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Team of the Tournament: Anglo-Welsh dominance

Both teams have five players in our staring XV. There are three players from Ireland, and one player each from France and Scotland in our team.

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Stuart Hogg, Anthony Watson and George North make up our back three. For our centre combination we have Jonathan Joseph and Jamie Roberts.

Dan Biggar and Conor Murray are our halfbacks, while Billy Vunipola, Sam Warburton and CJ Stander form the back row.

In the second row we have Alun Wyn Jones and Maro Itoje, and in the front row we have Dan Cole, Guilhem Guirado and Jack McGrath.

Team of the tournament:

Team of the Tournament: Anglo-Welsh dominance15 – Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

He destroyed opposition defences throughout the tournament with ball in hand and scored and created some of great tries.

Bubbling under: Mike Brown (England)

14 – Anthony Watson (England)

Was a lethal finisher for the English in the tournament. The tries he scored were examples of his skill to be in the right spot at the right time out wide.

Bubbing under: Tommy Seymour (Scotland)

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13 – Jonathan Joseph (England)

The 24-year-old was brilliant in attack and defence for England. He caused a lot of problems for teams in the midfield with his power and pace and his distribution to his wings was top class. He got over the tryline on a few occasions as well.

Bubbling under: Michele Campagnaro (Italy)

12 – Jamie Roberts (Wales)

He is probably one of the hardest men to tackle in the game. His barnstorming runs got his team over the advantage line more often than not in this year's tournament and was the catalyst for a number of his team's tries.

Bubbling under: Owen Farrell (England)

Team of the Tournament: Anglo-Welsh dominance11 – George North (Wales)

Was the tournament's leading try scorer with four tries. His work rate around the park is phenomenal and his vision and awareness to spot gaps in the opposition defence is world class.

Bubbling under: Jack Nowell (England)

10 – Dan Biggar (Wales)

He continued where he left off from last year's World Cup. His decision making with ball in hand was great and his hunger to attack the opposition defence was just a joy to watch.

Bubbling under: Jonathan Sexton (Ireland)

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9 – Conor Murray (Ireland)

His pace around the rucks caught opposition defences off guard and his distribution was superb, which showed during his team's Six Nations' campaign. 

Bubbling under: Maxime Mechenaud (France)

8 – Billy Vunipola (England)

Probably the player of the tournament if you are an English fan. His physicality and brute strength gave the English some much needed grunt up front. England also got a lot of their go-forward momentum in the tournament because of his strong carries.

Bubbling under: Sergio Parisse (Italy)

7 – Sam Warburton (Wales)

He led by example on the field with his outstanding all-round performances. He gave 100 percent in attack and defence and is the heart and soul of the Welsh team.

Bubbling under: James Haskell (England)

6 – CJ Stander (Ireland)

He brought a different dynamic to the Irish back row. His speed at the breakdowns caused opposition problems and his strength, coupled with his low centre of gravity, made him a great attacking weapon on going forward.

Bubbling under: Dan Lydiate (Wales)

Team of the Tournament: Anglo-Welsh dominance5 – Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)

The big lock was immense in the line-outs. Apart from securing possession for his team, he made a habit of stealing opposition ball. Like Sam Warburton, he was brilliant in all facets of the game for his team.

Bubbling under: Devin Toner (Ireland)

4 – Maro Itoje (England)

It took Eddie Jones a bit of time to make him a starter in matches, but when he did Itoje did not fail to deliver. The big lock played with passion in attack and defence and did some good work in the line-outs as well.  

Bubbling under: Yoann Maestri (France)

3 – Dan Cole (England)

He put teams under pressure in the scrums with his technique and power and gave the English an edge in the physical exchanges.

Bubbling under: Willem Nel (Scotland)

2 – Guilhem Guirado (France)

The captain put his body on the line for his team in every single match and his work rate for his team was just immense.

Bubbling under: Rory Best (Ireland)

1 – Jack McGrath (Ireland)

Was outstanding at times in open play and was a behemoth in the scrums throughout the tournament. 

Bubbling under: Alasdair Dickinson (Scotland)

Our individual selections:

Warren Fortune XV: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Michele Campagnaro, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 George North, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Sam Warburton 6 CJ Stander, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Guilhem Guirado, 1 Jack McGrath.

Paul Dobson XV: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Antony Watson, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Jack Nowell, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Conor Murray, 8  Sergio Parisse, 7 Sam Warburton, 6 CJ Stander, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Yoann Maestri, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Guilhem Guirado, 1 Jack McGrath.

Tauriq Ebrahim XV: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 George North, 10 Jonathan Sexton. 9 Conor Murray, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Sam Warburton, 6 Dan Lydiate 5 Devin Toner, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Rory Best, 1 Jack McGrath.

Previous selections:

Team of the Tournament: Anglo-Welsh dominanceTeam of the Week – Round Four: 15 Stuart Hogg (Scotland), 14 Anthony Watson (England), 13 Michele Campagnaro (Italy), 12 Owen Farrell, (England), 11 Jack Nowell (England), 10 Dan Bigger (Wales), 9 Conor Murray (Ireland), 8 Taulupe Faletau (Wales), 7 Josh van der Flier (Ireland), 6 CJ Stander (Ireland), 5 Devin Toner (Ireland), 4 Maro Itoje (England), 3 Willem Nel (Scotland), 2 Guilhem Guirado (France), 1 Jack McGrath (Ireland).

Team of the Week – Round Three: 15 Stuart Hogg (Scotland), 14 Anthony Watson (England), 13 Michele Campagnaro (Italy), 12 Stuart McCloskey (Ireland), 11 Jack Nowell (England), 10 Dan Biggar (Wales), 9 Conor Murray (Ireland), 8 Billy Vunipola (England), 7 Sam Warburton (Wales), 6 John Barclay (Scotland), 5 Johnny Gray (Scotland), 4 Maro Itoje (England), 3 Willem Nel (Scotland), 2 Guilhem Guirado (France), 1 Alasdair Dickinson (Scotland).

Team of the Week – Round Two: 15 Maxime Médard (France), 14 George North (Wales), 13 Michele Campagnaro (Italy), 12 Jamie Roberts (Wales), 11 Virimi Vakatawa (France), 10 Jules Plisson (France), 9 Greig Laidlaw (Scotland), 8 Damien Chouly (France), 7 John Hardie (Scotland), 6 CJ Stander (Ireland), 5 Alun Wyn Jones (Wales), 4 Luke Charteris (Wales), 3 Dan Cole (England), 2 Guilhem Guirado (France), 1 Jack McGrath (Ireland).

Team of the Week – Round One: 15 Stuart Hogg (Scotland), 14 George North (Wales), 13 Michele Campagnaro (Italy), 12 Jamie Roberts (Wales), 11 Virimi Vakatawa (France), 10 Jonathan Sexton (Ireland), 9 Conor Murray (Ireland), 8 Billy Vunipola (England), 7 John Hardie (Scotland), 6 CJ Stander (Ireland), 5 Alun Wyn Jones (Wales), 4 Luke Charteris (Wales), 3 San Cole (England), 2 Ross Ford (Scotland), 1 Jack McGrath (Ireland).

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