RUCK.co.uk writers select their Six Nations team of the week from Round 4 of the 2021 tournament as England, Ireland and Wales picked up wins.
Six Nations team of the week – Round Four
15 Stuart Hogg (Scotland): The Scotland full back was on the losing side but can have every reason to be proud of his efforts against Ireland. Alongside two conversions, he set up Huw Jones for a fine try, got a bizarre assist with his chin to set up Finn Russell and stood out with his near impeccable kicking game.
14 Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales): The undoubted breakout star of this year’s Six Nations, the 20 year old was impressive once again in Italy and lit up a predictably dominant Wales performance with an eye-catching 80-metre try.
That leaves him with four tries for the championship already.
11 Anthony Watson (England): He saved a superb performance for his 50th appearance in an England shirt. Watson showed glimpses of his career-best form throughout and capped off his afternoon with a game-changing try. He was also named as the official Player of the Match.
13 Henry Slade (England): In an end-to-end encounter against France, Slade was right at home. There is still room for improvement in defence, but his attacking talent was on show throughout – his break to set up Anthony Watson’s try helped swing the momentum of the game at a crucial period.
12 Robbie Henshaw (Ireland): A stand-out performer as Ireland ground out an impressive win over Scotland. He bagged his eighth international try in the first half which set up his side for the win but, aside from his five-pointer, he was full of hard work throughout and his hit on Duhan van der Merwe just after the hour mark helped keep Scotland at bay.