Six Nations: Ones to watch

George Ramsay 5 February 2014

England: Despite losing to France they showed enough skill to suggest they’re not out of the running.
Star Man: Chris Robshaw. England’s  young side will rely on his leadership.
One to Watch: Billy Vunipola. Big, powerful and incredibly hard to stop when he gets ahead of steam.

France: Predictably unpredictable, their win over England will prove a morale boost but they’ll need consistent form.
Star Man: Wesley Fofana. Great handling ability.
One to Watch: Yoann Huget will be hungry for more tries.

Ireland: Came out as comfortable victors against Scotland last weekend, but will need Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell to lead from the front.  
Star Man: Brian O’Driscoll. Ireland always expect alot and rightly so.
One to Watch: Devon Toner. Hard to miss at 6ft 11”. Effective in the lineout.

Italy: No longer an easy team to beat, they’ll aim to beat Scotland at home.
Star Man: Sergio Parrisse. Has been at the heart of Italian rugby for years.
One to Watch: Michele Campagnaro. Showed great promise last weekend.

Scotland: It’s about time Scotland started to really challenge some of the traditionally stronger nations. They don’t play the most attractive rugby but have plenty of resolution to grind out a win in blustery Edinburgh weather.
Star Man: Kelly Brown. The Saracens flanker works tirelessly in defense.
One to Watch: Stuart Hogg. Great attacker when he gets the ball.

Wales: Last year’s champions were far from their best against Italy but have arguably the best team in the competition. Leigh Halfpenny’s metronomic kicking will be a fallback.
Star Man: George North. The 21 year old has been in great form of late.  
One to Watch: Justin Tipuric has a devastating turn of speed.