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The nominees are in for Player of the Round after the weekend’s Guinness Men’s Six Nations action.

Gaël Fickou was the French lynchpin in both attack and defence against Scotland at Murrayfield, showing just why head coach Fabian Galthié rates the midfield maestro so highly.

England’s Ben Earl continues to dazzle in the back row, and was the personification of ‘go-forward rugby' against Wales, which was crucial when his pack was down a man.

James Lowe is the perennial talisman for Ireland, making every play count with his sheer strength and wit on the ball. He made life extra for Italy on Sunday, and powering over the line for his try was just the icing on the cake of an imperious showing.

One player who shone in a losing cause was Tommy Reffell, who had English and Welsh fans alike purring following his relentless display at Twickenham. He’s set to play a starring role for his country for many years to come.

Last week, Ireland's Joe McCarthy won the vote in the opening round following his barnstorming performance against France in Marseille.