Ireland 20-43 Argentina: Player ratings from Ireland's Rugby World Cup exit

Ireland 20-43 Argentina: Player ratings from Ireland's Rugby World Cup exit


Juan Jose Imhoff: The winger scored two tries, made another and was part of a very impressive Argentinean back three.


Rob Kearney - 6: Was exposed defensively in the wide channels and made some poor decisions with ball in hand.

Tommy Bowe - Not on long enough to be rated.

Keith Earls - 7: Worked hard but couldn’t break through the Argentinean defensive line.

Robbie Henshaw - 8: Left everything he had on the field and played his part in Fitzgerald’s try.

Dave Kearney - 7: Tried his best but didn’t get many opportunities to attack.

Ian Madigan - 7: Had a mixed day. Made a few mistakes including kicking straight to touch when Ireland were in the ascendancy during the second-half, but was involved in both Ireland’s tries.

Conor Murray - 8: He helped increase the tempo to good effect. Surprisingly substituted.

Cian Healy - 6: Had a good battle at the scrum with his direct opponent.

Rory Best - 9: Ireland’s best player on the day. His throwing was immaculate and he was highly competitive at the breakdown throughout.

Mike Ross - 6: Scrummed well after a shaky start but was undisciplined at times in defense.

Devin Toner - 8: The big man had another good day at the office. Excellent in the lineout and his work rate was first-rate.

Iain Henderson - 8: He left everything out on the pitch and did well in the lineout.

Jordi Murphy - 6: Scored a good try but his endeavors were bettered by Fernandez-Lobbe.

Chris Henry - 6: Tried very hard but lost the battle of the breakdown.

Jamie Heaslip - 7: Didn’t lack for effort but found the going tough.

Luke Fitzgerald - 9: Got two attacking chances and both ended up as tries.

Richardt Strauss - 6: Didn’t make the required impact off the bench.

Jack McGrath - 8: Played well when he came on and got highly involved.

Eoin Reddan - 6: The Irish tempo dropped in the final quarter.

Nathan White: - 6: Anchored the scrum.

Donnacha Ryan: Not on long enough to be rated

Rhys Ruddock: Not on long enough to be rated