Saturday 24 February 2018

Leinster player ratings

Press Association

Rob Kearney - Lived up to his billing as the outstanding full-back in European rugby with some quality touches. 8/10.





FERGUS MCFADDEN - Got his chance to start after Luke Fitzgerald's injury and he took it with both hands. 7.



BRIAN O'DRISCOLL - Fully fit or not, he remains a world class player and his off-load for Cian Healy's try was genius. 9.



GORDON D'ARCY - Leinster's success is built on a solid defence and D'Arcy delivered 7.



ISA NACEWA - Put in some ferocious defensive hits and always a threat with the ball in hand. 7.



JONNY SEXTON - Leinster's fly-half general kicked 15 points and once again pulled the strings magnificently on the biggest stage. 8.



EOIN REDDAN - Kept Leinster playing at tempo and made all the right decisions at the base of the scrum. 8.



CIAN HEALY - Took his try well immediately after playing a part in Leinster winning a scrum against the head. 8.



RICHARDT STRAUSS - Heavily involved in the loose for Leinster on top of a strong scrummaging performance. 8.



MIKE ROSS - Played a key role in Leinster successfully neutralising Ulster expected scrum dominance. 8.



LEO CULLEN - Captain of arguably the greatest team in Heineken Cup final history. 8.



BRAD THORN - Made history by becoming the first player to win the World Cup, the Heineken Cup and a Super Rugby title. 8



KEVIN McLAUGHLIN - Had a big challenge to match Stephen Ferris but delivered with a strong performance for Leinster. 8.



SEAN O'BRIEN - Saved his best game of the tournament for the final and Ulster could not contain his pace and power. 9



JAMIE HEASLIP - Brought ballast to the Leinster back row and ferocious at the breakdown. 8





Replacements: Heinke Van der Merwe and Sean Cronin both came off the bench to score tries to wrap up a record victory

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