Round 1: Six Nations team of the week – England & Scotland dominate

Round 1: Six Nations team of the week after the openeing weekend of action, which saw England, Scotland and Wales pick up wins.

Fullback: Stuart Hogg – Scotland

A brilliant performance from Scotland’s star 15 against Italu. Such a danger in broken field, showed his searing pace and quick feet to cut open the visitors wide channels time and again. Good finish for his try, and was somewhat unlucky to be denied a second by the referee’s whistle.

Winger: Blair Kinghorn – Scotland

Hattrick hero. First Scottish player to ever score a hattrick in the Six Nations, all of Kinghorn’s tries were tremendous finishes. The third in particular was one of the highlights of the match; a deft dummy followed by a step off his left foot and a heavy fend saw him go under the posts. Man of the Match and a very bright future ahead for the 22 year old.

Centre: Henry Slade – England

Won the game with his two late tries offering a mature presence in midfield, balancing up the power elsewhere

Centre: George North – Wales

Out of position because we simply couldn’t leave him out. Two tries took him past Gareth Edwards’s tally of 18 in the championship. Only Shane Williams, with 22 touchdowns, has crossed more in this tournament for Wales than North, who is now on 19. The big man didn’t give up chasing for his first score and did outstandingly to intercept and race clear for his second. The official man of the match and Wales’s match-winner. – Wales Online

Winger: Jonny May – England

England’s most potent attacker against Ireland. Took the opening try superbly and continued to threat throughout with his electric pace. His perfect kick then set up Slade for the game-winning try.

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