Four Italians! Stephen Jones' team of the Six Nations is very Stephen Jonesy

The Sunday Times writer was in great form this morning.

Jones in a file photo, preparing to deliver a searing hot take.
Jones in a file photo, preparing to deliver a searing hot take.
Image: Billy Stickland/INPHO

TEAM OF THE tournament selections are the most subjective thing in sports. Especially in this Six Nations, you could go through every position 1-15 and make an argument for two or three players.

But Stephen Jones, the Sunday Times rugby writer who always riles Irish fans with his hot takes, has picked a beautifully divisive team in today’s paper.

How he managed to squeeze in four Italians, we will never know…

15. Halfpenny (Wales)

14. Sarto (Italy)

13. Joseph (England)

12. Henshaw (Ireland)

11. Nowell (England)

10. Ford (England)

9. Gori (Italy)

1. Marler (England)

2. Ghiraldini (Italy)

3. Mas (France)

4. AW Jones (Wales)

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5. Charteris (Wales)

6. O’Mahony (Ireland)

7. Warburton (Wales)

8. Parisse (Italy)

No O’Connell is eyebrow raising but as Neil Tracey pointed out, the inclusion of Mas is a fairly ridiculous.

For what its worth, here is The42′s effort…

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