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Champions Cup: Henry Slade and Damian Penaud rack up some serious stats

By Ian Cameron
Exeter Chiefs' Henry Slade during the Investec Champions Cup match between Exeter Chiefs and Munster Rugby at Sandy Park on December 17, 2023 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Bob Bradford - CameraSport via Getty Images)

England and Exeter Chiefs centre Henry Slade was once again a standout performer in Investec Champions Cup, this time shining in Round 2 against storied European opponents Munster.

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In terms of points scored, Thomas Ramos of Stade Toulousain and Slade led the way, each amassing 17 points.

Slade’s performance was noteworthy as he was not only the joint-top points scorer but also made two clean breaks, completed 13 successful tackles, and won two turnovers.

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Elsewhere, Damian Penaud’s contribution for Union Bordeaux-Bègles was also significant as he not only covered the most ground (130 metres) but also made the second-most defenders beaten, offloaded twice, and both assisted and scored a try. Rodrigo Bruni of Aviron Bayonnais topped the charts with 20 carries.

Defensively, Pierre-Samuel Pacheco of Lyon stood out with a remarkable 23 tackles. Nadir Megdoud, representing Aviron Bayonnais, beat nine defenders, showcasing his elusive running skills. In the offloads category, Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins), James Williams (Bristol Bears), Emmanuel Meafou (Stade Toulousain), Cameron Redpath (Bath Rugby), and Antoine Frisch (Munster Rugby) each made significant contributions with four offloads.

A special mention goes to tournament debutant Archie Vanes of Leicester Tigers, who scored a hat-trick of tries against Stade Francais Paris. Remarkably, hookers cumulatively scored 12 tries over the weekend, with Janick Tarrit (Racing 92) and Jamie George (Saracens) both scoring twice.

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Saracens’ Nick Tompkins and Owen Farrell each made two try assists, matched only by Stade Toulousain’s Antoine Dupont and Peato Mauvaka. Additionally, Hanro Leibenberg of Leicester Tigers made his presence felt with three dominant tackles and two turnovers against Stade Francais Paris.

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Rodda will be a walk up starter at lock. Frost if you analyse his dominance has little impact and he’s a long way from being physical enough, especially when you compare to Rodda and the work he does. He was quite poor at the World Cup in his lack of physicality. Between Rodda and Skelton we would have locks who can dominate the breakdown and in contact. Frost is maybe next but Schmidt might go for a more physical lock who does their core work better like Ryan or LSL. Swain is no chance unless there’s a load of injuries. Pollard hasn’t got the scrum ability yet to be considered. Nasser dominated him when they went toe to toe and really showed him up. Picking Skelton effects who can play 6 and 8. Ideally Valetini would play 6 as that’s his best position and Wilson at 8 but that’s not ideal for lineout success. Cale isn’t physical enough yet in contact and defence but is the best backrow lineout jumper followed by Wright, Hanigan and Swinton so unfortunately Valetini probably will start at 8 with Wright or Hanigan at 6. Wilson on the bench, he’s got too much quality not to be in the squad. Paisami is leading the way at 12 but Hamish Stewart is playing extremely well also and his ball carrying has improved significantly. Beale is also another option based on the weekend. Beale is class but he’s also the best communicator of any Australian backline player and that can’t be underestimated, he’ll be in the mix.

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