Player Ratings: How Leinster fared against Wasps

We rate Leo Cullen's men after they progressed to the Champions Cup semi-final

BY Simon Maguire 17:24 Saturday 1 April 2017, 17:24 1 Apr 2017

Leinster's Robbie Henshaw celebrates. Image: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

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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