Scotland leave it late to beat Ireland

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Ireland 6 v Scotland 10
Jackson conversion (78)
Ansbro try (77)
Sexton misses penalty (72)
Paterson misses penalty (67)
Sexton penalty (64)
Paterson penalty (49)
Sexton penalty (33)

Full time played

Full time Ref blows it up, Scotland rescue a win in the opening game of the Summer Series. A tad harsh on the Irish but Andy Robinson won’t care. Scotland did well today, they had lots of the ball and tried to run it when they could. Jo Ansbro’s try a deserving of a win. Ireland coach Declan Kidney will be relatively happy, the Irish defended well while Luke Fitzgerland and Andrew Trimble impressed today. As you would expected substitutions played a large part in the game with both sides making the maximum allowed, seven.
79min Bit late in the day to rescue something for Ireland
78min Jackson with the conversion
77min TRY a fine try from Scotland, Jo Ansbro crossing with a fine run.. lovely ball to hand in build, all from a line out
75min Scotland have a line out just metres from Irish line.. the crowd want a try.. but again good defence..
75min You know you’re at a friendly match when you see 14 changes, 7 on each side.
73min Scottish penalty now for crossing.. but its inside their own half
72min Just short from Sexton.. just rang out of legs.. was straight though. England now 23-12 up
71min Penalty to Ireland – Sexton to kick for goal. Could seal this the way the game has gone
69min Confidence hasn’t been rocked too much by that miss as Scotland still continue to go for it. England 20-12 ahead against Wales
67min He misses it..
66min tackler not rolling away, chance for scotland to level it less than a minute later..
65min Lovely kick puts Ireland ahead for the 2nd time
64min A chance for Sexton to put Ireland into a narrow lead
63min Paterson gets away with what looks like a knock from a long Sexton kick
62min First touch of the ball for Jones, tackled well. I’m a fan so hope he does well.
62min As is Felix Jones, the Munster full back winning his first cap
62min Flannery, O’Driscoll, Boss, – O’Leary, Cullen, Cronin on
61min Good turn over by Ireland and then its stolen by Scotland.. Spirited by both sides I think sums it up
60min Tuilagi scores for England, 20-7 up now
59min Good kick by Fitzgerald after good hands by Wallace.. Paterson does well to get across and clear
58min Kellock comes on from Scotland
57min Nice passage of play but Scotland threatening without actually threatening.. penalty to Ireland and a chance to clear
55min Clever kick by Lawson hits an Irish player and it goes out for a line out to Scotland in the Irish 22
54min stat attack – scotland have made 146 passes to ireland’s 103 – brief break in play
53min Trimble has been assured today, takes another good ball there
51min nice break from Beattie… but ireland tackle well and turn it over.. its exciting here
49min The ever reliable Chris Paterson, yes he’s playing not heard much from him all day but he does what he does best there with a good kick. Level now
48min Penalty.. Scotland get their just reward with a penalty in front of the posts
47min Fitzgerald kicks in tothe hands of Beattie and scotland on the attack..
45min Trimble looks lively.. some good fast ball there – Kearney comes in from the side and its a Scottish penalty
44min Its as you were, the pattern of the game following the first half..Ireland have it now, trimble does well. Quick line out
42min Great defending from Ireland rewarded with the scrum
42min First line out of the second half goes to scotland, job done as they collect and straight on the attack but good Ireland defence
41min Second half is underway, Scotland kick off
Half time bit more scoring at Twickenham as England lead Wales 13-7. Irish players back out on the field
40min No injury time – its half time here. It’s been low scoring but entertaining.
39min Great rob by the Irish from the Scottish line out.. Scotland get it back but then again good work by Ireland. Great turn over
38min Careless from Scotland as ball breaks free, big kick from Wallace straight down the field
37min Scottish scrum, Kearney knocks forward
36min Jackson kicks for the line out.. confidence there. They win the line out
35min Scotland bounce back well and are in the Irish 22
33min Sweet from Sexton, Ireland 3-0 up. Sexton’s 17th point against Scotland overall.. he’ll be happy with that and so will Ireland
32min Ireland get a penalty.. a real chance now for the first score of the game, right in front of the posts
31min Good defence by the Scottish.. they did well there and really disrupted the ruck – still Ireland ball with a line out
29min Inside the scottish 22 now
28min Ireland turn to poke and prod – holding onto the ball, very patience build up
27min Beattie kicks straight into touch.. Jackson had been caught there. Ireland ball in scotland half just outside 22
26min Ireland clear their lines, Fitzgerald doing well there
25min Scotland having the majority of the possession last few minutes but not really threatening Ireland. Still no score buts its 7-3 to Wales, George North getting a try
22min Good take from the line out and Scotland clear. Cronin with the Ireland line out, stolen by Jim Hamilton, but Scotland kick away is brilliantly charged down
21min Walker has to go off Cuthbert is on
20min Fitzgerald will a lovely chip and chase, nice turn of pace ball just went out for line out. Walker down injured and Ireland exploited it.
19min Scotland playing some lovely ball but Ireland holding firm.
18min Ireland comes to nothing and are under pressure again from Scotland – Sean Lamont does well there but is tackled well
17min Scottish line out.. well taken by Rennie but ball from Jackson is forward, Ireland ball
15min Still no score but its been an lively opening from a scotland point of view. Scotland camped in the Ireland half.
13min England 3 – 0 Wales, Wilkinson with a penalty – its a scrum here to Scotland
13min Cronin knocks on, but good play for Ireland there, trimble did well with ball in hand. First time we’ve seen that from Ireland
11min Nearly in there for Scotland, Kearney gets across well to tackle and ball goes out for line out.. Sexton clears it well
10min Ireland hanging on and they clear their lines there.. its all scotland though
10min Some good defence there from Ireland, Glasgow warrior Morrison did well there for scotland. Ireland on their own line
9min Jackson kicks to the corner, we’re just on the 22 metre line. Hamilton collects the line out and they move forward
8min We’re just on half way and Scotland have the ball – its passed forward but Scotland had the penalty anyway
7min The Irish scrum is 3kg heavier and it showed there as they did well.. Leamy takes it away big day for him.
6min Walker looks a real threat on the ball for Scotland.. its another scrum
5min Jackson kicks to touch.. they win the line out
4min Scotland full of intent from the offset – Ireland defending well though. Ball is cleared but ends with penalty to scotland in their own half
3min First scrum of the game, ends in penalty to Scotland as Ireland go in too fast.. good break by Scotland
2min First line out of the day goes to Ireland as Scotland play ball to hand in own half. Leamy win’s it
1min Sexton kicks off, nice turn and change there, Scotland collect
0min We’re just about to get underway here after a 15 delay, I’ll give you updates from England & Wales too
0min There will be a delay to kick off due to health and safety reasons
0min Interesting fact today, Leo Cullen becomes the 100th captain of an Irish team in a test match

