Ireland v Wales: Six Nations player ratings

Ireland v Wales: Six Nations player ratings
Ireland's Tadhg Furlong (centre) celebrates after team-mate Josh van der Flier (hidden) scores his side's third try during the Guinness Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium. Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire. 

Jordan Larmour: 8 

Larmour’s reputation as a counter attacker grew a notch in this game, but his defence against Tomos Williams’ try for Wales could have been better.

Andrew Conway: 9 

Found space twice with clever chips and is becoming so consistent. So dangerous in the air.

Robbie Henshaw: 8 

Gave Nick Tompkins a difficult time while he was on the pitch and had two super offloads after being tackled.

Bundee Aki: 7 

Andy Farrell is going to be really slow to change a winning team but Aki had another ok performance, nothing spectacular. Given how well Keith Earls played a 12/13 of Henshaw and Earls would certainly be worth a look.

Jacob Stockdale: 6 

Stockdale suffered from poor passing to him on two occasions and failed to shine for a second week in a row.

Johnny Sexton: 8 

Docked points for getting on the wrong side of Romaine Poite – not a hard thing to do. He ran the game well and looked sharp.

Conor Murray: 8 

His passing was so much quicker this week. He only looked for a penalty once, a bit of a waste of time with Poite, but had a big impact on the game.

Cian Healy: 7 

Had a quiet day at the office and got penalised again in the scrum this week. Dave Kilcoyne looked busier and had more of an impact when he came on.

Rob Herring: 7

He did his primary job well in the lineout and got a great latch on for Josh van der Flier’s try along with Peter O’Mahony.

Tadhg Furlong: 8 

Recovered well from conceding a scrum penalty early on and scored a well worked try. Always dependable.

Iain Henderson: 7 

Still not convincing with his lineout calling. Took the ball a few times when he was static but won a good penalty near his own line for Ireland.

James Ryan: 8 

You could easily forget how young Ryan is, he gave another solid display in the engine room.

Peter O'Mahony: 8 

Played a key role in Furlong and van der Fliers tries put any doubts about his place in the squad firmly to bed.

Josh van der Flier: 8 

Huge work-rate again this week. Got on the end of a rolling maul to score a deserved try.

CJ Stander: 9 

Won three turnovers and should have been four in another immense display from the Munster man.

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