RUCK’s Team of the Week: George Ford, Louis Picamoles, Rhys Webb

Now that the dust has settled after Round Two of the Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro 12, we select the players that stood out over the weekend.

Bath feature heavily in our line-up after their impressive win over Newcastle Falcons. Read on to see who made the cut and be sure to comment below.


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Fullback: DAN EVANS (Ospreys) 

Wing: SEAN MAITLAND (Saracens) 
The Scotland winger touched down a brace as Saracens ran out 34-13 winners against Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park.

Centre: LUKE MARSHALL (Ulster) 

Centre: JIMMY GOPPERTH (Wasps) 
Gopperth cut Leicester to ribbons. What excites us most about this player is his seemless transition from fly-half to centre.

Wing: TOMMY SEYMOUR (Glasgow Warriors)
The international winger followed up his two tries last weekend with another four this as Glasgow blew Leinster away in the second half. 

Fly-half: GEORGE FORD (Bath Rugby) 
England’s fly-half appears to be enjoying his game under the Rec spotlight in the same way he did when he set the Aviva Premiership alight two seasons ago. Bath thrilled the crowd with eight tries to claim their largest winning margin since 2001, completed by 18 points from the boot of Ford. 

Scrum-half: RHYS WEBB (Ospreys)
The Wales international scrum-half was back this his best as Ospreys condemned title holders Connacht to a second successive Guinness PRO12 defeat as they triumphed 32-11 at the Sportsground.

Prop: JACK MCGRATH (Leinster) 

Hooker: TOMMY TAYLOR (Wasps)
The hooker followed up his man of the match performance against Exeter Chiefs last weekend with another stellar display. His steady lineout throwing and intensity at the breakdown was simply superb. 

Prop: KANE PALMA-NEWPORT (Bath Rugby) 

Lock: JOE LAUNCHBURY (Wasps) 

Lock: DAVE ATTWOOD (Bath Rugby)
The Bath captain has had a superb start to the season. The lock touched down two tries as well as playing a key role in their dominating set piece. 

Flanker: JOSH NAVIDI (Cardiff Blues)

Flanker: MARCO MAMA (Worcester) 

Number 8: LOUIS PICAMOLES (Northampton)
France international Louis Picamoles showed his class as Northampton bounced back from last week’s loss with a 32-10 bonus-point victory against Bristol at Ashton Gate on Sunday.

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