Former Leinster and Ireland fly-half Mick Quinn was impressed with Leinster’s performance during their 24-12 win against Ulster on Friday night.
Quinn feels that Leo Cullen’s side were stubbornly defiant in what was a must win game for the province.
He said: “Leinster were right back on their top game last night but they had to work very hard to get over the line.”
The former Leinster stalwart believes that the Pro14 champions defeat last week at home to Connacht was key in helping Cullen’s side return to top form.
“Leinster needed that beating against Connacht to improve. Connacht did a job on Leinster that night,” said Quinn.
Quinn, who is widely considered to be one of Leinster’s greatest ever fly-halves, also heaped praise on the provinces current number 10 Johnny Sexton, who played the entire eighty minutes for the first time in three months.
“Sexton needs to play consistently to be at his best.
“He’s a wonderful player. We haven’t had a lot of world-class players over the years, but he certainly is one.”
Quinn was also complimentary of the IRFU’s decision to appoint Irish legend Paul O’Connell as the forward coach of the senior Ireland team.
“O’Connell’s got to be a big help to the Irish team. It’s a very positive move by Andy Farrell.”