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2023 Six Nations Round 4 Team of the Week

1. Cyril Baille (France)

Planet Rugby 9/10: “Another performance underlining his stature as one of the best front-rows in the world. Made 10 carries, five tackles and scrummed brilliantly.”

2. Cian Healy (Ireland)

Rugby Pass 8.5/10: “Did a remarkable impression of a Test level hooker, which is pretty freakish from the veteran loosehead who hadn’t played at No.2 since his school days. Ireland’s scrum improved with Healy at No.2.”

3. Tadhg Furlong (Ireland)

JOE 8/10: “Welcome back, big man. The Irish scrum had a tough day but this lad was fantastic across the park, in his first game since December 3rd. Big carries and tackles, and soft hands in attack.”

4. Thibaud Flament (France)

Rugby Pass 8.5/10: “Made a telling open-field contribution for France’s first try and got one of his own after accelerating onto a fine Dupont pop pass close to the English line. His second was a testament to his work ethic, even if it was opportunistic.”

Telegraph 8/10: “He was everywhere. Carried superbly in the build up to Ramos’ opener and barged over the whitewash for France’s second. Cantered over again.”

5. James Ryan (Ireland)

Planet Rugby 8/10: He had the challenging task of organising the lineout with the disruptions at hooker and losing his locking partner and a loose forward. However, he dealt with it with a calm head, keeping it simple. He came away with three steals at the set piece. Prominent in all aspects of the game. Dominant with his carries and tenacious in defence. Mammoth performance.”

6. Peter O’Mahony (Ireland)

Rugby Pass 8/10: “It was a day for a player like O’Mahony, whose dogged performance was summed in when he threw the 6’5 Blair Kinghorn into touch like a ragdoll.”

7. Charles Ollivon (France)

Planet Rugby 9/10: “The star issued another reminder of his supreme quality as one of, if not the world’s best flankers. He was key in the opening try, scored one with a rampant run and another in a messy ruck situation on England’s line, showcasing his rugby IQ. Outstanding in every sense of the word.”

Telegraph 9/10: “Turned England over at a crucial moment when they tried to get their maul motoring and got stronger as the game wore on, crashing over twice.”

8. Gregory Alldritt (France)

Rugby Pass 9/10: “A return to form for Alldritt, who hadn’t heretofore hit the heights in 2023. No quarter was shown to the English at the breakdown and the La Rochelle man won pretty much every moment in which he was involved. A phenomenal shift.”

Planet Rugby 9/10: “He was a powerhouse for France on Saturday, making 93 metres in 15 carries, six tackles, and two turnovers won in key moments. Alldritt has become the benchmark for number eights in the modern game as he continues to churn out blockbuster performances as he did in this historic win.”

Telegraph 9/10: “Made a barnstorming break in the first half and punched holes in England’s defensive line all day long. A gladiatorial performance.”