Sunday 15 September 2019

The Irish provinces have just two players in Champions Cup Team of the Weekend

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It was another riveting weekend of Champions Cup rugby, with Leinster and Connacht each picking up valuable wins to edge closer to the knockout stage.

Munster and Ulster weren't as successful, with Rassie Erasmus' men going down to a last gasp Leicester penalty while the northern province were overturned away to Clermont.

Saracens remained the team to beat as they won their fourth straight pool encounter of this campaign, while three-time champions Toulon look to be on their way out after falling away to Scarlets.

Here is The Daily Telegraph team of round four, with just two Irish provincial players making the cut.

15. Isaia Toeava (Clermont)

14. Adam Byrne (Leinster)

13. Bundee Aki (Connacht)

12. Toby Flood

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11. Nick Abendanon (Clermont)

10. Finn Russell (Glasgow)

9. Morgan Parra (Clermont)

1. Ellis Genge (Leicester)

2. Tom Youngs (Leicester)

3. Jake Cooper-Woolley (Wasps)

4. Joe Launchbury (Wasps)

5. Jonny Gray (Glasgow)

6. Aaron Shingler (Scarlets)

7. Brendon O'Connor (Leicester)

8. Josh Strauss (Glasgow)

 

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