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The Definitive Six Nations Team Of The Tournament According To International Media

The Definitive Six Nations Team Of The Tournament According To International Media
By Daryl Bolger Updated

With the championship done and dusted, several media outlets have named their six nations team of the tournament. We look a those put forward by The Times' Stephen Jones, Stuart Barnes and Lawrence Dallaglio, The Telegraph, The Independent (UK) ESPN Scrum, Rugby World, Planet Rugby and Wales Online have all put together squads. We look at which players came out on top across all nine teams.

If there's a draw anywhere then we've used our own team as a tiebreak because we're sanctimonious like that.

15. Leigh Halfpenny - Wales (6 out of 9 picks)

Other picks;
Independent - Stuart Hogg, Scotland
Rugby World - Suart Hogg
Planet Rugby - Stuart Hogg

14. Yoann Huget - France (6/9)

Other Picks;
Stephen Jones - Leonardo Sarto, Italy
Lawrence Dallaglio - Tommy Bowe, Ireland
ESPN Scrum - Tommy Bowe

13. Jonathan Joseph - England (8/9)

Other Picks;
Stephen Jones - Jonathan Davies, Wales

12. Robbie Henshaw, Ireland (4/9)

This was a tie from the media, we used the balls.ie pick to separate Henshaw and Roberts to have a full starting team.

Other Picks;
Lawrence Dallaglio - Jamie Roberts, Wales
The Telegraph - Jamie Roberts
Rugby World - Jamie Roberts
The Independent - Jamie Robets
Stuart Barnes - Alex Dunbar, Scotland

11. Jack Nowell - England (4/9)

Other Picks;
Stephen Jones - Liam Williams, Wales
ESPN Scrum - Liam Williams
Rugby World - George North, Wales
The Telegraph - Noa Nakaitaci, France
The Independent - Noa Nakaitaci

10. George Ford - England (6/9)

Other Picks;
Stuart Barnes - Jonny Sexton, Ireland
The Independent - Jonny Sexton
Rugby World - Jonny Sexton

9. Conor Murray - Ireland (7/9)

Other Picks;
Wales Online - Ben Youngs, England
Stephen Jones - Edoardo Gori, Italy

1. Joe Marler - England (6/9)

Other Picks;
Lawrence Dallaglio - Vincent Debaty, France
Wales Online - Jack McGrath, Ireland
Rugby World - Jack McGrath

2.Guilhem Guirado, France (4/9)

Other Picks;

Wales Online - Scott Baldwin, Wales
Rugby World - Scott Baldwin
Stephen Jones - Leonardo Ghiraldini, Italy
Lawrence Dallaglio - Leonardo Ghiraldini, Italy
The Telegraph - Leonardo Ghiraldini, Italy

3. Dan Cole- England (8/9)

Other Picks;
Stephen Jones - Nicalas Mas, France

4. Alun Wyn Jones - Wales (6/9)

Other Picks;
Lawrence Dallaglio - Courtney Lawes, England
Wales Online - Luke Charteris, Wales
Rugby World - Paul O'Connel, Ireland

5. Paul O'Connell - Ireland (6/9)

Other Picks;
Stephen Jones - Luke Charteris, Wales
Wales Online - Alun Wyn Jones, Wales
Rugby World - Alun Wyn Jones

6. Peter O'Mahony - Ireland (7/9)

Other Picks;
Lawrence Dallaglio - Sean O'Brien, Ireland
ESPN Scrum - Sean 'Brien

7. Sam Warburton - Wales (9/9)

Other Picks - None

8.Taulupe Faletau (3/9)

The most variety of all the positions with four players all gettign at leats two picks.

Other Picks;
Lawrence Dallaglio - Jamie Heaslip, Ireland
ESPN Scrum - Jamie Heaslip
The Telegraph - Billy Vunipola, England
The Independent - Billy Vunipola
Stephen Jones - Serio Parisse, Italy
Rugby World - Sergio Praisse

Total Picks

England - 6
Ireland - 4
Wales - 3
France - 2

See Also: Six Moments That Changed The Course Of The Six Nations
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