#1. Ehren Painter (Exeter Chiefs)
On his current trajectory, Chiefs’ Head Coach, Rob Baxter, firmly believes that the formidable tighthead prop possesses all the tools required to become a contender for the England national team.
In an extraordinary performance, this imposing player secured a spectacular try with a powerful pick-and-go, nearly adding another if not for scrum-half Kieran Marmion’s tenacious defense.
The scrum dominance demonstrated was nothing short of astounding, especially when confronting two entirely fresh sets of Bristol props following a pre-planned front-row substitution at the thirty-minute mark.