Six Nations 2014: 20 Most Influential Players so Far

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Six Nations 2014: 20 Most Influential Players so Far
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Three weeks into this year's Six Nations and audiences have been left feeling satiated with the entertainment on display, with no less than four teams currently tied at the top.

With such a balanced platform at hand, it's no surprise that the competition's big guns have each thrown up their share of influential figures thus far, but even last-place Italy can boast a leading figure or two.

Looking at the first three rounds of the tournament, we've ranked the 20 most influential players of the Six Nations so far, taking individual contributions into account first and foremost, but also considering how said stars affect the playing standards of those around them.

Unsurprisingly, it's the more successful sides that boast a greater share of influential players, whether it's due to sustained, role-model worthy performances or, in the odd case, just that one particular burst of sheer brilliance.

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