Six Nations 2014: Ranking the Best 40 Players

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Six Nations 2014: Ranking the Best 40 Players
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The 2014 Six Nations championship didn't fail in living up to its billing as the tightest tournament of its kind to date, with a flurry of last-minute drama giving the competition a particularly vivid send-off.

In the end, it was Ireland who withstood a French tide in Paris to claim their first title since 2009, with Joe Schmidt reigning triumphant in his first major voyage with the team.

However, irrespective of where their country finished in the standings, here we've taken the liberty of ranking the Six Nations' top 40 players this term. This is a forum where every individual has equal chance to shine, although it certainly helps if one keeps good company.

Just to be clear, tries alone aren't good enough to rise up these rankings. Consistency, level of impact and performing well against the bigger teams are all very prominent factors taken into account.

 

Where applicable, statistics used have been provided by ESPN Scrum.

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