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.
Imperious in the air and outplayed Israel Folau, which is always some effort.
Scored interception try and always looking for work.
Good to see him back and playing well after being clearly distracted against England.
Big-game player who produced a big game against the All Blacks. Tormented Beauden Barrett in defence.
Supreme finisher and impossibly powerful in contact for a winger.
Is now the finished article upon whom Ireland can rely. Kick for Simon Zebo’s try was classy.
Spiky performance in defence and attack. Wales floundered once he departed. Conor Murray incredibly unlucky to miss out.
The New Zealand scrummage caused Wales all manner of problems and he was prominent in the loose.
The Argentine captain was everywhere in their surprise victory in Paris, hitting rucks and making 17 tackles.
Gave Paul James, a renowned scrummager, huge trouble and made one massive hit in defence.
Was named World Rugby player of the year after the Wales match and played as well as he has done in 2014.
Monumental performance against Australia from the veteran. Will his powers ever wane?
The flanker is becoming ridiculously good, whether turning ball over or making decisive tackles.
Lost nothing in comparison with the great Richie McCaw and led Wales’ almost reckless physical assault.
Showed his class in riding the Welsh storm and was hugely influential in last quarter.