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Six Nations Team of the Championship

Six Nations Team of the Championship: Jacob Whitehead selects his ‘dream team’ from a 2021 tournament full of excitement and drama

Jacob Whitehead selects his ‘dream team’ from the 2021 tournament

Six Nations Team of the Championship

Julien Marchand, Louis Rees-Zammit and Gael Fickou (left to right) all make the XV (Getty Images)

Six Nations Team of the Championship

The lack of crowds didn’t matter – this was one of the most exciting Six Nations ever.

We saw a Wales victory that looked unlikely six months ago, two famous Scottish away wins and a fall from grace for Eddie Jones’s England. Ireland showed signs of resurgence, France were a few minutes away from their own Grand Slam, but the less said about Italy the better.

Related: How Wales won the Six Nations

As for the British & Irish Lions, selection is looking very different than before the tournament given the performances of the past two months. So who would make a composite team of the 2021 tournament?

Six Nations Team of the Championship

15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland) 

Coming right at the start of the championship, we need to remember quite how good Hogg’s performances against England and Wales were.

This kick from Stuart Hogg… absolute nudge. #GuinnessSixNations pic.twitter.com/onQ6bIIUpY

— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) February 17, 2021

His counter-attacking qualities have always been self-evident, but captaincy seems to have rapidly developed his game management. Ran the win at Twickenham from full-back, while his kicking against France on Friday night was again sensational.

14. Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales) 

A breakout tournament for the Keith Jarrett of the 21st century. Single-handedly won the crucial game at Murrayfield with a delightful chip and gather – without that moment, Scotland would have won the title.

Put a bow on this and there's your Valentine's Day gift sorted – courtesy of @LouisReesZammit

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