Saturday 24 August 2019

Player ratings: Munster back three duo shine as Ireland struggle past Fiji

18 November 2017; Kini Murimurivalu of Fiji in action against Darren Sweetnam of Ireland during the Guinness Series International match between Ireland and Fiji at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
18 November 2017; Kini Murimurivalu of Fiji in action against Darren Sweetnam of Ireland during the Guinness Series International match between Ireland and Fiji at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

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Here is how the Irish players rated in the 23-20 win over Fiji.

15 ANDREW CONWAY Another impressive showing from the Munster star: 7 (out of 10)

14 DARREN SWEETNAM Grafted well but was not able to cut loose too often: 7

13 CHRIS FARRELL Solid enough without ever dominating on his Test debut: 6

12 STUART MCCLOSKEY A few too many errors for the Ulster battering ram to challenge Ireland's first-choice midfield: 6

11 DAVE KEARNEY Intercept pass for Nagusa try will have him kicking himself: 6

10 JOEY CARBERY So good on the front foot but must round out his game: 6

9 KIERAN MARMION Struggled to boss his side around the field: 6

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1 JACK MCGRATH Industrious early on but faded on return from injury: 6

2 ROB HERRING Put himself about well enough overall: 6

3 ANDREW PORTER The long-term project tighthead scrummaged well on his full debut: 7

4 ULTAN DILLANE Showed again why he is such a threat with ball in hand: 7

5 DEVIN TONER Bossed the lineout and offered a calm presence: 7

6 RHYS RUDDOCK (capt) Dogged it out but was unable to direct the side in patchy moments: 6

7 JORDI MURPHY Always works hard but did not reach the standards he sets for himself: 6

8 JACK CONAN Took his try well and carried powerfully too: 7

REPLACEMENTS: Ian Keatley's two penalties edged Ireland home, while Cian Healy and CJ Stander added impetus: 8

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