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'Brutal in Dublin' - Jeremy Guscott wasn't that impressed by Ireland on Saturday

Ireland had the smallest representation of all the Six Nations sides in his Team of the Week.

BBC pundit and ex-England international Jeremy Guscott.
BBC pundit and ex-England international Jeremy Guscott.
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JEREMY GUSCOTT HAS never seemed like a massive fan of the Irish rugby team and Saturday’s Six Nations win over France did little to change that.

Admittedly it wasn’t a memorable Irish performance by any means, but it does keep Joe Schmidt’s side well on track to win consecutive championships.

The game was “Brutal in Dublin” according to Guscott, who found room for Jonathan Sexton as the only Irish player in his BBC Team of the Week.

Despite losing to Ireland, France had two players in Guscott’s team, which also featured five players from Wales, two each from England and Scotland, and even three from Italy, who suffered a 30-point defeat at Twickenham.

Ireland welcome England to the Aviva Stadium a week on Sunday, and although Guscott seems to believe that home advantage could tip the result in our favour, the former England centre reckons they “probably have a few more X-Factor players”.

Here’s Jeremy Guscott’s Six Nations Team of the Week…

Leigh Halfpenny (Wales), Yoann Huget (France), Luca Morisi (Italy), Alex Dunbar (Scotland), Jonathan Joseph (England), Jonathan Sexton (Ireland), Rory Kockott (France); Joe Marler (England), Ross Ford (Scotland), Aaron Jarvis, George Fabio Biagi (Italy), Alun Wyn Jones (Wales), Dan Lydiate (Wales), Sam Warburton (Wales), Sergio Parisse (Italy).

What are your thoughts on Guscott’s assessment of the weekend’s action?

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