Ulster’s Tom O’Toole, Marcell Coetzee, John Cooney and Robert Baloucoune have all been selected in the Guinness PRO14 Team of the Season so far.
The top performers from both Conferences were picked based on stats from the Opta Index, and were measured on performance over 80 minutes (with a minimum 400 minutes required for selection).
Here is what the PRO14 had to say about each Ulster player…
“Youngster O’Toole has blossomed under the guidance of fellow prop Dan McFarland and an Ireland call-up testifies to the 21-year-old’s rapid progress.”
“Coetzee found his feet in the PRO14 this season and the Springbok is one of the league’s fiercest propositions in the contact area. He has accumulated 114 carries for 215 metres and nine turnovers won (fifth overall) from just seven starts.”
“Arguably the most in-form scrum-half in the northern hemisphere for large swathes of this season. 94 points – the second-most in the PRO14 – and an 89% kicking accuracy are just two of the reasons why this has been the finest campaign of Cooney’s career.”
“The winger started with two tries in the first three rounds and didn’t look back, gelling well with Will Addison in the back three to produce some fine running rugby at the Kingspan, eventually scoring five tries in just six games.”
To see the full Guinness PRO14 Team of the Season so far, click here.