Six Nations 2018 team of the weekend: Teddy Thomas, Jonny May and Owen Farrell star in round two

Who stood out on the second weekend of the Six Nations championship?

Jack de Menezes
Sunday 11 February 2018 19:10
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With the second round of the Six Nations in the bag, Ireland and England remain in contention for the Grand Slam after recording important victories at home, while Wales saw their hopes suffer a major setback and Scotland got back on track with a narrow win over France.

Both Italy and France compounded their losing starts with consecutive defeats to extinguish any hopes of challenging for the title, although for the second week in succession Les Bleus suffered an agonising late defeat – though claimed a bonus point due to the 32-26 loss at Murrayfield.

However, the drama was just as tense on Saturday in London as England recorded a hard-fought 12-6 victory over rivals Wales to maintain their winning start to the campaign, with Jonny May scoring two tries at Twickenham in a nail-biting finale.

Ireland kicked off the weekend with an emphatic 56-19 win over Italy that leaves Conor O’Shea’s side rooted to the bottom of the table, and the landslide victory was enough to send the Irish top of the table on points difference ahead of England by the slim margin of two.

So who made our Six Nations team of the weekend for round two?

Click on the gallery above to find out.

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