We begin our long run-up at the season in review by picking the best signings of the season.
HONOURABLE MENTIONS: John Afoa (Bristol Bears), Johnny Williams (Newcastle Falcons)
5. Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins)
Wildcard of the season having come from university rugby. As a powerful player in a breakthrough season he’s right up there. His work-rate is exceptionally high.
I know he gets a lot of stick about his physique – even from his own coaches – but that’s only going to get better over the next few years. His ball carrying’s fantastic already, so make him more of an athlete and he should become a superstar.