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Six Nations Team of the Tournament: Not one Irish player makes the cut as Wales and England dominate


Wales' Alun Wyn Jones celebrates completing the Grand Slam

Wales' Alun Wyn Jones celebrates completing the Grand Slam

Wales' Alun Wyn Jones celebrates completing the Grand Slam

The 2019 Guinness Six Nations drew to a close on Saturday with Wales claiming the title and a Grand Slam by beating Ireland in Cardiff.

It left them as clear winners from runners-up England, with Ireland finishing third, France fourth, Scotland fifth and Italy sixth.

Here is our team of the tournament.

15 - Liam Williams (Wales): World-class under the high ball and potent in attack, he hardly put a foot wrong.

14 - Josh Adams (Wales): Scored tries in successive games against Italy, England and Scotland, and continues to make rapid strides.

13 - Henry Slade (England): The classy Exeter centre made 12 clean breaks during the tournament and his kicking game was exemplary throughout.

12 - Manu Tuilagi (England): Back to his line-breaking, destructive best after prolonged injury misery. A huge midfield presence.

11 - Jonny May (England): Top try scorer in the competition with six touchdowns, including a brilliant early score in opener against Ireland. Deadly.

10 - Finn Russell (Scotland): It was an up and down Six Nations for Scotland, but Russell proved a constant. Created four tries and oozed ingenuity.

9 - Ben Youngs (England): Overtook Danny Care as England's most capped scrum-half during the tournament. A model of consistency.

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1 - Mako Vunipola (England): Featured in only one full game before injury struck, but what a performance it was, making a lung-busting 23 tackles against Ireland. Sensational player.

2 - Ken Owens (Wales): A dominant figure for Wales in an often under-rated pack, he showcased his experience, leadership and technical ability.

3 - Tomas Francis (Wales): One of Wales' most improved players during the Warren Gatland coaching reign. Developed into a high-class Test match tighthead prop.

4 - Adam Beard (Wales): Played 13, won 13 is Beard's remarkable record in a Wales shirt. Learning the Test match ropes rapidly and looks a star in the making.

5 - Alun Wyn Jones (Wales, capt): The Wales captain was an inspired, immeasurable force in a Grand Slam-winning team. Quite possibly his country's greatest player.

6 - Josh Navidi (Wales): Made 83 tackles during the competition and had a work-rate that few could match. Delivered performances out of the top drawer.

7 - Tom Curry (England): England have discovered an openside flanker of considerable all-round excellence. Topped the tackle chart with 86, and offered a dynamic presence.

8 - Billy Vunipola (England): Put his debilitating injury problems behind him to make a welcome and impressive Test match return. Huge for England's World Cup hopes.

Replacements: Jamie George (England), Rob Evans (Wales), Kyle Sinckler (England), George Kruis (England), Arthur Iturria (France), Antoine Dupont (France), Dan Biggar (Wales), Jayden Hayward (Italy).

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