BT Sport’s Champions Cup XV Of The Pool Stages Contains One Strange Inclusion
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BT Sport have had a go at picking a Champions Cup XV of the pool stages and one inclusion has us scratching our heads – although it’s no fault of the broadcaster.
To get things started BT Sport asked Rugby Tonight pundit and former England international Lawrence Dallaglio to pick two forwards and two backs, before going to a public vote for the rest.
Dallaglio went with Peter O’Mahony and Sean Cronin in the forwards, and Jacob Stockdale and Finn Russell in the backs. Four pretty decent selections all things considered.
But the fans then were asked to select the rest of the team and for some reason Robbie Henshaw has found himself at 12 despite missing most of the pool stages through injury. An odd one and proof it’s not always a smart decision letting the public decide! We would have had Edinburgh’s Chris Dean before you ask.
BT Sport’s Champions Cup Xv of the Pool Stages.
15. Alex Goode
14. Cheslin Kolbe
13. Garry Ringrose
12. Robbie Henshaw
11. Jacob Stockdale
10. Finn Russell
1. Mako Vunipola
2. Sean Cronin
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. Maro Itoje
5. Tadhg Beirne
6. Peter O’Mahony
7. Sam Underhill
8. Bill Mata
Here it is, the #ChampionsCup team of the pool stage as voted for by YOU
After nearly 40,000 votes, we have our XV featuring from Leinster and from Saracens…
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) January 23, 2019