Ones to watch

Sky Sports looks at six of the players looking to make a big impression during the Six Nations

Last Updated: 28/01/13 1:13pm

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We give the lowdown on the players to watch during this year's RBS Six Nations championship...

Joe Launchbury (England) - Two years ago, England lock Joe Launchbury was stacking shelves in Sainsbury's and considering quitting rugby. He goes into the Six Nations as a potential Lion. Read more

Mathieu Bastareaud (France) - After two years in the international wilderness, Mathieu Bastareaud is back in the France squad. Read more

Craig Gilroy (Ireland) - Ulster wing Craig Gilroy announced himself on the European stage with a superb try in last season's Heineken Cup semi-final victory over Munster. Read more

Tommaso Benvenuti (Italy) - Tomasso Benvenuti has been around for a while now, promising much, delivering little - but a move into midfield might change things. Read more

Scott Maitland (Scotland) - New Zealand-born Sean Maitland was a controversial pick in the Scotland squad - after all has played just a handful of games for Glasgow since he joined from the Crusaders in October last year. Read more

Eli Walker (Wales) - The fact that the Ospreys were not too worried about losing Tommy Bowe and Shane Williams tells you quite a lot about Eli Walker. Read more

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