It was another exciting round in the Autumn Nations Series, with a number of big talking points following the weekends action.
Ireland come from behind to beat New Zealand 29-20
After going into half time 10-5 down, Andy Farrell’s Ireland side fought back to overcome The All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on home soil, in what was an historic night for Irish rugby.
Tries from James Lowe, Caelan Doris and Rónan Kelleher helped swing the momentum into Ireland’s side led to the team achieving successive home victories over New Zealand.
The visitors pushed on and got close to levelling the game after a Will Jordan try, but Ireland’s Joey Carbery scored three penalties to give the home side breathing space in the later stages of the game, and ultimately helped bring a victory in Dublin.
England continue winning streak against Australia with a 32-15 victory
England made it their eighth victory in a row over Australia, with the dominant win creating an electric atmosphere at Twickenham on Saturday.
Owen Farrell was in fine form, with one conversion and five penalties scored in the strong performance from the boys in white.
Furthermore, tries from Freddie Steward and Jamie Blamire helped complete the victory as well.
Louis Rees-Zammit stars in Wales’ 38-23 comeback victory over ill-disciplined Fiji
The 20-year-old scored a brilliant solo try to help his side to a late win in Cardiff yesterday night.
Alongside the Gloucester winger, Alex Cuthbert, Kieran Hardy, Ryan Elias and Liam Williams all registered try’s for the home side, in what was an emphatic night for Welsh rugby.
Fiji struggled to stay in the game, as after 25 minutes, Eroni Sau was sent off, and had two more players sinbinned in the last quarter of the match.
Mapimpi shines for South Africa in 30-15 win over Scotland
Makazole Mapimpi scored two tries as The Springboks edge Scotland at BT Murrayfield.
Captain Stuart Hogg shone for the home side with two tries making him Scotland’s joint all-time record try scorer (24), but his efforts were not enough to get the win.
Silly fouls cost Scotland any chance of getting back in the game, as the visitors scored six tries to deny any chance of a home team comeback.
Argentina defeat Italy 37-16 in a strong team display
In their second Autumn Nations Series match, Argentina defeated Italy in Treviso.
Los Pumas bounced back from their loss against France in the last round at the Stado Monigo, and went 17-0 very early into the game.
Gloucester’s Stephen Varney scored the only try for Italy, in what was a day to forget for Italian rugby fans.
France ease past Georgia with comfortable 41-15 win in Bordeaux
France made it two from two in the Autumn Nations Series, with Damian Penaud and Peato Mauvaka scoring two tries each to assert their sides dominance against the travelling Georgians.
Two early sin bins for Georgia inside 25 minutes allowed Les Bleus to dismember the ill-disciplined away side.
Now with two wins from two, France will look towards their game against New Zealand to record three in a row.