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Ireland: R Kearney (Leinster); A Trimble (Ulster), F McFadden (Leinster), P Wallace (Ulster), L Fitzgerald (Leinster); J Sexton (Leinster), T O’Leary (Munster); T Court (Ulster), S Cronin (Leinster), T Buckley (Sale), D Ryan (Munster), L Cullen (Leinster, capt), M McCarthy (Connacht), N Ronan (Munster), D Leamy (Munster).

Replacements: J Flannery (Munster), M Horan (Munster), J Hayes (Munster), M O’Driscoll (Munster), K McLaughlin (Leinster), I Boss (Leinster), F Jones (Munster).

Scotland: C Paterson (Edinburgh); N Walker (Ospreys), J Ansbro (London Irish), G Morrison (Glasgow Warriors), S Lamont (Scarlets); R Jackson (Glasgow Warriors), R Lawson (Gloucester); A Jacobsen (Edinburgh), R Ford (Edinburgh), G Cross (Edinburgh), J Hamilton (Gloucester), R Gray (Glasgow Warriors), A Strokosch (Gloucester), J Beattie (Glasgow Warriors), R Rennie (Edinburgh).

Replacements: D Hall (Glasgow Warriors), A Dickinson (Sale Sharks), A Kellock (Glasgow Warriors), D Denton (Edinburgh), G Laidlaw (Edinburgh), N De Luca (Edinburgh), J Cuthbert (Bath). will have live score updates on all GAA Championship matches over the summer.


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