Our Gallagher Premiership Team of the Week – Matchday Three - Ruck

Our Gallagher Premiership Team of the Week – Matchday Three

After a busy third weekend, who makes our Gallagher Premiership Team of the Week? Unsurprisingly, Gloucester and Exeter stars headline our selection…
Gallagher Premiership Team of the Week

Fullback: Telusa Veainu (Leicester Tigers) 

Winger: Joe Cakanasiga (Bath Rugby)

Finished superbly for his first try, almost did it again a couple of minutes later and added a second in the second half. Made more than 150m with ball in hand.

Centre: Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)

His fend, step and pass to set up Jack Maunder’s 49th-minute try was outstanding and effortlessly ripped through the Sharks’ defensive line. Slade is a classy outside-centre with all of the skills, he looks razor-sharp right now and so do Exeter Chiefs.

Centre: Jamie Roberts (Bath Rugby)

Had much more punch with his carries than in rounds one and two. Mixed up his play well by bringing others into the game and scored a try against his old team.

Winger: David Strettle (Saracens)

There is life in the old dog yet. Strettle may be the oldest winger in the Premiership but, at the grand old age of 35, he rolled back the years to snatch a Saracens victory with two tries in three minutes.

Fly-half: Lima Sopoaga (Wasps)

Former All Black Lima Sopoaga received rave reviews for a match-winning goal kicking performance on his English rugby debut. The 27-year-old kicked 17 points in Wasps’ 41-35 win over the Leicester Tigers in their Midlands derby in Coventry on Sunday

Scrum-half: Sonatane Takulua (Newcastle Falcons)