Monday 16 September 2019

How the Ireland players rated against Argentina

Jacob Stockdale, left, is congratulated after his opening try
Jacob Stockdale, left, is congratulated after his opening try

ROB KEARNEY A hugely-dependable performance from the Leinster stalwart: 7 (out of 10)

ADAM BYRNE Solid on his debut without ever truly cutting loose: 7

CHRIS FARRELL Fine no-look pass to conjure the first try, assured effort: 8

BUNDEE AKI Nothing showy, but hugely effective again from the Connacht bruiser: 7

JACOB STOCKDALE The Ulster man proved his class as a genuine future star: 9

JOHNNY SEXTON Just oozes Test match class and always provides clarity for his backline: 8

CONOR MURRAY Has managed not to let his standards drop despite a seriously hectic year: 8

CIAN HEALY Scrummaged well and continues to inch back to his best: 8

RORY BEST Another very solid shift from the teak-tough skipper: 8

TADHG FURLONG Continues to set the standards for Ireland's pack: 8

JAMES RYAN Grafted hard and coped with the physicality; promising: 7

IAIN HENDERSON Another big showing from one of Ireland's main enforcers: 8

PETER O'MAHONY Always a gritty effort from Ireland's captain-in-waiting: 8

SEAN O'BRIEN Fearsome over the ball and fizzing all night: 8

CJ STANDER So brutal on the ball, so precise without it: 8

REPLACEMENTS: Devin Toner's smart lineout hand-off pass teed up Stander's try as Ireland again used their bench well: 8

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