United Rugby Championship round five team of the week: Hanrahan and Keenan among stand-outs
It was a clean sweep for the Irish provinces in round five of the United Rugby Championship.
Ulster took care of business against the Lions at a rainy Kingspan Stadium, while Connacht edged out the Sharks in Durban.
Munster, meanwhile, won a rematch of last season's final, claiming a 10-3 win over the Stormers in Limerick as Leinster took a bonus point from their victory over the Scarlets in Dublin.
Here's our BKT URC team of the week.
15. Hugo Keenan (Leinster)
The Ireland full-back returned to action with another high-quality performance and showed no signs of any rustiness following his lay-off after the World Cup. In the space of two minutes, he made a try-saving tackle and then cut through the Scarlets defence to set up Garry Ringrose for the bonus-point try. Beat five defenders and was the official player of the match.
14. Shane Daly (Munster)
The Reds full-back is accommodated on the wing for his high-energy performance against last year's beaten finalists, Stormers, who were kept to a solitary penalty in their loss at Thomond Park. Made 82 metres and had two offloads to his name.
13. James Hume (Ulster)
Did exactly what was required on a tough night in Belfast when the ball was like a bar of soap. Made the half-break in the build-up and then ran a perfect support line to score Ulster’s first try. Beat four defenders and is working back towards the form that saw him feature in Ireland’s Six Nations campaign in 2022.
12. Jamie Osborne (Leinster)
The centre scored two and had a hand in five of Leinster’s six other tries. Heavily involved throughout, showing soft hands, hard running at good angles and made himself available with a strong boot in defence. Made two clean breaks and had nine successful carries. A