**They say the numbers never lie, and that’s certainly the case in the latest round of Guinness PRO14 action, with the stats backing up a scintillating weekend of rugby.**\n\nFrom Leinster’s nine-try demolition of Zebre on Friday night to Munster’s 38-27 victory over Cardiff Blues in the battle of two unbeaten sides at Thomond Park, there were points racked up all over the PRO14 in Round 3. \n\nWith a number of players linking up with their international squads, there were numerous changes for all sides in the week just gone, but that didn’t stop plenty of standout performers from stealing the show. \n\nHere we take a look at the numbers behind Round 3 and see where the games were won and lost. \n\n**Dan Sheehan - 7 defenders beaten** \n\nThere was no way this man wasn’t going to be included this week, after notching two tries on debut for Leinster in a scintillating individual performance in Dublin. \n\nThe 22-year-old hooker seemed to be involved in whatever Leo Cullen’s side did in their 63-8 victory over their Italian visitors, beating would-be tacklers almost at will, with seven men left in his wake during the 80 minutes. \n\nSheehan got his first of the game after latching onto an overthrown Zebre lineout close to their own try line, before burrowing over to add his second early in the second half.\n\nThe hooker will have brought himself right to the forefront of Cullen’s plans for the future after this weekend, with an assist for Dave Kearney to race over also adding to his eye-catching performance.\n\n**John Cooney - 4 clean breaks**\n\nAnother week, another John Cooney masterclass. The scrum-half continues to be one of the most consistent performers in the competition in recent years, and this weekend was no exception. \n\nThe 30-year-old was as influential as ever at the Kingspan as Ulster ran out 40-17 winners over the Dragons to remain unbeaten at the top of Conference A. \n\nMuch of that was down to the brilliance of Cooney, whose four clean breaks helped his side to gain field position throughout, while his quick ball from the breakdown kept his side ticking.\n\nWith 32 points from the opening three games, the former Connacht man has carried on from where he left off from the last campaign, and with five try assists already, his influence on the rest of his side is there for all to see.