Do you agree with our Six Nations team of the tournament?

We’ve crunched the numbers and this is the XV we’ve come up with.

One of the O'Connell's made our team of the tournament.
One of the O'Connell's made our team of the tournament.
Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

THE DUST HAS barely settled on Ireland’s defence of their Six Nations crown and already talk is turning to this year’s World Cup.

Before then, it’s worth looking back at the 2015 championship and the unenviable task of picking a team of the tournament.

After much debate around the water cooler — or on Whatsapp — this is the XV we’ve come up with and the fact it contains five Welsh, four Irish, four English and two French players reflects just how close this year’s championship was.

Disagree with our selections? Of course you do. Let us know who you’d have picked in the comments below. 

15. Leigh Halfpenny

Leigh Halfpenny kicks a penalty Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

14. Yoann Huget

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

13. Jonathan Joseph

Jonathan Joseph scores a try Source: Andrew Fosker/INPHO

12. Robbie Henshaw

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

11. Liam Williams

Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

10. George Ford

Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

9. Conor Murray

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

1.  Joe Marler

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

2. Guilhem Guirado

Source: Inpho/Billy Stickland

3. Dan Cole

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

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4. Alun Wyn Jones

Alun Wyn Jones drives for the line Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

5. Paul O’Connell

Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

6. Peter O’Mahony

Source: Inpho/Billy Stickland

7. Sam Warburton

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

8. Toby Faletau

Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO


16. Rory Best
17. Jack McGrath
18. Samson Lee
19. Luke Charteris
20. Sean O’Brien
21. Rhys Webb
22. Jonathan Sexton
23. Jamie Roberts

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