RUCK’s Six Nations team of the weekend: Who made a name for themselves and who was the villain? We give our expert view of the second round.
15. Jordan Larmour (Ireland): Scored a wonderful opening try for the Irish. His step is like old age. You see it coming, but there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. 65 metres made from his 16 carries, beating four defenders.
14. Andrew Conway (Ireland): Capped a fine all-round display by scoring Ireland’s final try. Wales found him hard to handle. Also pulled off an incredible banana kick.
This gorgeous banana kick from Andrew Conway pic.twitter.com/2P0EgqjBdn— EK Rugby Analysis (@ek_rugby) February 8, 2020
13. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland): Emphatically answered questions about playing at 13. Nice offloads in the first half and gave Tompkins a torrid time before departing to HIA.
Robbie Henshaw plays fiddle, accordian, piano, and guitar, and tears it up in the midfield in international rugby for Ireland. I deeply regret being straight.— Eoin Ronan (@EoinRonan_) February 8, 2020
12. Sam Johnson (Scotland): Carried hard and fast and coming off second best in contact on more than one occasion didn’t dampen his ambition.
11. Teddy Thomas (France): Took his early try well, thanks to a great kick and some clever blocking by Vincent. The weather meant it wasn’t a week where wingers could shine.
TRY!— BBC Rugby Union (@bbcrugbyunion) February 9, 2020
A flying start for France as Teddy Thomas extends the lead. Ntamack's conversion attempt drifts wide as the wind picks up at the Stade de France.
Watch #FRAvITA live on @BBCOne: https://t.co/AZZ2LxgLMU#bbcrugby #SixNations pic.twitter.com/fuZg8iOE7j
10. Johnny Sexton (Ireland): The heartbeat of this Irish side. Recovered from a horrible shank on his first conversion to lead the side to an important victory.
9. Antoine Dupont (France): Makes France tick. The diminutive playmakers break in the 17th minute directly led to a try for his captain, Charles Ollivon. He’s the form 9 in the world rugby.