The Absolutely Brutal Player Ratings As Ireland Are Humiliated In Cardiff


Ireland were well beaten today by Wales in a pretty shocking performance by Joe Schmidt’s men at the Principality Stadium. There’s no denying it.

They lost every battle and looked like an amateur team at times. It’s been a disastrous Six Nations that Ireland will want to forget about as soon as possible ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

But first let’s get these horrific player ratings out of the way…

Ireland player ratings.

Rob Kearney – 5

Cost Ireland a try and looked unimaginative in attack.

Keith Earls – 6

One of Ireland’s few decent performers.

Garry Ringrose – 5

Completely shutdown at every opportunity,

Bundee Aki – 5

Caught out for the first try and didn’t do much to be honest.

Jacob Stockdale – 6

A couple of good breaks, but didn’t really get into the game.

Johnny Sexton – 2

Uncharacteristically woeful.

Conor Murray – 3

So many errors. Still not right. It’s starting to get a little worrying.

Cian Healy – 3

Silly penalties, knock ons and part of a poor Irish scrum.

Rory Best – 4

Lineouts were atrocious.

Tadhg Furlong – 4

Dominated at scrum time and made far too many errors in open field.

James Ryan – 6

Some good carries, but some silly penalties/errors. Unlike him.

Tadhg Beirne – 6

Massive turnover early in the first half but couldn’t do much else. Impossible for him to be effective.

Peter O’Mahony – 6

Some good lineout takes, but just looked frustrated out there.

Sean O’Brien – 2

Looks like his international career is over to be honest. A shadow of himself.

CJ Stander – 5

Knocked on after a quick tap and couldn’t get any metres.

Jack Conan (for O’Brien ’54) – 5

Quinn Roux (for Beirne ’59) – 5

Dave Kilcoyne (for Healy ’59) – 5

Niall Scannell (for Best ’64) – 6

Andrew Porter (for Furlong ’64) – 5

Jordan Larmour (for Kearney ’64) – 6

Kieran Marmion (for Murray ’68) – 6

Jack Carty (for Sexton ’72) – 5

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