ENGLAND DOMINATED FROM THE OFF AS THEY SECURED A CONVINCING HOME WIN OVER FRANCE IN THE SIX NATIONS
England: OWEN FARRELL – A captain’s knock. Consistent with the boot, reliable in defence and topped off his performance with a try. He also impressively ran (METRES) and made eight tackles for good measure.
A mention, too, for Jonny May, whose 30-minute hat-trick helped set the tone for England’s dominance.
I hate him but Owen Farrell is probably the best 10 in world rugby at the moment— Nathan James (@NathanJames259) February 10, 2019
Wouldn’t you just love to play in a team with Owen Farrell … 100% all the time, drives the team on … name a better player on the planet at the moment?— Paul Morgan (@PaulMorganrugby) February 10, 2019
Owen Farrell is different class. Say it every game but he never fails #GuinnessSixNations— SjH (@S_J_H____) February 10, 2019
France: DEMBA BAMBA
Difficult to pick a ‘best’ performer from an underwhelming France performance, but 20-year-old Demba Bamba deserves more credit than most.
The prop remarkably plays for CA Brive in France’s second tier, on loan from Top 14 play-off contenders, Lyon. He made four runs, beating two defenders – more than any of his fellow forwards – and managed six tackles with no misses.