Watch: Andrew Porter Steamrolls Ulster's Darren Cave To Set Up Fergus McFadden Try

Watch: Andrew Porter Steamrolls Ulster's Darren Cave To Set Up Fergus McFadden Try

Andrew Porter announced himself to the Leinster faithful tonight by steamrolling Ulster's Darren Cave to set up Fergus McFadden for his second try of the match, and Leinster's third.

Although the 21 year old has played 16 times for Leinster, this is without doubt a game to rememember for front row forward.

Leinster were under serious pressure in their 22 as Ulster reined down on their line looking for the first try of the match, but Leinster turned the ball over, and instead of kicking the ball into touch, Sean Cronin instructs Jack McGrath at the back of the ruck to send the ball wide to which he duly obliged, as Leinster ran the length of the field for their third try of the game.

Watch Leinster's superb third try below:

Porter had been earmarked for great things when he was a student at St. Andrews College, Dublin, as a loosehead prop. However, with Jack McGrath playing superbly for the previous two season's, opportunities were going to be limited for Porter. Leinster coach John Fogarty made the unusual suggestion that he make the transition from loosehead to tighthead, and he has not looked back ever since, making three appearances for Ireland since the switch.


Fergus McFadden scored his first try of the match five minutes previously, scored in such typical Leinster fashion. With some superb line switching and magnificent passing, they cut open the Ulster defence for McFadden to touch down in the corner. Although the 31 year old is at the latter end of his career, his performances in recent weeks have been the best we've ever seen from the former Clongowes man.

Watch McFadden's first try below: (Wonderkid Jordan Larmour was the player to initiate the move).

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