Ireland player ratings vs Wales: 2024 Six Nations - Ruck

Ireland player ratings vs Wales: 2024 Six Nations

Ireland player ratings vs Wales as Andy Farrell remain on course for back-to-back Grand Slams following a third straight 2024 Six Nations win.

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Ireland inched closer to securing back-to-back Six Nations Grand Slams with a gritty bonus-point victory over a determined Welsh squad in Dublin.

Dan Sheehan’s early try coupled with a James Lowe score propelled the hosts to a 17-0 lead at halftime, showcasing their dominance in the opening half.

Despite Wales’ resurgence with a penalty try and Ireland’s Tadhg Beirne being sidelined with a sin-bin, Ciaran Frawley’s crucial contribution calmed Irish fans’ nerves before Beirne sealed the bonus point.

With this triumph, Ireland matched England’s Six Nations record of 11 consecutive wins and are poised to emulate France’s 1998 feat of consecutive Grand Slams.

Though Wales suffered their third consecutive defeat, their resilience defied expectations, proving they were not easily overpowered as anticipated.

Scroll down for the Ireland player ratings vs Wales.

The Scorers:


  • Tries: Dan Sheehan(20′), James Lowe(31′), Ciaran Frawley(66′), Tadhg Beirne(80′)
  • Cons: Jack Crowley(21′, 32′, 67′, 80′)
  • Pens: Jack Crowley(06′)


  • Tries: Penalty Try (43′)
  • Cons:
  • Pens: 

RUCK’s Player Of The Match:

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Ireland player ratings vs Wales:

15. Ciaran Frawley – 7.5

Opening inclusion was a neat carry at halfway, and sent a missed pass to Calvin Nash. Scored a try at 66 minute, as he picked a great line from close range and arrowed through for the score.

14. Calvin Nash – 6.5

Great assist for James Lowe try on the half hour mark, achieved the try despite being nailed by Josh Adams. A solid performance from the exciting wing who continues to grow from strength to strength. (Off – Stuart McCloskey – 66′)

13. Robbie Henshaw – 7.5

Putting boot to ball early on the left wing, and knocked the ball on in the little flick ahead of Bundee Aki’s try. A solid effort on the attack, as he carried well and kept the Welsh defenders on their toes.

12. Bundee Aki – 7.75

The Player of the Match on the day, with an early carry, clattered into Wales Josh Adam. Worked his socks off on the front foot, yet squandered an opportunity to cross over the gain-line at nine minutes. Pinned his ears back with 2nd half carries and had his try chalked off despite powering through two men.

11. James Lowe.- 7

Beats two men on his first carry, and was scragged around his neck by Nick Tompkins. 27th minute fantastic carry, as he battled through four Welsh men to be held up. Scored his try at 30 mins, simple finish out wide and lapped it up. 

10. Jack Crowley – 7.5

Nailed his first shot at the posts for early lead, and contributed good cross field kicks. Seamlessly changed the direction to strike the 3 on 2, and capitalise on the advantage with Nash and Lowe for the second Ireland try. Great kicks downfield for territory, a star in the making.