Your Player Ratings As 6-Try Leinster Demolish Ulster At The RDS

Can anybody stop Leinster?

Leo Cullen’s Leinster put on another absolute masterclass this evening in the PRO14, as they put five tries past Ulster in an absolute demolition of the northern province at the RDS.

Ulster managed late try through Jacob Stockdale, but Leinster ran out 38-7 winners thanks to a man of the match performance from Jordan Larmour, who was simply sensational on the night.

Here are your player ratings.

Leinster:

15. Jordan Larmour – 10
Sensational man of the match performance from the young fullback.

14. Fergus McFadden – 8
Two tries but could have had more. One of his best performances in a blue jersey in a long time.

13. Garry Ringrose – 7.5
Slowly getting back to his best after a long injury lay off. Worryingly came off injured in the second-half, but hopefully isn’t anything too serious.

12. Robbie Henshaw – 9
Some brilliant turnovers and excellent in defence. Has really improved his carrying and passing game too.

11. Barry Daly – 7.5
Good finish, 16

10. Ross Byrne – 8
Controlled the game well, with some excellent passing.

9. Jamison Gibson-Park – 9
Really good game from the scrumhalf, was heavily involved in a lot of the scores.

1. Jack McGrath (captain) – 7.5
Very good shift from the loosehead, particularly good in the opening 20. Slowly finding his form.

2. James Tracy – 6.5
Came off injured after just 26 mins.

3. Tadhg Furlong – 8
Take off as a precaution at the start of the second-half, but was his usual brilliant self in the first.

4. Devin Toner – 7.5
Solid shift from the Ireland lock

5. Scott Fardy – 8.5
Another terrific performance from the Wallaby

6. Josh Murphy – 8
Some brilliant work at the breakdown with some excellent steals.

7. Jordi Murphy – 7.5
Solid shift from the Ulster-bound forward.

8. Jack Conan – 8.5
Outstanding once again.

Replacements:

16. Seán Cronin – (26′ for Tracy) – 7.5

17. Ed Byrne (58′ on for McGrath) – 7
18. Andrew Porter (40′ on for Furlong) – 8
Sensational break for McFadden’s second try.

19. Mick Kearney (66′ on for Toner) – 7
20. Max Deegan (61′ on for Conan) – 7.5
21. Nick McCarthy (66′ on for Gibson-Park) 7
22. Johnny Sexton (57′ on for Byrne) – 8
23. Noel Reid (58′ on for Ringrose) – 7.5

Ulster:

15. Charles Piutau – 6
Brilliant in attack at times, but terrible in defence and seriously at fault for Daly’s try.

14. Andrew Trimble – 6
Caught out by McFadden for Larmour’s try.

13. Darren Cave – 5
Stepped into next week by Larmour at one stage.

12. Stuart McCloskey – 5
Not one of his finest performances

11. Jacob Stockdale – 5.5
Started well and was good in attack, but defence was very suspect and at fault for a couple of scores.

10. Christian Lealiifano – 5.5
Poor by his usual high standards.

9. Johnny Stewart – 7
Ulster’s best player on the night.

1. Callum Black – 6

2. Rory Best (captain) – 7
Some big turnovers and one of Ulster’s better players.

3. Rodney Ah You – 5

4. Pete Browne – 5

5. Iain Henderson – 6
Some good carries and saved a certain Larmour try.

6. Matty Rea – 5

7. Sean Reidy – 5.5
Should have put Stockdale in at the corner.

8. Jean Deysel – 5

Replacements:

16. Rob Herring (64′ on for Best) – 5
17. Kyle McCall (61′ on for Black) – 4
18. Wiehahn Herbst (50′ on for Ah You) – 5
19. Alan O’Connor on (53′ for Browne) – 5
20. Nick Timoney (57′ on for Reidy) – 5
21. John Cooney (53′ on for Stewart) – 6
22. Johnny McPhillips on (55′ for Lealifiano) – 5
23. Tommy Bowe (55′ on for Piutau) – 6.5