Ireland player ratings: How the individuals fared as James Ryan shines at Aviva Stadium
Ireland concluded their World Cup preparations with a 19-10 victory over Wales in Dublin.
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So how did the individuals fare?
Rob Kearney 7: Scored a first international try in four years and was alert to sweep in behind and prevent a Wales try in the first half.
Jordan Larmour 7: Securing a breakdown turnover exemplified his desire to go and find work on a day when space was hard to come by.
Robbie Henshaw 8: Coming in for his first action of the summer but didn't miss a beat. Will be an important figure for Ireland out in Japan.
Bundee Aki 7: Another good performance from Aki having been under pressure early on this summer. Worked well with old Connacht mate Henshaw.
Keith Earls 6: Back in the side, his return did not last long and, even though it seems the quad knock won’t deny him the trip, heads out short of game time.
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Johnny Sexton 6: Understandably rusty as one kick in particular highlighted but some nice moments, including one no-look pass to Aki.
Conor Murray 7: Warren Gatland didn't like it but there was some evidence of Murray edging back towards his tempo-controlling best.
Cian Healy 6: Departed at half-time for an HIA and didn’t return. Will still travel to Japan as Ireland’s first choice loosehead.
Rory Best 7: Could have done without the early line-out issues but contributed well defensively including one turnover.
Tadhg Furlong 7: Bagged himself a try with a powerful shove and was another who looked more like the player we know he is.
James Ryan 9: Will be the presumptive man of the match every time he takes the field. Quite simply a monster of a player.
Jean Kleyn 6: For all the talk of Devin Toner after the squad, will have been angry at two penalty concessions, but went about his business otherwise.
CJ Stander 7: Will have enjoyed some of his meatier carries into the teeth of the Welsh defence. Put himself about.
Josh van der Flier 7: In a game where they were few and far between, provided a rare line break and looks set for a start against Scotland.
Jack Conan 6: Did okay but it was a low-key showing and the last two weeks feel like something of an opportunity missed.
Ireland's bench provided a real boost in what was a dominant second half with a good number of the forwards, among them Iain Henderson, Dave Kilcoyne, Sean Cronin and Rhys Ruddock, making a big impact and upping the physicality stakes. 8
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