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Retention of Six Nations back on track

  • Guinness Six Nations Championship:
    Scotland 13, Ireland 22
    THE win was fully deserved. Ireland are back in the ‘big’ time and while Scotland were pretty poor overall, the Irish dominated for most of the game in Murrayfield today.
    The Scots started well and led 3-0 after six minutes. A Conor Murray opportunist try on nine minutes put the Irish into a lead that they they never relinquished. Jacob Stockdale hared in for a second Ireland try with 16 minutes played, Murray adding the conversion foe a 3-10 lead.
    Scotland were rewarded for lengthy pressre when Johnson finished a Russell break and Laidlaw’s conversion left just two points between the sides atthe break.
    The turning point of the game came six minutes into the second half, Carbery making a searing break and Earls was up in support to go in close to the posts. Carbery converted and at 10-19 with 55 minutes left, Scotland never recovered.
    Laidlaw and Carbery traded penalties in the renaining stages of the game but with the Irish defence showing magnificent valour, Ireland held out for a victory that puts them right back in the Six Nations mix. From a Munster point of view Peter O’Mahony had a super game with try scorers Murray and Earls getting on the scoresheet and Carbery, Farrell and Kilcoyne all putting in decent shifts.
    After the disappointment of the England game Ireland are now back with a bang and will go into the Italy game with a bonus point victory on their agenda.
    Scotland: 15-Hogg, 14-Seymour, 13-Huw Jones, 12-Johnson, 11-Maitland, 10-Russell, 9-Laidlaw (capt); 1-Dell, 2-McInally, 3- Berghan, 4-Gilchrist, 5-J Gray, 6-Wilson, 7-Ritchie, 8-Strauss
    Replacements: 16-Brown, 17-Bhati, 18-Rae, 19-Toolis, 20-Harley, 21-Price, 22-Horne, 23-Kinghorn
    Ireland: 15-Kearney, 14-Earls, 13-Farrell, 12-Aki, 11-Stockdale, 10-Sexton, 9- Murray; 1-Healy, 2-Best (capt), 3-Furlong, 4-Ryan, 5-Roux, 6-O’Mahony, 7-O’Brien, 8-Conan
    Replacements: 16-Cronin, 17-Kilcoyne, 18-Porter, 19-Dillane, 20-Van der Flier, 21-Cooney, 22-Carbery, 23-Larmour

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