Premiership: Top Five Players of the Day

Premiership: Top Five Players of the Day

A stacked Saturday of Premiership Rugby saw plenty of action with Gloucester kicking things off with an emphatic victory over Worcester before Exeter and Bath picked up bonus point victories of their own over Leicester Tigers and London Irish respectively. The action was rounded out with Bristol Bears edging Saracens.

These Exeter maintain their top spot in the standings while Sale Sharks lost second place to Pat Lam's Bears.



Here our top five players of the day

Jake Polledri - Gloucester


Ollie Thorley was certainly impressive while Danny Cipriani and Jason Woodward also impressed but Jake Polledri was simply fantastic in the victory over Worcester.

The Italian international racked up a superb 95 running metres from his 15 carries, produced a try assist and made all of his attempted tackles.


The clash become one-sided after Melani Nanai's red card but Polledri played a big part in making it that way.

Luke Cowan-Dickie - Exeter Chiefs

Exeter's pack once again proved to be the main difference as they powered to a 26-13 victory over Leicester Tigers after a sluggish start.

Eddie Jones would have been impressed by the performance of his reserve hooker with Cowan-Dickie putting in a starring 56-minute showing that saw him being named man of the match.

43 running metres from his 8 carries showed his attacking prowess but Cowan-Dickie was accurate in all facets of the game before being subbed off shortly after scoring - and subsequently getting sick on a Leicester Tigers player after scoring.

Ben Spencer - Bath

It is a shame that Eddie Jones was out at Sandy Park when Ben Spencer put on a show at the Rec.

The scrumhalf, who got the call to fly over to Japan to play the World Cup final via the bench, was superb against the Exiles as he scored a fantastic try just five minutes into his debut.


His service was swift and accurate throughout as too was his kicking as he too was named man of the match in his debut for his new side.

Siale Piutau - Bristol Bears

The star signings of Semi Radradra and Kyle Sinckler both made their debuts against Saracens but in the end it was the experienced head of Siale Piutau that stood out against Saracens.

The former Tongan International was simply excellent in everything he did.

He did all the basics superbly and defended even better to get his side over the line and up into second place. 

Maro Itoje - Saracens

The break did not impact Maro Itoje's form as he picked up from where he left off with England.

He terrorized Bristol's ruck making two pilfers, was excellent in the lineout and was an all-round menace throughout the clash.

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