URC – Round 14 Team Of The Week


Round 14 of the BKT United Rugby Championship delivered some outstanding individual performances. Here, we take a look at the best players by position from the weekend’s matches, with each side afforded a maximum of four representatives in the final XV.

15. Wes Goosen (Edinburgh)
Went in for the first Edinburgh try in the win over Scarlets and had a team-high nine defenders beaten and 103 metres gained.

14. Leonardo Marin (Benetton)
Led Benetton with five offloads and 10 successful carries as the Italians kept their play-off charge on track by beating the Dragons.

13. Mark Bennett (Edinburgh)
Appearing in the fantasy team of the week for a second time this season after scoring Edinburgh's fifth try against the Welsh side.

12. Bundee Aki (Connacht)
Notched Connacht's sixth try against Zebre Parma and his seven defenders beaten was the best for the Irish province.

11. Theo Cabango (Cardiff)
Scored both of Cardiff's tries in the narrow defeat at Ulster and led the Welsh region with six defenders beaten and 98 metres gained.

10. JJ Hanrahan (Connacht)
Grabbed a try and added six conversions against the Italians to win a place in the team of the week for a second time this season.

9. Andy Uren (Benetton)
Claimed one of Benetton's six tries against the Dragons and his 127 metres gained was the best for the Italian side.

8. Evan Roos (DHL Stormers)
Bagged a try and impressed all over the pitch against the Ospreys, leading the Stormers with 16 tackles made, 101 metres gained, two clean breaks and 11 successful carries.

7. Emmanuel Tshituka (Emirates Lions)
Helped himself to two of the Lions' six tries against leaders Leinster and his five defenders beaten was the best for the South African outfit.

6. Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh)
Led Edinburgh with 12 tackles made in the big win over Scarlets at Hive Stadium which helped them stay on track for the top eight.

5. RG Snyman (Munster) 
In the team of the week for the third time in the last four rounds after scoring a try and topping his side with four defenders beaten in the win at Vodacom Bulls.

4. Harry Sheridan (Ulster)
Another player appeared in the team of the week for the third time after making 15 successful carries to win the man-of-the-match award.

3. Scott Wilson (Ulster) 
Second appearance in the team of the week for the Ulster tighthead after he helped his side come back for a narrow victory over Cardiff.

2. Gianmarco Lucchesi (Benetton)
Scored Benetton's second try in the win over Dragons at Stadio Monigo.

1. Ntuthuko Mchunu (Hollywoodbets Sharks) 
Crossed for one of the Sharks' two tries in the defeat at Glasgow Warriors and led his side with one clean break.