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Munster dominate Pro12 'Dream Team' with six selections

Leinster and Ulster received two picks apiece with Tiernan O’Halloran the sole representative from Connacht.

Jaco Taute and Rory Scannell have been crucial to Munster's excellent form this season.
Jaco Taute and Rory Scannell have been crucial to Munster's excellent form this season.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

THE GUINNESS PRO12 has this morning unveiled its ‘Dream Team’ ahead of the end-of-season awards this weekend.

Just four of the XV selected ply their trade outside of Ireland, with Munster dominating the side with six picks, including both props, both centres, second row Billy Holland and the province’s own player of the year Tyler Bleyendaal.

To be eligible for selection for the team picked by some journalists from across Italy, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, players had to have 10 Pro12 appearances in the 21 rounds already played this season.

Carrying the flag for league leaders Leinster are back rows Jack Conan and Dan Leavy, joined by Scarlets’ breakdown pest James Davies.

Dan Leavy and Jack Conan Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar and Charles Piutau make the team, along with three other players from teams outside of the playoffs: Tiernan O’Halloran, Tommy Seymour and Ben Toolis.

Ospreys are the only team to have reached the knockout stages but not see a player selected in the team of the season.

Pro12 ‘Dream Team’ 2016/17

15. Tiernan O’Halloran (Connacht Rugby)
14. Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors)
13. Jaco Taute (Munster Rugby)
12. Rory Scannell (Munster Rugby)
11. Charles Piutau (Ulster Rugby)
10. Tyler Bleyendaal (Munster Rugby)
9. Ruan Pienaar (Ulster Rugby)

1. Dave Kilcoyne (Munster Rugby)
2. Ken Owens (Scarlets)
3. John Ryan (Munster Rugby)
4. Ben Toolis (Edinburgh Rugby)
5. Billy Holland (Munster Rugby)
6. Dan Leavy (Leinster Rugby)
7. James Davies (Scarlets)
8. Jack Conan (Leinster Rugby)

Who would you have picked in your best XV of the Pro12 season?

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