Ireland v Wales player ratings as Andy Farrell’s men started their 2022 Six Nations with a bonus-point win in Dublin.
The hosts got off to the perfect start when Bundee Aki dived over unchallenged with Johnny Sexton converting. The fly-half then slotted a penalty to make it 10-0, which is how it stayed at half-time despite Ireland’s complete dominance.
Nevertheless, Wales stubborn defence fell apart after the break with Andrew Conway scoring a brace before Garry Ringrose touched down to secure the try scoring bonus-point.
The visitors did get a consolation try through Taine Basham, but they were never really in the game
Scroll down for the Ireland v Wales player ratings.
IRELAND: 29 (10)
- Tries: Aki 3, Conway 44,50, Ringrose 60
- Cons: Sexton 3,45,50
- Pens: Sexton 21
WALES: 7 (0)
- Tries: Basham 75
- Cons: Sheedy 75
RUCK’S PLAYER OF THE MATCH:
- Most carries: Bundee Aki (Ireland) – 11
- Most metres made: Mack Hansen (Ireland) – 104
- Most tackles: Nick Tompkins (Wales) – 17
- Most tackles missed: Dan Biggar (Wales) – 4
- Offloads: Nick Tompkins (Wales) – 3
- Turnovers won: Tadhg Beirne (Ireland) – 3
- Turnovers conceded: Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales) -3
Ireland v Wales player ratings
Ireland: Huge Keenan 6, Andrew Conway 8, Garry Ringrose 6, Bundee Aki 7, Mack Hansen 8, Johnny Sexton (c) 9, Jamison Gibson-Park 8; Andrew Porter 8, Ronan Kelleher 7, Tadhg Furlong 8, Tadhg Beirne 7, James Ryan 6, Caelan Doris 7, Josh van der Flier 7, Jack Conan 8.
Wales: Liam Williams 5, Johnny McNicholl 5, Josh Adams 3, Nick Tompkins 7, Louis Rees-Zammit 4, Dan Biggar (c) 6, Tomos Williams 6; Wyn Jones 6, Ryan Elias 6, Tomas Francis 7, Will Rowlands 7, Adam Beard 7, Ellis Jenkins 6, Taine Basham 7, Aaron Wainwright 6.