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Gallagher Premiership team of the week: Round 1


  • 10. George Ford (Leicester Tigers)
  • 9. Raffi Quirke (Sale Sharks)

RUCK on Quirke: Sale fielded the young 20-year-old at scrum-half and he made the difference in a dominant first half for the hosts. Having exploited a gap in the Bath defence, he offloaded to send McGuigan through for Sale’s second score of the game. He looks different class”


  • 1. Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers)
  • 2. Harry Thacker (Bristol Bears)
  • 3. Nick Schonert (Sale Sharks)

Bristol Live on Thacker: “It is great to see the red scrum cap of Harry Thacker back bursting through gaps at Ashton Gate after missing most of last season through injury as he recovered from surgery on his neck. The hooker broke the line on a couple of occasions to make 45m in attack, the second-highest total of any player on the pitch.”