Gerry Thornley: November gives way for intriguing Six Nations

Scotland’s arguably made the most impressive strides of all during the autumn internationals

Scotland’s Byron McGuigan scores a try against Australia at Murrayfield. Photograph: Craig Brough/Reuters

Scotland’s Byron McGuigan scores a try against Australia at Murrayfield. Photograph: Craig Brough/Reuters

That sets up the Six Nations pretty nicely. For the four home countries especially, November marked a month of progress. True, in a dozen matches between teams from the Six Nations and the Rugby Championship, the former had five wins to the latter’s seven, but extract Italy’s defeats and New Zealand’s wins, and the tally was 5-2.

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