TRU's Six Nations 2023 XV : Team of the Tournament

TRU's Six Nations Dream XV
TRU's Six Nations Dream XV

As we look back over the 2023 Six Nations we pick out the players who impressed throughout the competition.

1. Andrew Porter (Ireland) - Ireland's no1 loosehead, powered his way through vast amounts of work. Cyril Baille ran him close.

2. Dan Sheehan (Ireland) - Showed a huge amount of pace and dynamism throughout the tournament, along with a couple of tries.

3. Finlay Bealham (Ireland) - Filled the huge boots of Tadhg Furlong with a solid all round set-peice display and used well in attack.

4. Thibaud Flament (France) - Slotted into the starting XV and held his position in a competitive French side, notched up 81 tackles and 3 tries!

5. James Ryan (Ireland) - Stole five lineouts in this year’s Six Nations, hitting the fifth most attacking rucks 122 and scored 2 tries.

6. Seb Negri (Italy) - A huge engine on the back rower, uber consistent, he made an astonishing 56 carries, a stalwart for the Italians.

7. Josh Van der Flier (Ireland) - Back to his best, dynamic and abrasive. Really stepped up his carrying in the loose and finished with 67 tackles.

8. Caelan Doris (Ireland) - A carrying machine with 54, turnover king with 5. Creating devistation all around with pitch like any great no.8.

9. Antoine Dupont (France) - Cool as ever as he steered Les Blues to second place, 7 offloads along with multiple positive decisions in every match.

10. Johnny Sexton (Ireland) - Captained his side to Grand Slam glory. Relentless in every match, top points scorer in the Six Nation ever.

11. Damian Penaud (France) - Top try scorer in this year's competition with 5, always an elusive threat on the wing for France.

12. Sione Tuipulotu (Scotland) - Created plenty of space through his harsh running lines, always looking for options on the attack with 3 try asissts.

13. Huw Jones (Scotland) - Becoming a very astute international centre, powerful in defense and ruthless in attack with 4 tries to his name.

14. Mack Hansen (Ireland) - Shortlisted as player of the tournament, easy to see why with a 3 tries and 50 carries.

15. Hugo Keenan (Ireland) - Made the top metres in the competiton with 562, brilliant under the high ball and on the counter attack.