The second half of the season gets underway this weekend in round 12 of the Aviva Premiership, we pick our Premiership XV at the halfway point of the season.
1. Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
Mako has proved his value again for Saracens with his aggressiveness and deft handling skills.
Notable mention: Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs)
2. Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby)
An unsung hero in the Premiership, Dunn has done the gritty work that holds teams together and earned a hard worked squad spot for England's New Year training camp.
Notable mention: Richard Hibbard (Gloucester Rugby)
3. Vincent Koch (Saracens)
The Springbok tighthead has proved his pedigree in the tight and has made more line breaks than half the centres in the league.
Notable mention: Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs)
4. Calum Green (Newcastle Falcons)
Green is another unsung hero of the Premiership, his line-out stats are superb and are an integral part of Newcastle's best season in a decade.
Notable mention: Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
5. Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby)
Ewels has worked his blue, black and white socks off this season, the 21-year-old is a workhorse who continues to develop and impress both in the lineout and open play.
Notable mention: Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs)
6. Ruan Ackermann (Gloucester Rugby)
The young South African has been a revelation for Gloucester, playing all across a backrow that's seeing a Gloucester revival.
Notable mention: Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons)
7. Don Armand (Exeter Chiefs)
Armand is slotted in at seven having played across the Chiefs' backrow this season. The Zimbabwean born man is one of the most industrious and valuable forwards in the Premiership.
Notable mention: Ben Curry (Sale Sharks)
8. Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs)
Simmonds' form this year has been nothing short of phenomenal, claiming the number eight shirt after dethroning the Premiership record try scorer in a single season, Thomas Waldrom.
Notable mention: Jackson Wray (Saracens)
9. Dan Robson (Wasps)
Robson sees off all others when it comes to the consistency of his attacking threat. The Wasps man is the heart beat of his side and has been lighting up the Premiership with individual brilliance alongside fly-hallf Danny Cipriani.
Notable mention: Francois Hougaard (Worcester Warriors)
10. Rhys Priestland (Bath Rugby)
The Welsh international has risen like a phoenix from the ashes, jumpstarting his international career back to life after standing out from the crowd in the league.
Notable mention: Danny Cipriani (Wasps)
11. Jonny May (Leicester Tigers)
The England winger just cant stop scoring and is benefitting hugely from his summer move from Gloucester. His pace and finishing ability sets him above the rest.
Notable mention: Alex Lewington (London Irish)
12. Matt Toomua (Leicester Tigers)
Toomua has arguably been Tigers' most influential player this season, the Wallaby makes a significant difference to Leicester's attacking and defensive performances.
Notable mention: Ian Whitten (Exeter Chiefs)
13. Henry Trinder (Gloucester Rugby)
Like Priestland, Trinder has risen back up to the top once again, overcoming his woeful injury record. The Gloucester man impressed enough to put his name into the England conversation after only a few sciltilating months.
Notable mention: Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
14. Olly Woodburn (Exeter Chiefs)
Woodburn has continued his previous seasons impressive form, arguably offering the most rounded winger performance in the Premiership. Value for money, it doesn't get much better than Woodburn.
Notable mention: Aled Brew (Bath Rugby)
15. Telusa Veianu (Leicester Tigers)
Despite breaking his jaw three weeks ago, Veianu has again been the standout fullback in the league. The Tongan international is attacking at a level currently unmatched in England.
Notable mention: Alex Goode (Saracens)
Keep your eyes peeled for our end of season XV to see who breaks into the side over the next five months.