6 things we learned from the weekend’s rugby


Who exactly is refereeing the matches now?The much maligned Beauden Barrett try at the weekend will be debated for a long time and what effect it had on the final result in Dublin on Saturday evening, but what was most farcical was who made the final decision on it.Jaco Peyper

Best Of The Weekend: All Black Revenge And Italy’s Incredible Victory

Malakai Fekitoa

New Zealand exact revenge in brutal encounterTwo weeks ago, Ireland had stunned the rugby world with their most famous win, beating the All Blacks for the first time. It was somewhat unfortunate for them that New Zealand had an opportunity to re-establish their authority so soon. They did so using

Autumn Internationals 2016: Ireland team to play New Zealand

Joe Schmidt

Here is the Ireland team to take on the All Blacks in Dublin this weekend.Having beaten New Zealand at a neutral venue a fortnight ago, surely Ireland must start as favourites? How do you see the game going?Ireland: Rob Kearney Andrew Trimble Jared Payne Robbie Henshaw Simon Zebo Johnny Sexton Conor MurrayJack McGrath Rory Best Tadgh Furlong Donnacha Ryan Devin