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MAXIME MEDARD: Cut a smart line for the vital try 7/10

TEDDY THOMAS: Ineffective and duly withdrawn 6

MAXIME MERMOZ: Unable to put any stamp on proceedings 6

JONATHAN DANTY: Powerful but not damaging enough 6

VIRIMI VAKATAWA: Scant chance to run riot 5

JULES PLISSON: Kept his head at the vital moment 6

SEBASTIEN BEZY: Pushed the pace where possible 6

JEFFERSON POIROT: Unable to impose himself 5

GUILHEM GUIRADO (CAPT): A bruising effort 6

UINI ATONIO: Not a top-level scrummager 5


YOANN MAESTRI: Subdued showing 6

WENCESLAS LAURET: Unable to stamp his authority early on 6

YACOUBA CAMARA: High energy but needs more savvy 6

DAMIEN CHOULY: Gritty effort 7


CAMILLE CHAT (blood, for Guirado, 47-56, 62-73): Put himself about 6

RABAH SLIMANI (for Atonio, 44): Turned France's scrummaging on its head 8

EDDY BEN AROUS (for Poirot, 44): Helped France wreak scrum havoc 8

PAUL JEDRASIAK (for Maestri, 58): Physicality but little else 6

LOANN GOUJON (for Camara, 67): Quiet outing 6

MAXIME MACHENAUD (for Bezy, 56): Hardly affected the action 6

JEAN-MARC DOUSSAIN (for Danty, 76): Little chance to make an impact 6

HUGO BONNEVAL (for Thomas, 44): Kept his positioning well enough 6


ROB KEARNEY: Solid effort on return from injury 6

ANDREW TRIMBLE: Unable to get onto the ball enough 6

JARED PAYNE: Solid but botched a couple of chances 6

ROBBIE HENSHAW: Physical but never able to break free 6

DAVE KEARNEY: Injury cut his day short 6

JOHNNY SEXTON: Kicked well, did what he could 7

CONOR MURRAY: Tactically as astute as ever 7

JACK McGRATH: Unable to cope at the scrum after France's changes 5

RORY BEST (CAPT): Overpowered in the tight 5

NATHAN WHITE: Struggled with Slimani's power 5

MIKE McCARTHY: Solid showing 6

DEVIN TONER: Unable to control the lineout 5

CJ STANDER: Faded again in his second cap 6

SEAN O'BRIEN: Injury cut his day short 6

JAMIE HEASLIP: Unable to gain any traction 6


RICHARDT STRAUSS (for Best, 71): Could not stop the scrum rot 5

JAMES CRONIN (for McGrath, 70): Another owerawed by France's scrum power 5

TADHG FURLONG (for White, 62): Struggled at the set-piece too 5

DONNACHA RYAN (for McCarthy, blood, 34-40, 62): Put himself about 6

TOMMY O'DONNELL (for O'Brien, 20): Worked hard 6

IAN MADIGAN (for Sexton, 69): Quiet effort 6

FERGUS McFADDEN (for D Kearney, 28): Precious little chance to shine 6

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