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RUCK’s Team of the Weekend: The best from Round Two of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup

The cream of the crop from the Champions and Challenge Cup’s combine in our latest team of the week.

Fullback: Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors)

The Scotsman, whose last appearance was with the Lions in New Zealand, was making his long-anticipated return from injury and impressed with a superb try. Despite his standout performance, Leinster were the worthy 34-18 winners up at Scotstoun.

Honourable mentions: Telusa Veainu (Leicester Tigers), Anthony Watson (Bath), Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh), Charles Piutau (Ulster)

Wing: Liam Williams (Saracens)

The Welsh wing-wizard makes our team for the second week in a row after a dazzling performance as Saracens edged past Ospreys at Allianz Park. Williams, who made 100 metres in the match, took his try superbly off a sensational Nick Tompkins offload. He is one of the best in the world.

HM: Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors)

Centre: Robbie Henshaw (Leinster)

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The Ireland centre has stepped up as a real leader this season. He followed up an outstanding performance against Montpellier last weekend with another all-action display. Didn’t have the best Lions tour, but is getting back to his best in the run-up to the Autumn Internationals.

HM: Matt Toomua (Leicester Tigers), Sam James (Sale Sharks)

Centre: Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)

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Slade did his England hopes no harm with another all-round performance. Carried the ball powerfully, showed the usual sleight of hand in attack, made his tackles and lit up the first half with a classy outside break. Started at 13, but we need him in our XV.


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