The Top Performers In The Six Nations After Two Rounds

The best of the best.

We’re two rounds into the 2018 Six Nations championship with Ireland current top of the leaderboard. England though, are level on points with Joe Schmidt’s men with just a slight points difference currently separating them.

Wales are behind Eddie Jones’ men despite losing over the weekend, thanks to their two bonus-points. Scotland, France and Italy then make up the rest of the table in that order.

But which players have made the biggest contribution for their respective countries? Here are all the player stats so far after two rounds with thanks to OPTA.

Tries

Teddy Thomas (France) 3

Anthony Watson (England) 2

Jacob Stockdale (Ireland) 2

Jonny May (England) 2

Leigh Halfpenny (Wales) 2

Robbie Henshaw (Ireland) 2

Sam Simmonds (England) 2

Points

Johnny Sexton (Ireland) 25

Leigh Halfpenny (Wales) 24

Greig Laidlaw (Scotland) 22

Owen Farrell (England) 18

Maxime Machenaud (France) 16

Tommaso Allan (Italy) 14

Carries

CJ Stander (Ireland) 37

Bundee Aki (Ireland) 30

Steff Evans (Wales) 29

Jonny May (England) 28

Sebastian Negri (Italy) 27

Aaron Shingler (Wales) 26

Jacob Stockdale (Ireland) 26

Stuart Hogg (Scotland) 26

Metres made

Stuart Hogg (Scotland) 202

Jacob Stockdale (Ireland) 161

Matteo Minozzi (Italy) 157

Steff Evans (Wales) 156

Mattia Bellini (Italy) 147

Mike Brown (England) 133

Clean Breaks

Jonny May (England) 4

Owen Farrell (England) 4

(11 more players on three)

Defenders Beaten

Teddy Thomas (France) 9

Bundee Aki (Ireland) 8

Jacob Stockdale (Ireland) 8

Virimi Vakatawa (France) 8

Anthony Watson (England) 7

Gareth Anscombe (Wales) 7

Hadleigh Parkes (Wales) 7

Matteo Minozzi (Italy) 7

Offloads

Aaron Shingler (Wales) 5

Gareth Anscombe (Wales) 4

Jacob Stockdale (Ireland) 4

Keith Earls (Ireland) 4

Owen Farrell (England) 3

Steff Evans (Wales) 3

Tackles

Guilhem Guirado (France) 50

Josh Navidi (Wales) 36

Sebastien Vahaamahina (France) 35

Chris Robshaw (England) 33

Jonny Gray (Scotland) 29

Sam Simmonds (England) 29

Turnovers Won

Josh Navidi (Wales) 5

Aaron Shingler (Wales) 3

Owen Farrell (England) 3

Lineouts Won (including steals)

Aaron Shingler (Wales) 11

Devin Toner (Ireland) 9

Peter O’Mahony (Ireland) 9

Cory Hill (Wales) 8

Courtney Lawes (England) 7

Alun Wyn Jones (Wales) 6

Grant Gilchrist (Scotland) 6

Yacouba Camara (France) 6