After 11 years of fantastic competition, many players have caught the eye. Here we select our 'Best XV':
1 - Gethin Jenkins (Wales) The prop made his debut back in 2003, but became a key figure in Wales's 2005 Grand Slam season. Has gone on to become arguably the best loose-head in the world, renowned for his strong scrummaging and dynamic play around the field.
2 - Raphael Ibanez (France) Hooker Ibanez won 98 caps in a distinguished international career and was a main-stay of the French team which dominated the competition between 2004-2008.
3 - Martin Castrogiovanni (Italy) The iconic Italian prop has been a force since the tournament began back in 2000. The Azzurri are known for their forward power and the Leicester Tiger is a cornerstone of the pack.
4 - Nathan Hines (Scotland) The only Scot to make the side, Hines is a powerful enforcer who has often been a beacon of a struggling Scotland team.
5 - Martin Johnson (England, captain) The world-cup winning captain led England to three tournament victories in the early part of the decade. His influence in those early years ensures his place in the XV.
6 - Lawrence Dallaglio (England) One of the all-time great back-row forwards, Dallaglio's passion, power and rugged determination made him a player feared by opponents around not just Europe but the world.
7 - David Wallace (Ireland) The Munsterman has been a key figure in Ireland's emergence as one of Europe's leading sides. A hugely powerful ball-carrier, Wallace is also dynamite at the break-down.
8 - Imanol Harinordoquy (France) The Basque star has the hands of a basketball player but with pace and power to match. An inspirational leader, he is a cult hero in France and would form a quite formidable back-row with Dallaglio and Wallace.
9 - Alessandro Troncon (Italy) Another success for the Azzurri, Troncon's consistent performances have been highlighted since his retirement by the Italians failure to replace him.
10 - Stephen Jones (Wales) The number 10 was a pivotal figure in both his sides Grand Slam winning season's. A metronomic goal kicker who also attacks the line, the Scarlets man edges out long-time rival Ronan O'Gara into the side.
11 - Shane Williams (Wales) The fleet-footed winger is Wales all-time top try-scorer and creates a sense of excitement whenever he touches the ball.
12 - Yannick Jauzion (France) The Toulouse maestro has the power of a forward, off-loading skills second to none and a sense of vision unparelled in his position over the past decade.
13 - Brian O'Driscoll (Ireland) The player of the past decade? O'Driscoll burst onto the scene with a hat-trick in Paris back in 2000 and has proved his nations talisman ever since. No-one did more than the Leinster centre to secure Ireland's first Grand Slam in 61 years back in 2009.
14 - Jason Robinson (England) - Like Williams, "Billy Whizz" had the crowd on their feet every time the ball was anywhere near him. Undoubtedly the greatest cross-code convert of all time.
15 - Clement Poitrenaud (France) - The Toulouse full back is not the most reliable. But when in full flow he is a joy to watch, and playing in a side of this talent the odd aberration can be overlooked for the moments of magic he regularly produces.