1. Jack McGrath, Leinster
With Cian Healy out of the frame temporarily, Jack McGrath was allowed to take the spotlight on Leinster's loosehead this week as part of a pack that mauled its way to glory against Newport Gwent Dragons.
McGrath's highlight was an opportune pick and drive, bouncing his way over the try line, but six tackles and a 22-metre carrying total doesn't speak badly of the prop's night.
2. Ger Slattery, Munster
Having only made his Munster debut at the end of December, Ger Slattery is still settling into the senior setting at Thomond Park, but one wouldn't think it based on the youngster's confident display against Zebre.
Coming on early in the second half, Slattery's throwing was up to scratch, and grabbing a couple of tries from short range merely sits as the icing on the cake.
3. Paul Doran-Jones, Harlequins
There wasn't a wealth of impressive tightheads in Europe this weekend, so it's a tactically defensive choice this week, with Paul Doran-Jones' mobile frame getting about the Stoop to restrain Newcastle Falcons this week.
The 28-year-old made nine tackles and held his own in the scrum, capping off a secure and safe day's work if nothing else too extravagant.
4. Leone Nakarawa, Glasgow Warriors
Making just about as many runs as any of the other Glasgow forwards on Saturday, Leone Nakarawa's imposing frame grabbed a carrying sum of 32 metres against Cardiff Blues.
The summer arrival's most impressive work came with his sleight of hand, however, managing a massive nine offloads out of hand, making his presence felt at the line-out, too.
5. Billy Holland, Munster
Like the aforementioned Slattery, Billy Holland took to seizing a rare opportunity against Zebre this weekend, and while one might argue about the level of the competition, the towering lock left a mark all the same.
Making 11 tackles, Holland also carried for 19 metres but left the majority of the line-out duties to second-row mate Donnacha Ryan.