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

Joe Launchbury

Mathieu Bastareaud

Craig Gilroy

Tommaso Benvenuti

Sean Maitland

Eli Walker

Eli Walker

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

Who will win the RBS Six Nations?

  • England
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Scotland
  • Wales