No Irish or Italian players make the side, while six players from both England and France are selected in England legend Will Greenwood’s team of the Six Nations.
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Will Greenwood’s team:
Fullback: Anthony Bouthier (France)
“He was balanced and calm, and influential when he comes in as first or second receiver. Happy to counterattack and play with ball in hand, he glides rather than sprints.”
Winger: Jonny May (England)
“His aerial control now ranks as good as anyone, while we know all about his kick-chase, foot speed and power.”
Centre: Nick Tompkins (Wales)
“I have plumped for Tompkins, despite the fact he will be still be beating himself up over the intercept pass he threw to Ntamack, while he also fell off Jordan Larmour to allow the Irishman to score in round one.
“Apart from that, though, he has been sensational. All his carries were done with venom and he plays with his head up, as shown by the try Tipuric scored at Twickenham after Tompkins’ break.”
“He gave every midfield a tough time with ball in hand. He won turnovers, he made carries, metres and offloads. What a find.”
Centre: Owen Farrell (England)
“He was by no means perfect, but the skipper adds ballast, control, authority in the midfield.”
Winger: Elliot Daly (England)
“He looks back to his best physically and was much better under the high ball.”