Sport Rugby

Tuesday 20 August 2019

Munster ratings

Simon Zebo9

Finished his try brilliantly and brought attacking ambition at every turn.

Darren Sweetnam7

Gave Barry Daly a tough time and carried willingly until injuring his knee before half-time.

Jaco Taute8

No frills, but lots of grit and hard carrying for the increasingly popular Springbok who looks set to extend his stay.

Rory Scannell7

More understated than his partner's abrasive approach, but still an intelligent force in the Munster back-line who took the game to Leinster.

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Ronan O'Mahony7

Took his try well and, while he'll be disappointed with his role in Zane Kirchner's try, can be largely satisfied with his night's work.

Tyler Bleyendaal8

In full control with ball in hand, contributed physically and made really good decisions at crucial moments. Kicked brilliantly too.

Conor Murray8

Out-played his opposite number and will be missed if rested in Galway. Operating at the height of his powers, took some brilliant options.

James Cronin7

Held his own against Tadhg Furlong and made an impact in the loose despite being in the wars early on.

Niall Scannell7

Munster's set-piece went smoothly and he did well opposite James Tracy who is currently ahead of him with Ireland.

John Ryan7

Not as prominent as his opposite number, but still building a solid reputation for himself after another industrious night.

Jean Kleyn8

Lucky to escape further punishment for a neck-roll, but other than that he was excellent in dominating Leinster physically. If fit, can be a force for Munster.

Donnacha Ryan8

Ran an excellent lineout and contributed to his side's physical dominance on an old-school Munster night for the pack.

Peter O'Mahony8

Made good decisions and got the reward on another night that re-inforced his leadership credentials.

Tommy O'Donnell7

Probably needed more to turn Joe Schmidt's head, but took his winger's try well and made a pivotal turnover when the game was still alive.

CJ Stander9

Added to his collection of man of the match awards and set the tone for a dominant pack effort with some epic counter-rucking and customary hard carrying.

bench impact6

The game was won by the time the subs were introduced, but Francis Saili made a welcome return and looked sharp, while Andrew Conway played well.

Rassie Erasmus8

Top of the table and his team are looking increasingly good as the season progresses. Can look forward to 2017.

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