Prop: Dany Priso (La Rochelle)
His workrate and role as part of a pack which thrived at the set-piece was what saw La Rochelle clinch a confidence-boosting win. A France international in waiting surely.
HM: Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
Hooker: Bismarck du Plessis (Montpellier)
The experienced South African hooker tackled relentlessly and helped his side come away from Ireland with a losing bonus-point. It’s baffling that he’s continuously overlooked for the Springbok squad by Alistair Coetzee. He’s a quality operator.
HM: Joe Taufete’e (Worcester Warriors)
Prop: Tadhg Furlong (Leinster)
The Lions tighthead has continued his fine form in the 2017/18 season and was a lynnchpin of the Leinster scrum that had an epic tussle with the Montpellier pack. Probably the best No.3 in the world right now!