A British and Irish Lions starting 15 after the Autumn Internationals

Chris Ashton played three games for England on his comeback campaign
Chris Ashton played three games for England on his comeback campaign
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A great 4 weeks of International rugby in the Northern hemisphere ended in Monaco with the World Rugby Awards and just like their autumn internationals, the Irish took the plaudits

Beating the All Blacks is one enormous achievement in World Rugby.

English Rugby entered a new era of confusion; CEO resigns after poor financial results, Eddie Jones gets national team 3 out of 4 wins and former coach appointed Irish Head Coach - dare we mention that Dublin cabbies are predicting Andy Farrell will appoint Stuart Lancaster as his no 2 with son Owen getting an Irish passport because of Brexit fears!

Wales go unbeaten and break the Australian bogie. Scotland look capable of springing plenty of surprises

Australia have to put up with on field sledging courtesy of “the poms”. Steve Hansen marvels over Irish S&C

Plenty to remember and here’s our Lions selection on those performances:

1. Moon
2. Hartley
3. Furlong
4. Ryan
5. Jones
6. Wilson
7. Tipuric
8. Stander
9. Davies
10. Sexton
11. Stockdale
12. Ringrose
13. Davies
14. Ashton
15. Daly