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Champions Cup team of the week: Jack Nowell, Joe Carbery, Hamish Watson

5. Tadhg Beirne (Munster)

One of the signings of the season for Munster after arriving from Scarlets, he’s been putting in massive performances that will give Ireland some selection headaches. It was no different on Friday night as he worked wonders at the set-piece and constant work at the breakdown. A superb player that is growing with confidence going into the Six Nations.

4. Scott Fardy (Leinster)

Another excellent performance from the Australian lock, having helped his side demolish the Toulouse pack with his work rate and intelligence at the breakdown. He’s fast becoming a key player for the defending champions.

3. WP Nel (Edinburgh)

A strong performance from the tighthead against a formidable Toulon front-row, but he held his own and put in a huge shift which provided the platform the backs needed to get on the front foot. A wonderful player that would run through walls for his Edinburgh teammates. Jannie du Plessis also impressed for Montpellier.

2. Sean Cronin (Leinster)

The Leinster man cannot top scoring tries for his province at the moment, and it was no surprise to see him pop up to get another on Saturday. His ball carrying is exceptional and his defensive work doesn’t go unnoticed. Stuart McInally was also superb in their win over Toulon.

1. Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh)

Schoeman joins his Edinburgh front-row partner at loosehead after putting in another huge performance to earn Richard Cockerill’s men a well-deserved win. Rob Evans scoring two tries for Scarlets almost earnt him a place, and Dave Kilcoyne at Munster impressed against Gloucester.

Coach of the Week: Richard Cockerill

He has done wonders at Edinburgh since arriving back in 2017, and the side seem to be getting better and better thanks to a strong pack and young backs that are full of confidence.