Our Gallagher Premiership Team of the Week – Matchday One
After a busy opening weekend, who makes our Gallagher Premiership Team of the Week? Unsurprisingly, Bristol and Harlequins stars headline our selection…
Gallagher Premiership Team of the Week
Fullback: Aaron Morris (Harlequins)
With Mike Brown deployed on the wing it was up to 23-year-old Morris to run the game from fullback. He carried superbly and established a good chemistry with new signing, winger Nathan Earle.
Winger: Luke Morahan (Bristol Rugby)
With Charles Piutau out of action, winger Luke Morahan stepped up to the task and delivered as Bristol defeated Bath in the opening match of the new season
It was a moment of magic from Morahan that sealed the win for Pat Lam’s side. Picking the ball up just outside the 22, Morahan nipped between two Bath defenders before off-loading to Alapati Leiua, who crossed for the game-clinching score.
Centre: Joe Marchant (Harlequins)
Centre: Ben Tapuai (Harlequins)
The Australian centre, who made the switch from Bath during the summer, led Quins in clean breaks (three) and defenders beaten (six) and was in the right place to finish off two team moves in the first half.
Winger: Alex Lewington (Saracens)
Joining from London Irish in the summer, the speedster came on during the opening 40 to score his first Saracens try with his first touch of the ball before diving over for a second in the second half.
Lewington is probably the best uncapped English winger in the Gallagher Premiership.
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) September 2, 2018