4. Ruaridh McConnochie (Bath Rugby)
One of this season’s biggest success stories, McConnochie has transitioned from playing full-time sevens with ease. An Olympic silver medallist, the back has scored try after try and was easily Bath’s player of the season. Possibly getting more playing time than originally anticipated, long-term injuries to Anthony Watson and Semesa Rokoduguni allowed McConnochie to thrive for Bath, filling the void left by Matt Banahan admirably.