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

  • Share:

Sky Bet

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

  • Share:

Related

RBS Six Nations 2013

Philippe Saint Andre: Under pressure after back-to-back defeats

Clerc fit for Twickenham clash

Under-pressure France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has made five changes to his squad for their clash with England.

Scott Johnson: takes charge of Scotland for the first time at Twickenham

Scotland boss shrugs off row

Scotland interim boss Scott Johnson refused to comment on English 'arrogance' ahead of the Calcutta Cup.

Declan Kidney: Cautious mood

Club form no factor for Kidney

Ireland coach Declan Kidney says the Welsh clubs' poor club form this season will not be a factor in Saturday's match.

Poll

Most Popular

Features

Merse: Trophies far off for Arsenal

Merse: Trophies far off for Arsenal

Paul Merson says Arsenal's defeat in Dortmund shows why silverware could be beyond them this year.

On Tight Lines...

On Tight Lines...

World Feeder Fishing champion Steve Ringer is on the show to look back at the Coarse Angling World Champs.

Inside the Huddle

Inside the Huddle

Listen to Neil Reynolds and Jeff Reinbold's latest NFL podcast as they review Week 2 of the new season.