Six Nations 2017 : Round 2 : Team of the Week

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Stuart Hogg

Tries
0
Meters
0
Carries
0
Defenders
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Beaten
Clean
0
Breaks

RBS: Stuart Hogg Independent: Stuart Hogg
Another clean sweep. Must already have his name on the Lions team sheet. Spedding again was close but Hogg is a class above.

Keith Earls

tries
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meters
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carries
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defenders
0
beaten
clean
0
breaks

RBS: Keith Earls Independent:Elliot Daly
Daly played well but played 11 not 14. Earls made the most of a poor Italy. Two tries added to his one last week is not a bad return.

Gary Ringrose

tries
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meters
0
carries
0
defenders
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beaten
offloads
0

RBS: Gary Ringrose Independent: Gary Ringrose
The young centre continues to show his promise, even if Italy played into Ireland hands with their tactics.

Owen Farrell

meters
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Carries
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defenders
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beaten
clean
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breaks
Points
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RBS: Gael Fickou Independent: Gael Fickou
Fickou took his try well but Farrell made sure England won. The pass that sent Daly over for his try was perfect.

Simon Zebo

meters
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carries
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defenders
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beaten
clean
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breaks
try
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assits

RBS: Simon Zebo Independent: Liam Williams
Williams again looked like the only Welsh player who could score a try and put up descent numbers. Daly was pivotal for England scoring the winning try and pulling off a couple of try saving tackles. Zebo takes it this week.

Dan Biggar

meters
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carries
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defenders
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beaten
clean
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breaks
tackles
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RBS: Paddy Jackson Independent: Dan Biggar
Bigger had some critics to answer in this game with the calls for Sam Davies growing louder. Pulled it out the bag but has to do it every game. Jackson continues to impress and for played well in spells.

Ben Youngs

tries
0
meters
0
Carries
0
passes
0
kicks
0

RBS: Rhys Webb Independent: Rhys Webb
The pundits all go for Webb, who played well. Youngs takes the place for me though with his close range try that made the most of England’s dominance in the first 20mins.

Rob Evans

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carries
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defenders
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beaten
clean
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breaks
tackles
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RBS: Joe Marler Independent:Cian Healy
Evans kept the Welsh strong steady, even if they lost one. Did more than all the others in the loose which puts him in the team.

Guilhem Guirado

meters
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carries
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tackles
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turnovers
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won
Throws
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won

RBS: Ken Owens Independent: Niall Scannell
Scannell played well at short notice against a weak Italian team. Owens continues to impress. Guirado is the engine for France and when he goes well they go well.

Thomas Francis

meters
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carries
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defenders
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beaten
tackles
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RBS: Dan Cole Independent: Dan Cole
Cole has to do more for me in the loose. Scrummed well but not much more. Francis was involved more than any other number 3.

Joe Launchbury

meters
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carries
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defenders
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beaten
tackles
0
lineouts
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won

RBS: Joe Launchbury Independent: Joe Launchbury
This man is making picking locks for the Lions an impossible job. Man of the Match in this game and did everything taking the number 4 jersey again. If he isn’t in the Lions squad something has gone wrong.

Courtney Lawes

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carries
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defenders
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beaten
tackles
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lineouts
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won

RBS: Courtney Lawes Independent: Courtney Lawes
Another man making Lions selection a difficulty. Along with Launchbury he did everything needed against the Welsh to keep them at bay. To say these two are technically the replacements says something.

CJ Stander

tries
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meters
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carries
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defenders
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beaten
try
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assits

RBS: CJ Stander Independent: CJ Stander
This man carries in his sleep. The Italians made it slightly easy but he steamrollered anything in his way.

Kevin Gourdon

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carries
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defenders
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beaten
tackles
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turnovers
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won

RBS: Kevin Gourdon Independent: Kevin Gourdon
With England playing a makeshift 7 in Clifford and Italy Imploding this position became between four out and out 7’s. Gourdon clinches it with his all round defence and attack.

Nathan Hughes

Meters
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carries
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defenders
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beaten
clean
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breaks
tackles
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RBS: Louis Picamoles Independent: Nathan Hughes
England needed someone to carry for them with Billy Vunipola out Injured. Hughes is still learning but played well in the Welsh cauldron.

Jamie George: Georges form is outstanding. Makes an impact when ever he enters the field of play.
Jack McGrath: Scrummaged well he came on.
Kyle Sinkler: Another player that makes an impact whenever he’s on the field.
Tim Swinson: Took his try well to give Scotland hope.
Danny Care: Quickened England up when he came on which was needed on the night.
Ben Te’o: Crash, bang, Ben comes on to break the gain line again and again.
Craig Kilroy: Hat-Trick off the bench isn’t bad even if the Italians had gone home by this point.

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