Champions Cup team of the week: Jack Nowell, Joe Carbery, Hamish Watson
BY TAYLOR RICHARDS
After another thrilling round of European Champions Cup rugby, we look at the key performers that make it into our XV of the week.
15. Jack Nowell (Exeter)
Scored a wonderful solo try and looked dangerous every time he had ball in hand. England fans will be pleased to see him back to his best with the Six Nations around the corner.
Jack Nowell, that is just superb 🙌
“Footwork. Ability. Acceleration. Power.”
Your first European try, in less than four minutes? That’s how you make a comeback 👊 pic.twitter.com/wCWCVKkMAB
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) January 13, 2019
14. Darcy Graham (Edinburgh)
A tough call on the wing, with Adam Byrne putting in an excellent performance for Leinster, but Darcy Graham gets our pick after a sensational performance against one of the giants of world rugby in Toulon and Julian Savea.
13. Kieron Fonotia (Scarlets)
Possibly his best performance since arriving from the Ospreys. He broke through Leicester’s defence with ease and showcased his skillset all over the pitch. His no-look pass for the bonus-point try was excellent. Some would argue Garry Ringrose could have been selected at 13, and he was very close!
12. Yvan Reilhac (Montpellier)
The young French centre had a superb game against Newcastle, breaking through their defence on many occasions and took his try well. Rory Scannell another name that could have got the 12 shirt after his excellent performance against Gloucester.
11. Jacob Stockdale (Ulster)
No arguments here. The powerful Irish winger is scoring tries for fun and seems to be improving every game. He scored a brilliant solo try and is so dangerous when given space. He will be relishing the opportunity to impress further for Ireland in the Six Nations.
Jacob Stockdale HAD NO RIGHT to score from there! 😮
Shrugs the defender off…
Chips a beauty through…
Beats 3 defenders to the ball…
On a different level 🙌
His 2nd of the game, his 6th in the tournament which makes him the top scorer. pic.twitter.com/AUjjkdNiir
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) January 12, 2019