Ireland vs Scotland: Six Nations rugby result, final score and reaction as Ireland win Triple Crown



<p>Ireland win a first Triple Crown since 2018 and ensure France must beat England to win the title</p>
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Ireland win a first Triple Crown since 2018 and ensure France must beat England to win the title

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Follow live coverage as Ireland face Scotland as they aim to win the Six Nations title in Dublin.

The 2022 title is still up for grabs for Andy Farrell’s side when they welcome the Scots to the Aviva Stadium. A win over Gregor Townsend’s team will earn a first Triple Crown since 2018 and only their 12th in the championship’s 139-year history. Should England then overturn France in Paris later this evening, the title will be theirs too. Iain Henderson, Jack Conan and Mack Hansen have all been restored to the starting XV as they try and do their part of the bargain.

Scotland talisman Finn Russell has been dropped to the bench after some underwhelming performances with Edinburgh’s Blair Kinghorn stepping into the 10 jersey. The other alteration is in the second row, where Jonny Gray, who has missed the last two games through injury, returns in place of Exeter colleague Sam Skinner.

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Full-time Ireland 26-5 Scotland

Player of the match Dan Sheehan told ITV: “The Triple Crown is something hugely special for the Irish people. We haven’t had it for a while, it’s good to have it back.

“I think the whole team has worked well over the Six Nations. There are a lot more in us.

“We always look forward to come to the Aviva and they give us a great rise for every game.”

Sarah RendelMarch 19, 2022 6:48 p.m.

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Full-time: Ireland 26-5 Scotland

Scotland will be very disappointed with their performance. They had many chances in the opening stages of the game but couldn’t get them over the line.

Ireland now sits at the top of the table with 21 points, three ahead of France.

If France lose to England but bag two bonus points they will finish behind Ireland with the same result if they draw with Eddie Jones’ men.

But France don’t need a bonus-point win to claim the title, they just need to beat England by any margin.

Sarah RendelMarch 19, 2022 6:46 p.m.

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Full-time: Ireland 26-5 Scotland

What a performance from Ireland!

They have won the triple crown as they have defeated Scotland, England and Wales.

It wasn’t a perfect outing but tries from Sheehan, Healy, Van der Flier and Murray.

So can France do it? Stick around for match reaction and build-up to the final match of Super Saturday.

Sarah RendelMarch 19, 2022 6:42 p.m.

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TRY! Ireland 26-5 Scotland (Murray, 79′)

Well that helps my maths out with the permutations!

Murray bags their bonus point which certainly means France need to beat England to win. Any other outcome the title is Ireland’s.

Sarah RendelMarch 19, 2022 6:40 p.m.

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YELLOW CARD: Ireland 21-5 Scotland (White, 78′)

There’s a lot of pushing and shoving as Bayliss goes up against Lowe.

That was a reaction from White deliberately knocking the ball on.

They are desperate for this fourth try but I think even if they don’t bag it, France will have to beat England as bonus points alone would see them draw with Ireland and the Irish have the points difference.

Sarah RendelMarch 19, 2022 6:39 p.m.

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YELLOW CARD: Ireland 21-5 Scotland (White, 78′)

There’s a lot of pushing and shoving as Bayliss goes up against Lowe.

That was a reaction from White deliberately knocking the ball on.

They are desperate for this fourth try but I think even if they don’t bag it, France will have to beat England as bonus points alone would see them draw with Ireland and the Irish have the points difference.

Sarah RendelMarch 19, 2022 6:39 p.m.

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Ireland 21-5 Scotland, 78 mins

Graham has taken O’Mahony out in the air and so it’s a penalty for Ireland.

Sheehan has been named as Player of the Match, he was a try-scoring performance from the hooker before he was replaced.

Sexton kicks to the corner as they look for their bonus point.

Sarah RendelMarch 19, 2022 6:37 p.m.

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Ireland 21-5 Scotland, 74 mins

Scotland tirelessly run through the phases but the chance is gone as Schoeman goes off his feet.

Seven visits to the 22 and just one try, pitiful from the visitors.

Have Scotland regressed this Six Nations? They have only bagged wins over England and Italy.

Keenan now off for Carbery. Schoeman also off for Dell.

Sarah RendelMarch 19, 2022 6:33 p.m.

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Ireland 21-5 Scotland, 72 mins

A scrum penalty goes Scotland’s way as they try and scrape another score from this messy match.

Russell kicks to corner and they win the line-out. And Russell again shows what he can do as he sends Bennett on a charge.

Scotland have a penalty as Ireland had side entry at the maul. Russell again kicks to the corner.

Maybe trying to prove why he should have started the match.

Sarah RendelMarch 19, 2022 6:30 p.m.

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Ireland 21-5 Scotland, 68 mins

Scotland won a penalty which White took quickly but Ireland strip the ball.

It’s quite frantic out there now with the kicking game coming into the match more and more.

Ireland make another change as Bealham comes on for Furlong.

Sarah RendelMarch 19, 2022 6:26 p.m.

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