Player Ratings: How Leinster fared against Wasps
We rate Leo Cullen's men after they progressed to the Champions Cup semi-final17:24 Saturday 1 April 2017, 17:24 1 Apr 2017
We rate Leo Cullen's men after they beat Wasps in Dublin and now face a trip to France in the semi-final.
Joey Carbery - 9
Lively throughout and was pivotal to Leinster's first two tries. Attacked the line whenever he got the ball.
Leinster's Joey Carbery with Dan Robson of Wasps. Image: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy
Adam Byrne - 6
Off injured early. Missed a tackle on Kurtley Beale when under pressure close to his line. Ran well otherwise before succumbing to injury.
Garry Ringrose - 7
His partnership with Henshaw improves with every outing. Led the defensive line superbly and linked play throughout.
Robbie Henshaw - 9
Made the hard yards every time he got the ball. Excellent support line for his try.
Leinster's Robbie Henshaw runs in their third try of the game. Image: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne
Isa Nacewa (c) - 8
Solid in the air and led his team by example.
Johnny Sexton - 8
A few errant kicks aside, he marshalled his side around the field.
Luke McGrath - 7
Kept the tempo of the game high from the off but had a few poor kicks. Kept the defence honest around the breakdown.
Jack McGrath - 7
Scrummaged well and was a nuisance in open play.
Richardt Strauss - 6
A couple of poor throws cost his team momentum but it mattered little in the end.
Tadhg Furlong - 8
Solid in the scrum and a wrecking ball in the loose. Didn't let up on his tackling either although he gave away a needless penalty for an off the ball tackle on Cipriani.
Devin Toner - 7
Competed gamely in the line out and stole one to give Leinster a platform in Wasps territory.
Hayden Triggs - 6
Industrious performance and took the ball into contact regularly.
Dan Leavy - 7
Complemented the back row unit and was a menace in broken field.
Sean O'Brien - 9
Abrasive as ever and made a few trademarks runs. Led the physical battle as Leinster overpowered Wasps.
Leinster's Seán O’Brien with Willie Le Roux and Thomas Young of Wasps. Image: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne
Jack Conan - 8
Filled in admirably for the injured Heaslip. Combined beautifully with Carbery for his try. A danger whenever he got the ball.
Bench - 8
Leo Cullen emptied the bench and those who came on got them over the line.
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