ROB KEARNEY: Commanding and muscular from the back – 8.
TOMMY BOWE: Most dangerous when coming off his wing - 8.
KEITH EARLS: Will rue his spill from Bowe’s break and pass - 8.
ROBBIE HENSHAW: Took the ball up with real venom – 8.
DAVE KEARNEY: Chased and charged relentlessly – 8.
JONATHAN SEXTON: He was supremely confident until Picamoles ended his involvement - 8.
CONOR MURRAY: Composed and claimed winning try - 9.
CIAN HEALY: Getting back to 100% - 8.
RORY BEST: Unbelievably competitive at the breakdown - 8.
MIKE ROSS: An anchor in the scrum - 8.
DEVIN TONER: Repaid Schmidt for his selection ahead of Henderson - 8.
PAUL O’CONNELL: He gave it everything until the injury - 8.
PETER O’MAHONY: An absolute scavenger in the loose until injured- 9.
SEAN O’BRIEN: Looked right back to his best – 9.
JAMIE HEASLIP: Carried the ball with real intensity - 8.
IAN MADIGAN came on to strike the lead penalty and, generally, look unfazed – 8;
IAIN HENDERSON took over from O’Connell and took over the game - 9.