Leinster'sFelipe Contepomi was quick to dish out the plaudits to Gordon D'Arcyafter the Ireland centre turned in a man of the match display inSaturday's Magners League victory over the Ospreys.
Leinstercut the gap between themselves and Ulster, at the top of the table, tojust two points as they ran six sizzling tries past the understrengthWelsh side. The Donnybrook demolition saw Rob Kearney and Brian O'Driscoll both bag a brace of tries, but it was D'Arcy who caught the eye the most.
The Wexford man began 2007 in the sort of form that would leave mostrugby supporters salivating - running some excellent angles, taking theball on at every opportunity, marking himself out as a defensivecolossus and having a hand in three of the hosts' tries.
The province's Argentinian out-half Contepomi, who was making hisreturn from the knee injury he sustained in November, had a verysatisfactory comeback game, slotting over six kicks out of six for a13-point haul.
But rekindling his 10-12 partnership with D'Arcy proved a delighted for the Pumas star.
He said: "I think Gordon's a great, great player - a pleasure to play with. He's one of those players who never gives up and always plays with a smile on his face.
"If you're a spectator you enjoy watching him and if you're a player,you enjoy playing with him because he makes things easier for myself asan out-half.