1. Matt Mullan, London Wasps
Wasps' one-point win over Stade Francais on Sunday wasn't the large-margin triumph that Dai Young's side will have been hoping to take back to Paris, but with figures like Matt Mullan firing in this mode, the Londoners may yet be hopeful of reaching rugby's elite European contest next season.
At the scrum, the first leg's hosts were resolute in winning all 10 of their own feeds, not to mention nicking a couple of the opposition's and though Mullan's carrying presence wasn't particularly impacting, his ability to get around the park, making seven tackles and missing none, certainly was.
2. Damien Varley, Munster
Saracens' Schalk Brits also brought a leaders' input to the table against Harlequins on the weekend, but Munster captain Damien Varley took to the role with an assured manner at Scotstoun, even if it did end with a 16-15 loss in the end.
The Limerick veteran was relentless in the build-up to his own try inside nine minutes, burrowing over after a barrage of rucking pressure against Glasgow Warriors, but shone throughout as he missed just one line-out throw and registered 13 tackles.
3. Jeff Toomaga-Allen, Hurricanes
The Hurricanes' pack let itself down at the set piece in Friday's only Super Rugby fixture, but if there was one member of the hosts' front eight that stood up to the Highlanders' test, it was Jeff Toomaga-Allen.
The tighthead made an average of just under five metres per carry in a 30-metre haul from seven runs, adding two turnovers and a couple of offloads to his impressive running game. However, it was Toomaga-Allen's 13 tackles that perhaps speak most highly of his display.
4. Jonny Gray, Glasgow Warriors
RaboDirect Pro12 Man of the Match for a reason, Jonny Gray made a gargantuan 25 carries against Munster on Friday evening as part of a performance that Vern Cotter may have looked at with some intrigue.
The Scotland international beat two defenders in the process and managed three offloads thanks to some even slicker handling, but Gray was busy everywhere, making 13 tackles and taking the ball well come line-out time.
5. Will Skelton, Waratahs
Will Skelton's rise as one of Australia's most promising lock prospects went through further development as the 22-year-old grabbed his sixth start of the Super Rugby campaign this Sunday.
The man with Goliath-esque proportions carried more than any other forward in the fixture, managing 47 metres with ball in hand from 12 attempts, but his defensive chops came to play as well in the midst of an eight-tackle performance.