Mon 11 Mar 2019 | 02:59

Six Nations Team of the Week: Round Four

Six Nations Team of the Week: Round Four
Mon 11 Mar 2019 | 02:59
Six Nations Team of the Week: Round Four
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OPINION: There were quite a few eye-catching performances in Round Four of Six Nations 2019.

England and Ireland have five players each in our selection this week and Wales are not far behind with four players.

Despite losing to Ireland, France are the only other team represented this week with one player.

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Team of the Week – Round Four:

15 – Elliot Daly (England):
He was dangerous with ball in hand and played a big role in a number of tries in the win against Italy.
Bubbling under: Jordan Lamour (Ireland)

14 – Joe Cokanasiga (England):
He was a monster with ball in hand against the Italians. He was a hard man to bring down and he made some serious metres out wide.
Bubbling under: Keith Earls (Ireland)

13 – Manu Tuilagi (England):
His power in the midfield gave the Italians plenty of problems and he scored two of his team’s eight tries.
Bubbling under: Jonathan Davies (Wales)

12 – Hadleigh Parkes (Wales):
He put his body on the line in a strong defensive effort and he had a few good carries with the ball.
Bubbling under: Ben Te’o (England)

11 – Jonny May (England):
Elusive with the ball out wide. He made a number of clean breaks and he was one of England’s try-scorers as well.
Bubbling under: Josh Adams (Wales)

10 – Jonathan Sexton (Ireland):
The general controlled things nicely from the No.10 position against France.
Bubbling under: Owen Farrell (England)

9 – Conor Murray (Ireland):
His excellent service to his backline kept the French under pressure and he made good decisions around the park.
Bubbling under: Ben Youngs (England)

8 – CJ Stander (Ireland):
He had a good all-round game against the French, and he made his presence felt at the breakdowns as well.
Bubbling under: Billy Vunipola (England)

7 – Justin Tuperic (Wales):
He played a huge part in Wales’ defensive effort in the win against Scotland. He made more tackles than anyone else in his team.
Bubbling under: Hamish Watson (Scotland)

6 – Brad Shields (England):
His work rate was unbelievable against Italy. He carried the ball well and made some big hits in defence and he scored two tries.
Bubbling under: Magnus Bradbury (Scotland)

5 – Alun Wyn Jones (Wales):
Led from the front once again. He was a prominent figure in the physical exchanges, especially when he tackled a few Scots.
Bubbling under: George Kruis (England)

4 – James Ryan (Ireland):
He was definitely the Man of the Match in his team’s win over France. He put in some bone-crunching tackles and carried the ball like a man possessed in Dublin.
Bubbling under: Joe Launchbury (England)

3 – Demba Bamba (France):
He struggled in the scrums, but his hard work in open play caught our attention. His defensive work was good and made some big carries.
Bubbling under: Kyle Sinckler (England)

2 – Ken Owens (Wales):
He was the best of the hookers in Round Four. He did a lot of hard work up front and put his body on the line with some big tackles.
Bubbling under: Rory Best (Ireland)

1 – Cian Healy (Ireland):
He was strong in the scrums and did his fair share of work around the park with ball in hand.
Bubbling under: Allan Dell (Scotland)

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Our individual selections:

Paul Dobson XV: 15 Liam Williams, 14 Joe Cokanasiga, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Jonny May, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Justin Tuperic, 6 Magnus Bradbury, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Cian Healy.

Jan de Koning XV: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Joe Cokanasiga, 13 Manu Tuilagi, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Jonny May, 10 Jonathan Sexton, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Christiaan Stander, 7 Justin Tuperic, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 James Ryan, 3 Demba Bamba, 2 Rory Best, 1 Cian Healy.

Warren Fortune XV: 15 Jordan Lamour, 14 Joe Cokanasiga, 13 Manu Tuilagi, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Jonny May, 10 Jonathan Sexton, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 James Ryan, 3 Demba Bamba, 2 Jamie George, 1 Cian Healy.

Previous selections:

Team of the Week – Round Three: 15 Liam Williams (Wales), 14 George North (Wales), 13 Jonathan Davies (Wales), 12 Gael Fickou (France), 11 Jacob Stockdale (Ireland), 10 Gareth Anscombe (Wales), 9 Tito Tebaldi (Italy), 8 Louis Picamoles (France), 7 Justin Tipuric (Wales), 6 Peter O’Mahony (Ireland), 5 Alun-Wyn Jones (Wales), 4 Courtney Lawes (England), 3 Demba Bamba (France), 2 Guilhem Guirado (France), 1 Ben Moon (England).

Team of the Week – Round Two: 15 Rob Kearney (Ireland), 14 Keith Earls (Ireland), 13 Henry Slade (England), 12 Owen Watkin (Wales), 11 Jonny May (England), 10 Owen Farrell (England), 9 Conor Murray (Ireland), 8 Josh Strauss (Scotland), 7 Braam Steyn (Italy), 6 Peter O’Mahoney (Ireland), 5 Jonny Gray (Scotland), 4 Courtney Lawes (England), 3 Samson Lee (Wales), 2 Jamie George (England), 1 Mako Vunipola (England).

Team of the Week – Round One: 15 Stuart Hogg (Scotland), 14 George North (Wales), 13 Henry Slade (England), 12 Manu Tuilagi (England), 11 Blair Kinghorn (Scotland), 10 Owen Farrell (England), 9 Ben Youngs (England), 8 Louis Picamoles (France), 7 Justin Tuperic (Wales), 6 Mark Wilson (England), 5 Alun Wyn Jones (Wales), 4 Maro Itoje (England), 3 Kyle Sinckler (England), 2 Jamie George (England), 1 Mako Vunipola (England).

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