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Statistically Speaking This Is The Best XV Of The Six Nations So Far

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For some time now, the guys over at rugby.net have compiled lists detailing the best players in the world. Using mathematically generated data, they claim to objectively rate players from each of rugby’s elite competitions.

Using their Rugby Net Rating Engine, thy interoperate an array of statistics, give them a weighting according to the competitions in which they were recorded and publish them using a complicated mathematical equation. All is explained by clicking here.

In order to give their findings some context, rugby.net publish their results through a series of top tens, categorised by position, competition and hemisphere.

As they keep their data up to date, we thought it would be a good idea to find out who they rate as being the best XV of the Six Nations so far.

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1. Joe Marler (England)

Wales v England - RBS Six Nations

2. Ken Owens (Wales)

Wales v Scotland - RBS Six Nations

3. Dan Cole (England)

Wales v England - RBS Six Nations

4. Joe Launchbury (England)

Wales v England - RBS Six Nations

5. Courtney Lawes (England)

Wales v England - RBS Six Nations

6. CJ Stander (Ireland)

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 2, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy 11/2/2017 Italy vs Ireland Ireland's CJ Stander Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

7. Kevin Gourdon (France)

France v Scotland - RBS Six Nations

8. Louis Picamoles (France)

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Louis Picamoles of France is tackled by Owen Farrell of England during the RBS Six Nations match between England and France at Twickenham Stadium on February 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

9. Conor Murray (Ireland)

Scotland v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

10. Paddy Jackson (Ireland)

Italy v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

11. Keith Earls (Ireland)

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Keith Earls of Ireland scores his teams first try during the RBS 6 Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield Stadium on February 4, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

12. Owen Farrell (England)

Wales v England - RBS Six Nations

13. Jonathan Davies (Wales)

Wales v England - RBS Six Nations

14. Liam Williams (Wales)

Wales v England - RBS Six Nations

15. Stuart Hogg (Scotland)

Six Nations EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Stuart Hogg of Scotland is tackled by Keith Earls of Ireland during the RBS 6 Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield Stadium on February 4, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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