Ireland player ratings vs Italy: Who shone and who flopped in Dublin?

10 Johnny Sexton: No late dramatics needed this week, but was perfect from the tee and kicked with pinpoint accuracy in the 50 minutes he was on. 8/10

9 Conor Murray: The playmaker ran the show and scored a try. Yet another fine performance from the best No.9 in the world. Took off with the game won after 50 minutes. 9/10

8 Jack Conan: Winning only his sixth cap, the Leinster man showed soft hands to set up Conor Murray’s try. Gets better with every game for Ireland. 8/10

7 Dan Leavy: Not afraid to get his hands dirty at the ruck and has some engine. Was caught out for the Italy try. 7/10

6 Peter O’Mahony: The Lion bruised and bullied Italy at the ruck all afternoon. 7.5/10

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