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One of Leinster's forgotten men reminded everyone how talented he is in the Pro12 finale

Noel Reid scored an absolutely scorching try against Edinburgh.

IT HAS BEEN a very frustrating year for Noel Reid at Leinster. During last season’s league-winning campaign, Reid made 15 Pro12 appearances and scored 7 tries for the province, and was rewarded with his first Ireland cap in the summer against Argentina.

Noel Reid scores a try Source: Robert Perry/INPHO

However, concussion issues and a congested Leinster midfield saw him play just 10 games in total during this campaign. Reid was picked at 12 for the season finale in Edinburgh – his first game since the home defeat to the Dragons in February – and quickly highlighted how dangerous a player he is with this lovely try.


What makes Reid’s stop-start season even more annoying from his perspective is that he had played quite well in his limited appearances, most notably in the December derby against Connacht.

It will be interesting to see what impact Reid has in a more regular role when Ireland’s World Cup contingent go away this autumn.

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