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HOW THEY RATED

LEINSTER - IAN MADIGAN: He still finds it difficult to know when to play safe. 5

ANDREW CONWAY: So unfortunate. The talent is there. His fitness isn't always. 5

BRIAN O'DRISCOLL: Playing at a level above everyone else. Monster hits. Trademark try. 9

FERGUS McFADDEN: Stampeded O'Gara for O'Driscoll's try. Caught Earls from behind to save another. 7

ISA NACEWA: Shut down his corridor until injury intervened. 6

JONATHAN SEXTON: His physicality in contact was telling. 7

EOIN REDDAN: The speed of service was Leinster's springboard. 8

HEINKE VAN DER MERWE: What a back up to Cian Healy. Mr Reliability 7

RICHARDT STRAUSS: The pinball pitbull is a certainty for Ireland. 8

MIKE ROSS: Steady as he goes. The scrum was rock solid. 7

DAMIAN BROWNE: The old dog for the hard road in recent years. 6

DEVIN TONER: The designated ball carrier put heart and soul into it. 7

KEVIN McLAUGHLIN: The fingertip technique for his try was superb. 7

SHANE JENNINGS: There are signs of wear and tear on the aging warrior. 6

JAMIE HEASLIP: Still unbeaten as a captain. Did the dirty work well. 7

MUNSTER

DENIS HURLEY: Used as a strongman on the carry. Couldn't get enough ball. 5

DOUG HOWLETT: Received the ball in little room with many defenders. 5

KEITH EARLS: Simply doesn't have the presence in the centre at the highest level. 5

CASEY LAULALA: More effective in the channel one further out. 6

SIMON ZEBO: The X-Factor is there. But, it was not quite his night. 5

RONAN O'GARA: The kicking and passing are intact. His defence is not. 5

CONOR MURRAY: The best box-kicker in Europe is not the total package. 6

DAVID KILCOYNE: Suffered more from referee's interpretation than Ross. 5

MIKE SHERRY: A wildcat in the loose. Work to do on throw. 5

BJ BOTHA: Not just a set-piece operator. Excellent at the breakdown. 8

DONNCHA O'CALLAGHAN: Worked hard. Indisciplined at times. 5

DONNACHA RYAN: Always able. Not always smart. 6

DAVID O'CALLAGHAN: This rookie has a lot to offer. 6

SEAN DOUGALL: Looked a little one-paced when the tempo rose. 5

PETER O'MAHONY: Growing into a man. Munster's best player. 8


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