Nominees for Guinness Six Nations Player of the Round

The nominees for the Guinness Six Nations Player of Round Four are here and it is quite a list!

The nominees for the Guinness Six Nations Player of Round Four are here and it is quite a list!

After Wales’ impressive win in Edinburgh and England’s dominant showing against Italy, two Welshmen and two Englishmen get the nod.

And then on Sunday, Ireland downed France and two of Joe Schmidt’s men are also nominated.


Everyone who votes over the course of the Guinness Six Nations will be entered in a draw to win tickets for a match in next year’s Championship.

Hadleigh Parkes was the Guinness Man of the Match in Edinburgh on Saturday as Wales kept their Grand Slam hopes alive.

The Scarlets centre was a key cog in attack in the first half as Wales opened up a 15-6 lead, his strong carry laying the platform for Jonathan Davies’ pivotal score.

And then in the second half, he fronted up in defence, making 14 tackles including a vital hit on Darcy Graham as Wales stemmed the Scottish attacks.

Wales’ skipper was totemic again at BT Murrayfield in victory over Scotland.

Warren Gatland’s side were forced to dig deep in the second half, defending on their line for phase after phase.

And Jones ran the forward effort, proving a real nuisance at lineout time and chivvying his troops to a vital win that puts them on the verge of a Grand Slam – what would be the third of his career.

In Saturday’s second game, England ran in eight tries at Twickenham against Italy.

Joe Cokanasiga did not score any of them, but there is no doubting that he was the star of the show on his first Championship start.

The winger broke tackles for fun, offloaded and laid on tries for his teammates, and carried for over 100m in the victory.

Manu Tuilagi scored his first try in an England shirt in five years when he rampaged over from halfway in the first half against the Azzurri.

He then added a second try for good measure after the interval in the right corner, proving he is back to his very best in the international arena.

But did he do enough to earn your vote as Player of the Round?

Man of the match in Dublin was James Ryan after a towering performance in the second row.

The 22-year-old was restored to the starting XV after being rested against Italy, and looked to be firing on full cylinders with 17 carries and 11 tackles in the victory.

The Irish pack turned the screw up front, particularly in the first half, and Ryan was at the forefront of a clinical display that keeps them in contention for the 2019 Championship.

Garry Ringrose returned to the Ireland starting XV for the first time since sustaining an injury in defeat to England in Round One.

But the Leinster centre didn’t look like he had missed a beat with a compelling all-round showing.

The centre swerved and sniped with ball in hand but also showed some dynamite defensive work to keep France pinned into their own half for much of the clash.

He also soared high to claim a Johnny Sexton up and under in the first half and was only denied a try that his performance deserved by the TMO.

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