After a busy weekend, who makes our Gallagher Premiership Team of the Week? Unsurprisingly, Gloucester and Northampton stars headline our selection…
Fullback: Mike Brown (Harlequins) –England full-back Brown moved within two of club record try-scorer Ugo Monye after touching down against Worcester. However, his afternoon was not without its blemishes as he was sin-binned in the second half for failing to release Worcester’s Josh Adams in the tackle.
Winger: Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby) – The 21-year-old showed exactly why Eddie Jones rates him so highly. The powerhouse finished off a wonderful try and was impossible for the Falcons to stop throughout, making 85 metres from 13 carries. On the opposite wing, Semesa Rokoduguni also impressed.
Semesa Rokoduguni incredible power 💥— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) February 16, 2019
Joe Cokanasiga’s spectacular finish 💫
Simply superb from Bath 👏 pic.twitter.com/F6DnY7o5dy
Centre: Chris Harris (Newcastle Falcons) – The Scottish international never give up the cause, giving everything for the Falcons. In attack he wasn’t afraid to carry, making 10 carries, while in defence he worked hard with 11 tackles.
Centre: Brad Barritt (Saracens)
“It’s fantastic to see the young guys getting their chance and thriving.”— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) February 16, 2019
Saracens captain Brad Barritt lavishes praise on Matt Gallagher following his step up from the Premiership Rugby Cup to the Gallagher Premiership. pic.twitter.com/e0zmFv1EJN
Winger: Ollie Thorley (Gloucester) – The speedster ran with power and speed at Kingsholm, making an incredible 136 metres and beating seven defenders from 15 carries. His efforts were rewarded with a try as the Cherry and Whites overcame the league leaders.