Ireland v Scotland live commentary

Updated: March 10, 2012

Ireland 3214 Scotland

Mins played:
80 mins

Live commentary

80 mins FULL TIME Ireland win, with an impressive display, as they put Scotland to the sword by 32-14
78 mins TRY IRELAND Fergus McFadden makes a huge impact off the bench and gets Ireland’s fourth try of the game. Sexton tacks on the extras
74 mins Another reset. Ireland turning the screw on Scotland
73 mins Scrum is reset right on Scotland’s line. Kearney off, McFadden in
72 minsWhat a break from Rob Kearney/. He puts Earls in the clear who is taken out by Evans. Evans receives a yellow card.
70 mins What a kick from Sexton. 25-14 Ireland
69 mins Ireland win a penalty. Sexton goes for the sticks
67 mins Game has gone flat now. Ireland could do with another score
65 mins Intense play from Ireland but they are pinged for holding on in Scotland’s 22
64 mins Line out to Ireland and they go to the maul
63 mins Knock on from Scotland. Game has gone very scrappy in the second half
62 mins Jones has been taken off. Here is hoping he is not injured badly
61 mins A huge hit by Andrew Trimble on Lee Jones stops Scotland. Jones is out cold. Not good to see
60 mins Scrum to Scotland on halfway. Remarkably Scotland could still win this game
59 mins Ref warns Ireland for going off their feet at the breakdown
58 mins Cian Healy back on now for Tom Court
57 mins Richie Gray wins another pen for Scotland on halfway. He has been the stand out player for the away side so far.
55 mins Scrum to Scotland on halfway. Both sides have failed to score in the second half
54 mins Tomas O’Leary, Sean Cronin and Ronan O’Gara all on for Ireland. Best, Reddan and D’Arcy all off
53 mins Penalty to Scotlad. Tommy Bowe pinged for taking a player out. Looks harsh
51 mins Free kick to Scotland off the scrum
50 mins Scrum to Scotland Tom Court comes into the fray for Cian Healy. Looks a blood sub
50 mins Tommy Bowe looked to have scored but TMO rules a double movement and gives a penalty to Scotland
49 mins It could be a try for Ireland..
48 mins Great play from Ireland. Earls, Sexton make huge yards. Ireland looking dangerous
47 mins Pen to Scotland, no advantage off the scrum.
45 mins Good from Ireland but they give away a scrum on halfway
43 mins Poor defence from Scotland gives Ireland a pen on halfway. Kearney’s big left boot will launch the ball downfield
42 mins Nice start from Ireland, Scotland work hard and win a turnover. Crowd almost silent.
41 mins And we are back. Sexton to get us underway
40 mins Tough kick for Sexton and he pulls it wide. Half time
40 mins TRY IRELAND Andrew Trimble gets Ireland’s third try of the first half. Great play in the build up by Ferris and Kearney
39 mins Lineout to Ireland on Scotland’s 22
38 mins Laidlaw hits the post and misses the chance to pick up the extras
37 mins TRY SCOTLAND Richie Gray with a superb solo run gets Scotland’s first try of the game
35 mins Ireland growing into this game, Kearney, Bowe and Earls coming more and more into the game
34 mins Beautiful kick from Sexton. 17-9 Ireland
32 mins TRY IRELAND Eoin Redden fools the entire Scotland team and strolls over the line to score Ireland’s second try of the game
31 mins Scotland draw to within one. 10-9 Ireland
30 mins Another penalty for Scotland and they decide to kick for goal, poor choice
30 mins Penalty to Scotland after a huge maul, Scotland go for the corner again. Inches from Ireland’s line
29 mins Pen to Scotland. Donnacha Ryan not rolling away, Scotland go for the corner
27 mins Lovely break from Kearne, but Scotland clear their lines with a huge kick brings them into Ireland’s 22
26 mins Scotland aren’t giving Ireland an inch. Moving the ball laterally trying to pull Ireland apart.
25 mins Nice kick from Sexton. 10-6 Ireland
24 mins Penalty to Ireland off the scrum. Sexton going for goal
22 mins Ireland pinged for holding on. Pen to Scotland
22 mins Much better from Ireland. Deep into Scotland’s 22
19 mins Pen to Ireland on half way. Kearney sends it right into the Scotland 22
18 mins Better from Ireland. Huge catch from Kearney from the up and under
16 mins Scotland pinged for holding on when in Ireland’s 22. Solid defence from Ferris
15 mins Scotland are on the attack. Great defence from Rob Kearney. Scotland still playing the better
13 mins Great kick from Sexton adds the extras. 7-6 Ireland
12 mins TRY IRELAND Captain Rory Best gets Ireland’s first try off the lineout. Brilliant from Ireland.
11 mins Good scrum. Scotland give away a pen and Ireland go to the corner
10 mins Ireland use the choke tackle for the first time and win a scrum for their efforts. Better from Ireland
9 mins Lovely kick from Greig Laidlaw gives Scotland a 6-0 lead
8 mins Poor lineout from Ireland. Scotland come rumbling forward, but D’Arcy gives away another silly pen and Scotland have another chance to extend their lead
7 mins Nice break from Gray. Brings them into Ireland’s 22
7 mins Scotland moving well. Trying to drag Ireland over the field.
6 mins Scrappy from Ireland. Earls looking the sharpest for the home side
4 mins Scotland have begun much the better. Ireland haven’t started at all
3 mins Scotland take the lead. 3-0 Scotland
2 mins Free kick to Scotland off the scrum. Penalty to Scotland right in front of the sticks
1 mins First scrum is taken a while. Ireland not happy with the set
1 mins Good take from Ireland but a knock on gives Scotland the first scrum of the day
1 mins Scotland to get us underway
0 mins The anthems are over. Let’s go.
0 mins A proud moment for Rory Best as he leads Ireland out
0 mins Scotland are just about to take the field. Have a feeling Ireland will win by 5
0 mins

Ireland: R Kearney (Leinster); T Bowe (Ospreys), K Earls (Munster), G D’Arcy (Leinster), A Trimble (Ulster); J Sexton (Leinster), E Reddan (Leinster); C Healy (Leinster), R Best (Ulster, capt), M Ross (Leinster), D O’Callaghan (Munster), D Ryan (Munster), S Ferris (Ulster), P O’Mahony (Munster), J Heaslip (Leinster).

Replacements: S Cronin (Leinster), T Court (Ulster), M McCarthy (Connacht), S Jennings (Leinster), T O’Leary (Munster), R O’Gara (Munster), F McFadden (Leinster).

Scotland : Stuart Hogg, Lee Jones, Nick De Luca, Graeme Morrison, Sean Lamont, Greig Laidlaw, Mike Blair, Allan Jacobsen, Ross Ford, Geoff Cross, Richie Gray, Jim Hamilton, John Barclay, Ross Rennie, David Denton.

Replacements : Scott Lawson, Euan Murray, Al Kellock, Richie Vernon, Chris Cusiter, Ruaridh Jackson, Max Evans.

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