Seven months on the sidelines, then a try after just seven minutes – Beale certainly knows how to make an entrance. He was also named man of the match despite a yellow card
Wing: Timoci Nagusa (Montpellier)
Fly-half: Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors)
The Scot was named the man of the match after Glasgow’s historic 23-14 win against Racing 92 in Paris. Russell had an all-around inch-perfect performance and contributed 13 points to his team’s tally with three penalties and two conversions.
Scrum-half: Conor Murray (Munster)
The best scrum-half in the world on current form undoubtedly. Murray had another sublime outing against Leicester with two superb try-assists.
Since being linked with a Lions spot, Furlong has gone from strength to strength with a series of phenominal performances.
Lock: Maro Itoje (Saracens)
The second-row hasn’t taken long to get back to his best; dominant in the lineout and aggressive in the carry.
Lock: Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors)
Following an outstanding Autumn, Gray took his form into the Champions Cup clash with Racing 92. The Scot made an incredible 19 tackles in one of the standout defensive performances of the weekend. He’s right now a must for the 2017 British & Irish Lions.