Rugby. Moefana, Steward, Sexton, … The XV type of players who marked the summer tours

Jonathan Sexton, Freddie Steward and Yoram Moefana have been above the rest during the summer tours. (© Icon Sport)

15. Freddie Steward (England)

It is extinguishing the debate in England. Author of very good matches in the fall later during the tournament VI Nations despite the dazzling performances of the Rose XV, Freddie Steward confirmed his full potential during the English tour of victory in Australia. With his impressive physical qualities for the back (1m96, 101 kg) he participated a lot in both English successes, in particular scoring a try during the last test. The XV de la Rosa holds her nugget in the back.

14. Will Jordan (New Zealand)

Not many New Zealanders have survived during the defeats against Ireland but Will Jordan is one of them. Author of two tries in so many games against Clover’s XV, the usual rearguard with the Croats but replaced on the wing by the All Blacks, he proved that he was perhaps the best striker on the oval planet.

13. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)

It is he who marks the essay which allows the Irish to do so to break in the third decisive match against New Zealand (22-6 at the break). Always very accurate in attack and defense, he is the regulator of the last Irish when the game accelerates and it is necessary to take the place of Jonathan Sexton.

12. Yoram Moefana (France)

It’s time for the cocorico. Hard to miss Yoram Moefana in this XV type of summer tours. In the face of a certainly weaker adversity than Australia or New Zealand, the UBB center has once again demonstrated all its qualities of Powerful. Author of a first meeting of very high level both defensively and offensively, then focused on shadow tasks during the second test. He is the real confirmation of the French side and it will be difficult to steal his place in the next rounds. We could also quote Bundee Aki (Ireland).

11. Duhan Van Der Merwe (Scotland)

Always very powerful and fast in its characteristic style, Duhan Van Der Merwe they marked the Argentineans in spite of the two defeats of Scotland by the same marker (34-31) before the Pumas. He even scored two goals in two games and was again decisive on this summer tour.

10. Jonathan Sexton (Ireland)

He passed the bar 1000 points registered internationally, making him the 7th top scorer in rugby history. Although it is far from it Dan Carter (1598 points), the first Irishman was once again a perfect game creator to beat the All-Blacks. You only need 72 points to score to beat another famous Irish director: Ronan O’Gara.

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9. Jamison Gibson-Park (Ireland)

Hard not to put the Irish hinge on after Clover’s 15th victories in New Zealand. Jamison Gibson-Park, Native to New Zealand he has had a bad time in his home country, as it is the first time since 1994 and the XV of France that a northern nation would win a series against the All-Blacks. We could also have mentioned the young English scrum-half Jack Van Poortvliet which brought enormous speed to the English game at just 21 years old.

8. Ardie Savea (New Zealand)

“It would be nice to have 15 Ardie Savea with the All Blacks!”. This is the message posted by a disillusioned Blacks supporter. Needless to say, the number eight fought to the four corners of the field to try to raise their head against the dominant Irish. The powerful third line also scored three attempts in three games, including a solo career worthy of a three-quarter center. Definitely the tree that hides the forest among New Zealanders. Note the excellent performance of his Irish counterpart, Caelan Doris.

7. Josh van der Flier (Ireland)

Here is one that has probably slept very well … 62 tackles, two successful business losses, 21 broken tackles … The statistics of Josh van der Flier (29) on this tour are puzzling. In the long line of legendary Irish side, Josh van der Flier is without a doubt one of the best in his current position. The Leinster player remains a permanent poison for all the teams he faces.

6. Courtney Lawes (England)

Courtney Lawes has passed the bar of 100 selections this summer in Australia. Known in France for his plates more than supported by Jules Plisson or Morgan Parra, among others, the second line repositioned by Eddie Jones as the third wing line was monstrous during the last test. Author of a furious counter-ruck and a stopped advance a few yards from the line, the English captain also made 14 tackles. A true leader, he led the XV de la Rosa on a successful tour.

5. Lood of Jager (South Africa)

We won’t hide it, the series of tests between the Springboks and Wales was not extravagant. On the other hand, one player exploded the screen: Lood de Jager (29 years old). The colossus was, with his friend Eben Etzebeth, of all fights. Overcome, made the Welsh defense suffer and took part in the clear domination of his people in the conquest. There is no doubt that the former Sale player will wreak havoc on his Wild Knights club in Japan … Also worth mentioning is Toulouse, Thibaud Flament, who is very restless against Japan.

4. Tadhg Beirne (Ireland)

Awesome. It is difficult to find other words to define the second Irish line Tadhg Beirne. The Munster giant was everywhere in the last game against the All Blacks and outscored their counterparts Sam Whitelock and Brodie Retallick … That’s it. an interception, 18 tacklesthree losses won in the last 10 minutes … What a tour for Beirne.

3. Tadhg Furlong (Ireland)

Same name, same nationality, same performance as his teammate Beirne. Tadhg Furlong is today, no doubt, al podium of the best pillars on the right of the planet. Fighting in the first test against George Bower, the powerful pillar has impressed in the last two encounters. In several actions, the Leinster player even positioned himself in the opening. A role he played brilliantly.

2. Dan Sheehan (Ireland)

And to think that he is only 23 years old and 10 games … In place of Ronan Kelleher in the club and in the national team, Dan Sheehan did more than respond to the All Blacks. Lined up in all three games, the Leinster player (he too!) Was clean in the conquest and ubiquitous in the game. France can count on the Marchand-Mauvaka couple, Ireland can certainly rely on him Kelleher-Sheehan duo. Argentine Augustin Creevy could also have been cited. At 37, the former MHR player is still far from over!

1. Ellis Genge (England)

Ellis Genge completed his special during the last test in Australia. Served by Billy Vunipola, “Baby Rhino” sent Samu Kerevi to the ass. Beyond this overloaded load, the pillar was decisive during this tour. Ultramobile and dominant in melee, he showed character, especially against Michael Hooper. The prop will return to its former Bristol club next season and will be a hellish client.

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