Six Nations: Team of the Week

Date published: March 14 2016

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With the dust having settled on Round Four of the Six Nations, we take a look back over the three matches to select our Team of the Week.

The winners on Saturday were Ireland and England while Scotland got the better of France on Sunday.

Let's see who made our team…

Six Nations Team of the Week, Round 4

15 Stuart Hogg (Scotland): Delivered a superb all-round performance in his side's historical win over France at Murrayfield. Hogg was a constant threat on attack and apart from scoring a deserved try also slotted a monster penalty from inside his own half. Edges out Mike Brown of England.

14 Anthony Watson (England): The Bath flyer looked dangerous with ball in hand during his side's memorable win over Wales, gaining 63 metres with one clean break, two defenders beaten and crossed for a key try. In ahead of Andrew Trimble.

13 Duncan Taylor (Scotland): Taylor got the better of France's Gaël Fickou in a closely contested midfield battle at Murrayfield. Taylor gained 77 metres after two clean line breaks, with three defenders beaten and scored one of his side's three tries.

12 Owen Farrell (England): Sarries' first-choice fly-half delivered another impressive display in his country's number 12 jersey. Farrell did well to keep his direct opponent, Jamie Roberts, in check and finished with a 20-point haul  which included a conversion and six penalties.

11 Keith Earls (Ireland): A constant threat on attack in his side's triumph over Italy in Dublin and was unlucky not to score a try for his efforts. Earls made an impressive 12 runs, gaining 58 metres with two clean breaks and three defenders beaten. Beats out Wales' George North and England's Jack Nowell.

10 Peter Horne (Scotland): An early replacement for Finn Russell after the starting ten suffered a concussion against France, and Horne came through this challenge with flying colours. Horne impressed with his game management and played a major role in the opening try for Stuart Hogg. He comes in ahead England's George Ford.

9 Greig Laidlaw (Scotland)Another courageous performance from the Scotland captain, who kicked three penalties and a conversion in his country's win over France. His smile at the end said it all.

8 Jamie Heaslip (Ireland): Was in superb form with several devastating attacking runs which kept the Azzurri's defenders busy. Heaslip finished off Ireland's amazing team try and finished with one clean break and two offloads. Takes the spot ahead of Taulupe Faletau.

7 John Hardie (Scotland): Delivered a busy shift at the breakdown, doing well to slow down France's ball and made a big impact in defence at Murrayfield with 13 tackles. Also a willing ball carrier and works well in tandem with John Barclay.

6 Chris Robshaw England: The former England captain has played consistently well this tournament and delivered another superb effort in the win over Wales. Six carries and three takes at the lineout meant Robshaw impressed, as he comes in ahead of Ireland's CJ Stander.

5 Devin Toner (Ireland)At his towering best when it came to the lineout, with nine takes, but Toner also forced two turnovers in one of his best performances of the tournament. Combined well with Donnacha Ryan too. Mention for Jonny Gray.

4 Maro Itoje (England)The player of the weekend? England's 21-year-old star was penalised twice but apart from that played remarkably well for a second start. Six takes at the lineout, 13 tackles an excellent carry and offload in the build-up to Watson's try.

3 WP Nel (Scotland)Following on from that strong showing at the World Cup with another solid tournament. Nel got stuck in France at the scrum while carrying over the gain line six times.

2 Guilhem Guirado (France)Another try for the France captain, standing tall despite his side's struggles in Rounds Three and Four. France won 12 lineouts from Guirado's throws as he also made nine carries and a turnover.

1 Jack McGrath (Ireland)A try scorer for Ireland as they thrashed Italy with McGrath also making nine big runs, as he played his part too in the scrum.

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