**Following the delayed finish to the 2019/20 Guinness PRO14 season, rugby fans weren’t made to wait too long for their next dose of action and six explosive encounters got the fresh campaign underway in style.** \n\nWith a blend of free-flowing, high-scoring affairs, and dogged and determined displays across the board, there were myriad thrills and spills throughout Round 1. \n\nTriple defending champions Leinster continued where they left off with a comfortable 35-5 win over Dean Ryan’s ambitious Dragons in Dublin, while Munster, Connacht, Ospreys, Cardiff Blues and Ulster also got up-and-running in perfect fashion. \n\nAs the dust settles on the weekend’s action and preparations continue ahead of each team’s next outing, we’ve delved into the statistics sheets to remind you of some of the biggest talking points to take out of Round 1. \n\n# 4 - Clean breaks by Ulster’s John Cooney \n\nIreland international John Cooney was one of the standout performers in 2019/20, contributing the second-highest number of points (105) to help steer Dan McFarland’s men all the way to the competition showpiece.