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Five players who have impressed so far in the Six Nations

| 18.02.2015

After two rounds of the 2015 Six Nations, both England and 2014 champions Ireland have maximum points, and realistically, four teams could still win the title.

There have been a number of impressive individual performances up to now, so Coral discuss the best five players of the tournament so far.

Jonathan Joseph
After a good game in the win over Wales at the Millennium Stadium, where he also scored, the England centre followed this up, by crossing twice against Italy at Twickenham.

Joseph, who made his debut in the Six Nations opener, has been the stand-out performer of the tournament so far, and has been compared to former England great Jeremy Guscott. He will be a key player for England against Ireland in Dublin, which could turn out to decide the destination of the trophy. England are odds-on at 5/6 with Coral to win it.

Sergio Parisse
The Italian was superb against England, and didn’t deserve to be on the losing side. While Italy dominated the first 20 minutes, with him scoring in the first five, the 31-year-old kept on going, and is one of the best five all-round players in the world right now. If Italy are to win points this year, he will be crucial to their efforts.

Jonny Sexton
Ireland fly half almost single-handedly beat France on his return to action, following an injury lay-off, and showed just how important he is to the campaign. He kicked 15 points in the 18-11 victory and helped to dictate the pace of the game throughout. Ireland are 5/4 chances to retain the trophy.

Leigh Halfpenny
The Wales full back was instrumental in the win over Scotland, scoring 16 points from his boot, to add to the eight he got in the defeat to England. This has perhaps overshadowed his delightful defensive displays, however, and he continues to show just how vital he is to Warren Gatland’s side.

Rory Kockott
Despite sustaining an injury, the South African-born French player has been impressive at scrum half. Unlucky to be on the losing side against Ireland, he pulled the strings and was effective both in defence and attack. France will hope he isn’t out for too long.



Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
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