1 – Jack McGrath (Ireland)
Ireland are blessed to have such talent as McGrath and Healy which they can just rotate around, McGrath easily bossed the Italians scrum-wise and turned up a few times in the red zone to pick-and-go.
2 – Stuart McInally (Scotland)
The Edinburgh hooker always troubled the French defence with his abrasive ball-carrying and was spot-on in terms of set-piece.
3 – Simon Berghan (Scotland)
This is harsh on Ireland’s Andrew Porter who played well for the injured Furlong, but Berghan certainly redeemed himself from his ban and carried hard all day and tried his best to uphold the French at scrum time.
4 – Joe Launchbury (England)
Once again showed Warren Gatland that he should have been on not only the Lions Tour in New Zealand but the Australian one before it too with some stellar ball-carrying, a basketball-style catch and a superb offload to set up Jonny May for his 2nd try.
5 – Jonny Gray (Scotland)
At the forefront of Scottish attack, carrying all day long including a powerful surge in the lead up to Maitland’s try and hardly missed a tackle. Great stuff from the Glaswegian.
6 – Aaron Shingler (Wales)
Despite being on the loosing side, Shingler is continuing his impressive form and was troublesome for England in defence with his powerful carries and one very good linebreak.
7 – Sam Underhill (England)
That tackle on Scott Williams will forever be edged into England rugby folklore, such strength from the flanker, and his hard-tackling also denied the Welsh momentum in the later stages of the game.
8 – Ryan Wilson (Scotland)
Worked hard in attack as he carried meaningfully for his entire tenure and also played well in defence too.
9 – Conor Murray (Ireland)
Man-of-the-match in a no-surprise dominant victory over a spirited Italians, his try was undeniably a very good team try and his delivery off the base and box-kicking was his usual high standard.
10 – Tommaso Allan (Italy)
One of Italy’s form players, Allan finished the end of a beautiful Azzuri move and also was on hand in terms of kicking, slotting 2/3 kicks.
11 – Jonny May (England)
Made the most metres of any England player, showed raw gas to gather Owen Farrell’s punt to score his (surprisingly) 1st ever Six Nations try and bagged his second by reading Launchbury’s offload to perfection.
12 – Bundee Aki (Ireland)
A couple of handling mistakes can be forgiven from the powerful centre as he bulldozed his way over the white line to score his a try and goose-stepped the Azzuri defence and put on the afterburners to set up Keith Earls.
13 – Huw Jones (Scotland)
The Glasgow Warrior has gathered an impressive strike rate for the Scots, scoring 8 tries in 13 matches and his try on Sunday was unquestionably a superb one, running a magnificent line to carve up the French and bag the try.
14 – Keith Earls (Ireland)
Converted a scintillating Aki break by finishing well in the corner and showed upmost passion and determination, as well as pace, to tackle Mattia Bellini and stop the Italians from getting a bonus-point score.
15 – Mike Brown (England)
Brown was at his best in the air on Saturday, only one gather dropped in what was another assured performance from a guy who may not score tries on every counterattack but is a vital team player and one that gels it together.
By Jacob Bassford