Round 3: Six Nations team of the week - Scotland dominate our XV

Round 3: Six Nations team of the week – Scotland dominate our XV

Fly-half: Finn Russell – Scotland

What a way to answer his critics. Everyone knows what you get with Russell, but this was certainly one of his good days and his footwork with the ball in hand and ability to unlock the English defence at will won the day. One low point when he passed to Hogg when a kick had been called, but apart from that it was a very good display.

Scrum-half: Maxime Machenaud – France

Arguably could have won the MOTM award tonight as his fantastic goal-kicking kept France in the lead. Ran the game well, moving his forwards around the field. Good box kicking turned Italy on their heels.

Prop: Cian Healy – Ireland

Prising the starting jersey away from Jack McGrath might just be the achievement of an already great career; his 54th minute try broke Wales and 15 other carries for 12 gruesome metres keeps him in possession of number one.

Hooker: Stuart McInally – Scotland

Solid darts from the 27-year-old who chipped in with 10 tackles and one incisive run that eventually led to Sean Maitland’s try. Honourable mention to Leonardo Ghiraldini who made 20 tackles in another loss for Conor O’Shea’s Italy.

Prop: Jefferson Poirot – France

The Bordeaux-Begles man was widely tipped to be a great addition to the French scrum during the week. He did not disappoint as they put it up to a strong Italian pack.


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