The young Ulster winger showed once again why he is one of the most promising young players in Ireland at present and the deserving winner of the man of the match award. His combination of searing pace and dazzling footwork consistently proved to be too much for the Connacht defence to handle as he broke the line time and time again, making a total of 117 metres for his side. He was a rock in defence, making 5 tackles, some of which vital cover tackles coming at pivotal moments of the game. His tremendous all round efforts were rewarded when he crossed the whitewash to score the breathtaking game winning try in the second half.
Danny Care dominated in the battle of the 9's when Quins met Sale, putting huge pressure on de Clerk at every opportunity. It was Care's genius move that opened the scoring, when he opted for the chip over the top, hitting Visser with pinpoint accuracy to put the winger in for the first try. The no. 9 then went on to provide a further 2 try assists, while consistently providing clean, quick ball for his side.
The bulky back row was a thorn in the side of the Cheetahs for the entire game. Gibbins was an attacking menace today with a total of 10 carries and gained a total of 53 meters with some monster carries. Gibbins was rewarded for his attacking efforts with two crucial tries for the Scottish side which helped secure an all important win against a quality Cheetahs side.