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December 1 2017 2:30 AM
The November internationals worked out pretty well for Ireland - three wins over South Africa, Fiji and Argentina, and the real plus is the extent of the squad that Joe Schmidt can now call on.
It's most evident in the backline where Ireland have an embarrassment of riches. We talk about Munster having strength in depth in their back three, but it's ridiculous the talent that Ireland have at their disposal.
Overall, Andrew Conway was probably the stand-out performer from the couple of games he featured in, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him having a big say in the Six Nations.
And also from a Munster point of view, Darren Sweetnam had a brilliant impact too. He has a big future ahead of him and transferred his Munster form to the national scene now.
Adam Byrne made his international debut, while Jacob Stockdale has been an absolute revelation.
But it's not only in the back three where Ireland have become top-heavy with quality international-class players. That centre partnership against Argentina was undoubtedly the biggest we have seen in an Ireland jersey.
Most notable was Chris Farrell's offload for Stockdale's first try against Argentina - it's exciting times across the board.