All Six Nations Squads (2022)

All the squads for the Guinness Six Nations rugby tournament were announced in January 2022.

We’ve broken down the squads by forwards and backs and called out the most notable omissions.

As has been the trend in recent years, France named the largest squad while Italy name the smallest.

England Six Nations Squad

Eddie Jones named an England squad of 36 players for the Six Nations.

Several notable omissions do not seem to be due to injury. In the forwards, Sam Underhill has been omitted, as have brothers Billy and Mako Vunipola.

In the backs, flyhalf George Ford was the most eye-catching commission.

English Forwards

First NameLast NameClub
AlfieBarbearyWasps
JamieBlamireNewcastle Falcons
OllieChessumLeicester Tigers
LukeCowan-DickieExeter Chiefs
TomCurrySale Sharks
AlexDombrandtHarlequins
CharlieEwelsBath Rugby
EllisGengeLeicester Tigers
JamieGeorgeSaracens
JoeHeyesLeicester Tigers
JonnyHillExeter Chiefs
MaroItojeSaracens
CourtneyLawesNorthampton Saints
LewisLudlamNorthampton Saints
JoeMarlerHarlequins
BevanRoddSale Sharks
SamSimmondsExeter Chiefs
KyleSincklerBristol Bears
WillStuartBath Rugby

English Backs

MarkAtkinsonGloucester Rugby
OrlandoBaileyBath Rugby
OwenFarrellSaracens
TommyFreemanNorthampton Saints
GeorgeFurbankNorthampton Saints
OllieHassell-CollinsLondon Irish
MaxMalinsSaracens
JoeMarchantHarlequins
JonnyMayGloucester Rugby
LukeNorthmoreHarlequins
JackNowellExeter Chiefs
RaffiQuirkeSale Sharks
HarryRandallBristol Bears
HenrySladeExeter Chiefs
MarcusSmithHarlequins
FreddieStewardLeicester Tigers
BenYoungsLeicester Tigers

Ireland Six Nations Squad

Andy Farrell named an Ireland squad of 37 players for the Guinness Six Nations.

James Lowe was a notable omission from the Irish squad. The Leinster winger picked up an injury in training a few days before the squad announcement.

The two Byrne brothers, Harry and Ross, are other omissions in the flyhalf position.

Irish Forwards

First NameLast NameProvinceCaps
RyanBairdLeinster6 caps
FinlayBealhamConnacht18 caps
TadhgBeirneMunster25 caps
JackConanLeinster22 caps
GavinCoombesMunster2 caps
CaelanDorisLeinster12 caps
TadhgFurlongLeinster52 caps
CianHealyLeinster112 caps
IainHendersonUlster65 caps
RobHerringUlster23 caps
RonanKelleherLeinster16 caps
DaveKilcoyneMunster45 caps
PeterO’MahonyMunster79 caps
TomO’TooleUlster2 caps
AndrewPorterLeinster40 caps
JamesRyanLeinster40 caps
DanSheehanLeinster2 caps
NickTimoneyUlster2 caps
KieranTreadwellUlster3 caps
Joshvan der FlierLeinster35 caps

Irish Backs

BundeeAkiConnacht33 caps
RobertBaloucouneUlster2 caps
JoeyCarberyMunster27 caps
JackCartyBuccaneers10 caps
CraigCaseyMunster4 caps
AndrewConwayMunster27 caps
KeithEarlsMunster96 caps
JamisonGibson ParkLeinster12 caps
MackHansenConnachtuncapped
RobbieHenshawLeinster53 caps
JamesHumeUlster1 cap
HugoKeenanLeinster16 caps
JordanLarmourLeinster30 caps
MichaelLowryUlsteruncapped
ConorMurrayMunster92 caps
GarryRingroseLeinster37 caps
JohnnySextonLeinster101 caps

Wales Six Nations Squad

Coach Wayne Pivac announced a 36 player Wales squad.

There were huge omissions, but these were largely due to injuries.

Totemic lock Alun Wyn Jones was out from injury, as is Taulupe Faletau. Three flankers were also out of the initial squad: Dan Lydiate, Josh Navidi, and Justin Tipuric.

In the backs, Leigh Halfpenny and George North are Welsh stalwarts who were out due to injury.

