The second weekend of 2016 had European and domestic action taking place with some incredible matches, particularly in the Aviva Premiership.
Saracens winning run came to a dramatic end against Harlequins, Leicester edged to the narrowest of victory’s over local rival’s Northampton late on and London Irish eased their relegation worries with a home win against Newcastle Falcons.
But who were the standout performers? Here are our selections after much debate around the RUCK office.
Fullback: HUGO BONNEVAL (Stade Francais)
Wing: ALEX LEWINGTON (London Irish)
Centre: GEORGE NORTH (Northampton)
Centre: ANDY SYMONS (Worcester)
Wing: DAVE KEARNEY (Leinster)
Fly-half: FREDDIE BURNS (Leicester Tigers)
Scrum-half: SAM HIDALGO-CLYAN (Edinburgh Rugby)
Prop: JOE MARLER (Harlequins)
Hooker: DIMITRI SZARZEWSKI (Racing Metro)
Prop: BEN FRANKS (London Irish)
Lock LUKE CHARTERIS (Racing Metro)
Lock: GEOFF PARLING (Exeter Chiefs)
Flanker: CHRIS ROBSHAW (Harlequins)
Flanker: VIKTOR KOLELISHVILI (Clermont)
Number 8: THOMAS WALDROM (Exeter Chiefs)