New Zealand were beaten, Ireland and Wales were not. England secured important results while Australia looked broken. ESPN looks at the key takeaways from this month.
Sean Maitland scored a try 15 minutes from time to earn Scotland a hard-fought 14-9 victory over a profligate Argentina at Murrayfield on Saturday and end the year on a winning note.
Can England finish their year on a high with a sixth straight win against Australia? And will Scotland bounce back against Argentina?
Stuart Hogg has shaken off injury concerns to be named in Scotland's team to face Argentina at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Rassie Erasmus has credited the Springboks' improved poise in tight matches for their 26-20 victory over Scotland.
Just as Scotland were showing why they are one of the most entertaining sides in world rugby, South Africa shut them down to show why they are one of the world's best.
Fly-half Handre Pollard scored 18 points to provide the platform for a narrow 26-20 win for South Africa over hosts Scotland in their Test match at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Scotland vice-captain Stuart McInally says South Africa are "the most physical team in world rugby" ahead of the Springboks' visit to Murrayfield on Saturday.
Can Scotland build on their home run against South Africa? And will England's second-string side impress against Japan? ESPN assesses the biggest talking points and players to watch.
Embrose Papier makes his starting Test debut while Duane Vermeulen replaces Warren Whiteley as Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus makes six changes to his starting side.
Glasgow lock Jonny Gray has been recalled to the Scotland team for their game against South Africa this weekend as head coach Gregor Townsend attempts to beef up his pack for the visit of the Springboks.
Exeter Chiefs have announced the signing of Scotland international Stuart Hogg on a two-year deal.
South Africa will have Eben Etzebeth back in contention for Saturday's November international against Scotland at Murrayfield, but could be without number eight Warren Whiteley.
Gary Graham, an unused member of England's 2018 Six Nations squad, has been called up by Scotland for their remaining November internationals.
Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg is to leave Glasgow Warriors at the end of the season, the club announced on Sunday.
Wing Tommy Seymour scored a hat-trick of tries for a comfortable 54-17 victory over ill-disciplined Fiji at Murrayfield.
Can Warren Gatland's Wales finally beat Australia? And is Italy-Georgia the match of the weekend? ESPN assesses the biggest talking points and players to watch.
Rugby is a team game, yet there are certain positions across the backs and forwards that have great influence over a team's success. We've looked at the spines for each of top 10 nations this November, rating them against their world rankings.
Stuart Hogg has returned to Scotland's squad for their remaining three November fixtures after recovering from an ankle injury.
Wales coach Warren Gatland was pleased with a rare win at the start of the November internationals in an error-strewn clash with Scotland on Saturday.
Wales' giant wing George North and centre Jonathan Davies scored tries as they earned a scrappy 21-10 victory over Six Nations rivals Scotland in the opening game of their November international series at the Principality Stadium on Saturday.
ESPN picks the key players and biggest talking points ahead of the opening round of the autumn internationals.
Luke Morgan is to make his first Wales start against Scotland in the opening match of the autumn internationals in Cardiff.
Jonny Gray, Hamish Watson and Ryan Wilson have been named in Scotland's starting line-up for the opening match of the autumn internationals against Wales.
It's been a while since we last met, so what's new for international rugby's top sides ahead of the autumn internationals?
- SCOT5thTRIES SCORED 1st Ireland : 20 Tries ScoredIRE1st1120
- SCOT5thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Ireland : 78 Points DifferenceIRE1st-2778