Six Nations 2014: Jonathan Davies’s Team of a Week

The second turn of Six Nations matches helped to arrange out a contenders from a also-rans, with Ireland and France progressing 100% starts while Scotland and Italy suffered second defeats.

Ireland followed adult their opening win over Scotland by

brushing aside fortifying champions Wales

with startling palliate in Dublin.

England recovered from their first-day better in Paris with an equally

comfortable feat over Scotland

to boost their possess pretension hopes.

But France sojourn a usually other side detached from Ireland who can win a Grand Slam after

dispatching Italy in Paris.

The misery of Wales and Scotland’s performances see conjunction nation yield any players for Jonathan Davies’s Team of a Week, that facilities 7 who are in it for the

second week running.


England full-back Mike Brown

Rob Kearney had an glorious diversion for Ireland, though Brown played good good again in formidable conditions during Murrayfield. He has carried on where he left off in a autumn: really plain in a air, a hazard when he runs a turn behind and scored a try for a second week in a row.

Did we know?

Brown done some-more metres (114 from 11 carries) than any other actor conflicting a 3 matches this weekend.


Andrew Trimble

Trimble didn’t have too many opportunities though showed what he could do with one side-stepping run off his wing past several Wales players that roughly brought a try, and chased any kick, that was critical in gripping a vigour on, given Ireland’s tactics.

Did we know?

Trimble was left out of Joe Schmidt’s initial 34-man patrol when a new manager took over for final autumn’s Tests. He done 63m with turn in palm conflicting Wales, second usually to Rob Kearney (79m).


England centre Luther Burrell

Burrell might be new to Test rugby though he ran some good lines and was rewarded with another try from a well-timed run on a angle. He scarcely scored again, and seems to be training fast during this level.

Did we know?

Burrell had his initial ambience of general rugby

playing Sevens for a West Indies

(his father Geoff is Jamaican) while he was out on loan during Championship side Rotherham.


France centre Wesley Fofana dives over to measure conflicting Italy

Stamped his category on a diversion in Paris with a good taken try. He also claimed a interception that led to France’s third try, and shielded good when a Italians threatened.

Did we know?

Fofana has now scored 7 tries in 12 Six Nations games given his entrance in 2012. He done some-more metres (95) than any other French actor conflicting Italy, from usually 8 touches of a ball.


England wing Jonny May

May carried a turn good and looked a risk any time he cut behind in off his left wing. An fugitive runner, it will be engaging to see him on a dry day during Twickenham, as he clearly has a gait to difficulty sides.

Did we know?

May was personification conflicting Scotland usually a week after violation his nose conflicting France. He was second usually to Mike Brown in terms of metres done (80) during Murrayfield.


Jonny Sexton

Owen Farrell did good for England again though Sexton put on a tactical master-class conflicting Wales, quite in a initial half. Against Scotland we saw how his using diversion can be a disproportion though a correctness of his kicking kept Wales pinned behind on their heels.

Did we know?

Sexton has nailed 10 of his 12 kicks during idea in this Six Nations (83%). His 333 Test points put him third on Ireland’s all-time list, behind Ronan O’Gara (1,083) and David Humphreys (560).


Danny Care

He usually carried on from where he left off conflicting France a prior week. Knocked over a intelligent early drop-goal, combined Burrell’s try after a forwards had put him in position, and set a dash for England. Also done his satisfactory share of tackles (nine).

Did we know?

Care was

part of Sheffield Wednesday’s academy

before branch his behind on football as a 14-year-old. He finished adult during Leeds, when stream England manager Stuart Lancaster was in charge.


Cian Healy

Angela De Marchi had a clever diversion for Italy though a Leinster loose-head was plain in a scrum, partial of a good Irish mauling section that brought dual tries and was good around a park with several clever charges.

Did we know?

Healy has missed usually one of Ireland’s 22 Six Nations matches given his entrance during a start of a 2010 debate – final year’s diversion conflicting Scotland, after he was

banned for stamping.


England harlot Dylan Hartley

Hartley had another clever all-round game. He was unblemished during a set-pieces, carried a turn good and was partial of an considerable England container that strangled a life out of Scotland.

Did we know?

England had a 100% success rate from 20 line-outs in a 70 mins Hartley was on a margin conflicting Scotland. They mislaid dual out of 4 after he went off.


Italy column Martin Castrogiovanni

‘Castro’ done his participation felt in a initial half conflicting France, popping his conflicting series Thomas Domingo out of a scrum as Italy won a integrate of penalties during scrum-time. His work-rate around a margin was good too [he was Italy’s joint-top tackler with 10].

Did we know?

Castrogiovanni and Sergio Parisse assimilated Andrea Lo Cicero as Italy’s many capped player, personification in their 103rd Tests conflicting France. They are among 5 Italians to have won some-more than 100 caps.


Ireland close Paul O'Connell takes a line-out

He done a outrageous disproportion to a Irish opening after blank a win over Scotland. Instrumental in a dual catch-and-drive line-outs that led to Ireland’s tries, he helped lift a power of those around him.

Did we know?

Despite withdrawal a margin after 54 minutes, O’Connell was Ireland’s third top tackler with 10, behind Jamie Heaslip (12) and Chris Henry (11).


Courtney Lawes

Another widespread arrangement from a Northampton lock, who put himself about to good effect. He was unblemished during a line-out and played a large partial in messing adult Scotland’s turn as well. Also carried a turn good and is starting to demeanour like a actor everybody suspicion he would be.

Did we know?

Lawes has won some-more line-outs (14) than any other actor to date in this year’s Six Nations. He took 11 during Murrayfield, and also carried a turn 11 times.


Ireland flanker Peter O'Mahony

Man of a compare conflicting Wales, he was a widespread figure during a tackle area, where he got over a turn and forced several turnovers and penalties. Was clearly pumped adult for it and did all a nitty-gritty things that authorised Ireland to win so absolutely in a end.

Did we know?

O’Mahony, still usually 24, led Ireland on their North American debate final summer while comparison players were divided with a British and Irish Lions and also took over a captaincy of Munster this season.


England flanker Chris Robshaw

The England captain was partial of a really certain opening in wily conditions during Murrayfield and put in another large 80-minute shift, creation his tackles, joining adult play and marshalling a infantry well.

Did we know?

Robshaw has carried a Calcutta Cup after any of his 3 Tests conflicting Scotland. He done 13 tackles during Murrayfield, second usually to fly-half Owen Farrell (14) for England.


Billy Vunipola

Louise Picamoles put in a decent change for France though this man is usually an overwhelming ball-carrier. He creates yardage by a heaviest traffic, and has copiousness of ability to go with it too. One offload turn a behind of a Scottish actor was high class.

Did we know?

Vunipola carried a turn some-more times (16) than any actor during this weekend’s matches. Only Sergio Parisse (34, to Vunipola’s 33) has done some-more carries conflicting a initial dual rounds of fixtures.

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