8 Irish Internationals Make Champions Cup Team Of The Week
Best of the best.
The penultimate round of the Champions Cup pool stages was another absolute cracker with some real stand out performers across the board.
In particular the Irish provinces impressed, with all three finishing the weekend with bonus-point wins. Notable star performers include Jacob Stockdale, Conor Murray and Joey Carbery.
Here’s our team of the week.
15. Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
Scored an incredible solo try on his return and always looked a threat ball in hand.
14. Andrew Conway (Munster)
Finished a superb score thanks to Carbery’s kick and could have had more. Electric performance.
13. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
Incredible footwork throughout and put an excellent kick in behind to set-up Exeter’s third try.
12. Rory Scannell (Munster)
Did really well to score Munster’s second try just before half-time and took a lot of pressure off Carbery in the playmaker role, allowing the man of the match to excel.
11. Jacob Stockdale (Ulster)
Two more tries for the Ireland international including a superb solo-effort means it’s six in five now for the winger.
10. Joey Carbery (Munster)
A 24-point haul than included two tries in a man-of-the-match performance. Simply sensational.
9. Conor Murray (Munster)
His best game since returning from injury. Controlled the game well and set up a couple of scores with pinpoint passing.
1. Dave Kilcoyne (Munster)
Made some huge carries and was pivotal in a dominant Munster scrum.
2. Sean Cronin (Leinster)
Another try for the dynamic hooker, who’s really coming into form.
3. WP Nel (Edinburgh)
The Scottish international was a stand out performer as Edinburgh pulled off a famous win in Toulon.
4. Scott Fardy (Leinster)
Led from the start with Leinster missing a number of key players. His experience showed.
5. Tadhg Beirne (Munster)
Another titanic performance from the former Scarlets man. Proving to be one of the signings of the season.
6. Toby Faletau (Bath)
A hugely impressive performance on his return from a long-term injury. Excellent timing for Wales.
7. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh)
Another key man in Edinburgh’s massive away win to Toulon. Superb performance.
8. Viliame Mata (Edinburgh)
That offload. End of.