TRU's Autumn Nations Series 2021: Team of the Tournament

TRU's Autumn Nations Cup Dream Team

The Autumn Nations Series has come to its conclusion and TRU have put together their team of the month below. Let us know your thoughts!?

1. Ox Nche (South Africa) - As strong as an Ox round the park and a huge presence in the scrum. A nod goes out to Andrew Porter.

2. Bongi Mbonambi (South Africa) - A constant thorn in the side of any opposition, fierce carrying, solid arrows and relentless in defence.

3. Tadhg Furlong (Ireland) - In a rich vein of form at the moment, put Ireland on the front foot with his impressive carries.

4. Cameron Woki (France) - A hell of a talent not just when he is dominating the lineout, but dynamic feet when on the carry.

5. Eben Etzebeth (South Africa) - Another bullish showing for the heavyweight second-rower, formidable throughout the autumn.

6. Courtney Lawes (England) - Throwing his body about into some monstrous collisions, constantly looking for an explosive carry or a dainty offload.

7. Taine Basham (Wales) - A shining light for Wales, industrious around the paddock in both attack and defence. Looks to be a great prospect.

8. Caelan Doris (Ireland) - The rangy number 8 exhibited a wide range of his attacking abilities, bouncing defenders off and striding through some lengthy carries.

9. Antoine Dupont (France) - Ever the orchestrator for France, creates from nothing, steers the French pack and then unleashes their backline at will.

10. Marcus Smith (England) - A breath of fresh air in the England 10 shirt, crazy feet and great distribution skills. Romain Ntamack was unlucky to miss out.

11. Damian Penaud (France) - Surprisingly elusive, the French winger tears through would-be defenders and loves to keep the ball alive. James Lowe had a strong ANS.

12. Damian de Allende (South Africa) - Big ball carrier in the midfield, tying in plenty of defenders, creating an abundance of invaluable space out wide.

13. Henry Slade (England) - Really came into his own this tournament, showing off his passing arsenal and tireless work rate in defence into the wider channels.

14. Makazole Mapimpi (South Africa) - Scoring tries for fun on the wing for the Boks, but not afraid to come in-field looking for more work off the 9 in the tight. Will Jordan just pipped.

15. Freddie Steward (England) - Had an amazing autumn, safe under any aerial bombardment and a towering threat in attack... key to England's future.