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Ireland pulled off a famous 29-20 win against New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium

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Ireland's Caelan Doris runs in to score his side's third try during the Autumn International match at Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland's Caelan Doris runs in to score his side's third try during the Autumn International match at Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland's Caelan Doris runs in to score his side's third try during the Autumn International match at Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland pulled off a famous 29-20 win against New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium and here is how we rated Andy Farrell's team of giants.

Hugo Keenan 9

For the second week running, he played a beautiful try-scoring pass. Biggest test of his career, but it was no surprise that he looked at home in elite company.

Andrew Conway 8

Conceded an early penalty, but it was a rare blemish as the winger picked up where he left off last weekend. Strong in the air, superb double-tackle saved a try.


Garry Ringrose 9

Delivered his best performance for some time. Teamed up with Conway to stop a try and offered plenty in attack with clever lines of running that caused problems.


Bundee Aki 8

Relished going toe-to-toe with many of his former team-mates. A willing carrier all day, he regularly punched holes in the black wall, until he ran himself into the ground.

James Lowe 9

Emotion poured from him as he celebrated a well-taken try against the country of his birth. Popped up all over the pitch again and came up with a stunning try-saving tackle.

Johnny Sexton 8

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Shook off a first-half knee injury to expertly pull the expert. All Blacks targeted the skipper with some late shots before a HIA ended his involvement.

Jamison Gibson-Park 8

A very different challenge compared to last week's arm-chair ride but he was equally as impressive. Cracking 50:22 kick was a real highlight of a fine display.

Andrew Porter 9

Stood up well to what was a major test of his scrummaging credentials since switching back to loosehead. Huge engine saw him go 76 minutes.

Ronan Kelleher 8

Over-threw his first lineout and conceded a penalty for Furlong's disallowed try, but then made up for it with one of his own. Carrying was a vital source of go-forward ball.

Tadhg Furlong 8

Flew out of the traps. Won a scrum penalty and thought he was over for a try. One defensive mix-up, but another big showing from the best of the business.

Iain Henderson 7

Discipline was an issue in the first-half but he did come up with an important steal. Still working his way back to full fitness, called ashore shortly after the restart.

James Ryan 8

Will be frustrated that he lost the lineout on the stroke of half-time but he pinched a Kiwi ball and was ferocious in contact on both sides.

Caelan Doris 9

Immense from start to finish. Growing in stature with every game at this level, as he offers the back-row a new dynamic. Outstanding try summed up his class.

Josh van der Flier 8

Not the flashiest performance from a man who makes those around him look good. A menace at the breakdown, he helped set the tone in defence with rapid line speed.

Jack Conan 8

Deceptively quick footwork allowed him to exploit gaps in the New Zealand defence. New attacking shape allows him to thrive in the wider channels.

Replacements

Joey Carbery's (7) nerveless goal-kicking steered Ireland home, with his Munster team-mates Peter O'Mahony (7) and Tadhg Beirne (7) came up with crucial turnovers in the latter stages. Rob Herring (7) and Finlay Bealham (7) bolstered the front-row. Cian Healy, Conor Murray and Keith Earls (not on long enough to rate).

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