Player Ratings: Munster's standout performers against Toulouse
We rate Rassie Erasmus' side after they progressed to the Champions Cup semi-final20:17 Saturday 1 April 2017, 20:17 1 Apr 2017
Munster progressed to the semi-final of the Champions Cup with a 41-16 win over Toulouse. We rate Rassie Erasmus' side.
Simon Zebo - 8
A threat in open play as usual and solid under the high ball. Did his Lions chances no harm today.
Munster's Simon Zebo with Gael Fickou of Toulouse. Image: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
Darren Sweetnam - 6
Quiet enough first half. One poor kick handed Toulouse back possession when Munster were on the attack. Capitalised on Taute's tackle at the end to score a try and confirm Munster's passage to the semi-final.
Jaco Taute - 7
Some huge hits in defence. Brilliant tackle led to Sweetnam's try at the end.
Rory Scannell - 6
Muted performance but put himself about in defence. Got the ball out wide to the danger men regularly.
Keith Earls - 6
Very quiet compared to his usual displays but did little wrong.
Tyler Bleyendaal - 8
Imperious as ever. Managed his side around the park efficiently. Kicked superbly.
Munster’s Tyler Bleyendaal after a successful kick. Image: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson
Duncan Williams - 8
Stepped into Murray's boots effortlessly. Was a nuisance throughout and was almost rewarded with a try from a charge down.
Dave Kilcoyne - 7
Got about in open play and made the hard yards with 10 carries. Emptied the tank before being replaced.
Niall Scannell - 7
Played his part in taking the physical battle to the French.
John Ryan - 8
Powered over from close range to set Munster on their way. Big game throughout and anchored a solid scrum.
Munster's John Ryan with Thierry Dusautoir of Toulouse. Image: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
Donnacha Ryan - 8
Brilliant in the line out. Proves the decision not to keep him in Ireland is questionable.
Billy Holland - 7
Worked in tandem with Ryan in an impressive front five display. Led the team after O'Mahony went off injured.
Peter O'Mahony - 8
Brilliant in the defensive line-out and stole three. Aggressive in defence and as abrasive as ever before going off injured.
Tommy O'Donnell - 7
Unlucky to knock-on for Bleyendaal's disallowed try. Linked the play well throughout.
CJ Stander - 8
Embraced the physical aspects of the game as usual. Took his try well. Concerning to see him limp off after 65 minutes.
Bench - 8
Kept the intensity high when they came on and helped round off a big win.
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