contributing six to the selection.

15. Rob Kearney (Ireland)

Imperious in the air and outplayed Israel Folau, which is always some effort.

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Rob Kearney of Ireland with Kurtley Beale and Israel Folau of Australia

Rob Kearney of Ireland with Kurtley Beale and Israel Folau of Australia

Rob Kearney of Ireland with Kurtley Beale and Israel Folau of Australia

 

14. Tommy Bowe (Ireland)

Scored interception try and always looking for work.

13. Conrad Smith (New Zealand)

Good to see him back and playing well after being clearly distracted against England.

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Conrad Smith of the All Blacks celebrates at the end of the match during the International match between Wales and the New Zealand All Blacks at the Millennium Stadium

Conrad Smith of the All Blacks celebrates at the end of the match during the International match between Wales and the New Zealand All Blacks at the Millennium Stadium

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Conrad Smith of the All Blacks celebrates at the end of the match during the International match between Wales and the New Zealand All Blacks at the Millennium Stadium

 

12. Jamie Roberts (Wales)

Big-game player who produced a big game against the All Blacks. Tormented Beauden Barrett in defence.

11. Julian Savea (New Zealand)

Supreme finisher and impossibly powerful in contact for a winger.

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Julian Savea scores for New Zealand against Wales

Julian Savea scores for New Zealand against Wales

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Julian Savea scores for New Zealand against Wales

 

10. Jonathan Sexton (Ireland)

Is now the finished article upon whom Ireland can rely. Kick for Simon Zebo’s try was classy.

9. Rhys Webb (Wales)

Spiky performance in defence and attack. Wales floundered once he departed. Conor Murray incredibly unlucky to miss out.

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1. Wyatt Crockett (New Zealand)

The New Zealand scrummage caused Wales all manner of problems and he was prominent in the loose.

2. Agustin Creevy (Argentina)

The Argentine captain was everywhere in their surprise victory in Paris, hitting rucks and making 17 tackles.

3. Owen Franks (New Zealand)

Gave Paul James, a renowned scrummager, huge trouble and made one massive hit in defence.

4. Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)

Was named World Rugby player of the year after the Wales match and played as well as he has done in 2014.

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Brodie Retallick of the All Blacks warms up with Sam Whitelock during a New Zealand All Blacks training session ahead of today's game against England

Brodie Retallick of the All Blacks warms up with Sam Whitelock during a New Zealand All Blacks training session ahead of today's game against England

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Brodie Retallick of the All Blacks warms up with Sam Whitelock during a New Zealand All Blacks training session ahead of today's game against England

 

5. Paul O’Connell (Ireland)

Monumental performance against Australia from the veteran. Will his powers ever wane?

6. Peter O’Mahony (Ireland)

The flanker is becoming ridiculously good, whether turning ball over or making decisive tackles.

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Jamie Heaslip, Tommy Bowe, Ian Madigan, and Peter O'Mahony celebrate in the dying seconds of the match at the Aviva Stadium

Jamie Heaslip, Tommy Bowe, Ian Madigan, and Peter O'Mahony celebrate in the dying seconds of the match at the Aviva Stadium

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Jamie Heaslip, Tommy Bowe, Ian Madigan, and Peter O'Mahony celebrate in the dying seconds of the match at the Aviva Stadium

 

7. Sam Warburton (Wales)

Lost nothing in comparison with the great Richie McCaw and led Wales’ almost reckless physical assault.

8. Kieran Read (New Zealand)

Showed his class in riding the Welsh storm and was hugely influential in last quarter.

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