England secured their first Six Nations since 2003, topping the table and winning on the first four weekends of the tournament. However, defeat to Ireland on the final weekend meant they fell short of attaining a prestigious Grand Slam. In a somewhat anticlimactic scenario, they then received the trophy in a hotel in Ireland, hours after suffering a comprehensive defeat to their hosts.
It was a strange Six Nations, where each team displayed glimpses of brilliance. Yet there was also a fair amount of inconsistent play from all the teams, that will not give too many southern hemisphere sides reasons to panic before the impending World Cup.
Which players shone most in this years tournament?