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The Top Performers Of The 2019 Six Nations

The Six Nations is over for another year which saw Wales emerge with a first Grand Slam since 2012 and a first championship title since 2013. 

Warren Gatland’s final Six Nations match in charge of Wales will live long in the memory as they produced an emotional and dominant performance which Ireland had no answer for.

Six Nations 2019 Top Performers

For Ireland, the post-mortem into their Six Nations campaign will dominate the column inches in the coming weeks and Irish supporters will hope that it will provide the perfect wake-up call ahead of the bigger prize at the end of the year.

For England, they produced some of the best rugby at times throughout the championship but their loss in Cardiff and their implosion against Scotland at Twickenham leaves plenty of work-ons for Eddie Jones and his team.

Scotland were decimated by injuries throughout the championship but they can take pride in the performance of some of their younger, inexperienced players and of course, their second-half showing at Twickenham.

Six Nations 2019 Top Performers

For France, well, who knows? They seem devoid of any palatable gameplan yet they contain some of the best raw individual talent in the world. Whether Jacques Brunel can conjure a system which allows this to flourish in time for the World Cup is another question.

Finally, Italy. Conor O’Shea’s side performed admirably at times throughout the campaign, especially at home to Ireland and France yet they were let down time and time again by basic individual errors which were found out at this level.

With all that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the players who led the performance charts in different categories throughout the championship.

Total Points Scored 

Owen Farrell – 59

Gareth Anscombe – 43

Tommaso Allan – 34

Jonny May – 30

Johnny Sexton – 23

Tries Scored 

Jonny May – 6

Yoann Huget – 4

Darcy Graham – 3

Keith Earls – 3

Edoardo Padovani – 3

Try Assists 

Finn Russell – 4

Conor Murray – 3

Tommaso Allan – 3

Elliot Daly – 3

Gareth Anscombe – 3

Conversions 

Owen Farrell – 15

Johnny Sexton – 6

Greig Laidlaw – 6

Gareth Anscombe – 5

George Ford – 4

Penalties Scored 

Gareth Anscombe – 11

Owen Farrell – 8

Tommaso Allan – 7

Dan Biggar – 5

Greig Laidlaw – 3

Most Passes 

Conor Murray – 443

Ben Youngs – 362

Greig Laidlaw – 310

Tito Tebaldi – 279

Gareth Davies – 222

Most Carries 

Billy Vunipola – 71

James Ryan – 63

Braam Steyn – 60

Louis Picamoles – 56

Jayden Hayward – 54

Metres Gained 

Jacob Stockdale – 395

Jayden Hayward – 373

Blair Kinghorn – 323

Jonny May – 284

Damian Penaud – 279

Clean Breaks 

Henry Slade – 12

Jonny May – 11

Blair Kinghorn – 10

Josh Adams – 9

Antoine Dupont – 8

Defenders Beaten 

Jacob Stockdale – 23

Sam Johnson – 18

Yoann Huget – 18

Jack Nowell – 17

Antoine Dupont – 17

Most Tackles 

Tom Curry – 86

Josh Navidi – 83

Jamie George – 78

Mark Wilson – 78

Allan Dell – 76

Turnovers Won 

Mathieu Bastareaud – 7

Antoine Dupont – 6

Peter O’Mahony – 6

Tom Curry – 5

George North – 5

Most Offloads 

Mathieu Bastaread – 9

Louis Picamoles – 7

Antoine Dupont – 7

Jayden Hayward – 6

Billy Vunipola – 5

Kicks From Hand 

Ben Youngs – 70

Owen Farrell – 46

Conor Murray – 42

Lineouts Won 

Peter O’Mahony – 30

Grant Gilchrist – 19

Federico Ruzza – 17

George Kruis – 17

James Ryan – 14

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