La Rochelle flanker Gregory Alldritt has been named the top performer in last weekend’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals, according to data provided by Stats Perform.
Alldritt produced an outstanding display as the French side secured a stunning 32-23 win over Leinster Rugby, earning a spot in the Heineken Champions Cup final for the first time against Toulouse at Twickenham later this month.
He recorded 21 carries against Leinster, more than any other player in the semi-finals, with Jack Conan (18) the only other player to make 15+ carries over the weekend.
Alldritt also made 35 metres over the gain line, as well as completing nine of his 10 attempted tackles and scoring an important try for his side with the match finely balanced at 18-16.
The rest of the Heineken Champions Cup Team of the Semi-finals includes:
15 Brice Dulin (La Rochelle) made two successful offloads against Leinster – only Charlie Faumuina made more in the semi-finals, while he also beat two defenders from just six carries.
14 Matthis Lebel (Toulouse) scored the opening try of the game for Toulouse against Bordeaux, while he also made 32 metres from his three carries – his average gain of 14.3 metres was the best of any player to run with the ball more than once.
13 Zack Holmes (Toulouse) assisted both of Toulouse’s tries against Bordeaux, the only player to assist more than one in the semi-finals; he also gained 27 metres and made two clean breaks from just five carries.
12 Pita Ahki (Toulouse) beat seven defenders against Bordeaux, the joint most of any player during the semi-finals; he also made 9/9 tackles and won two turnovers.
11 Cheslin Kolbe (Toulouse) gained 69 metres from just six carries – only Matthieu Jalibert and Antoine Dupont gained more; he also beat five defenders and made two clean breaks.
10 Matthieu Jalibert (Bordeaux-Begles) gained 145 metres from his 14 carries, more than any other player in the semi-finals, while he also beat a joint high seven defenders and scored all nine of his side’s points against Toulouse.
9 Antoine Dupont (Toulouse) gained 132 metres, one of just two players to gain more than 70 metres in the semi-finals, while he also beat five defenders and made two clean breaks, crossing for a try in the process.
1 Cyril Baille (Toulouse) made 11 tackles against Bordeaux, one of just three props to hit double figures during the semi-finals, and was part of a Toulouse front row that won 100% of their own scrums and forced a penalty from the opposition.
2 Ronan Kelleher (Leinster Rugby) made 15/15 tackles against La Rochelle, the most of any front rower in the semi-finals and the fifth most overall, while he also found a teammate with each of his nine lineout throws.
3 Charlie Faumina (Toulouse) was the only player in the semi-finals to make more than 10 carries and more than 10 tackles (12 each), while he also made the most successful offloads of any player.
4 Richie Arnold (Toulouse) made 16 tackles against Bordeaux, only Josh van der Flier made more in the semi-finals; the second row also won five lineouts – including one steal – only Victor Vito and Devin Toner won more.
5 Will Skelton (La Rochelle) beat seven defenders against Leinster, the joint most of any player in the semi-finals, as well as gaining 42 metres from his 11 carries and crossing for a try.
6 Gregory Alldritt (La Rochelle) recorded 21 carries against Leinster, more than any other player in the semi-finals, with Jack Conan (18) the only other player to make 15+ carries over the weekend.
7 Josh van der Flier (Leinster Rugby) made 17 tackles, more than any other player in the semi-finals, not missing a single attempt, as well as winning one turnover during his 80 minutes.
8 Victor Vito (La Rochelle) made 16/16 tackles against Leinster, only Josh van der Flier made more in the semi-finals, while he also won six lineouts – no player won more over the weekend.