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How the Irish fared against Argentina

SIMON ZEBO: The X-Factor is always there bubbling away, waiting to be unleashed. 6

TOMMY BOWE: Ireland tend to do well when the Monaghan man is brought into the middle. He was everywhere. Two tries. 8

KEITH EARLS: The Munster man holds defences on the drift because he can attack off either foot. 7

GORDON D'ARCY: The sage kept it simple as the young bucks cut loose all around him. 7

CRAIG GILROY: He beats defenders naturally, offering a different type of threat based on blinding footwork. 8

JONATHAN SEXTON: The pass for Zebo's try was the pick of a highlights reel package that should be posted with great haste to Warren Gatland. 9

CONOR MURRAY: He kicked sweetly, spun it well, ran for the right reason and tidied up. 7

CIAN HEALY: A monumental dedication to every task. Destructive in the tight; a terror in contact. 8

RICHARDT STRAUSS: The lineout was clean. The try was taken with great speed. One tremendous turnover. 8

MIKE ROSS: There is the fancy stuff and then there is what Ross does. A rock. 8

DONNACHA RYAN: Immense. The lineout conductor. A source of non-stop energy and inspiration in the loose. 9

MIKE McCARTHY: He backed up his man of the match award against South Africa with a shift full of substance. 7

PETER O'MAHONY: His refusal to go to ground on contact was impressive. His best in green. 7

CHRIS HENRY: Enthusiastic and effective, growing into his role, especially in holding up the ball carrier. 8

JAMIE HEASLIP: The maturity of Ireland's captain is reflected in his selfless dedication to the cause. 7


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