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Here's The42's Champions Cup team of the tournament
No surprise that Toulon and Clermont are well represented.

TOULON WON THEIR third straight European Cup at Twickenham last Saturday but there were plenty of other players who excelled over the course of the inaugural Champions Cup.

There were loads of tough omissions but these 15 players all made big contributions at key times for their teams.

15. Nick Abendanon

Nick Abendanon scores a try Billy Stickland / INPHO Billy Stickland / INPHO / INPHO

14. Chris Ashton

Chris Ashton James Crombie / INPHO James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

13. Mathieu Bastareaud

Mathieu Bastareaud scores his side's first try James Crombie / INPHO James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

12. Ian Madigan

Ian Madigan kicks a penalty James Crombie / INPHO James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

11. Bryan Habana

Bryan Habana scores a try Billy Stickland / INPHO Billy Stickland / INPHO / INPHO

10. George Ford

George Ford scores a try Ryan Byrne / INPHO Ryan Byrne / INPHO / INPHO

9. Ben Youngs

Ben Youngs watched by Chris Henry Presseye / Andrew Fosker/INPHO Presseye / Andrew Fosker/INPHO / Andrew Fosker/INPHO

1. Vincent Debaty

Clermont AuvergneÕs Vincent Debaty Inpho / Billy Stickland Inpho / Billy Stickland / Billy Stickland

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2. Jamie George

Jamie George James Crombie / INPHO James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

3. Carl Hayman

Carl Hayman and Jamie Cudmore James Crombie / INPHO James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

4. Jamie Cudmore

Clermont AuvergneÕs Jamie Cudmore Inpho / Billy Stickland Inpho / Billy Stickland / Billy Stickland

5. Devin Toner

LeinsterÕs Devin Toner Inpho / Billy Stickland Inpho / Billy Stickland / Billy Stickland

6. Damien Chouly

Damien Chouly and Alexandre Menini James Crombie / INPHO James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

7. Steffon Armitage

ToulonÕs Steffon Armitage

8. Billy Vunipola

Billy Vunipola James Crombie / INPHO James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

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