Gallagher Premiership team of the week – Round 20 - Ruck

Gallagher Premiership team of the week – Round 20

Round 20 of the Gallagher Premiership showcased six exciting matches with a number of standout performances from players both young and old.
Gallagher Premiership Round 20 results:
  • Wasps 59-35 Bristol Bears
  • Leicester Tigers 28-24 Northampton Saints
  • London Irish 25-40 Worcester Warriors
  • Sale Sharks 22-37 Bath RFC
  • Saracens 40-17 Exeter Chiefs
  • Gloucester 15-28 Harlequins

But who stood out?

Here’s our team of the round.

Fullback: Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers) – The 19-year-old looked like a very exciting prospect, making 46 metres from his six carries. Outshone his opposite number, England international George Furbank.

Winger: Zach Kibirige (Wasps) – The in-form speedster made two fantastic try-saving tackles in first half before taking his own try well, and assisting Robson after the restart.

Centre: Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors) – The centre, who turns 21 next week, scored two tries and also registered an assist, as he came off the bench to rightly earn his Man-of-the-Match award against London Irish. 

Centre: Joe Marchant (Harlequins) –  The England international was a key element in the victory at Kingsholm, particularly for his defensive work with six tackles. In attack he racked up game-high 69 metres from four carries and set up Scott Steele for the decisive try in the second-half.

Winger: Ruaridh McConnochie (Bath RFC) – The winger is in unstoppable form at the moment and looks to be playing his way right back into England contention with six tries since rugby restarted in August. Burst through the tackle of Manu Tuilagi on his way to the line as he made 44 metres from his three carries, beating five defenders in the process.