Leinster's Joey Carbey basks in "super day" glow against Wasps

He shone from full back in a fine team and individual display

BY Raf Diallo 17:49 Saturday 1 April 2017, 17:49 1 Apr 2017

Leinster's Joey Carbery with Dan Robson of Wasps ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

It's been a "super day" for Leinster's Man of the Match Joey Carbery by his own admission as he helped inspire a European Champions Cup quarter final win over Wasps.

The 21 year old was making just his fourth ever Champions Cup appearance for the province but shone individually in the 32-17 win.

Speaking to Newstalk's Dave McIntyre after the match, Carbery expressed his delight.

"It's a super day for me. I'm absolutely loving it but it's an even bigger day for the team and to have 50,000 people out there cheering us on made it a crazy atmosphere out there and I loved every minute of it," he said.

Even more impressive from Carbery was how he slotted in seamlessly at full back, away from his more usual position of out half.

He explained that today's position gives him freedom to attack from deep.

"There's definitely a lot more space out there but in phase play you're trying to fill in and trying to help Johnny [Sexton] out as well as first receiver because if he gets stuck in a ruck, then I'll try and get in there for him," he said.

"But it's good for us because we can do a two sided attack a lot better and I just think today just went so well and I felt the team really clicked." 

Carbey added that it was a "very physical game out there" and after a whirlwind debut season which also him feature for Ireland against New Zealand in the historic Chicago victory, he said, "it's been a crazy few months but I'm loving ever minute of it".

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