7 – Dave Sisi (Italy)
Benetton have been some what of a hit or miss this season in the Pro 14, but that hasn’t Conor O’Shea from seeing potential in Italy’s uncapped lock Sisi. It’s a tricky position for this team as it hasn’t seen the talents like Parisse or Campagnaro come into the second row, and Dave Sisi has a way to go before reaching their levels of fame, but the Six Nations isn’t a bad place to start. Some seriously good individual performances have come out of this new team, and Sisi has been gifted the chance to create another.
8 – Thomas Young (Wales)
The response on social media was enormous following Tuesday’s announcement, as Thomas Young earned a place in Gatland’s Six Nations squad. And his addition couldn’t come at a better time, with Ross Moriarty still injured, and Taulupe Faletau ruled out with another broken arm. For the second year running Wales are on the brink of an injury crisis, but they proved last year there was no crisis with an emphatic victory over the Scots. So let’s not got ahead of ourselves, because the youngsters have proved before they can do a pretty neat job for Gatland’s final curtain call.