Saturday 16 December 2017

English newspaper selects three Scots but no Irish player in their 'Team of the Six Nations'

Conor Murray was unlucky to miss out
Conor Murray was unlucky to miss out Newsdesk Newsdesk

Not one Irish was worthy of making a combined Six Nations selection based on performance, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Ireland and Italy are omitted completely from Mick Cleary's selection with the XV consisting of seven English, four Welsh, three Scottish players and French skipper Guilhem Guirado.

Greig Laidlaw is chosen ahead of Conor Murray, despite the Munster man crossing the try line on three occasions, while others who were unlucky to miss out were Jonathan Sexton, CJ Stander and Jack McGrath.

Here is the Daily Telegraph team in full:

15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

14. George North (Wales)

13. Jonathan Davies (Wales)

12. Jamie Roberts (Wales)

11. Anthony Watson (England)

10. Owen Farrell (England)

9. Greig Laidlaw (Scotland.

1. Rob Evans (Wales)

2. Guilhem Guirado (France)

3. WP Nel (Scotland)

4. George Kruis (England)

5. Maro itoje (England)

6. Chris Robshaw (England)

7. James Haskell (England)

8. Billy Vunipola (England)

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