Joey Carbery shows defensive mettle with try saving tackle on James Lowe 9 months ago

Joey Carbery shows defensive mettle with try saving tackle on James Lowe

Joey Carbery has made a sensational start to his Munster career.

He's had three try assists and two tries in his first three starts in red (prior to Saturday's meeting between Munster and Leinster at the Aviva Stadium) but one of the question marks concerning his game last week against Ulster was his defence.

Carbery was outstanding but he fell off a bad tackle on Ulster centre Darren Cave during the 64-7 mauling of the northern province with the missed tackle leading to Ulster's only score of the game in a one-sided drubbing in Limerick.

However, Carbery showed in the first-half against Leinster that the mishap was just that, and that he is a willing and able tackler.

Leinster winger James Lowe found a bit of daylight down the left wing and took off down the field with just Carbery to beat.

The Munster fly-half spotted the run early and did a good job at closing the distance between him and the former Chiefs flier to make the tackle.

However, it didn't take long for Lowe to get his name on the scoreboard as he crashed over from close range to give Leinster an early lead following a Keith Earls' yellow card for deliberately tackling Lowe before he received the ball just metres from the line.