**The Six Nations resumed in scintillating style on Saturday after a hiatus of nearly eight months, with a plethora of Guinness PRO14 stars on show during Ireland’s emphatic 50-17 win over Italy.** \n\nThe 2018 Grand Slam winners ultimately proved too strong for the youthful Azzurri, with CJ Stander, Hugo Keenan (2), Will Connors, Johnny Sexton, Bundee Aki and Dave Heffernan all going over in Dublin. \n\nWith the bonus point in the bag, Ireland climbed ahead of England in the overall standings and could reclaim the coveted trophy with a win in France next weekend.\n\nWhile Italy were ultimately overpowered at the Aviva Stadium, there were some encouraging signs for coach Franco Smith, with Benetton pair Edoardo Padovani and Paolo Garbisi both scoring tries in the second half. \n\nAs the dust settles on the action, we pick out five of the major players from the weekend who impressed while temporarily swapping Guinness PRO14 rugby for international duty. \n\n# Hugo Keenan - Leinster and Ireland \n\nAn obvious place to start is with flying Leinster winger Hugo Keenan, who capped a dream Test debut with a brace of tries and proved a thorn in the Italian defence all afternoon.