GALLERY: RUCK’s Rugby Team of the Week

GALLERY: RUCK’s Rugby Team of the Week

It was a busy few days of non-stop rugby action, but which 15 players make our team of the weekend?


Fullback: Alex Goode (Saracens)
The fullbacks late try ensured Saracens secured their second straight European Champions Cup triumph as they edged out Clermont Auvergne 28-17 at Murrayfield. He also set up Ashton’s try with a phenomenal kick.

Wing: Chris Ashton (Saracens) 
Ashton couldn’t hide his delight at breaking Vincent Clerc’s European try-scoring record as Saracens claimed back-to-back Champions Cup final victories.

Centre: Geoffrey Doumayrou (Stade Francais)
The centre scored a contender for try of the competition as Stad Francais ran out 25-17 winners to claim their first European cup final success at the fifth time of asking.

Centre: Ryan Crotty (Crusaders)
The All Black played a big role in his team’s defensive effort against the Hurricanes.

Wing: George Bridge (Crusaders)
He is definitely making the No.11 jersey his own at the Crusaders. He never missed a tackle on defence and racked up the running metres out wide.

Fly-half: Owen Farrell (Saracens)
The England and Lions fly-half kicked 13 points in the Champions Cup final at Murrayfield. This brought the curtain down on a European campaign in which he was the top points scorer with 126, and subsequently awarded the inaugural Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy.

Scrum-half: Will Genia (Stade Francais)

Prop: Mako Vunipola (Saracens)

Hooker: Richard Hibbard (Gloucester)

Prop: Rabah Slimani (Stade Francais) 

Lock: Sebastien Vahaamahina (Clermont)

Lock: George Kruis (Saracens)

Flanker: Mike Rhodes (Saracens) 

Flanker: Peceli Yato (Clermont)
His 40-yard dart down the left wing in the second half saw him bulldoze Chris Ashton and Owen Farrell out of the way – much to the delight of the Scottish contingent in the Murrayfield crowd – as he played in winger Nick Abendanon to score.

Number 8: Billy Vunipola (Saracens)
The back-rower claimed the man of the match award in what was a complete performance.