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A Six Nations Grand Slam, Leinster winning the PRO14 and Champions Cup and now series joy in Australia; it has been some year for Ireland.
Munster great Peter Stringer has today announced his retirement from professional rugby union at the age of 40 and with 98 caps for Ireland.
England moved back up to fourth in the world rankings following their 25-10 triumph over South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday.
With the third and final round of June international games now a thing of the past, we take a look at which players shone over the weekend.
Wallabies full-back Israel Folau faces further disciplinary action from the loss to Ireland after he was cited on Sunday for dangerous play.