Scotland – 22.7. Ireland: Irish-trained Scots set up a thrilling Six Nations final
After a tense and close first half, the two teams went into the break 8-7 in favor of the Irish, but the second half showed the quality of the visitors, who won 22-7.
Wings Mack Hansen and James Lowe each scored a try for Ireland, while flyhalf Johnny Sexton became the joint top-scorer in Six Nations history on Sunday.
Jack Conan, reserve number eight, scored Ireland’s third try as they turned up the heat in the second half despite losing both Hookers to injury, resulting in flanker Josh van der Flier throwing in at the line-out and three props in the front row Hustle.
Scotland were in the game at half-time as they were 8-7 down after scoring a try through center Huw Jones which will give them some confidence when it comes to Rugby World Cup where they face Ireland and in their pool South Africa compete and only two teams have to advance to the quarter-finals.
Ireland, who won the Triple Crown and now have their sights set on a Grand Slam, top the Six Nations table with 19 points from four games, four ahead of second-placed France.
They host England in their last game next Saturday while Scotland host Italy.
Additional coverage from Reuters.
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