Former Scotland captain Stuart McInally guides us through his 2024 Guinness Men's Six Nations Team of the Championship.
1 Andrew Porter (IRE)

Seems to have established himself as one of the best looseheads in the world. Finished the campaign with a strong set piece performance and a brutal carrying game. What’s not to like?

2 George Turner (SCO)

Dan Sheehan the obvious choice but hugely impressed with Turner this campaign. Relentless with his workrate and extremely physical in all areas of his game. Beast.

3 Tadhg Furlong (IRE)

Continues to be the one of the world’s leading tightheads. Crazy strong in the scrum along with soft hands and dancing hips when the opportunity arises. Some big defensive moments too. All-rounder.

4 Joe McCarthy (IRE)

Quietened down a little after that France game but announced himself on the international stage this year and I believe we will see him go from strength to strength

5 George Martin (ENG)

Tough, physical, and relentless with his workrate. Everything you want from a second row and delivered consistent quality.

6 Caelan Doris (IRE)

I like the way Doris plays. Quietly emerging as a future Ireland and Lions captain.

7 Michele Lamaro (ITA)

Such a big fan of him as a player and a captain. Spoke incredibly well after the win against Wales. Excellent leader to match his playing ability. Elite.

8 Ben Earl (ENG)

Obvious choice and rightly so. Incredibly dynamic in his carrying ability and took his game to the next level this Championship.

9 Jamison Gibson-Park (IRE)

Thought his passing quality lacked a little against Scotland but made up for it with his outstanding defensive performance. The best scrum half over the five rounds.

10 George Ford (ENG)

No real obvious choice here but I was impressed with how Ford led England over the final two weeks and got the attack looking dangerous again. Spiral.

11 Duhan van der Merwe (SCO)

Scotland’s most dangerous back with ball in hand and a hat-trick against England. Good enough for me.

12 Tommaso Menoncello (ITA)

Big future ahead for this young man. Plays without fear and with an abundance of talent. A big part of Italy’s success this year.

13 Juan Ignacio Brex (ITA)

Consistently very good throughout the tournament with ball in hand. Capped off with Player of the Match against Wales. Exciting times ahead for Italy and their centre partnership.

14 Damian Penaud (FRA)

Just so good to watch. Elusive and recognisable running style which proves a nightmare for defenders. Best winger in the world?

15 Hugo Keenan (IRE)

Hard to look past Keenan here. Impressive contributions in the three matches he played and continues to be one of the first names on the Irish team sheet.