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TIERNAN O'HALLORAN: Rounded off an impressive first half by sprinting 40 metres for Ireland's third try. Later almost made an astonishing try-saving tackle. Deservedly picked up a second try. 8

CRAIG GILROY: Good kick and chase were features of a solid display. 6

GARRY RINGROSE: The debutant's raid in midfield helped Ireland to turn the screw in the second half and a loopy run created Ireland's seventh try. 7

LUKE MARSHALL: Finished Ireland's second try but his hanging pass was intercepted by DTH van der Merwe for Canada's first score. 6

KEITH EARLS: Scored Ireland's first try, showed nifty footwork to create the second and was solid under the high ball. 7

PADDY JACKSON: His looping pass found Marshall for Ireland's second touchdown and the fly-half's break led to the penalty try. Converted six of the eight tries. 7

KIERAN MARMION: Broke down the blindside to set up Ireland's first try and scored the sixth after Ireland's scrum rolled over the line. 7

CIAN HEALY: Strong carrying. Indeed he was Ireland's leading first-half ball carrier. His drive at a scrum early in the second period resulted in another scrum and a penalty try. 8

SEAN CRONIN: Frequently got over the gain line in an assured performance. 7

FINLAY BEALHAM: Stood out with big tackles before offloading to Connacht team-mate O'Halloran for his try. 7

ULTAN DILLANE: Made an important midfield tackle and a good break before barging over for Ireland's fifth try in a commanding display from the man of the match. 9

BILLY HOLLAND: Harshly penalised for a 'neck grab' during an otherwise outstanding debut. 8

PETER O'MAHONY: The skipper was effective at the ruck, with one notable poach, as he and O'Brien made strong cases for inclusion against New Zealand next week. 8

SEAN O'BRIEN: Carried well, including a barnstorming run from outside the Irish 22, and produced a lovely one-handed offload but later knocked on with tryline in sight and conceded a two sloppy penalties for hands in the ruck. 7

JACK O'DONOGHUE: A solid if unspectacular debut from the number eight. 6


James Tracy rounded off the try-scoring with Ireland's eighth touchdown as Joe Schmidt made significant use of his bench with with this Test coming between clashes with the All Blacks.

JOHN RYAN on for Bealham 48.

DAVE KILCOYNE on for Healy 57.

JAMES TRACY on for Cronin 61.

LUKE MCGRATH on for Marmion 67.

NIYI ADEOLOKUN on for Gilroy 67.

JOEY CARBERY on for Jackson 69.

DONNACHA RYAN on for Dillane 73.


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