Here is the team of the week, taken from Superbru’s Fantasy Rugby game, and therefore based solely on the statistics that power the fantasy scoring system.
It comes with the caveats that this is not a real team that you can make in the game, with more players from each nation than you are allowed. No doubt someone will also spot that Leigh Halfpenny does not play on the wing, and Sam Simmonds was playing Number 8 – some positions are grouped (such as back three, back row etc), and so there’s no differentiation between flankers and number eights.
Jacob is putting together an opinion-based team of the week based on his studious observations of every match, and several replays no doubt, but this may be an interesting basis for discussion on a Monday afternoon.
Which players do you think deserve their places? And which do not?
Johnny Sexton’s absence is obviously glaring, whilst Jamie George’s appearance from the bench clearly scored higher than Guillem Guirado’s Man of the Match effort in a losing cause.