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

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

Flanker Don Armand (Exeter Chiefs)


Like teammate Hill, the back-rower led the brave defence for the Chiefs and carried well. Two good short-range finishes for his tries, but it was his dominant defence and constant presence in the loose that really caught the eye. He’s pushing to be part of Eddie Jones plans in the Autumn.

HM: Courtney Lawes (Northampton), Rhys Ruddock (Leinster)

Flanker: Sam Underhill (Bath)


Surely soon to be an England regular, Underhill put in another highly physical display as Bath recorded an unexpected away win again the reigning PRO12 champions Scarlets. As well as utterly dominating the breakdown, he demonstrated tremendous pace, athleticism and clever hands in perhaps is best Bath performance to date. Eddie WILL be calling.

HM: Julian Salvi (Exeter Chiefs), Kevin Gourdon (La Rochelle), Sam Cross (Ospreys)

Number 8: Fritz Lee (Clermont)


The Samoan powerhouse posted a week high 21 tackles as Clermont powered past Northampton on Saturday. Lee, who was making his 100th appearance for the yellow army, also scored a try off the back of the scrum in the first half.

HM: Taulupe Faletau (Bath), Nick Williams (Cardiff Blues), Victor Vito (La Rochelle), Nathan Hughes (Wasps)
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