England v Italy - RBS Six Nations

We take a look at the top performers from the second round of action in the 2015 Six Nations and select our best XV…

15.Stuart Hogg

Hogg was in magnificent form once again, against Wales this time, scoring one try and being heavily involved in open play for Scotland.

14.Yoann Huget

France’s backline may have stuttered once more, however Huget had a busy afternoon, coming in off his wing and trying to make something happen.

13.Jonathan Joseph

Joseph was the stand-out player of the round with two tries and an impressive all round performance to help England to victory.

12.Luca Morisi

Morisi ensured that Italy did not miss the injured Michelle Campagnaro too much with a quality try and solid all round performance.

11.Liam Williams

There had been a huge cry to include Williams last week, this time around he ensured he justified his place and should start again next time.


10.Johnny Sexton

Sexton wasn’t quite at his best in open play after 12 weeks out, however his tactical display was spot on and ensured an Irish victory.

9.Rhys Webb

Webb had a solid game for Wales and looked dangerous throughout, keeping the tempo high and posing a constant threat around the breakdown.

8.Sergio Parisse

Parisse was heavily involved in much of Italy’s best play throughout the game against England and scored his sides opening try.

7.Blair Cowan

Like any good openside, Cowan was a constant menace throughout the game against Wales and carried well for Scotland.

6.James Haskell

Haskell put in another stand-out performance for England making plenty of tackles and carrying the ball well against Italy.


5.Alun Wyn Jones

Jones is one of those players who never seems to have a bad game, and was an important player for Wales once more this weekend.

4.Paul O’Connell

Much like Jones for Wales, O’Connell is the key man in the Irish pack and put in another big shift against France in Dublin.

3.Geoff Cross

Cross was a menace at the breakdown and enjoyed dominance in the scrum during the first half in the absence of Euan Murray.

2.Rory Best

Best may have spent 10 minutes in the bin in Dublin this weekend, however he largely impressed in a weekend where there were few stand-out hookers.

1.Eddy Ben Arous

Ben Arous was promoted from the bench this weekend to great effect as he dominated in the scrum for France.

Agree with our selections? If not who makes your side?