We take a look at the top performers from the second round of action in the 2016 RBS Six Nations, and select our team of the round…
It was hardly a stellar weekend of full back play, so Medard clinches the spot this week after a fantastic try that stood out in an otherwise dour game against Ireland.
It’s the game Welsh fans have been waiting some time for, but North looked somewhere back to his best after an impressive run out against Scotland that included a trademark try.
A huge last ditch tackle and try aside, Taylor was fantastic in the midfield for Scotland and will be hard to drop now, even if Matt Scott is back fit for their next game.
If Roberts can continue his current run of form, then he is pretty much nailed on for the Lions 12 shirt given his performances so far during the Six Nations.
Another star performer for Scotland, Seymour put in a huge shift, chasing hard, competing well in the air and scored a try off a Finn Russell chip to boot.
Russell put the disappointment of his performance last weekend behind him to control the game well in Cardiff, putting in some fantastic kicks to keep Wales pinned back.
Coming on off the bench, Care livened up England’s attacking play and did more than enough to put himself firmly under consideration to start next time around.
If Italy could just find another 14 Sergio Parisse’s, they would no doubt be in with a serious shot at World Cup glory next time around.
The Scotland openside was at his industrious best in Cardiff, putting in a huge shift, competing at the breakdown and helping link up play with the backs.
The young French flanker is already exerting himself on the international game, and looks to be an exciting prospect for Les Bleus.
Is there anyone in the world better at defending driving mauls? Charteris put in another impressive shift for Wales and has now firmly cemented his place in the starting XV.
Kruis is currently in the best form of his life, and has now ensured he is England’s first choice second row after another impressive performance against Italy.
The scrums were a bit of a gamble this weekend, however for the most part Lee proved why he is just about Wales’ most important player right now.
The French captain was everywhere against Ireland this weekend with his performance being perfectly summed up by the huge (just about legal) hit he put on Dave Kearney.
Loosehead was a much harder decision this weekend given the scrum lottery, but Evans looked to be just about the most solid option out there.
Special mentions – Jonathan Joseph, Michele Campagnaro, Taulupe Faletau, Greig Laidlaw