Zander Fagerson was the lone Scot and the only Glasgow Warrior named in this season’s Pro14 ‘Dream Team’ in spite of having missed a large chunk of the season through injury.

Leinster, the reigning champions and Glasgow’s opponents in this season’s Grand Final at Celtic Park tomorrow, also have just one representative in the XV that was selected from among those who have played regularly throughout the season, their ex-Wallaby lock Scott Fardy, but Edinburgh have two men in line-up, South African prop Pierre Schoeman and Fijian No.8 Bill Mata, who was also voted the competition’s players’ player of the season.

The full 'Dream Team' line-up is: Dan Evans (Ospreys); Monty Ioane (Benetton Rugby), Rey Lee-Lo (Cardiff Blues), Stuart McCloskey (Ulster), Rabz Maxwane (Toyota Cheetahs); Jack Carty (Connacht), John Cooney (Ulster); Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), Tadhg Beirne (Munster), Scott Fardy (Leinster), Peter O’Mahony (Munster), Colby Fainga'a (Connacht), Bill Mata (Edinburgh).

Fagerson’s fellow tighthead prop Siua Halanukonuka is meanwhile, along with centre Paddy Kelly, one of two Warriors who have agreed new deals that will keep them at Scotstoun until 2021.

Vastly experienced Tongan international Halanukonuka, who was recruited from Super Rugby’s Highlanders has performed well since arriving last season and is described by Rennie as an integral member of his squad.

“Siua’s work at the set-piece is excellent and he helps provide a solid platform for us to play the free-flowing game we enjoy,” his coach said of the 32-year-old.

“He is an experienced operator who brings real physicality and we’re rapt that he’s committed for another two years.”

Kelly, a team-mate of Zander Fagerson’s at the World Junior Championship in 2015, is very much at the other end of the experience scale, having made just half a dozen appearances for the Warriors so far, but his contribution to Ayr’s Premiership and Scottish Cup double wins helped demonstrate his potential..

“Paddy impressed us when he got an opportunity in a Warriors shirt this season and was excellent for Ayr in the Premiership,” said Rennie.

“His diligence and professionalism in helping the team prepare throughout the year has been hugely impressive and he’ll be an important player for us next year with so many international absentees.”