Prop: Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers)
— Leicester Tigers (@LeicesterTigers) October 21, 2017
The loosehead continues to press his claims for a place in the England squad for the Autumn Internationals with another imposing display as Leicester overcame a disjointed Castres. Solid scrummaging, powerful drives and a number of monstrous tackles made him a man of the match contender when he was replaced on the hour.
HM: Cian Healy (Leinster), David Kilcoyne (Munster)
Hooker: Benjamin Kayser (Clermont)
Clermont captain Benjamin Kayser bends down to give Camille Lopez a kiss after a nasty looking leg injury…
— BT Sport Rugby (@btsportrugby) October 21, 2017
The Clermont had a really enjoyable tussle with Saints hooker Dylan Hartley, and definitely came out on top. Kayser also had a busy afternoon as he was the only English speaker, meaning he had to spend more time then he would have liked translating Ben Whitehouse’s many lectures.
HM: Sean Cronin (Leinster), Ashley Johnson (Wasps)
Prop: Tadhg Furlong (Leinster)
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A prop has NEVER won World Player of the Year. There is legitimately no reason why the Ireland, Leinster and Lions tighthead shouldn’t be in the running after an outstanding year so far. Furlong’s performance against Warriors once again highlighted his brute force in the scrum while he was, as always, a menace at the breakdown.