Player Ratings As Dismal Ireland Are Battered By England At Twickenham
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Ireland’s dreams of a Triple Crown were crushed by England today thanks to a completely dominant performance by the World Cup finalists at Twickenham.
Andy Farrell’s side were beat up from start to finish with the 24-12 scoreline flattering Ireland who never looked like winning the game. Mistakes from Johnny Sexton and Jacob Stockdale proved to be costly with England leading 17-0 at the break.
The men in green fought back in the second half with two tries of their own but things got a little messy and England look like they took their foot off the pedal to a certain extent.
Here are your Ireland player ratings.
15. JORDAN LARMOUR – 5
Struggled in the air post physically and positionally. Completely shut down in attack too.
14. ANDREW CONWAY – 6
Didn’t get much of the ball in attack but was solid in defence and did his job for the most part.
13. ROBBIE HENSHAW– 6
Scored a good try but was caught flatfooted in defence on a number of occasions and never threatened in attack.
12. BUNDEE AKI – 4
Lots of handling errors and pretty much dead in attack.
11. JACOB STOCKDALE – 4
Still can’t understand what he was thinking for Daly’s try. Especially considering England had a penalty advantage. Just make sure of it.
10. JOHNNY SEXTON – 3
A brutal rating for a truly brutal performance.
9. CONOR MURRAY – 3
It’s time Murray was dropped and Cooney was given a chance. Just not on form. Needs to rediscover himself and a stint on the bench might help.
1. CIAN HEALY – 4
Gone after 25 mins.
2. ROB HERRING – 5
Lineouts were poor today and very quiet in the loose.
3. TADHG FURLONG – 4
A rare poor game from the Wexford man.
4. DEVIN TONER – 5
Solid in defence but once again showed he just gets destroyed in attack every time.
5. JAMES RYAN – 6
Itoje got the better of him but Ryan still put in a good shift compare to his teammates.
6. PETER O’MAHONY – 6
Fought all day but couldn’t do it on his own.
7. JOSH VAN DER FLIER – 5
Completely outshone by Underhill.ff
8. CJ STANDER – 6
Another man who gave his all but couldn’t do it on his own.
16. RONAN KELLEHER – 6
Looked threatening in the loose when he came on.
17. DAVE KILCOYNE – 6
Not one of his best cameos. Shutdown for the most part.
18. ANDREW PORTER – 6
Took his try well
19. ULTAN DILLANE – 5
Offered something when he came on.
20. CAELAN DORIS – 6
Pushing for a start in the next fame.
21. JOHN COONEY – 6
Looked lively and deserves a start.
22. ROSS BYRNE – 5
Few poor passes in a mostly silent cameo.
23. KEITH EARLS – 5
Didn’t get a chance to do much.