Six Nations Team of the Weekend – Round Four
The coronavirus outbreak resulted in Italy’s match with Ireland being postponed, so there was only two Six Nations fixtures to enjoy on the weekend. However, the four countries still provided some brilliant drama. England sealed a Triple Crown title with a 33-30 win over Wales on Saturday before Scotland ended France’s hopes of a Grand Slam with a stunning 28-17 victory at Murrayfield on Sunday. So, following the two dramatic encounters, we’ve decided to name our Six Nations Team of the Weekend…
15. Elliot Daly (England)
Was tested early on by Wales but coped with the pressure and took his try well.
14. Sean Maitland (Scotland)
Maitland had to be in the side after his two tries ended France’s Grand Slam hopes. Carried well and was solid throughout.
13. Nick Tompkins (Wales)
Tompkins was fairly average during the first half but managed to transform his performance with a spirited second-half display.
12. Owen Farrell (England)
Conceded a few penalties at Twickenham but was probably the best fly-half out of the four on show on the weekend.
11. Blair Kinghorn (Scotland)
Solid under the highball and coped with the majority thrown his way. Nearly sealed an impressive performance with a late try.
10. Dan Biggar (Wales)
Was one of Wales’ standout performers at Twickenham. A try, three conversions and a penalty, Biggar certainly did everything he could for his country.
9. Ben Youngs (England)
Silenced his critics with a brilliant display. The standout moment was his excellent inside pass for Anthony Watson’s try.
1. Rory Sutherland (Scotland)
Sutherland continued his impressive form for Scotland on Sunday. Carried well and drove his side forward all afternoon.
2. Julien Marchand (France)
Marchand was one of a few impressive performers for France at Murrayfield on Sunday. The hooker cleaned up loose balls and was able to force turnovers at the breakdown.
3. Zander Fagerson (Scotland)
Fagerson got the better of his opposite number Jefferson Poirot and was key in the scrum in Scotland’s memorable win.
4. Maro Itoje (England)
Caused havoc for Wales all afternoon and was everywhere when needed. He’s been excellent for England as their Six Nations hopes remain alive.
5. George Kruis (England)
Kruis waved to the crowd as he was replaced, hinting that it was his last England performance. If it was, it was certainly an impressive one.
6. Courtney Lawes (England)
Scotland’s Jamie Ritchie was brilliant, but we’ve gone with Lawes. He backed up his impressive Ireland display with another effective blindside performance against Wales.
7. Mark Wilson (England)
Wales’ Justin Tipuric finished off a brilliant move against England, but we’ve gone with Wilson. He hasn’t played much this season but completed 22 tackles as Eddie Jones’ side recorded a Triple Crown.
8. Gregory Alldritt (France)
French forward Alldritt has been excellent in the Six Nations, and he makes our team again despite being on the losing side. Carried well and was also smart with his kicking.