Your Player Ratings As Ireland Completely Destroy Wales In Their Six Nations Curtain Raiser

Smashed.

Ireland have gotten off to the perfect start in the 2022 Guinness Six Nations with a 29-7 demolition of Wales in front of a packed house at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Tries from Bundee Aki, Andrew Conway (2), and Garry Ringrose ensured a comfortable bonus-point win for the men in green, with Taine Basham scoring a late consolation for the Welsh.

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Mack Hansen starred on debut, running riot on the day, and was deservedly named man of the match, with the likes of Garry Ringrose, Tadhg Furlong and Jamison Gibson-Park also putting in some fantastic performances.

Here are your full player ratings.

15. Hugo Keenan – 8
Flawless as usual from the Irish fullback.

14. Andrew Conway – 8.5
His finish for his first try was nothing short of sensational.

13. Garry Ringrose – 8.5
Scored an absolute worldie for the bonus-point try.

12. Bundee AKi – 8
Scored one and set-up one in an excellent performance.

11. Mack Hansen – 9
Absolutely sensational debut for the Connacht man. Hit the line every time, with some lovely passing and footwork. A superstar in the making.

10. Johnny Sexton – 7.5
A solid game for the captain whose kicking was one way or the other at times.

9. Jamison Gibson-Park – 8
The speed at which this man gets Ireland moving is a joy to watch.

1. Andrew Porter – 8
This man has some engine.

2. Ronan Kelleher – 8
Some big tackles and solid in the lineout.

3. Tadhg Furlong – 8
That pass to Sexton will be on repeat.

4. Tadhg Beirne – 8
Absolutely everywhere as usual.

5. James Ryan – 7
Butchered a try but put in some big hits.

6. Caelan Doris – 8
Line-speed was fantastic with some big carries too

7. Josh van der Flier – 8.5
His carrying game has reached new levels. Ireland’s most improved player in the last year.

8. Jack Conan – 8
Carried well and tackled everything that moved.

Replacements – 7
Some decent impacts here.

16. Dan Sheehan
17. Cian Healy
18. Finlay Bealham
19. Ryan Baird
20. Peter O’Mahony
21. Conor Murray
22. Joey Carbery
23. James Hume