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Do you agree with The42's composite Six Nations team?

Five Irishmen are included in this year’s selection.

THE 2016 SIX NATIONS is just days away and this year’s championship is as intriguing as ever.

How will Ireland fare in their first outings since the World Cup and without the talismanic presence of Paul O’Connell? How will England and France go under their new coaches and can Italy and Scotland improve on their recent showings off the back of encouraging World Cup campaigns?

The talking is very nearly over with the action set to begin this weekend – but there’s still time for us to select our composite Six Nations XV. It’s sure to spark a debate so comment below with your selections.

15. Mike Brown (England)

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14. Jack Nowell (England)

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2015 - Pool A - England v Uruguay - City of Manchester Stadium Source: Nigel French

13. Wesley Fofana (France)

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12. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)

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11. George North (Wales)

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10. Johnny Sexton (Ireland)

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9. Conor Murray (Ireland)

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8. Sergio Parisse (Italy)

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7. Sam Warburton (Wales)

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6. Sean O’Brien (Ireland)

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2015 - Pool D - France v Ireland - Millennium Stadium Source: David Davies

5. Alun-Wyn Jones (Wales)

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2015 - Pool A - England v Wales - Twickenham Stadium Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

4. Joe Launchbury (England)

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3. Dan Cole (England)

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2. Rory Best (Ireland)

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1. Eddy Ben Arous (France)

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