Tuesday 20 February 2018

Ireland lead the way with five players in the official Six Nations team of the week

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

For the second week in-a-row, Paddy Jackson's performance has earned him a spot in the statistics-based Six Nations team of the week.

Compiled by Accenture, the official selection goes purely by the numbers - with five Irish stars getting the nod after week two.

CJ Stander, Paddy Jackson, Simon Zebo, Garry Ringrose and Keith Earls all made the selection, which means that Ireland have the most players in the team for the second straight week.

England had the second most players involved with four, then France with three, Wales with two and Scotland with just one.

Here is the team in full:

15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

14. Keith Earls (Ireland)

13. Garry Ringrose (Ireland)

12. Gael Fickou (France)

11. Simon Zebo (Ireland)

10. Paddy Jackson (Ireland)

9. Rhys Webb (Wales)

1. Joe Marler (England)

2. Ken Owens (Wales)

3. Dan Cole (England)

4. Joe Launchbury (England)

5. Courtney Lawes (England)

6. CJ Stander (Ireland)

7. Kevin Gourdon (France)

8. Louis Picamoles (France)

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