Round 4: Six Nations team of the week – Ireland dominate our XV

Round 4: Six Nations team of the week – Ireland dominate our XV

Prop: CIAN HEALY – Ireland

The prop forward was a linchpin of the Irish scrum that gained parity throughout and defended well


Hooker: GUILHEM GUIRADO – France

An important figure in the set piece and loose; led by example with another wholehearted display of heavy industry.


Prop: TADHG FURLONG – Ireland

A fine shift on his return from hamstring trouble shored up Ireland’s scrum.


Lock: JAMES RYAN – Ireland 

His 7th cap but he looks born to international rugby. Ireland’s top ball carrier with 15, along with being the top tackler on 13. Fumbled a 9th minute pass backwards and knocked on in the 37thminute, but these are minor aberrations in a fine performance.


Lock: JONNY GRAY – Scotland

A typical hard-working performance from the Glasgow man as he did the dirty work he enjoys so much.


Flanker: COURTNEY LAWES – England

Important figure in lineouts and after Hughes left he was England’s best ball-carrier before going to the second row.


Flanker: YACOUBA CAMARA – France

He made some rampaging runs in the first half and gave the English back row an uncomfortable evening.


Number 8: TAULUPE FALETAU – Wales

A decent first outing as skipper. Hit Tomasso Allan so hard with one tackle that were the Italian a car he would have needed a panel or two replacing. Some good carrying in the second half and successfully coaxed his side past the winning post.


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