Player ratings: Ireland v Canada

Ireland welcomed Canada to the Aviva Stadium earlier today

BY Simon Maguire 22:24 Saturday 12 November 2016, 22:24 12 Nov 2016

We rate the Irish team as they looked to build on last week's historic win over New Zealand.

Tiernan O'Halloran - 8

Enjoyed an excellent night's work and was rewarded for his efforts with two tries. Almost pulled off a try-saving moment in the corner in the second half. Will be better for the experience

Craig Gilroy - 7

Solid outing from the Ulsterman if not spectacular. Showed his pace when making a break out wide in the first half and looked for work throughout the match.  

Garry Ringrose - 8

Played with the confidence of a veteran on his debut and made several incisive breaks throughout the game. Unlucky to have a try ruled out but will get plenty of chances in the future to open his account.  

Luke Marshall - 7

Finished off an overlap to score in the corner. Then gave away a sloppy pass in his own 22 to get Canada back into the game. Interesting to hear what Schmidt makes of his display.

Keith Earls - 8

Had an enjoyable battle with his opposite number from the off. Nipped in in the corner to open Ireland's account.  

Paddy Jackson - 8 

Picked up from where he left off in an Irish jersey after his displays in South Africa. Kicked, ran and guided his team around the park. 

Kieran Marmion - 8

Provided quick ball for his backline and enjoyed a comfortable night's work. Scored an opportunist try but really has his pack to thank for it.  

Cian Healy - 8

Scrummaged well as part of a dominant Irish unit. Industrious around the park and made a couple of big hits. 

Sean Cronin - 8

Filled in ably for the captain. Hunted for work throughout and even cleared from the 22 at one point. 

Finlay Bealham - 8

Played his part in a dominant pack and put in a couple of crunching tackles early on.     

Ultan Dillane - 9

Brilliant display from the Kerryman and was a worthy winner of the man of the match award. Rounded off his display with a try in the second half.

Billy Holland - 7

Industrious around the park and played his part in his pack's solid display. Overshadowed by his second-row partner though but will benefit from the experience. 

Peter O'Mahony (captain) - 8

Good to see the Munsterman back in green. Led admirably in the absence of Best. Put his hand up to be in contention next weekend. 

Sean O'Brien - 8

Like his captain, played well despite a long international absence. Will be looking to get in the match-day squad next weekend after missing the chance at history in Chicago.  

Jack O'Donoghue - 8

Showed his class at the back of the scrum as well as in open play. Probably won't be involved next weekend but could feature against Australia. 


James Tracy - 7

Try-scoring debut will give him a huge boost in confidence. Didn't look out of place when he came on and is one for the future. 

Dave Kilcoyne - 7

Came on for Healy and picked up where his compatriot left off. 

John Ryan - 7

Another one for the future. Looked composed as he made his debut and thrived in a dominant pack

Dan Leavy

Not on long enough to merit a rating

Luke McGrath

Not on long enough to merit a  rating

Joey Carbery - 7

Picked up the baton from Jackson and kept the backline moving. Will be disappointed to to have missed a couple of conversions. 

Niyi Adeolokun 

Not on long enough to merit a  rating

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