With just three days to go until the 2013 RBS Six Nations kicks off, we at The Rugby Blog have been hard at work debating and arguing about who to pick in our fantasy line-ups. Despite rehashing our teams many times, and Hutch’s insistence that he can’t find ‘Jamie Joseph’ on the list, we’ve settled on the selections below.
A few interesting trends have emerged. Dan Cole has one front row spot locked down, as does Cian Healy (almost). Despite France’s selection policy being about as reliable as a London bus, and the fact he may be injured for the first game, we have all plumped for giant Louis Picamoles in the back row. Johnny Sexton is a popular choice to partner Morgan Parra at half-back, and Jon Davies has been strongly backed in the centres. Manu Tuilagi’s injury has meant some late reshuffling, with French wrecking-ball Mathieu Bastareaud a risky option taken by a few – Billy Twelvetrees, in line for his debut, is another option. Finally in the back three, Wesley Fofana is almost an ever-present as he looks to continue his fine form.
With a few team announcements left to be made, these picks could be subject to a few late changes. However, barring injuries, most of those selected will be confident of starting.
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