Advertisement
Thursday 9 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C
# dream team
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)

Sport - 2015 Christmas Package PA Wire / PA Images PA Wire / PA Images / PA Images

14. Jack Nowell (England)

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

13. Wesley Fofana (France)

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2015 - Pool D - France v Canada - stadium:mk PA Archive / Press Association Images PA Archive / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

12. Robbie Henshaw (Ireland)

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2015 - Quarter Final - Ireland v Argentina - Millennium Stadium GLYN KIRK GLYN KIRK

11. George North (Wales)

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2015 - Quarter Final - South Africa v Wales - Twickenham PA Archive / Press Association Images PA Archive / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

10. Johnny Sexton (Ireland)

Britain Rugby WCup France Ireland Alastair Grant Alastair Grant

9. Conor Murray (Ireland)

Britain Rugby WCup Ireland Italy AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

8. Sergio Parisse (Italy)

Rugby Union - 2015 RBS Six Nations - England v Italy - Twickenham David Davies David Davies

7. Sam Warburton (Wales)

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2015 - Quarter Final - South Africa v Wales - Twickenham PA Archive / Press Association Images PA Archive / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

6. Sean O’Brien (Ireland)

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

5. Alun-Wyn Jones (Wales)

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

Exclusive Six
Nations Analysis

Get Murray Kinsella’s exclusive analysis of Ireland’s Six Nations campaign this spring

Become a Member

4. Joe Launchbury (England)

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2015 - Pool A - England v Australia - Twickenham PA Wire / PA Images PA Wire / PA Images / PA Images

3. Dan Cole (England)

Rugby Union - 2015 RBS 6 Nations - England v Scotland - Twickenham Mike Egerton Mike Egerton

2. Rory Best (Ireland)

Britain Rugby WCup Ireland Argentina AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

1. Eddy Ben Arous (France)

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2015 - Pool D - France v Canada - stadium:mk PA Wire / PA Images PA Wire / PA Images / PA Images

What do you think of our team? Who would you have included in the XV?

Leinster’s promising Ryan the latest Ireland U20s captain from Michael’s

Analysis: Connacht’s pack beautifully cohesive to demolish the Scarlets

Your Voice
Readers Comments
50