Flanker: Zach Mercer – Bath Rugby
Although Mercer only turned 20 at the end of June, the Bath flanker is showing all the characteristics of a future full international. He is relentless at the breakdown and is coming on leaps and bounds at a rate of knots.
Flanker: Will Evans – Leicester Tigers
The England openside offered a timely reminder of his lavish potential with a starring role for Leicester as they overcame London Irish to claim a fourth consecutive win. Evans suffered a frustrating summer, suffering from glandular fever, but roared back into the shop window with an all-action display.
Number Eight: Sam Simmonds – Exeter Chiefs
The Exeter Chiefs back-rower has been superb all season, but he surpassed himself against Newcastle with an outstanding try, leaving Falcons winger DTH van der Merwe for dead. Give this lad an England shirt.
— BT Sport Rugby (@btsportrugby) October 7, 2017