Nigel Owens picks his 2022 Six Nations XV

Nigel Owens picks his 2022 Six Nations XV

Referee Nigel has picked his 2022 Six Nations team of the tournament which, unsurprisingly, is dominated by French names while featuring only one Welshman in Josh Adams. 


I'm going to go for Josh Adams on the wing," Owens said.  


"I think he's played very well in a season in which Wales haven't played well. Josh Adams has, for me, defended well on the weekend, try-saving tackles, scored a try, gave his man of the match award to the young Italian full-back, to me that sums up a lot about him as a player. He has been one of the Welsh players who has performed well in this tournament." 


"[Antoine] Du Pont at nine, without a shadow of a doubt," he continued. "The best player in the world at the moment. If he carries on playing on like this for the next six or seven years, he will go down as the best player ever, I think." 


Owens’ team: 


15. Hugo Keenan (Ireland)

14. Damian Penaud (France)

13. Gael Fickou (France)

12. Jonathan Danty (France)

11. Josh Adams (Wales)

10. Romain Ntmack (France)

9. Antoine Dupont (France)


1. Ellis Genge (England)  

2. Maxime Machenaud (France) 

3. Tadhg Furlong (Ireland) 

4. Maro Itoje (England)  

5. Cameron Woki (France)  

6. Michele Lamaro (France)   

7. Josh van der Flier (Ireland) 

8. Gregory Alldritt (France) 

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