Team of the week: Super Rugby magic and Grand Slam winners
By Louise Warr and Tony Tighe
Last Updated: 28/03/16 2:11pm
Eleven different clubs are represented in our team of the week, featuring a four-try masterclass and an England exile.
15. Damian McKenzie (Chiefs)
Israel Folau and Stuart Hogg impressed but McKenzie gets the nod at full-back after scoring tries in either half against the Force.
The 20-year-old's second resulted from a stunning team effort as Sam Cane's turnover allowed the Chiefs to break from inside their own 22, McKenzie twice involved before taking Aaron Cruden's offload for a sublime score.
14. Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby)
A fifth and sixth try in four matches from Rokoduguni helped Bath secure a 12-17 victory over west-country rivals Gloucester.
The winger was on the end of a floated George Ford pass to cross for Bath's second try before showing the power, pace and opportunism that helped him earn his solitary England cap when he pounced on a loose ball and jinked his way through the flailing Gloucester defence for the decisive score.
13. Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
After his prolonged period out on the sidelines, Tuilagi looked to be getting back to his ball-carrying best in Leicester's defeat to Sale.
The England centre played his part in Tommy Bell's try for the Tigers, putting in two monstrous carries and a forceful hand-off on Danny Cipriani before releasing his full-back in the corner.
12. Charlie Ngatai (Chiefs)
Performance of the weekend goes to the Chiefs centre, who scored four second-half tries against the Western Force.
The All Black terrorised the Australian strugglers in Hamilton with his footwork, power and pace proving too hot to handle.
Ngatai, who gained 55 metres from seven carries and beat six defenders, clinched his hat-trick with two minutes remaining and despite losing his footing, scuttled over for a fourth at the death.
11. Nemani Nadolo (Crusaders)
The Fijian powerhouse was at his destructive best against the Sharks, scoring one try and setting up another as the Crusaders won in Durban.
Nadolo produced a fantastic carry and offload to tee up David Havili during the first half and touched down in the corner on 51 minutes while Havili was in the bin.
The wing made a team-high 104 metres from 11 carries which included two breaks, while he also converted Kieran Read's late try.
10. Danny Cipriani (Sale)
The England exile was in fantastic form as Sale maintained their unbeaten home record in the Aviva Premiership against Leicester.
Cipriani caught the Tigers defence flat-footed as he broke up field and flung a pass out to Nev Edwards, which resulted in a try for Cameron Neild.
The teams were forced off for 10 minutes during the second half due to thunder and lightning, but when they returned Cipriani burned Jordan Crane for pace on the outside to cross for the match-winning try in the corner.
Honourable mentions must go to Jimmy Gopperth of Wasps and Owen Farrell for Saracens who both put in top-class performances for their respective clubs in windy conditions.
9. Dan Robson (Wasps)
Robson was at the heart of everything good for Wasps as they secured a bonus-point victory at Kingston Park.
The scrum-half was brimming with confidence with his opportunist snipe from close-range scoring Wasps' second try of the afternoon.
Robson went over for a second try of the match, dotting down at the base of the post, following a strong carry from replacement Nathan Hughes.
The win keeps Wasps marching up the table and with a home semi-final spot firmly in their sights, Robson's rich vein of form could prove crucial.
1. Rob Evans (Scarlets)
The Wales tighthead produced a man-of-the-match performance as the Scarlets claimed a crucial derby victory against the Ospreys.
The Scarlets boasted a 100 per cent record at the scrum where Evans dominated Aaron Jarvis and his replacement Dmitri Arhip, and their dominance resulted in a flurry of late penalties that clinched victory.
The prop also made 11 carries, the most by any forward in the Scarlets side.
2. Bismarck du Plessis (Montpellier)
The Springbok came off the bench to score two tries as Montpellier clinched their fifth successive Top 14 victory away to Agen.
Introduced at half-time, Du Plessis touched down twice in eight minutes to put Jake White's side in control. He also performed resolutely in defence, making 10 tackles and winning one turnover.
3. Henry Thomas (Bath)
Bath's tighthead prop Thomas caught the eye after just fifteen minutes against Gloucester when he evaded one attempted tackle, stepped through another and drew Tom Marshall to send scrum-half Chris Cook over to score under the posts.
However, he also put the work in when it mattered most, topping Bath's tackle count, alongside lock Charlie Ewels with 15 and putting the Gloucester No 8 under pressure at the scrum, forcing his opposition into conceding penalties.
4. Joe Launchbury (Wasps)
Although some of his team-mates grabbed the headlines, Launchbury returned to club colours and put in a strong shift as he looks to win back his place in England's second-row.
The 24-year-old made 12 tackles and 10 carries in the bonus-point win as well as taking his fair share of the ball in the middle of Wasps' lineout.
5. Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Lawes wasn't originally named in the Saints starting line-up against Harlequins, but still made his presence known in the 29-23 win.
He was second in the tackle stats for the match, putting in some crunching hits in defence as well as providing the scoring pass for Alex Waller's first-half try.
Not to be outdone by his fellow forward Lawes crossed for a score of his own 12 minutes later.
6. Thomas Young (Wasps)
Young crossed twice in Wasps' 34-20 victory against Newcastle Falcons on Sunday, his second, on 78 minutes, denying his opponents of a losing bonus-point.
Jack Clifford also deserves a mention after producing a good fend on Ben Foden and showing the pace of a winger to score against Saints.
7. Eoin McKeon (Connacht)
McKeon was a late inclusion to the team due to an ankle injury to Jake Heenan but made his presence felt with an outstanding defensive performance as Connacht edged Leinster in their thrilling derby.
The 24-year-old deservedly picked up the man-of-the-match award after making 23 tackles, and made a vital intervention at the death as Leinster pressed for a late score.
8. Billy Vunipola (Saracens)
The 23-year-old carried his impressive Grand Slam winning form back into club colours with a dominant performance against the Exeter Chiefs helping Saracens to a 36-18 bonus-point win.
He made 107 metres and provided his side with much-needed power in attack that they lacked without their Six Nations stars.
The No 8 also stormed his way to the try line in the 32nd minute capping off his eye-catching performance.