- 15 Sep 07, 10:04 PM
London - Ireland kept their World Cup campaign on track by the skin of their teeth as they edged past Georgia 14-10 on Saturday night.
The Georgians are ranked just 17th in the world but they produced the performance of a lifetime to push the Irish - who won the Triple Crown in the 2007 Six Nations remember - right to the final whistle
These are my ratings - do you agree?
Girvan Dempsey - Solid in defence but had offered nothing in attack before slipping his man and cruising over for the try which got Ireland’s show back on the road 5
Shane Horgan - A couple of powerful surging runs and good offloads but he was waging a one-man campaign 6
Brian O'Driscoll (capt) - There were glimpses of his undoubted class and he made a couple of good breaks, but was otherwise largely well shackled 5
Gordon D'Arcy - Anonymous until he sliced through the middle to set up Dempsey’s try 5
Denis Hickie - He worked hard but posed little threat with the ball in hand and a late missed tackle put Ireland through more torture 3
Ronan O'Gara - He could not get his backs going and failed to impose any real structure on the game, while a missed penalty did not help the Irish cause 5
Peter Stringer - He was not helped by a poor display by the Irish pack but he started with a shocking pass, took too many wrong options and then offered up a gift for the interception try 4
David Wallace - Sin binned for cynically halting a surging Georgian counter-attack but partially redeemed himself with a couple of pacy breaks in the second half 5
Denis Leamy - A litany of errors including a dropped restart, an ill-disciplined stamp which saw a penalty reversed deep in Georgian half, a forced pass to end a good move and finally lost the ball deep in his own 22 as he drove from a scrum - criminal 3
Simon Easterby - He grafted in defence but was otherwise anonymous. Was part of an Irish back row that was easily matched by the Georgians as they claimed a massive moral victory 5
Paul O'Connell - Put in a terrible early tackle on the airborne Georgian full-back and his normally superb line-out work was well below par until he took a vital Georgian throw late on 5
Donncha O'Callaghan - Some nice touches in the loose but was lightweight in the tight, showed little control in the line-out and gave away a silly penalty at a vital time as Ireland pressed 4
John Hayes - Scrummaged superbly and gave his opposite number a torrid time, as well as hitting rucks with his usual vigour, but that was it 6
Rory Best - Scored Ireland’s first try from a line-out drive and couldn’t be blamed for Ireland’s troubles at the line-out before being replaced with half an hour to go 5
Marcus Horan - Part of a good effort by the front row and had his moments in open play, including one superb long pass to spark a counter-attack 6
Jerry Flannery - No doubt about his endeavour, but less certainty about his end product 5
Simon Best - On for John Hayes and scrummaged well enough 5
Isaac Boss - Replaced Stringer but was soon turned over to put Ireland in deep trouble before responding with a good break to ease the pressure 5
James Standley is a BBC Sport journalist based in London.