Guinness PRO14: Final Top Tries

Charlie Peat
28 May 2018

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It was final fitting of a thrilling Guinness PRO14 season as Leinster and Scarlets exchanged nine tries in a pulsating afternoon at the Aviva Stadium.

Leinster came out on top to clinch a historic European and Guinness PRO14 double as they dethroned the Welsh region in a 40-32 victory.

And as we celebrate the spectacular conclusion to the season – we’ve put together our favourite tries from last weekend’s final for you to savour.

Jordan Larmour – Leinster

At 20 years old Jordan Larmour already has a pretty full medals cabinet having helped Ireland to the Grand Slam in the 2018 Six Nations.

And the winger certainly lit up the domestic stage in Dublin with Leinster’s fourth try of the afternoon against Scarlets.

The international turned on the burners to chase down his own kick and produced a masterful pick up before sliding over the try line to put Leinster well and truly on their way to a first league title in four years.

James Lowe – Leinster

With the game finely in the balance, Leinster would’ve been looking nervously over their shoulder as Scarlets dotted down six minutes before the break.

But Leinster showed why they would become champions with a slick move as the clock went past 40 minutes.

Following a line-out, neat hands from Jonathan Sexton quickly found Lowe on the outside and the New Zealander did the rest to swing the momentum firmly into Leinster’s hands.

Johnny McNicholl – Scarlets

The undoubted man of the match for the Welsh region was Johnny McNicholl who scored a hat-trick of tries at the Aviva Stadium.

The 27-year-old got his second of the afternoon by using all of his athleticism to dart over when under pressure.

The ball found its way to the New Zealander who showed great pace and composure to dot down just before he was tackled out of play.

Jack Conan – Leinster

Leo Cullen’s side brought up their fifth try in some style and ensured they would be taking home a fourth league title.

A sensational break form Joey Carbery breached a tired Scarlets backline before the ball found its way to Conan who had an easy run-in under the posts.

Leinster were devastatingly clinical at the Aviva Stadium and showed why they’ve been the standout team of the Guinness PRO14.

Johnny McNicholl – Scarlets

McNicholl’s second entry into the top five aptly brought the curtain down on a thunderous contest in Dublin.

As Leinster were preparing for the title celebrations, Scarlets were keen to demonstrate exactly why they made the showpiece at the Aviva Stadium.

A slick counter-attack was started by McNicholl who gave it to Scott Williams to rampage almost the entire length of the pitch before handing off to the Kiwi to slide over in the left corner.

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