Fly-half: George Ford (England) – His tactical kicking and passing have been excellent. By far his countries best player.
Scrum-half: Santiago Arata (Uruguay) – Uruguay’s semi-professionals caused the biggest upset at the World Cup as they edged out Fiji, and 23-year-old Arata typified their vibrant display while scoring a slaloming solo try. Also, arguably the best box kicker in the world!
Loosehead-prop: Keita Inagaki (Japan) – The lynchpin of the Japanese scrum, he’s also proved himself a decent attacker, scoring two wonderful tries.
Hooker: Julian Montoya (Argentina) –At one point he was the tournament’s leading try scorer after his treble against Tonga and led the way with his work-rate and effort being exceptional.
Tighthead-prop: Tadhg Furlong (Ireland) – Solid at the scrum, powerful at the breakdown and a threat with ball in hand, as his two tries have showed.