The Best XV Of The Six Nations So Far Statistically Speaking

It’s difficult to argue with this line-up.

The guys over at the The Rugby Net have done the all hard work, compiling all the stats from the first two rounds, putting them together into a rankings list so we can see who’s performing the best in each position.

Current Six Nations leaders England lead the way with five players in the XV, while Ireland have an impressive four players in the line-up with the likes of CJ Stander and Paddy Jackson making the cut.

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Just one Scottish player makes the team, with in-form Stuart Hogg slotting in at fullback, while Wales have three players in the team with the likes of Ken Owens and Liam Williams featuring. Have a look at the team below and let us know what you think.

*The ratings are mathematically generated from a variety of objective criteria, meaning they aren’t simply an opinion of who is best, they are calculated by The Rugby Net Rating Engine. The Rating Engine takes in information (statistics, standings, match results, etc) and produces a rating for each player. For a full breakdown of the algorithm click here

Six Nations XV

1. Joe Marler (England)

2. Ken Owens (Wales)

3. Dan Cole (England)

4. Joe Launchbury (England)

5. Courtney Lawes (England)

6. CJ Stander (Ireland)

7. Kevin Gourdon (France)

8. Louis Picamoles (France)

9. Conor Murray (Ireland)

10. Paddy Jackson (Ireland)

11. Keith Earls (Ireland)

12. Owen Farrell (England)

13. Jonathan Davies (Wales)

14. Liam Williams (Wales)

15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland)