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Leinster win the Heineken Cup: Player ratings

Updated: Sunday, 20 May 2012 14:17 | Comments

Glory, Glory Leinster
Glory, Glory Leinster

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ROB KEARNEY - Lived up to his billing as the outstanding full-back in European rugby with some quality touches. 8/10.

FERGUS MCFADDEN - Got his chance to start after Luke Fitzgerald's injury and he took it with both hands. 7.

BRIAN O'DRISCOLL - Fully fit or not, he remains a world class player and his off-load for Cian Healy's try was genius. 9.

GORDON D'ARCY - Leinster's success is built on a solid defence and D'Arcy delivered. 7.

ISA NACEWA - Put in some ferocious defensive hits and always a threat with the ball in hand. 7.

JOHNNY SEXTON - Leinster's fly-half general kicked 15 points and once again pulled the strings magnificently on the biggest stage. 8.

EOIN REDDAN - Kept Leinster playing at tempo and made all the right decisions at the base of the scrum. 8.

CIAN HEALY - Took his try well immediately after playing a part in Leinster winning a scrum against the head. 8.

RICHARDT STRAUSS - Heavily involved in the loose for Leinster on top of a strong scrummaging performance. 8.

MIKE ROSS - Played a key role in Leinster successfully neutralising Ulster expected scrum dominance. 8.

LEO CULLEN - Captain of arguably the greatest team in Heineken Cup final history. 8.

BRAD THORN - Made history by becoming the first player to win the World Cup, the Heineken Cup and a Super Rugby title. 8.

KEVIN McLAUGHLIN - Had a big challenge to match Stephen Ferris but delivered with a strong performance for Leinster. 8.

SEAN O'BRIEN - Saved his best game of the tournament for the final and Ulster could not contain his pace and power. 9.

JAMIE HEASLIP - Brought ballast to the Leinster back row and ferocious at the breakdown. 8.

Replacements: Heinke Van der Merwe and Sean Cronin both came off the bench to score tries to wrap up a record victory

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