Premiership Team of 2023/24 season unveiled

Ollie Sleightholme has been named at left wing
Ollie Sleightholme has been named at left wing

Harlequins' Fin Baxter earns recognition for an outstanding debut season as he secures the position of loosehead prop in the Premiership Rugby Team of the Season. Joining him in the front row are Curtis Langdon from Northampton Saints and Thomas Du Toit, known for his try-scoring prowess, from Bath Rugby.

The second row sees Alex Coles from Saints paired with Rusi Tuima from Exeter Chiefs, both eyeing consistent spots in England's squad following impressive seasons in Premiership Rugby.

The battle for the back row was intense, with Northampton Saints' Courtney Lawes, a nominee for Gallagher Player of the Season, flanking alongside Ben Earl from Saracens, who was England's Player of the Six Nations. Jasper Wiese from Leicester Tigers secures the No.8 spot after a strong season.

At scrum-half, Bath Rugby's captain Ben Spencer gets the nod, accompanied by Fin Smith from Northampton Saints in the fly-half position. Both players earned Gallagher Player of the Month awards and guided their teams effectively to home play-off ties.

In the midfield, Henry Slade, Gallagher Player of the Season from Exeter Chiefs, partners with Benhard Janse van Rensburg from Bristol Bears.

“The great thing about this XV is the combination of the grizzled international pros like Lawes and Slade with the breakout stars such as Baxter and Feyi-Waboso," said BBC Rugby Union Correspondent Chris Jones.

“Then you have players like Ben Spencer continuing to remind everyone of his enduring class, while Curtis Langdon at hooker has been a revelation this campaign for the Saints.

“The fact Northampton are providing five of the XV is testament to the excellent season they’ve had.”

Premiership Rugby Team of the Season:

15. Tyrone Green (Harlequins)
14. Immanuel Feyi-Waboso (Exeter Chiefs)
13. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
12. Benhard Janse van Rensburg (Bristol Bears)
11. Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton Saints)
10. Fin Smith (Northampton Saints)
9. Ben Spencer (Bath Rugby)
1. Fin Baxter (Harlequins)
2. Curtis Langdon (Northampton Saints)
3. Thomas Du Toit (Bath Rugby)
4. Rusi Tuima (Exeter Chiefs)
5. Alex Coles Northampton Saints)
6. Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
7. Ben Earl (Saracens)
8. Jasper Wiese (Leicester Tigers)

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