Welsh Forwards

First NameLast NameClubCaps
RhysCarreCardiff16 caps
WynJonesScarlets38 caps
GarethThomasOspreys5 caps
RyanEliasScarlets23 caps
DewiLakeOspreysuncapped
BradleyRobertsUlster1 cap
LeonBrownDragons16 caps
TomasFrancisOspreys60 caps
DillonLewisCardiff34 caps
AdamBeardOspreys29 caps
BenCarterDragons5 caps
SebDaviesCardiff13 caps
WillRowlandsDragons13 caps
ChristTshiunzaExeter2 caps
TaineBashamDragons7 caps
EllisJenkinsCardiff14 caps
JacMorganOspreysuncapped
RossMoriartyDragons49 caps
JamesRatti –Cardiffuncapped
AaronWainwrightDragons34 caps

Welsh Backs

GarethDaviesScarlets65 caps
KieranHardyScarlets8 caps
TomosWilliamsCardiff Rugby29 caps
GarethAnscombeOspreys29 caps
DanBiggarNorthampton Saints95 caps
RhysPriestlandCardiff Rugby52 caps
CallumSheedyBristol Bears13 caps
JonathanDaviesScarlets93 caps
UilisiHalaholoCardiff Rugby9 caps
NickTompkinsSaracens16 caps
OwenWatkinOspreys26 caps
JoshAdamsCardiff Rugby35 caps
AlexCuthbertOspreys48 caps
LouisRees-ZammitGloucester Rugby12 caps
JohnnyMcNichollScarlets8 caps
LiamWilliamsScarlets74 caps

Scotland Six Nations Squad

Scottish Coach Gregor Townsend named one of the larger squads in the Six Nations with 39 players in total.

But they also have five uncapped players.

Scottish Forwards

First NameLast NameClubCaps
EwanAshmanSale Sharks2 Caps
JoshBaylissBath Rugby2 Caps
JamieBhattiGlasgow Warriors22 Caps
MagnusBradburyEdinburgh Rugby14 Caps
AndyChristieSaracensUncapped
ScottCummingsGlasgow Warriors21 Caps
RoryDargeGlasgow WarriorsUncapped
MattFagersonGlasgow Warriors17 Caps
ZanderFagersonGlasgow Warriors42 Caps
GrantGilchristEdinburgh Rugby48 Caps
JonnyGrayExeter Chiefs64 Caps
NickHainingEdinburgh Rugby10 Caps
JamieHodgsonEdinburgh Rugby3 Caps
StuartMcInallyEdinburgh Rugby43 Caps
WPNelEdinburgh Rugby43 Caps
JamieRitchieEdinburgh Rugby31 Caps
PierreSchoemanEdinburgh Rugby4 Caps
JavanSebastianSebastian – Scarlets1 Cap
SamSkinnerExeter Chiefs15 Caps
RorySutherlandWorcester Warriors16 Caps
GeorgeTurnerGlasgow Warriors20 Caps
HamishWatsonEdinburgh Rugby45 Caps

Scottish Backs

MarkBennettEdinburgh Rugby22 caps
DarcyGrahamEdinburgh Rugby22 caps
ChrisHarrisGloucester Rugby31 caps
StuartHoggExeter Chiefs88 caps
RoryHutchisonNorthampton Saints5 caps
SamJohnsonGlasgow Warriors21 caps
BlairKinghornEdinburgh Rugby28 caps
RufusMcLeanGlasgow Warriors2 caps
AliPriceGlasgow Warriors46 caps
CameronRedpathBath Rugby1 cap
KyleRoweLondon Irishuncapped
FinnRussellRacing 9258 caps
KyleSteynGlasgow Warriors3 caps
SioneTuipulotuGlasgow Warriors1 cap
Duhanvan der MerweWorcester Warriors13 caps
BenVellacottEdinburgh Rugbyuncapped
BenWhiteLondon Irishuncapped

France Six Nations Squad

France named a large squad of 42 players, the largest squad in the Six Nations.

Jalibert and Ollivon are probably the most eye-catching omissions.

For the English speakers, I’ve included the club name usually used in English commentary in the final column.

