Leinster Rugby are currently sitting top of Heineken Champions Cup Pool A with a maximum 10 points from their opening two matches – and that is reflected in the carries chartwhich they also head. 

Leinster Rugby – 279 

The four-time champions have been at their clinical best so far this season, dominating possession and making the most of their 279 carries with nine tries in their two bonuspoint wins against Northampton Saints and Montpellier 

They travel to Northampton in Round 3 before a home clash against Montpellier and will be looking to securthe No.1 seeding for the knockout stage with a maximum points tally. 

Sale Sharks – 272 

Despite only managing to pick up one point from their first two matches, Sale have carried well in Europe this season, notching 272 from games against RC Toulon and Edinburgh Rugby.  

If they can start converting their dominance with the ball into points, the English outfit could still have a say in reaching the knockout stage. 

Connacht Rugby – 253 

Another side who sit near the top of the carries chart without a win in the competition are Connacht, who have performed without reward, registering a solitary match point from two games.  

They launched a spirited fightback against Racing 92 to secure a losing bonus point in a 26-22 defeat and ran Bristol Bears close in Galway the following weekend before succumbing 27-18. 

Racing 92 – 251 

One team who make the most of their dominance with the ball are Racing, who have already racked up 11 tries in two matches.  

The Parisians raced clear against Connacht in Round 1 and held on for a narrow victory before proving way too strong for Harlequins at Twickenham Stoop, romping home 49-7