The Absolutely Brutal Player Ratings As Ireland Are Humiliated In Cardiff

Woeful.

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.

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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.

Replacements:
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