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Guinness PRO12 fly-halves: Fantastic Finn earns fans’ backing

It was a weekend to remember for Guinness PRO12 fly-halves in Europe with a string of tens leading their sides to crucial victories in the Champions Cup.

We picked out five of the top performers and asked who your star was from the weekend’s playmakers, with one man earning the most praise.

On Friday night Finn Russell led Glasgow Warriors to a famous double over Racing 92, outshining Dan Carter in a magnificent display.

And when it comes to fly-half praise, who better than a former British & Irish Lion and Scotland No.10, Craig Chalmers, to give you a vote of confidence?

Whether he was head and shoulders above the rest, as Scott Anderson claimed, is another matter, but it was certainly a fine display from Russell. Perhaps laying down a Lions marker of his own?

 

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Scarlets also secured a famous win over French giants as they saw off Toulon at Parc y Scarlets on Sunday.

Pulling the strings at fly-half was Rhys Patchell, who earned some support for his performance, alongside Hadleigh Parkes and Scott Williams in midfield with Paul William John Price and Rhys Tobias both championing the Welshman.

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Another man who played a key role in victory was Jack Carty, who overcame some struggles to nail the most important kick of the match.

His touchline conversion of Naulia Dawai’s last-gasp try earned Connacht a crucial 20-18 victory over Wasps to keep them on course for a place in the Champions Cup quarter-finals and caught the eye of Shaun O’Donnell.

 

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Finally one man who wasn’t on our list was Dan Biggar, who enjoyed himself on Saturday as the Ospreys put Grenoble to the sword in a 71-3 success.

The Wales fly-half racked up 21 points thanks to eight conversions and a try, and that was enough to convince Marc Richards that he is close to his best form.

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