Team of the week: November Tests

Date published: November 18 2014

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It’s time for Planet Rugby to pick out the XV players who stood out from the crowd in the past weekend’s international action.

It’s time for Planet Rugby to pick out the XV players who stood out from the crowd in the past weekend’s international action.

With the Springboks winning at Twickenham and France finally getting one over a major nations our selection this week naturally and a green and blue tinge to it.

Scotland and Italy get a few mentions too, despite being on the wrong end of some tight results.

Team of the Week:

15 Liam Williams (Wales): Amid the trainwreck that was the Welsh performance, Williams was a bright light, constantly threatening the Fijian backs and looking comfortable under the high ball. He isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but he always looks desperate to be out there, which wasn’t necessarily the case with all his team-mates on Saturday. Felix Jones also gets a mention for his double against Georgia.

14 Tommy Seymour (Scotland): Cheating slightly, but the options on the right wing weren’t that impressive. Seymour made it two interception tries in two weeks for Scotland, and almost grabbed a second later in the game. He’s a constant threat for the Scots, and along with Stuart Hogg and Sean Maitland, Scotland be developing a dangerous back three.

13 Jan Serfontein (South Africa): At the start of the year the identity of Jean de Villiers’s centre partner was a subject of much debate but Serfontein has been solid in both midfield channels for the Boks and looks set to become a long-term selection. Against England his tacklins was as hard as ever and is intercept try ultimately proved to be the difference between the sides. A mention for Australia’s Tevita Kuridrani

12 Nemani Nadolo (Fiji): We’re still not sure if centre is really his best position, but Nadolo is a force of nature. His power was not in doubt, and one huge collision with Jamie Roberts was every bit as earth-shuddering as expected. His pace to finish off the interception try was impressive though, staying clear of the chasing Scott Williams. Jeronimo de la Fuente also deserves a mention for what proved the decisive try in Italy.

11 Teddy Thomas (France): Very raw he might be, but Thomas proved exactly why Philippe Saint-Andr

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