French Forwards

First NameLast NameClub NameAKA
GregoryAlldrittStade RochelaisLa Rochelle
UiniAtonioStade RochelaisLa Rochelle
CyriuBailleStade ToulousainToulouse
DembaBambaLOU RugbyLyon
GaëtnBarlotCastres OlympiqueCastres
DanielBibi BsASM Clermont AuvergneClermont
DylanCretinLOU RugbyLyon
FrançoisCrosStade ToulousainToulouse
IbrahimDialloRacing 92Racing 92
ThibaudFlamentStade ToulousainToulouse
Jean-BaptisteGrosRC ToulonToulon
MohamedHaouassMontpellier Hérault RugbyMontpellier
AnthonyJelonchStade ToulousainToulouse
BernardLe RousRacing 92Racing 92
SekouMacalosStade Français ParisStade Francais
JuienMarchandStade ToulousainToulouse
PeatoMauvakaStade ToulousainToulouse
YoanTangaRacing 92Racing 92
RomainTaofifenuaLOU RugbyLyon
FlorentVanverbergheCastres OlympiqueCastres
FlorianVerhaesMontpellier Hérault RugbyMontpellier
PaulWillemsMontpellier Hérault RugbyMontpellier
CameronWoki CsUnion Bordeaux BèglesBordeaux Begles

French Backs

LeoBerdeuLOU RugbyLyon
BaptisteCouilloudLOU RugbyLyon
JonathanDantyStade RochelaisLa Rochelle
BriceDulinStade RochelaisLa Rochelle
AntoineDupontStade ToulousainToulouse
JulesFavreStade RochelaisLa Rochelle
GaelFickouRacing 92Racing 92
AntoineHastoySection PaloisePau
MelvynJaminetUsa PerpignanPerpignan
MatthisLebelStade ToulousainToulouse
MaximeLucuUnion Bordeaux BèglesBordeaux Begles
YoramMoefanaUnion Bordeaux BèglesBordeaux Begles
RomainNtamackStade ToulousainToulouse
DamianPenaudASM Clermont AuvergneClermont
ThomasRamosStade ToulousainToulouse
TeddyThomasRacing 92Racing 92
VirimiVakatawaRacing 92Racing 92
TaniViliASM Clermont AuvergneClermont
GabinVilliereRC ToulonToulon

Italy Six Nations Squad

Italy coach Kieran Crowley named the smallest Six Nations squad with 33 players.

Some notable omissions due to injury are Simone Ferrari, Johan Meyer, and Marco Riccioni.

Italian Forwards

First NameLast NameClubCaps
PietroCeccarelliBrive17 Caps
DaniloFischettiZebre Parma15 Caps
IvanNemerBenetton Rugby3 Caps
TizianoPasqualiBenetton Rugby21 Caps
CherifTraoreBenetton Rugby12 Caps
GiosuèZilocchiZebre Parma15 Caps
EpalahameFaivaBenetton Rugby1 Cap
GianmarcoLucchesiBenetton Rugby8 Caps
GiacomoNicoteraBenetton RugbyUncapped
NiccolòCannoneBenetton Rugby15 Caps
MarcoFuserNewcastle Falcons36 Caps
FedericoRuzzaBenetton Rugby25 Caps
DavidSisiZebre Parma18 Caps
ToaHalafihiBenetton RugbyUncapped
MicheleLamaroBenetton Rugby10 Caps
SebastianNegriBenetton Rugby36 Caps
GiovanniPettinelliBenetton Rugby1 Cap
BraamSteynBenetton Rugby46 Caps
ManuelZulianiBenetton RugbyUncapped

Italian Backs

CallumBraleyBenetton Rugby12 Caps
AlessandroFuscoFlamme Oro Rugby2 Caps
StephenVarneyGloucester Rugby9 Caps
GiacomoDa ReBenetton RugbyUncaped
PaoloGarbisiMontpellier13 Caps
LeonardoMarinBenetton RugbyUncapped
JuanIgnacio BrexBenetton Rugby8 Caps
LucaMorisiBenetton Rugby36 Caps
MarcoZanonBenetton Rugby7 Caps
PierreBrunoZebre Parma1 Cap
MontannaIoaneBenetton Rugby9 Caps
TommasoMenoncelloBenetton RugbyUncapped
FedericoMoriBordeaux11 Caps
EdoardoPadovaniBenetton Rugby30 Caps