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RUCK’s 2024 Six Nations team of the week: Round One

10. Finn Russell (Scotland)

Planet Rugby 8/10: “An absolute masterclass in the first half as he bossed proceedings with his cultured boot and sublime running game. That extended into the early knockings of the second half as he assisted Van der Merwe’s two scores.”

09. Jamison Gibson-Park (Ireland)

Rugby Pass 8.5/10: “Gibson-Park’s quick decision-making and sharp passing dictated the pace of the game, keeping the French defense guessing. Took his 17th minute try with aplomb.”

Balls 8/10: “Kept the pace of the game above what France are used too.  Got over for his 6th international try in the first quarter with a great inside support line.”

01. Pierre Schoeman (Scotland)

Rugby Pass 7/10: “Averaged 15.7 carries in last year’s Championship, more than any other player. Only managed three here, but one saw him power over from close range for his fourth Test try, and had made 15 tackles when he departed after 62 minutes.”

02. Dan Sheehan (Ireland)

Balls 8/10: “Nailed his lineout throws to give Ireland a great platform to attack. Got over for the Bonus Point try in a well taken try from a dominant maul.  Ireland’s top tackler with 11 Tackles / 7 ball carries. “

03. Uini Atonio (France)

Telegraph 8/10: “France’s leading light. Some of the defensive shots were thunderous – and legal – and his scrummaging was faultless.”