TRU's Six Nations: Team of the Tournament 2018

TRU's 2018 6 Nations Dream Team
TRU's 2018 6 Nations Dream Team

We pick out our Dream Team of this year's 2018 NatWest 6 Nations Championship.

15. MATTEO MINOZZI (Italy) - Scored in four consecutive 6 Nations matches, the first Italian player to manage that feat. Provided some real X-Factor in a fairly in-active backline.

14. KEITH EARLS (IRELAND) - Didn't quite have the scoring stats of Stockdale, used his dancing feet to effortlessly skip through any defense. More of Teddy Thomas could have change it.

13. HUW JONES (Scotland) - Brilliant at exploiting the gap, blistering pace, confident with ball in hand. Pushed close by the returning Ringrose.

12. OWEN FARRELL (England) - Shone in a lacklustre England side, kicked with his usual precision and courageously lead a misfiring international outfit.

11. JACOB STOCKDALE (Ireland) - The first player ever to score seven tries in a 6 Nations Campaign. Showed a finishing class above his debutant years.

10. JOHNNY SEXTON (Ireland) - Provided the needed creativity in attack, back to his best in curating the Irish backline, on target with the boot throughout.

9. CONOR MURRAY (Ireland) - Consistantly delivered across the whole competition, an expert in controlling the pace of a game, but with an eye for the gap. World Class.

1. CIAN HEALY (Ireland) - Back to his best, proved his worth in Ireland's starting line-up getting the nod over McGrath, didn't miss a tackle throughout the whole competition.

2. GUILHEM GUIRADO (France) - A true leader in the sometimes rudderless French effort, tireless work at the breakdown, sorely missed in their game against Wales.

3. TADHG FURLONG (Ireland) - Immovable in the scrum and carried around the park with real power, showed the same rich form in this tournmant as he did with the B&I Lions

4. JONNY GRAY (Scotland) - King of the tackle stats, an outrageous defensive commitment, completing a record 100 of the 103. James Ryan knocked on the door.

5. ALUN WYN JONES (Wales) - The experienced campaigner never let the opposition get the better of him, scarcely took a backwards step, a true warrior of the game.

6. SEBASTIAN NEGRI (Italy) - Former Hartpury debutant really stepped up to the plate in every game, involved himself everywhere he could, carried persistantly.

7. YACOUBA CAMARA (France) - Power, pace, aggression and athleticism make him formidable in attack and a nuisance in defense. Hamish Watson came close.

8. CJ STANDER (Ireland) - He repeatedly carried hard and effectively, giving his side much needed front foot ball. A tally of 96 carries is the second most ever in a 6 Nations.