Ireland vs Scotland player ratings | Rugby World Cup 2019

Ireland dominated against Scotland, picking up a 27-3 win in their Rugby World Cup opener.

STAR MEN

Ireland: Conor Murray – Back to his very best. Dictated play as the Scots were swept aside while also kicking the goals. A game management masterclass.

Scotland: Duncan Taylor – This was a tough pick. Considering Taylor has had so much time out with injury, it was nice to see him back in Scotland colours. The centre made an impressive 10 tackles and was a willing runner throughout. His performance was one small positive for Gregor Townsend.

UNDERPERFORMERS

Ireland: Garry Ringrose – Still struggling to reach the high standards he set when he broke onto the Test scene. Not a bad performance overall but Ireland fans will be hoping for better performances moving forward.

Scotland: Finn Russell – Was he even playing? The fly-half usually makes Scotland tick, but today he did very little with the ball in hand, kicked poorly and aimlessly while also missing two tackles.

Ireland vs Scotland player ratings

Ireland: Jordan Larmour – 7, Andrew Conway – 7, Garry Ringrose – 6, Bundee Aki – 6, Jacob Stockdale – 7, Jonathan Sexton – 6.5, Conor Murray – 9, Cian Healy – 8, Rory Best – 7.5, Tadhg Furlong – 8, Iain Henderson – 8.5, James Ryan – 8, Peter O’Mahony – 7, Josh van der Flier – 7.5, CJ Stander – 8

Scotland: Stuart Hogg – 5, Sean Maitland – 5, Duncan Taylor – 6.5, Sam Johnson – 6, Tommy Seymour – 5, Finn Russell – 4, Greig Laidlaw – 5, Allan Dell – 5, Stuart McInally – 6, WP Nel – 7, Grant Gilchrist – 6, Jonny Gray – 6, John Barclay – 5.5, Hamish Watson – 5, Ryan Wilson – 5

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