GALLERY: RUCK's Team of the Week - Conor Murray, George Ford, Mako Vunipola - Ruck

GALLERY: RUCK’s Team of the Week – Conor Murray, George Ford, Mako Vunipola

The best of the British and Irish Lions combined with those that excelled on International duty and against the tourists.

Fullback: Israel Folau (Austalia)

The fullback looks back to his best after a two-try performance helped Australia start the Test season off on the right foot against Fiji on Saturday.

Honourable Mentions: Anthony Watson (British & Irish Lions), Joaquín Tuculet (Argentina), Duncan Taylor (Scotland)


Wing: Keith Earls (Ireland)

Earls’ numbers against the USA were nothing short of ridiculous – he carried 12 times for 218 metres gained, had nine line breaks and blazed past seven defenders with ball in hand.

HM: Marland Yarde (England), George North (British & Irish Lions)


Centre: Henry Slade (England)


Centre: Sonny Bill Williams (Blues)
HM: Karmichael Hunt (Australia)


Wing: Rieko Ioane (Blues)


Fly-half: George Ford (England) 

Looked like Englands’ general as he controlled play around the park and answered his critics by landing most of his kicks in a hostile atmosphere as well as scoring a try.

HM: Owen Farrell (British & Irish Lions), Finn Russell (Scotland)


Scrum-half: Conor Murray (Ireland)

Box kicking. Tick. Slick pass. Tick. Stamina. Tick. The first choice versus All Blacks without a doubt.

HM: Ross Cronjé (South Africa), Ali Price (Scotland), Danny Care (England)


Prop: Mako Vunipola (England)

A rock for the Lions and a performance that should bag him the Test jersey for the first game with the All Blacks.


Hooker: Ross Ford (Scotland)
HM: Jamie George (British & Irish Lions), Malcolm Marx (South Africa)


Prop: Harry Williams (England)

Impressed on debut, engaging in a huge battle up front. The Exeter prop made 11 tackles in the first half alone.

HM: Tadhg Furlong (British & Irish Lions)

Lock: Ben Toolis (Scotland)
HM: Joe Launchbury (England), Alun Wyn Jones (British & Irish Lions)


Lock:  George Kruis (British & Irish Lions)

A very impressive outing as he bossed the lineout. Stood out in the first half as he carried well, and may have forced his way into the Test side with this showing.


Flanker: Mark Wilson (England)

Carried well and made some monster hits. The Cumbrian left everything out there for his country on debut.


Flanker: Tom Curry (England)
HM: Sean O’Brien (British & Irish Lions)


Number 8: Steven Luatua (Blues)
HM: Nathan Hughes (England), Taulupe Faletau (British & Irish Lions)


 

%d bloggers like this: