Six Nations Team of the Weekend – Round Three
Another round of Six Nations action has been completed, and once again, the prestigious competition failed to disappoint. Scotland recorded their first win against Italy, France defeated Wales in a thriller before England spoiled Ireland’s hopes of a Grand Slam with a win at Twickenham. There were plenty of outstanding individual displays across the three games on the weekend. Here’s our ‘Team of the Weekend’…
15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland)
Full-back Hogg was back to his best in Scotland’s win in Rome. His wonderful solo score has to be a contender for try of the Six Nations.
14. Jonny May (England)
There weren’t many standout wingers this weekend, but we’ve gone with England’s May. His lightning pace and tireless work rate caused problems for Ireland, with Eddie Jones’ side using the kick and chase tactic on several occasions.
13. Manu Tuilagi (England)
Tuilagi’s brilliant first-half performance all but sealed England’s win over Ireland. He dropped off slightly in the second but gets in our side based on his first 40.
12. Owen Farrell (England)
Won the family battle against dad Andy with a brilliant Twickenham performance. His kicking was superb and he controlled the encounter to perfection.
11. Gael Fickou (France)
England’s Jonathan Joseph was a contender for this spot after playing out of position on his 50th cap, but we’ve handed it to France’s Fickou. His incisive kicks and passes in the centre were influential in the win over Wales.
10. Romain Ntamack (France)
Fly-half Ntamack was at the heart of most things France did well going forward against Wales. The 20-year-old was brilliant with the boot and even bagged himself a try.
9. Antoine Dupont (France)
Dupont is certainly a contender for Player of the Tournament as things stand. He’s starting to establish himself as the best scrum-half in Europe and showed all his skill on Saturday.
1. Rory Sutherland (Scotland)
Sutherland won two penalties early on which set Scotland on their way against the Italians. Impressed for the rest of the encounter in Rome with some good play with ball in hand.
2. Stuart McInally (Scotland)
England’s Jamie George could have had this spot, however, we’ve decided to give it to McInally. He played a key role in shutting out Italy in the 17-0 win.
3. Kyle Sinckler (England)
Soon to be Bristol Bears man Sinckler was excellent on Sunday for England. He guarded the ruck well and provided some quality touches with ball in hand.
4. Bernard Le Roux (France)
Le Roux continued to lay the foundation for his side’s success and was instrumental against Wales. His offensive and defensive work was brilliant.
5. Maro Itoje (England)
The impact Itoje had against Ireland means he gets in our side for the second round running. He slowed Andy Farrell’s side down with some big tackles.
6. Ross Moriarty (Wales)
Despite ending up on the losing side, Wales’ Moriarty makes our XV. Carried well and did everything he could to help is country.
7. Sam Underhill (England)
Ireland couldn’t cope with Underhill’s physicality on Sunday. He made 21 tackles and was key for Eddie Jones’ side.
8. Gregory Alldritt (France)
Even though he spent 10 minutes in the sin bin, Alldritt still gets in our side. The Frenchman was once again brilliant and helped his country to another win. Could they now complete a first Grand Slam since 2010?