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Seven non-Irish players have forced their way into The42's Six Nations Team of the Week

Most of them were Welsh.

Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

AT THIS STAGE of the Championship, big performances count for a lot in the chase for the title. So, after a weekend which brought a dominant display from Ireland and stunning away wins for Italy and Wales, we struggled to pick a player from a losing side in our Team of the Week.

In fact, for most positions we couldn’t look beyond the two teams that will do battle in Cardiff when the Six Nations resumes on March 13. Ireland and Wales are bang in form, and that game is set to be a thriller.

Here’s the cream of the crop from this weekend’s international action.

1. Gethin Jenkins

Gethin Jenkins and Morgan Parra Source: James Crombie/INPHO

2. Rory Best

Rory Best celebrates with Jared Payne after he side won a penalty

3. Mike Ross

Ireland's Mike Ross 1/3/2015

4. Alun Wyn Jones

Alun Wyn Jones speaks to referee Jaco Peyper Source: James Crombie/INPHO

5. Paul O’Connell

Jack Nowell with Paul OÕConnell and Rory Best Source: James Crombie/INPHO

6. Dan Lydiate

Sam Warburton celebrates with Dan Lydiate after the game Source: James Crombie/INPHO

7. Tommy O’Donnell

EnglandÕs James Haskell is tackled by IrelandÕs Jack McGrath Peter O'Mahony and Tommy OÕDonnell 1/3/2015

8. Sergio Parisse

Sergio Parisse kisses his partner Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

9. Conor Murray

Conor Murray makes a break Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

10. Jonathan Sexton

Jonathan Sexton tackles George Ford

11. Simon Zebo

Simon Zebo wins a high ball Source: Colm O'Neill/INPHO

12. Jamie Roberts

Jamie Roberts Source: James Crombie/INPHO

13. Robbie Henshaw

Robbie Henshaw scores a try despite Alex Goode Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

14. George North

George North Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

15. Leigh Halfpenny

Leigh Halfpenny Source: James Crombie/INPHO

That’s our XV, who would you choose?

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