Leinster Player Ratings
Published 07/04/2014 | 02:30
The full-back's influence appears far less than it is with Ireland and Toulon didn't really invite him into the game. Kept on trying until the death.
Looked lively, but he pulled his hamstring in innocuous circumstances and lasted just 17 minutes.
Left the European arena with a couple of missed tackles to his name and failed to really land a punch.
Will have nightmares about Mathieu Bastareaud for months to come after an exceedingly difficult afternoon in defence and attack.
Tidy as ever, but never got the ball in open play. Rarely put a foot wrong and defended solidly.
His selection raised eyebrows and the game plan of up-and-unders failed to trouble the organised Toulon effort. Kicked well, but lacked spark.
Kept going, but was unable to impose his trademark pace on proceedings and never looked like breaking as the likes of Steffon Armitage decimated Leinster's ruck.
One of the few to hold his hand up, he took the game to Toulon during the first-half revival and scrummed well.
Not a night to remember for the Irish international whose radar was off from his first overthrow and he was hauled off early for Sean Cronin.
Scrummaged well, but the pace of the game was never going to suit him in the loose. Had Xavier Chiocci in all sorts of trouble.
A blip on the radar of a landmark season for the giant lock whose assured touch deserted him and whose defensive work let him down.
Made some big tackles in the opening stages, but faded thereafter as Danie Rossouw ran riot.
Never stopped taking the game to Toulon with ball in hand and his tackling denied the French side certain tries. His emergence as a world- class blindside is a real plus.
His concession of penalties directly contributed to the first nine points and he missed tackles as well. Scaled the heights last week, but overpowered here.
Worryingly anonymous in the face of Armitage's onslaught, the captain kept trying but couldn't break the gainline against the club who tried so hard to sign him.
Zane Kirchner (7) looked the part during his long period on in place of McFadden.
Sean Cronin (6) did enough to suggest he should have started.
Jordi Murphy (6) and Marty Moore (6) contributed to the try, while Ian Madigan, Jack McGrath, Isaac Boss and Leo Cullen's introductions came too late.
His biggest test since taking over and it ended in crushing defeat. Question marks over team selection and tactics, his side never laid a glove and exited meekly. Says it's not the end of an era, but it felt like one.
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