Oops! These Are The Clumsiest Players And Teams Lining Up For The Six Nations

The 2020 Six Nations Championship gets underway in February
14:00, 09 Jan 2020

The Six Nations is less than a month away as England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, France and Italy gear up for this year’s tournament.

With excitement mounting, fans are perusing over the favourites and top names set to star on Europe’s main rugby stage.

However, like any sport, it doesn’t always go to plan and butterfingers can wreak havoc.

With that in mind, which team has the clumsiest players lining up at this February’s Six Nations?

Well, using 2019 stats collated by Live Rugby Tickets, France and Ireland each had 10 players who made the top 50 list while eight England stars featured.

Scotland are second in the rundown of most heavy-handed players, with nine making the half-century list.

Wales, however, can feel more confident their games will go without a glitch with only six players listed. Impressively, England only had three in the top 30.

Italy’s Guglielmo Palazzani proved to be the most error-prone player at last year’s championship with a mistake recorded every 8 minutes and 46 seconds.

The scrum-half made eight handling errors and conceded 10 turnovers during the 158 minutes he played in the tournament.

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Interestingly, while Owen Farrell scored the most points for England last year he also had the highest tally for errors.

Such is his involvement in all the Lions do, he actually racked up five handling errors and 13 turnovers during last year’s Six Nations.

That’s an error every 20 minutes and 33 seconds, putting him ninth in the rankings - he definitely makes up for this though!

Tomos Williams stood out in one of the most stunning images of the Rugby World Cup, as he flew athletically to flick a penalty from Australia’s Matt Toomua as the ball hung in the air.

However, the 16-cap scrum-half actually made a mistake every 10 minutes in the Six Nations last year and made two handling errors during his 52 minutes of action.

For Scotland, utility man Blair Kinghorn takes the tag as the clumsiest player in 2019, with six handling errors and six turnovers conceded with an error every 21 minutes. However, he did have the third-most clean breaks in last year’s Six Nations.

So, these may be some of the clumsiest players but they all made up for it with massive contributions to the team.

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