Rugby: Ireland v Scotland Player Ratings

Rugby: Ireland v Scotland Player Ratings
Garry Ringrose of Ireland is tackled by Fraser Brown, left, and Adam Hastings of Scotland. Picture: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Jordan Larmour: Got plenty of opportunities to attack but found it hard to get past the Scottish defence had the highest metres gained with 138. We’ll see tries from him before the end of the Six Nations. 7

Andrew Conway: Had to live off scraps and made every aerial contest a winnable one unlike his opposite number Jacob Stockdale. Has to be a starter against Wales. 7

Garry Ringrose: Was one of the standout peformers until he got injured just before half time. His dancing feet made him a constant danger. 7

Bundee Aki: There are those out there who think Aki can do no wrong. He made plenty of tackles, nine in total, but missed three crucial ones as well forcing team mates back into cover mode. 6

Jacob Stockdale: One made one of his landmark gallops and wasn’t caught out in defence because Scotland never really tested him. 6

Johnny Sexton: Must have been seething with some of Mathieu Raynal’s calls and the referee’s refusal to look at suspected foul play. His try and right boot helped Ireland win the game. 8

Conor Murray: Had two poor box kicks but got the ball away quickly from the breakdown. Docked serious points for his attempted pass to Sexton which was intercepted by Johnson and could have yielded a vital Scottish try. 7

Cian Healy: His quick hands help create Sexton’s try. Conceded on scrum penalty and came on for the concussed Dave Kilcoyne. 7 

Rob Herring: Not a convincing display. Did what was necessary out of touch but Ronan Kelleher could be in the frame next weekend. 6

Tadhg Furlong: Put in a huge display as always, 11 carries and 11 tackles but had to leave the action with three minutes to go. 8 

Iain Henderson: Put in a solid shift before making way for Devin Toner. Henderson needs to make more barnstorming runs. 7 

James Ryan: Th second row belied his age with another mature display won a great throw against the head. 8

CJ Stander: Put in 17 tackles and carried 16 times. Most important though was the turnover with just minutes remaining. 9 

Josh van der Flier: Ran out of steam at the end of the game such was the amount of running he had to do. Solid in defence. 7

Caelan Doris: Had a debut to forget as he, like Paul O’Connell on his debut had to leave the action very early with injury. Not on long enough to be rated.

Peter O’Mahony: Played a heroic game for Ireland and ran himself to a standstill and shone in defence. Was a great sounding board for Sexton when calls for post or touchline had to be made for penalties. 8

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