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Six Nations Coaches Reveal The One Player From Another Team They Would Pick

Six Nations Coaches Reveal The One Player From Another Team They Would Pick
Colman Stanley
By Colman Stanley
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The BBC Sport Rugby podcast took a trip to the recent Six Nations launch, and got to pick the brains of the head coaches of the competing teams, France aside.

One question that was put to each of the five men, was 'which player from one of the other Six Nations teams would you pick in your squad?'

Naturally a certain Frenchman was named twice, but two Irishmen also featured in the answers.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland was straight to the point in picking Antoine Dupont, with Andy Farrell following suit.

Kieran Crowley, who is head coach of Italy, opted for World Player of the Year Josh van der Flier, while Scotland's main man Gregor Townsend went for Tadhg Furlong.

Not to ruffle any feathers in his squad, having only recently taken charge, England's Steve Borthwick jokingly picked Ugo Monye, who was conducting the interviews.

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7 December 2016; British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland, 2nd from left, with his coaching team, from left, Steve Borthwick, Rob Howley and Andy Farrell, during the announcement of the British & Irish Lions management team at Carton House in Maynooth, Co Kildare. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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Andy Farrell spoke recently about the upcoming 2023 Six Nations, and the burden of being favourites in a World Cup year.


"Internally, the main thing for us is being honest of where we're at and what we need to get better at.

"It was very evident to us in how our performances have gone over the last year of where we need to improve, so hopefully that looks after itself.

"Pressure is more internal than anything. If pressure from the outside begins to seep in then it’s good for us to be able to deal with that.


"We want to get better for what’s down the track for obvious reasons and dealing with a different type of pressure is going to be priceless for us going forward."

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