Team of the tournament selections usually revolve around the hubs of two or three successful sides in that competition.
You would expect to see certain clubs provide a clutch of players based on how well they performed as a unit.
Which makes the extra ruling applied to this XV a tough guideline to stick to.
With only one player from each club allowed, we need to look back through the tournament as a whole, seeking out those performances in the pool stages from sides who didn’t even make the knockout stages.
Who shone in losing efforts? Who raged away against the dying of their chances in this year’s Heineken Cup?
Those players, coupled with some of the men who have spearheaded their team’s charge into the latter stages of the competition and a sprinkling of men you just wouldn't want to leave out, gives you the team of the tournament, B/R style.