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British and Irish Lions watch: Home Nations team of the weekend

 CJ Stander produced another impressive performance against England
Image: CJ Stander produced another impressive performance against England

Scott Quinnell, Rory Lawson, Will Greenwood, and Alan Quinlan have cast their eyes over the final round of the Six Nations and selected their Lions XVs.

The final weekend was certainly entertaining with Scotland getting back to winning ways, the bizarre end in Paris where France won in the 100th minute and then the drama in Dublin.

England's 18-match winning streak finally came to an end when Ireland played superbly to beat them 13-9. England still won the Six Nations but that tilt at greatness just slipped past them.

So who played themselves into contention and who played themselves out?

Scott Quinnell's team of the week is dominated by the Irish and he was once again impressed by CJ Stander who put in another superb performance from No 8.

Scott Quinnell team of the week
Image: Scott Quinnell's team of the week

He was up against Billy Vunipola but it was Stander who shone the brighter with some huge carries and even bigger tackles. Rory Best gets in at hooker after his big performance against England but SQ is keen to acknowledge Ken Owens, who is the 'number one number two right now'!

SQ has also opted for Kieran Marmion at No 9 although he doffs his cap at Rhys Webb, who was also excellent.

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The centre pairing of Garry Ringrose and Robbie Henshaw also get the Quinnell seal of approval, but he also has to mention Jon Davies who has really stepped up over the last two games.

Rory Lawson was also impressed with Marmion who had to step into the big shoes of Conor Murray, but handled the occasion and the pressure perfectly.

Rory Lawson's team of the week - March 20
Image: Rory Lawson's team of the week

Rory has Scotland's Finn Russell at No 10, who was back to his best against Italy.

Alan Quinlan and Will Greenwood have opted for a team of the tournament rather than a team of the week.

Alan Quinlan saw enough from Billy Vunipola to stick him straight into the No 8 berth with CJ Stander at No 6 and Sam Warburton at openside.

Alan Quinlan's Lions team selector
Image: Alan Quinlan's Lions team of the tournament

Conor Murray, who was also exceptional for Ireland before his injury which ruled him out of the England game, gets the nod. Alan agrees with SQ's assessment of Jon Davies and has him in the centre with Owen Farrell.

Will Greenwood also has Farrell in the No 12 jersey but has gone with his England partner Jonathan Joseph. His half-back pairing is Rhys Webb at No 9 and Finn Russell while Ken Owens is his hooker.

Will Greenwood's team of the tournament
Image: Will Greenwood's team of the tournament

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