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Ireland v Georgia - Player Ratings

Joe Schmidt made 13 changed from the team that beat South Africa last week so the players on show today were very much playing for their Ireland futures. Here is how they rated:

FELIX JONES: Two late tries glossed a solid showing. 7/10

CRAIG GILROY: Unable to sniff out many chances. 6

DARREN CAVE: Always busy without quite sparkling. 7

GORDON D'ARCY: As bullish as ever on his return. 7

SIMON ZEBO: A real threat to the Georgia defence. 7

IAN MADIGAN: Kicked solidly without ever cutting loose in attack. 7

EOIN REDDAN: Kept cool after stamp to Ryan's face. 7

DAVE KILCOYNE: Carried and scrummaged well. 8

RICHARDT STRAUSS: Impressive effort from the Leinster man. 8

MIKE ROSS: Battled manfully as he continues his recovery from groin trouble. 7

DAVE FOLEY: Solid debut from the big lock. 6

MIKE MCCARTHY: Tired as the tie wore on but never lacked for effort. 7

DOMINIC RYAN: Shook off that stamp to maintain composure. 7

TOMMY O'DONNELL: Dogged all day long on the ground. 6

ROBBIE DIACK: Maintained a good physical level. 6


Rodney Ah You (for Ross, 46mins): Several early mistakes blotted cameo. 5

Sean Cronin (for Strauss, 62): Kept the momentum going. 6

Devin Toner (for Foley, 62): One important hit forced a turnover. 7

Robin Copeland (for McCarthy, 62): Produced a telling steal for a try. 7

Stuart Olding (for Zebo, 62): Crossed for a nice score. 7

Ian Keatley (for D'Arcy 62): Solid effort off the bench. 7

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