Irish Examiner: Assessing the Autumn: How rugby’s heavyweights fared in November

Very pleased to be asked to write the French bit to this analysis of the 2021 November internationals … especially when I discovered the illustrious company I was in…

The Springboks are still world No 1, but the chasing pack are closing in – and they are all from the northern hemisphere – though who would dare write off the All Blacks?

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The Rugby Paper: Success of Ruiz puts refs in hot demand

You’d be forgiven for thinking – especially after World Rugby’s sanction against Rassie Erasmus following his video rant after the First Lions Test and the more general outpouring of social media bile against individual referees when they make a decision one team’s fans don’t like – that relations between officials and teams was in freefall.

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