The coaches and captains have descended on London and lined up for their photos at this year’s official 2019 Six Nations launch, meaning we are just days away from the start of the competition and therefore the beginning of Telegraph Fantasy Rugby.
We have given you £100 million to splash out on 15 players in your squad – now it is up to you to choose how you spend it. At this stage, however, before the games have even begun, you have to rely on a hunch. Will Stuart Hogg be more effective than Rob Kearney? Should you pick Owen Farrell’s reliable boot or the world player of the year, Johnny Sexton? Do you opt for the power of Sergio Parisse or Ross Moriarty in the back row?
As the tournament develops, the players you choose in those key positions will be crucial. Our extensive guides on which forwards and backs you should select will be published over the next few days before the tournament gets underway.
One bit of advice: leave your national allegiances at the door. There is no cap on the number of players you can pick from one country, but where is the fun in picking the entire England XV in your squad when you can mix and match with the other five nations? If you have always wondered how well a centre combination of England’s Manu Tuilagi and France’s Mathieu Bastareaud would work together, this is your chance to find out.