TRU's Six Nations: XV of Round 2


Joe Harvey puts together TRU's Six Nations team of the week from Round 2, with Ireland and France remaining the only 2 unbeaten teams.

1. Mako Vunipola, (England) - He's been sorely miss by England, looked powerful and busy in those testing conditions at Murrayfield on his comeback.

2. Julien Marchand (France) - France needed a hooker to stand in for the injured Chat, and the dynamic Marchand proved he's not a bad 2nd fiddle.

3. Tadhg Furlong (Ireland) - A huge presence for Ireland, constantly getting them front foot ball with his explosive carrying, along with a 'prop's' try to his name.

4. Maro Itoje (England) - Itoje really put himself about against Scotland, looking to wreak havoc in all parts of his set-piece and breakdown efforts.

5. Paul Willemse (France) - A big workload in defense and attack, with 33 metres and 16 tackles to his name, showing the devastating impact he had on the Italian side.

6. CJ Stander (Ireland) - Maintained his impressive form into Ireland's second game with a second MOTM performance. Turnover king.

7. Sam Underhill (England) - An outrageously physcial performance from Underhill in the driving rain, a huge reason why Curry remains at 8.

8. Gregory Alldritt (France) - Gave the new-look France side carrying options throughout the day, involved with almost everything good on the park.

9. Antoine Dupont (France) - Another player (CJ) returning to a MOTM accolade, unplayable when he is on the top of his game... sit back and admire.

10. Romain Ntamack (France) - scored 18 points against the Azzuri, maturing game by game, will be interesting to see how he goes against Wales.

11. Andrew Conway (Ireland) - The firecracker wing always had his hand up for work in attack and defense, took his try well too in a nip-and-tuck encounter.

12. Owen Farrell (England) - Pulled the strings admirably after last weeks poor performance by his high standards. Kicked well despite the conditions.

13. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland) - Came off with a HIA after 44 mins, but a hell of a shift before that, the Welsh mid-field struggled to contain him throughout that time.

14. Jonny May (England) - It was never going to be easy, but he coped spectacularly with in defense and aerial bombardments from the Scottish.

15. Jayden Hayward (Italy) - Added to the starting line up from last week, well worth the inclusion in a loosing side yet with over 100 metres to his name.