Friday 22 September 2017

At a glance

Star turn

Daragh Fitzpatrick (Blackrock)

Out-half Fitzpatrick amassed 16 points as Blackrock came from 15-3 down at half-time in Dooradoyle to beat Garryowen.

Using the wind at his back to put Blackrock in position, he converted his own try and stayed cool for three penalties.

One to watch

Tom Sexton (Lansdowne)

The Leinster Academy hooker scored a try for his club in another display that will impress the provincial bosses. Behind Jason Harris-Wright at present, but Sexton's abrasive all-round game and accuracy out of touch will strengthen his case.

Number of the week

3 Only three teams in Division 1A have a favourable win/loss ratio after 10 matches in an ultra-competitive league.

Irish Independent

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