Premiership Team of the Week - Round Six

Premiership Team of the Week - Round Six

The Premiership resumed this weekend after a fortnight of European rugby. 

Gloucester, Saracens and Bath all picked up big victories this weekend while there were also wins for Exeter, Sale and the Harlequins.


Here is our team of the week from round six of the Premiership.

15. Max Malins - Saracens

 


Tom Homer can consider himself incredibly unlucky not to grab a place in the side as he starred in the win over London Irish.


However, he can't beat Malins to a place in the side. The Saracens youngster was nothing short of sensational as he guided Saracens to an emphatic 47-13 win over Bristol.

He outplayed the brilliant Charles Piutau on his way to grabbing a brace and making just shy of 100 running metres and beat 8 defenders.

14. Louis Rees-Zammit - Gloucester

The Welsh youngster continues to impress for the Cherry and Whites and it was no different against Worcester.

He scored two tries in the win over Worcester Warriors and came up with a brilliant piece of magic to set up Chris Harris.


Elsewhere, Chris Ashton was in fine form Sale in their win over the Northampton Saints.

13. Nick Tompkins - Saracens

Tompkins is another star who grabbed a brace this weekend as Saracens romped to an impressive victory. 

He made over 40 running metres, made two clean breaks and beat three defenders. Chris Harris was also superb for Gloucester while Jonathan Joseph is probably the unluckiest centre not to make the side.

12. Rohan Janse van Rensburg - Sale Sharks

The Springbok was excellent against Northampton Saints as they claimed a win over the side that topped the table at the start of the weekend.

He carried strongly, linked up well with Robert du Preez and scored a superb try in the 22-10 victory.



Ollie Devoto was just as good for Exeter while Brad Barritt was excellent for Saracens.

11. Jonny May - Leicester Tigers

Jonny May scored a brilliant brace for Leicester despite it being all in vain as they fell to a 22-31 loss to Exeter.

He made all of his attempted tackles made 40 running metres and did superbly well to score two tries for the Tigers.

10. Owen Farrell - Saracens

Dan Biggar had a strong game in defeat to the Sale Sharks while Rhys Priestland starred for Bath in their emphatic win but the England captain claims a place in our team of the week.

He controlled the Saracens attack brilliantly as they took the game away from the Bristol Bears. He kicked, defended and had a strong game overall.

9. Faf de Klerk - Sale Sharks

The Springbok halfback outplayed his counterpart on Saturday. He had a hiccup or two with his kicks from hand but managed to have a really strong game for Sale guiding them to the win over the then league leaders.

He made over 50 running metres from some slick snipes around the rucks and kept the Saints defence guessing with some quick taps.

8. Josh Baylis - Bath

The Bath no.8 put in a massive shift on both sides of the ball against the Exiles making 20 tackles without missing and made 11 carries.

He beats Ben Morgan to a place in the side, who had another big game on Friday. 

7. Ben Earl - Saracens

Earl has been in some form for Saracens recently and he did not disappoint on Saturday as he beat 5 defenders on his way to 53 running metres.

He weighed in defence making 12 tackles and two turnovers as well as scoring a try.

He beats Jordan Taufua to place in the side with the Tigers man grabbing his first try in the Premiership against Exeter.



6. Ruan Ackermann - Gloucester

Ackermann spurred Gloucester to a comprehensive win over Worcester. He made 64 running metres from just 11 carries beat 5 defenders and scored a try in the victory.

He edges James Chisholm and Jono Ross to a place in the side.

5. Jonny Hill - Exeter Chiefs

Man of the match in the stellar second half romp of the Leicester Tigers, Jonny Hill was everywhere for the Chiefs making 12 carries, 7 tackles and scored a crucial try in the victory.

Adam Coleman was also superb in the loss to Bath in his Premiership debut for London Irish.

4. Stephan Lewies - Harlequins 

The Quins lock was another busy forward this weekend as he made 14 tackles and three carries in the win over the Wasps.

He was also excellent in the lineout and came up with a try assist.

3. Harry Williams - Exeter Chiefs

The tighthead prop put in a massive 20 tackles against the Leicester Tigers in a great 78 minutes.

He battled well in the scrum against Ellis Genge and did well enough to beat Kyle Sinckler to place in the team of the week.

2. Elia Elia - Harlequins

The Harlequins hooker beats Akker van der Merwe to a spot in the side thanks to his superior lineout throws.

Both hookers got around the park well with Elia weighing in more on defence while van der Merwe was better on attack.

1. Beno Obano - Bath

A strong showing from the Bath loosehead sees him beat Joe Marler and Mako Vunipola to a place in the side.

All three props enjoyed strong showings this weekend but Obano gets the edge. 



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