"Nightmare tournament" - 5 players who flopped during Six Nations Super Saturday  - Ruck

“Nightmare tournament” – 5 players who flopped during Six Nations Super Saturday 

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

RUCK’s 2024 Guinness Six Nations content powered by ISUZU.

#1. Adam Beard (Wales)

Rugby Pass 3/10: “A neck roll killed Wales’ early momentum in the second half and it proved to be a costly penalty to give away when front-foot ball was a rarity for the men in red. Italy scored seconds later to compound the error and Warren Gatland had seen enough. A quiet game before that as the Welsh pack struggled physically against the visitors.”

Planet Rugby 4/10: “Apart from his prowess in the lineouts, the British and Irish Lion brought little to the Welsh cause. Blown up for a neck roll on Federico Ruzza late in the opening half and was eventually replaced by Will Rowlands in the 52nd minute.”

RUCK 5/10: “Quick over the ball at the breakdown, and helped his side win an eighth minute ruck penalty. Strong and commanding in the air, didn’t make too many errors at line-out time. Penalised at 44 minutes for a neck roll, as he halted a rare Welsh trip to the Italian 22. Dragged off for Rowlands (51).”

Wales Online 4/10: “Gave away a cheap penalty for a neck roll early in the second-half when Wales were on top which handed momentum back to Italy. Wales’ main source of lineout ball but failed to impose himself physically before getting replaced by Will Rowlands on 51 minutes.”