Top 5 Individual Performances from the Premiership - Saturday

Top 5 Individual Performances from the Premiership - Saturday

A busy day in the Premiership saw Sale Sharks go down to the Worcester Warriors after Jean-Luc du Preez has shown a red card, while Exeter smashed Wasps and Northampton breezed past Leicester Tigers.

We have a look at the five of the best individual performances of the day.

5. Tom Curry - Worcester v Sale

Sale Sharks were made to pay for Jean-Luc du Preez's ill-discipline as the South African was shown a straight red card but Sale Sharks' back row went to work to try keep their side in the game.

The Curry Twins and Jono Ross all made over 20 tackles in the encounter with Tom the most accurate making 24 without missing one.

He and Ben were both superb at the breakdown too but in the end they could not claim the W.

4. Ted Hill - Worcester v Sale 

Fresh off the back of a new contract extension, Ted Hill showed exactly why Worcester were keen to tie the England International down for the comming seasons.

He was physically dominant, jumped well in the lineout and was absolutely everywhere as he helped his side to victory.

Hill hit double digits with ball carries and tackles showing just how busy the flanker was.

3. Taqele Naiyaravoro - Northampton v Leicester

Man of the match in the victory over Leicester Tigers, Taqele Naiyaravoro was at his destructive best against the Tigers as he racked up a mamoth 174 running meters, beat 7 defenders, assisted a try and made 2 clean breaks.

The former Wallaby has been key to Saints success so far this season as they have claimed 4 wins from a possible five and looked on track to top the table come the end of the season.

2. Matt Proctor - Northampton v Leicester

Taqele Naiyaravoro may have been named man of the match in the victory over the Leicester Tigers but it was his outside centre that was causing just as much havoc for the Tigers than the rampaging winger.

The former Hurricane and All Black scored a brace inside the first half hour of his Premiership debut while also providing the magic in the build up to Api Ratuniyarawa's try.

He too made over 100 running metres, 142 to be exact, beat 9 defenders and made two clean breaks to add to his pair of tries.

1. Tom O'Flaherty - Exeter v Wasps

Our top performance from Saturday's action has to go to the Exeter winger who has been in sublime form. 

O'Flaherty was excellent during the two weeks in the Champions Cup, picking up a try in each game of the two games and made it three from three today.

He racked up 146 running metres, beat 10 defenders, made 4 clean breaks and took home the man of the match award in a truely fantastic performance.

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