SIX NATIONS: WE PICK OUR GREATEST XV
Here we go, another year and another exiting 7 weeks of Six Nations drama ahead.
We head into this years action by revealing our greatest Six Nations team. We've kept our Irish bias out of this one and will be announcing a few players at a time so please keep your eyes peeled on this article to see what you think.
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15. JASON ROBINSON
An England legend and World Cup winner, Robinson had it all. While he wasn't the tallest, he had bags of attacking talent.
ON THE BENCH: Stuart Hogg, Leigh Halfpenny
14. SHANE WILLIAMS
Another household name. A sharp winger with electric pace who finds himself 4th on the list of top international try scorers.
ON THE BENCH: George North, Vincent Clerc
13. BRIAN O'DRISCOLL
Arguably the greatest ever, the Irishman is the first of our centers. An absolute warrior in the midfield and with an international careers spanning over 15 years, O'Driscoll will captain our team.
ON THE BENCH: Will Greenwood, Johnathan Davies
12. YANNICK JAUZION
The Frenchman graced the field in the early 2000's. He was a powerful runner in the midfield with a touch of class.
ON THE BENCH: Mike Tindall
11. TOMMY BOWE
A tough call on the other wing, but we've gone with Tommy Bowe who finished his career in 2017.
ON THE BENCH: Cédric Heymans
10. JONNY WILKINSON
Who else could it really be? We thought about Sexton but how could you look past the man who kicked England to victory in the Rugby World Cup 2003 final
ON THE BENCH: Johnny Sexton, Ronan O'Gara
9. GARETH EDWARDS
Taking this one back a few generations Edwards was the completed package and once voted in a list of 'The Greatest Ever Rugby Players'.
ON THE BENCH: Mike Phillips, Dimitri Yachvili, Matt Dawson
1. GETHIN JENKINS
Three Grand Slam titles, three Lions tours and the most capped welsh player. A must in our Six Nations greatest XV.
ON THE BENCH: Jason Leonard
2. KIETH WOOD
A standout performer for the Irish over 4 Six Nations campaigns. In 2001 Wood won the IRB players of the year.
ON THE BENCH: Raphaël Ibañez
3. ADAM JONES
Another Welshman in the front row. Like Jenkins we was part of three Grand Slam winning sides.
ON THE BENCH: Martin Castrogiovanni, Tadhg Furlong
4. MARTIN JOHNSON
The man who led England to the World Cup in 2003 is regarded as one of the best locks to take to the field.
ON THE BENCH: Alun Wyn Jones
5. PAUL O'CONNELL
A three time Six Nations winner played 108 times for his country.
ON THE BENCH: Maro Itoje
6. LAWRENCE DALLAGLIO
Although he played mostly at number 8 we just couldn't leave this man out. An absolute leader and warrior on the pitch
ON THE BENCH: Richard Hill, Sean O’Brien
7. SAM WARBURTON
A quality man both on and off the field. He also captained two Lions tours in 2013 and 2017
ON THE BENCH: Serge Betsen, David Wallace
8. SERGIO PARISSE
A In a struggling Italy team this man was always the standout. A class player and a complete number 8.
ON THE BENCH: Sébastien Chabal, Taulupe Faletau