- 4. Tadhg Beirne (Ireland) – I think Beirne has had two good games for Ireland and I think he’s benefited greatly from having Paul O’Connell on the coaching staff.
- 5. Maro Itoje (England) – He gave a lot of penalties away against Scotland which is back to what he was doing a couple of years back, but he was much better against Italy on Saturday
- 6. Jamie Ritchie (Scotland) – Didn’t play at the weekend, but he would be my frontline player.
- 7. Hamish Watson (Scotland) – The flanker is my openside, without a doubt.
- 8. Taulupe Faletau (Wales) – He is my No 8. I thought he played well at the weekend, and the longer the game went on the better he got.