6 things you might have missed from the opening weekend of the 2024 Guinness Six Nations - Ruck

6 things you might have missed from the opening weekend of the 2024 Guinness Six Nations

Time to take a quick look back at what the wonderful world of rugby has churned up this weekend during the opening round of the 2024 Guinness Six Nations.

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1. Finn Russell’s furious post-match interview

Scotland captain Finn Russell didn’t hold back with his assessment of his teammates after his side held out despite a stunning second-half comeback from Wales.

Check out the full interview here.

2. He then give away his shorts

3. Joe McCarthy being a legend

The Ireland lock handing his man-of-the-match medal to his brother, Andrew, at the end of his team’s extraordinary drubbing of France in Marseille on Friday night was our moment of the weekend.

4. Freeman lost his shorts

The Northampton wingers shorts and underwear were yanked down and he bared all in front of the TV cameras and all those in the stadium.

5. Our team of the week

Now that the dust has settled on Round One of the Six Nations, we have gone through the action to pick the best players from the weekend. Check out our full selection.

6. Joe Marler’s new best mate


Five players who flopped in the opening round: 2024 Six Nations

We take a look at five players who failed to perform in the opening round of the 2024 Six Nations.

#1. Paul Willemse (France)

Rugby Pass 1/10: “Got one point for running onto the pitch because after that it was a disaster for the lock forward. Lucky to get a yellow for his hit on Andrew Porter, he didn’t learn his lesson after 10 minutes contemplation and another hit to the head of an opponent, he left the referee with no option but to end his contest. Dumb.”

Planet Rugby 2/10: ““How do you want us to tackle?” were the words the second-rower asked before being issued his second yellow card and subsequent red. The answer is simple: lower Paul, lower.”

Telegraph 1/10: “The first hit was silly enough but to commit exactly the same offence six minutes after returning to the field, after a get-out-jail-free card, bordered on lunacy. France’s hopes of victory departed with him.”