BBC Pick Their June Internationals Team Of The Month

Summer series.

The June international are over, and what a month of rugby it was. New Zealand cemented their status at the best team in the world with a 3-0 series victory over France, while Ireland ensured they are not far behind with a first series in over Australia in nearly 40 years.

England meanwhile fell to a 2-1 series loss to a Springbok side who are resurgent under former Munster boss Rassie Erasmus. Wales meanwhile, cruised to three wins over Australia and Argentina (2), while Scotland had a mixed series that saw them suffer a shock defeat to the USA.

But what players stood out? According to the BBC, here’s the team of the summer.

BBC’S June Internationals XV

15. Israel Folau (Australia)
14. Jonny May (England)
13. Semi Radradra (Fiji)
12. Kurtley Beale (Australia)
11. Rieko Ioane (New Zealand)
10. Johnny Sexton (Ireland)
9. Faf de Klerk (South Africa)

1. Steven Kitshoff (South Africa)
2. Codie Taylor (New Zealand)
3. Tadhg Furlong (Ireland)

4. Sam Whitelock (New Zealand)
5. James Ryan (Ireland)
6. Peter O’Mahony (Ireland)
7. David Pocock (Australia)
8. Duane Vermeulen (South Africa)