ROLL ON DECEMBER! Because after two long, hard weekends of Heineken Champions Cup rugby, we only want more.
After a momentous win for Toulouse, big wins for Munster, Edinburgh, Saracens and the tournament’s surprise package Newcastle, here’s our favourite XV from round two.
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15. Alex Goode (Saracens)
Continues to be quietly brilliant from fullback for Saracens, a terrific extra play-making option outside Farrell with both pace, handling and footballing skill to prise open defences.
14. Cheslin Kolbe (Toulouse)
A second week running in team of the week and his lightning quick footwork once again took him there. A nightmare for defenders to monitor and his assurance in that skill, sidestepping the charging Robbie Henshaw, put the final nail in Leinster.
13. Olivier Klemenczak (Racing 92)
Klemenczak breaks through Ulster with Simon Zebo in support. Source: James Crombie/INPHO
The 22-year-old was magnificent at the U Arena, scything through Ulster’s defence and assisting brilliant tries for Wenceslas Lauret and Juan Imhoff.
12. Johnny Williams (Newcastle Falcons)
Only dislodged from this position by Robbie Henshaw last week, Williams put in another monstrous shift for the Falcons, making 11 hard carries into Montpellier and 11 tackles for the cause.
11. Maxime Medard (Toulouse)
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Two tries against the reigning champions. The veteran showed his experience, power and then late energy to keep pace with the stunning breakaway on the intercept.
10. Joey Carbery (Munster)
Carbery takes a hit from Ben Morgan after passing. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO
He moved to Munster in order to play more as an out-half and after six straight weeks starting in the number 10 jersey, he is getting better and better. An utterly delightful array of passing ensured the southern province executed their opportunities to turn a somewhat problematic performance into a comfortable bonus point win.
9. Teddy Iribaren (Racing 92)
Changed the game for the hosts, digging them out of a 3-12 hole when he was introduced after 25 minutes against Ulster. Scored within minutes of his introduction and proved the catalyst for all the destruction Racing visited on Ulster’s defence.