Scotland v Ireland

Date:

Venue: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Referee: Jérôme Garcès (FFR)

Attendance: 67,225

Scotland v Ireland Match Reports

Ireland ran up a record score against Scotland at Murrayfield to win 40-10 and lay claim to the Six Nations title. Ireland began the match needing a 21-point win to keep their Six Nations title hopes alive. They surpassed that figure in the 61st minute when Sexton slotted his fourth penalty. Man of the match Sean O'Brien then added to Ireland's tally with his second try in the 71st minute. A selection of match reports is listed below:

Scotland v Ireland Match Highlights

Scotland v Ireland Match Statistics

Scotland 10 (10)
Tries: Russell
Conversions: Laidlaw
Penalties: Laidlaw

Ireland 40 (20)
Tries: O'Connell, O'Brien (2), Payne
Conversions: Sexton (3), Madigan
Penalties: Sexton (4)

Man of the Match: Sean O'Brien (Ireland)

Scotland Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Ryan Grant
  • 2 Ross Ford
  • 3 Euan Murray
  • 4 Jim Hamilton;
  • 5 Jonny Gray
  • 6 Adam Ashe
  • 7 Blair Cowan
  • 8 David Denton

Backs

  • 9 Greig Laidlaw (Captain)
  • 10 Finn Russell
  • 11 Tommy Seymour
  • 12 Matt Scott
  • 13 Mark Bennett
  • 14 Dougie Fife
  • 15 Stuart Hogg

Replacements

  • 16 Fraser Brown
  • 17 Alasdair Dickinson
  • 18 Geoff Cross
  • 19 Tim Swinson
  • 20 Rob Harley
  • 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
  • 22 Greig Tonks
  • 23 Tim Visser

Ireland Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Cian Healy
  • 2 Rory Best
  • 3 Mike Ross
  • 4 Devin Toner
  • 5 Paul O'Connell (Captain)
  • 6 Peter O'Mahony
  • 7 Sean O'Brien
  • 8 Jamie Heaslip

Backs

  • 9 Conor Murray
  • 10 Johnny Sexton
  • 11 Luke Fitzgerald
  • 12 Robbie Henshaw
  • 13 Jared Payne
  • 14 Tommy Bowe
  • 15 Rob Kearney

Replacements

  • 16 Sean Cronin
  • 17 Jack McGrath
  • 18 Martin Moore
  • 19 Iain Henderson
  • 20 Jordi Murphy
  • 21 Eoin Reddan
  • 22 Ian Madigan
  • 23 Felix Jones
 
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