MY PLAY­ERS OF THE MONTH

The Rugby Paper - - Autumn Internationals -

JUSTIN TIPURIC AND EL­LIS JENK­INS They picked up three of the four man of the match awards be­tween them and showed how to deal without Sam War­bur­ton. We all know what they can do at the break­down, but their link play in the wider chan­nels and de­fen­sive qual­i­ties were su­perb. When Taulupe Fale­tau and James Davies come back into the mix in the New Year, the bat­tle for back row places will go through the roof. GARETH AN­SCOMBE, left Came out on top in the race for No.10. He was given his chance and he made the most of it. Now in pole po­si­tion go­ing into the Six Na­tions, but needs to brush up on some of his kick­ing. What he has shown is that he can add some­thing to the Welsh at­tack­ing game, which is vi­tal for Ja­pan. LIAM WIL­LIAMS Sim­ply too good to be left out of any Welsh start­ing XV. If he is good enough to play full-back for the British & Ir­ish Lions, then he’s good enough to start there for Wales... or on ei­ther wing. He scored three tries, was a con­stant threat and gives con­fi­dence to the play­ers around him. ALUN WYN JONES Cap­tain Fan­tas­tic! Sets ridicu­lously high stan­dards, but seems to be drag­ging ev­ery­one along with him. He has been im­mense this month and is a player who is feared and re­spected in equal mea­sure. Has there ever been a bet­ter Welsh for­ward in the his­tory of the game?

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