Irish and Welsh sides dominate Team of the Year
May 5, 2014
Ulster's Johann Muller captains the PRO12 Team of the Year © Getty Images
Players from Ireland's provinces and Wales' regions lead the way in the RaboDirect PRO12 Team of the Year with both having seven players in the final XV.
Leinster's Jordi Murphy, Rhys Ruddock and Sean Cronin all get the nod alongside Munster's Casey Laulala and Dave Kilcoyne and Ulster's Andrew Trimble and Johann Muller, who captains the team.
The Scarlets and the Ospreys both have three with Liam Williams, Gareth Davies and Sansom Lee featuring for the Llanelli-based region and Jeff Hassler, Dan Biggar and Alun-Wyn Jones getting the nod for the team from Swansea. Cardiff Blues' Robin Copeland and Glasgow Warriors' Alex Dunbar complete the team.
Team of the Year:
Liam Williams (Scarlets), Jeff Hassler (Ospreys), Casey Laulala (Munster), Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors), Andrew Trimble (Ulster), Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Gareth Davies (Scarlets); Dave Kilcoyne (Munster), Sean Cronin (Leinster), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Johann Muller (Ulster, captain), Alun-Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Rhys Ruddock (Leinster), Jordi Murphy (Leinster), Robin Copeland (Cardiff Blues)
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