Find out who makes the cut after Round Five


It is time to pick our Six Nations Team of the Round after the dust has settled on the fifth and final Round of the Guinness Six Nations with Ireland claiming the Grand Slam.

Andy Farrell’s men overcame a battling 14-man England to seal a clean sweep in the capital for the first time ever.

France finished second after a bonus-point win over Wales while Scotland secured third after surviving a huge scare against Italy before rounding off with a superb bonus-point try with the clock in the red.

Here are our selections for the Six Nations Team of the Round.

Six Nations Team of the Round – The Backs

15. Thomas Ramos – France

Ramos has been in fine fettle off the tee and in general play, culminating with two try assists and 16 points against Wales. The Toulouse man has been nominated for Player of the Championship.

14. Damian Penaud – France

The Clermont winger just really knows how to score tries. And lots of them. Two more came against Warren Gatland’s side.

13. Bundee Aki – Ireland

A ferocious display when Ireland needed it most having lost Garry Ringrose for the big one. Seven tackles and 15 carries for 77 metres.

12. Romain Ntamack – France

By far his best display of the tournament, Ntamack had Les Bleus fizzing in Paris and was so impressive that we had to find a space for him in this side by pushing him out one to 12.

11. Duhan van der Merwe – Scotland

Flew through the air for an outrageous finish in the corner and can’t stop beating defenders.

10. Blair Kinghorn – Scotland

More versatile than a Swiss Army Knife. Kinghorn’s hat-trick won Scotland the game.

9. Antoine Dupont – France

That pass to Penaud.

Six Nations Team of the Round – The Forwards

1. Cyril Baille – France

Great work rate with six carries for 34 metres and eight tackles in a 50-minute performance.

2. Dan Sheehan – Ireland

A two-try hero when it mattered most for the Men in Green. Ireland’s only concern is his ability to stay fit for the World Cup.

3. Zander Fagerson – Scotland

Some 11 tackles and nine carries in 70 minutes of work.

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4. Ryan Baird – Ireland

Crazy to think he’s not even first choice but Baird was brilliant against England, making 12 carries, breaking three tackles and making 11 of his own in defence.

5. James Ryan – Ireland

Capped off a stellar tournament with another high end display. Lineout king and utter grafter, frankly it’s criminal (back bias) he is not up for Player of the Championship.

6. Francois Cros – France

Only a team as good as France could not feel the loss of Anthony Jelonch. Cros has been quietly superb since coming into the starting XV, making 18 tackles against Wales.

7. Jack Willis – England

Needed a response after being blown off the park by the France back-row, and Willis delivered in Dublin with 22 tackles epitomising a ferocious defensive effort. Slightly unlucky to see yellow late on.

8. Jack Dempsey – Scotland

The Scottish Aussie has made quite the impact in this championship, forcing his way into the starting team and winning Player of the Match against Italy courtesy of some mind-blowing stats. He carried 12 times for 80 metres and made an eye-watering 23 tackles against the Azzurri.

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