1. Cian Healy, Leinster
This weekend's performance from Cian Healy was a demonstration in the kind of balance that the modern prop should be aiming for, providing equal worth in both loose play and at the set piece.
Defensively, the Irishman could have been more clinical, but Healy's well-taken try was just the icing on the cake of an outing that saw him beat two defenders from eight carries, as well as match Adam Jones in the scrum.
2. Dave Ward, Harlequins
Another man-of-the-match display from Dave Ward sees Rory Best limited to an honourable mention this week as the Harlequins hooker stormed to 33 metres with ball in hand.
Thirteen tackles made and four defenders beaten along the way, Ward was one of but a few visiting attackers who proved too much of a handful for the Scarlets defence.
3. Anthony Perenise, Bath
Showing all the agility of a winger, Anthony Perenise's try helped pile further woe upon Bordeaux's Challenge Cup cause this weekend as Bath rampaged to a 54-13 win.
Jeff Poirot could hardly stand up to the 31-year-old's might in the scrum, Perenise providing a reliable outlet in all regards.
4. Courtney Lawes, Northampton Saints
Courtney Lawes is certainly doing no injustice to his pursuit of a place in England's starting XV ahead of the Six Nation, pitching in with another astute outing against Castres.
No Saints player managed a higher tally of tackles than Lawes' nine at Franklin's Gardens, although a tad more discipline at the breakdown wouldn't have gone astray.
5. Elliott Stooke, Gloucester
Elliott Stooke beats the likes of Paul O'Connell and Alun-Wyn Jones to the No. 5 jersey, starring as one of the key components during a crunch victory over Perpignan for Gloucester.
Although there was little on the line for this Heineken Cup duel, Stooke stood tall at the line-out, offering 13 tackles and making two turnovers in the process.
The lock's eagerness to get forward in the loss was but another bonus for the Cherry and Whites' win.