"0/10" - Five players who underperformed in the 2024 Six Nations this weekend - Ruck

“0/10” – Five players who underperformed in the 2024 Six Nations this weekend

We examine five players who struggled to deliver during the second round of the 2024 Guinness Six Nations, while England, Ireland, and France secured wins.

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First up, Scotland were denied by an inconclusive last-gasp try review as France held on to win a tense Six Nations encounter 20-16 at Murrayfield.

After that, England overturned another half-time deficit in the Six Nations to edge past a youthful and spirited Wales side at Twickenham.

On Sunday, Ireland maintained their push for successive Six Nations Grand Slams with a comfortable, if sometimes scrappy, bonus-point win over Italy in Dublin. 

Below, we look at five players who across the day who failed to perform for their respected nation.


#1. Stephen Varney (England)

Planet Rugby 5/10: “Found himself under serious pressure at the base when looking to box kick, but his service was slick and work-rate admirable before he was replaced before the hour.”

Rugby Dump 3/10: “Charged down twice and unbelievably slow at the ruck, Varney was on the back foot as his pack struggled to get any parity.”

Rugby Pass 5/10: “Charge down kicks undermined his performance and tried to fly out of the defensive line like Faf de Klerk but not his best game and he was not helped by the diminishing returns from his pack. Made an outstanding try-saving tackle on Sheehan.”

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