UNUSUALLY, THE PROBLEM in picking a Six Nations team of the week on this occasion was not who to leave out, but who to include.
With the two (ahem) best teams in the competition frozen out of action at the last minute we were suddenly short of options.
From a choice of over 100 players we were down to less than 70 for this prestigious accolade. And were it not for the Welsh performance we could have been left filling holes with Paul O’Connell for braving -10 degrees in his shorts and t-shirt. Legend.
So, with a big fat asterisk beside it (because obviously Ireland were about to overturn the history books and skate to victory in Paris) here is the award all those egg-chasers come begging for of a Monday morning, it’s the The Score’s team of the week*.