The best starting XV from the players taking part in this year’s Six Nations
Over the next two months we are going to be spoiled by the best rugby players from the Northern Hemisphere but who are the best players in each position? We've had a go at naming them.
15. Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)
Mike Brown and Rob Kearney would feel justifiably aggrieved but Halfpenny's aerial prowess is strong and his place-kicking is the best in the world.
14. George North (Wales)
Rivals Israel Folau as one of the world's most dangerous player's with ball-in-hand. Lightning speed.
13. Mathieu Bastareaud (France)
The Toulon juggernaut is a monstrous presence by anyone's estimation. Built like a prop but moves like a wing. He lacks the subtlety to be one of the game's greats.
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12. Wesley Fofana (France)
As dangerous a broken field runner that exists right now. Steps beautifully off both feet and has a knack for sniffing out any chance for a try.
11. Simon Zebo (Ireland)
The Corkman can do anything. Zebo puts no limitations on his capabilities and showed at the weekend why he is a really potent finisher.
10. Jonny Sexton (Ireland)
The Racing Metro flyhalf will have a huge say in this tournament despite missing the game in Rome. He is the fulcrum of the Irish team and central to our chances.
9. Conor Murray (Ireland)
His availability is crucial for Joe Schmidt. With Reddan also a doubt with a knee injury, Isaac Boss experiencing indifferent form and Kieran Marmion lacking experience, Ireland need the northern hemisphere's form number 9 fit.
8. Sergio Parisse (Italy)
Jamie Heaslip and Billy Vunipola are undoubtedly world class but Sergio Parisse is one of the best forwards of the last 20 years. It would be a sin to omit him.
7. Chris Robshaw (England)
He divides opinion in England but there is no doubting his sheer physicality at the breakdown and his number of turnovers is impressive.
6. Thierry Dusatoir (France)
The France captain is one of the greatest competitors in the game. Completely selfless in defence and his tackle count often beggars belief.
5. Paul O'Connell (Ireland)
In 16 months time, this man will be retired and the game will have suffered a huge loss, not just Munster and Ireland.
4. Courtney Lawes (England)
Will miss the start of England's campaign but will certainly play a big role on his return. He is the first man offering himself in defence and is a brilliant lineout operator.
3. Samson Lee (Wales)
His presence has effectively ended the international career of Adam Jones. Made a big impression in the November internationals and will be known to most rugby fans by the end of this tournament.
2. Dylan Hartley (England)
A very controversial selection but when he puts away his elbow, shuts his mouth and keeps his hands for the ball, Hartley is a top class hooker and a great lineout thrower.
1. Cian Healy (Ireland)
Finds himself under pressure from Leinster team mate Jack McGrath in the Ireland setup but is a feared opponent.
I'm sure you don't agree with all the selections. Let us know your opinion and give us your best XV in the comments section below