Ireland player ratings: Drop goal hero Johnny Sexton and the immense James Ryan the best performers
Johnny Sexton's monster drop-goal gave Ireland a last-gasp 15-13 NatWest 6 Nations victory over France in Paris. Here's how the Irish players rated.
ROB KEARNEY: Two errors detracted from an otherwise solid showing - 6/10
KEITH EARLS: Always dangerous with the ball in hand but unable to cut loose. That last minute catch was incredible - 7
ROBBIE HENSHAW: The workhorse of the Ireland backline put in another big shift - 7
BUNDEE AKI: A huge physical pivot around the playmaking qualities of Sexton and Murray - 7
JACOB STOCKDALE: Another man who kept plugging away all night long - 7
JOHNNY SEXTON: The star fly-half kept his nerve at the death to steal Ireland a victory that had already appeared lost - 9
CONOR MURRAY: Another stellar showing from one of the world's best scrum-halves - 8
CIAN HEALY: Bullish effort especially in the scrum from a hugely dependable performer - 8
RORY BEST (CAPT): Put himself about and stayed tidy in his set-piece work - 7
TADHG FURLONG: Unable to cut loose with bullocking runs, but fine in everything else - 7
IAIN HENDERSON: Another big showing from the increasingly important Ulster man - 7
JAMES RYAN: Some Six Nations debut from the Leinster youngster, who bossed almost every aspect - 9
PETER O'MAHONY: Worked tirelessly all night and will have breathed a sigh of relief to gain the reward - 7
JOSH VAN DER FLIER: The Leinster star's night was cut short by injury, but it was a solid start - 7
CJ STANDER: The Munster battler produced another gritty effort high on industry and application - 7
REPLACEMENTS: Flanker Dan Leavy looked lively stepping in before half-time for Van der Flier and everyone else did their bit - 7
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